Keyword: Toshiharu Kaibazawa

  • The Search for Ferdinand

    <i>By Barbara Bayer </i> -- Over six months have passed since I reported the tragic tale of Ferdinand. When I set about getting the story, I had little idea of what it would lead to, what far-reaching repercussions the story would have as it set off a conflagration of emotion across the U.S. that spread quickly to Japan and back to me.

  • 1986 Kentucky Derby winner Ferdinand, with Bill Shoemaker aboard.

    Death of a Derby Winner: Slaughterhouse Likely Fate for Ferdinand

    Ferdinand, the 1986 Kentucky Derby winner who went on to capture the following year's Horse of the Year title with a dramatic victory over 1987 Derby hero Alysheba in the Breeders' Cup Classic, is dead. <i>The Blood-Horse</i> has learned the big chestnut son of Nijinsky II died sometime in 2002, most likely in a slaughterhouse in Japan, where his career at stud was unsuccessful.