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The man is back after four months, due to colic surgery in May!30 August 2014.
Wise Dan wins the Bernard Baruch Handicap at Saratoga with John Velazquez on board and holds off the late chargng Optimizer, and was just shy of the course record.
Wise Dan unseated Johnny before the race, which went on to become his 22nd victory, in 29 races.

Congratulations to all connections! :-)
Photo: NYRA/Coglinese Photos

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The man is back after four months, due to colic surgery in May!
30 August 2014.

Wise Dan wins the Bernard Baruch Handicap at Saratoga with John Velazquez on board and holds off the late chargng Optimizer, and was just shy of the course record.

Wise Dan unseated Johnny before the race, which went on to become his 22nd victory, in 29 races.

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Congratulations to all connections! :-)

Photo: NYRA/Coglinese Photos

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Australia’s “blond bombshell” Peter Pan, and Darby Munro.
Photo source: X

Australia’s “blond bombshell” Peter Pan, and Darby Munro.

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Australian champions Shannon (left) and Bernborough meet each other at Spendthrift in Kentucky.
Shannon was known as Shannon II in America.
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Australian champions Shannon (left) and Bernborough meet each other at Spendthrift in Kentucky.

Shannon was known as Shannon II in America.

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The man is back after four months, due to colic surgery in May!30 August 2014.
Wise Dan wins the Bernard Baruch Handicap at Saratoga with John Velazquez on board and holds off the late chargng Optimizer, and was just shy of the course record.
Wise Dan unseated Johnny before the race, which went on to become his 22nd victory, in 29 races.

Congratulations to all connections! :-)
Photo: NYRA/Coglinese Photos

The man is back after four months, due to colic surgery in May!
30 August 2014.

Wise Dan wins the Bernard Baruch Handicap at Saratoga with John Velazquez on board and holds off the late chargng Optimizer, and was just shy of the course record.

Wise Dan unseated Johnny before the race, which went on to become his 22nd victory, in 29 races.

image

Congratulations to all connections! :-)

Photo: NYRA/Coglinese Photos

The most successful horse in the history of the Cheltenham Gold Cup, Golden Miller.
Born on 30 April 1927 in Ireland and bred by Laurence Geraghty, he was sired by the unraced Goldcourt, out of Miller’s Pride, an ex-hunter who was placed and also the dam of the good steeplechaser, May Crescent. 
Golden Miller was first trained by Basil Briscoe, later by Owen Anthony, and owned from 1931 by Dorothy Paget, the British Flat Racing Champion Owner of 1943, and the Leading National Hunt Owner in 1933-34, 1940–41 and 1951-52.
He made his steeplechasing debut in 1931 at Newbury where he finished first, only to be disqualified for carrying incorrect weight. On 30 December he won the Reading Chase, and landed the Sefton Steeplechase on 20 January 1932.
As a six-year-old in 1933 and winner of two Cheltenham Gold Cups, he started as the 9/1 favourite in the Grand National, but fell at the Canal Turn.
He returned to Aintree for the Grand National again the following year, where he not only won, but also set a new course record of 9 min 20.4s f. 
By being the only horse to win five Cheltenham Gold Cups, from 1932-1936, he also is the only to have won the Cheltenham Gold Cup and the Grand National - Britain’s premier chases, - in the same year, in 1934.
Golden Miller was retired in 1939, with a record of 52: 29-7-6. 
He died in 1957, and is buried at Elsenham Stud.

A statue of Golden Miller was erected near the parade ring at Cheltenham.
Photo: Copyright The National Horseracing Museum / XGolden Miller with trainer Basil Briscoe and jockey Jerry Wilson

The most successful horse in the history of the Cheltenham Gold Cup, Golden Miller.

Born on 30 April 1927 in Ireland and bred by Laurence Geraghty, he was sired by the unraced Goldcourt, out of Miller’s Pride, an ex-hunter who was placed and also the dam of the good steeplechaser, May Crescent.

Golden Miller was first trained by Basil Briscoe, later by Owen Anthony, and owned from 1931 by Dorothy Paget, the British Flat Racing Champion Owner of 1943, and the Leading National Hunt Owner in 1933-34, 1940–41 and 1951-52.

He made his steeplechasing debut in 1931 at Newbury where he finished first, only to be disqualified for carrying incorrect weight. On 30 December he won the Reading Chase, and landed the Sefton Steeplechase on 20 January 1932.

As a six-year-old in 1933 and winner of two Cheltenham Gold Cups, he started as the 9/1 favourite in the Grand National, but fell at the Canal Turn.

He returned to Aintree for the Grand National again the following year, where he not only won, but also set a new course record of 9 min 20.4s f.

By being the only horse to win five Cheltenham Gold Cups, from 1932-1936, he also is the only to have won the Cheltenham Gold Cup and the Grand National - Britain’s premier chases, - in the same year, in 1934.

Golden Miller was retired in 1939, with a record of 52: 29-7-6.

He died in 1957, and is buried at Elsenham Stud.

A statue of Golden Miller was erected near the parade ring at Cheltenham.

Photo: Copyright The National Horseracing Museum / X
Golden Miller with trainer Basil Briscoe and jockey Jerry Wilson

Arkle meets mini-Arkle, a Worcester Royal Porcelain figurine.
Photo credit: Horse & Hounds

Arkle meets mini-Arkle, a Worcester Royal Porcelain figurine.

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Arkle with his broken pedal bone he suffered in the 1966 King George VI Chase. He finished second in the race, despite the injury.
Though he was sound enough to resume training after four month in plaster, he never raced again, and was - luckily - retired to his owner’s farm.
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Arkle with his broken pedal bone he suffered in the 1966 King George VI Chase. He finished second in the race, despite the injury.

Though he was sound enough to resume training after four month in plaster, he never raced again, and was - luckily - retired to his owner’s farm.

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Arkle and Paddy Woods out for a ride at trainer Tom Dreaper’s Greenoghue.
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Arkle and Paddy Woods out for a ride at trainer Tom Dreaper’s Greenoghue.

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Arkle with his trainer Tom Dreaper’s daughter Eva and their two dogs Laurel and Hardy.
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Arkle with his trainer Tom Dreaper’s daughter Eva and their two dogs Laurel and Hardy.

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Arkle and Paddy Murray had a look at the Sporting Life.
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Arkle and Paddy Murray had a look at the Sporting Life.

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