Keyword: Decathlon

  • Fred Hooper, far left, with Olympia

    Pedigree Analysis: Olympia

    Olympia entered stud in 1951 at Danada Farm in Kentucky and proved a prolific sire, getting 40 stakes winners (12%) until his retirement in 1967. His progeny tended to have ample speed like himself.

  • Thoroughbred breeder Charles Nuckols, bred Kentucky Derby winner War Emblem.

    Charles Nuckols Jr. Dead

    Charles Nuckols Jr., an icon of the Thoroughbred industry, died Sept. 2 at his home near Midway, Ky. Nuckols, 83, had been fighting a variety of ailments the past several years, and died of complications from congestive heart failure.