We received this item from Kate Karlson, BSI ("The Evening Standard"). Kate is co-founder of the Turf-Builders of Baker Street. You can read her "Pink Sheet" as part of the writeup of the Philadelphia Silver Blaze 2005.
I recently had a professional call upon me that required a visit to the soon-to-be-opened harness race track complex at Tioga Downs, near my home in Binghamton, NY.
I was in search of an interview subject, a local horse breeder and trainer, and as I entered his barn, my eye was suddenly caught by the sign near a stall:I quickly turned around to see who this feisty horse might be, and there he was:"A child would know Silver Blaze with his white
forehead and his mottled off-foreleg."
This lively two-year-old colt is a trotter and getting ready to debut in the New York Sire Stakes in July. His sire was not Isonomy, but a NYSS Champion named Credit Winner.
I will be following his racing career with the greatest interest and, I hope, profit!
By the way, the winner of this year's Epsom Derby, whose Canonical entry was Shoscombe Prince, not Silver Blaze, was Sir Percy, a name full of Canonical echoes. I am pleased to say I had a deuce on him to do so.
I look forward to meeting other fans of the Sport of Kings at "Sherlock at Saratoga", the weekend of July 29-30.
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