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Awesome Addition to Old Friends

Awesome Addition to Old Friends

With Awesome Gem arriving at his new home at Old Friends April 7 I thought it would be an appropriate time to reprint a column I wrote in 2010 on this old warrior and the person whose life he changed.

Pacific Overtures

Pacific Overtures

Just as rare is the scenario that is about to unfold. Boy vs. boy on top of boy vs. boy vs. girl; all three with serious designs on Horse of the Year honors, and two of the three already virtual shoo-ins for the Hall of Fame.

Horse Trainer Breeder / Owner
Awesome Gem UNKNOWN
  • West Point Thoroughbreds
  • Runnymede Farm Inc., Catesby Clay & Peter Callahan
Colonel John Eoin G. Harty
  • WinStar Farms, LLC
  • WinStar Farm, LLC
Einstein (BRZ) Helen Pitts
  • Stronach Stable (Elfriede and Andrew Stronach)
  • Fazenda Mondesir
Global Hunter (ARG) A. C. Avila
  • L-Bo Racing or Pyle
  • La Providencia
Informed Doug F. O'Neill
  • W. C. Racing, Westside Rentals.com and Sarno, Russ
  • Ernest C. Frohboese
Mast Track Sean Smullen
  • Stronach Stables
  • Robert J. Frankel
Misremembered Bob Baffert
  • Baffert, Natalie J. and Jacobs, George
  • Bob Baffert
Parading Claude R. McGaughey III
  • Phipps Stable (O. M. Phipps, et al.)
  • Phipps Stable
Rail Trip Ronald W. Ellis
  • Jay Em Ess Stable
  • Donarra Thoroughbreds, LLC
Richard's Kid Doug F. O'Neill
  • Kenney, D., Triple B Farms (Boghossian), Westside Rentals.com, et al
  • Fitzhugh, LLC
Song of Navarone Henry Dominguez
  • George E. Coleman
  • E. H. Beau Lane III
Tres Borrachos Martin F. Jones
  • Hicker, George and Button Stable
  • Robert Shapiro, John J. Greely IV & Phil Houchens

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