Carry Back’s tenacity and toughness showed us all why he was such a beloved figure in horse racing in the 1960s and beyond.
Enter Pinnacle Race Course; By 1936, racing in Michigan was thriving, Seabiscuit ran his first race for Tom Smith there. Fast forward 70 years and MI tracks were floundering.
When the Kentucky Derby ran in June. 1945 proved a record season for Thoroughbred racing with nearly $1.4 billion wagered following the lifting of the ban.
But none before Sir Barton had ever attempted, much less won, the premier stakes for three-year-olds held in the major racing centers of Kentucky, Maryland, and New York. There was no model…