Carl Hanford, the trainer of five-time Horse of the Year (1960-64) Kelso who was inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 2006, died at his Delaware home Aug. 14 at the age of 95.
- By Dan Liebman
By Dan Liebman - Even Carl Hanford, on the day of his induction into the Hall of Fame, said the reason he was selected for membership was because of one horse. He's right, but is that necessarily a bad thing?
It took seven decades for Carl Hanford to make it back to the Derby. The trainer of the legendary Kelso turned up this year when his youngest brother, Ira "Babe" Hanford, was honored as the oldest living jockey to have won the Run for the Roses. Babe piloted longshot winner Bold Venture to victory in 1936.
- By Ray Paulick
By Ray Paulick -- For the second consecutive year, no contemporary horses were elected to the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame. That is astonishing, considering some of the champions named on the ballot.
Allaire C. du Pont, whose Bohemia Stable raced five-time Horse of the Year Kelso, died Jan. 6 at her Woodstock Farm in Chesapeake City, Md., at the age of 92.
By Joe Hickey -- Out of the loop for too many years now, his hair is as white as a Lukas bridle and his titanium knees are more attuned to WD-40 than Absorbine. But at 85, he's still trim, alert, and enjoying life with Millie, his bride of 44 years. That grin--as wide and warm as a Nebraska prairie under an August morn--is still his trademark.
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