Spectacular Bid

A retrospective of "The Bid", 3-time champion and 1980 Horse of the Year

The Bid turns back Glorious Song to take the Haskell Invitational

Photo: Jim Raftery

Spectacular Bid in the Florida Derby winners circle

Photo: Jim Raftery

And at Hialeah after the Flamingo victory

Photo: Jim Raftery

The look of a Derby favorite in the post parade

Photo: Milt Toby

Winning the 1979 Run For The Roses

Photo: Skip Ball

Alone at the finish of the Derby

Photo: Bloodhorse Library

Celebration in the winners circle at Churchill Downs

Photo: Bloodhorse Library

The crowd cheers after The Bid wins the Preakness

Photo: Tony Leonard

Trainer Buddy Delp at Pimlico

Photo: Milt Toby

Spectacular Bid finished a disappointing third in the Belmont

Photo: Bob Coglianese

The great Willie Shoemaker rode the bid to victory in the Marlboro Cup

Photo: Bob Coglianese

He is in a class by himself as he breaks from the starting gate as he goes unchallenged in the Woodward

Photo: Bob Coglianese

On the farm in 2003

Photo: Dan Johnson

The headstone says it all

Photo: Bloodhorse Library

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