Great Geldings

Top 10 geldings of the past 75 years.

Kelso wins the Jockey Club Gold Cup.

Photo: Bert And Richard Morgan

Kelso

Photo: Bob Coglianese

Kelso

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Winner of $1,997,896.00 in racing and five time 'Horse of The Year', Kelso proved he is still on his toes in an exhibition of jumping and dressage at Monmouth Park. Before the Monmouth Park stands where he won his first stakes victory in the Choice Stakes of 1960, Kelso soars over a jump in the special infield course. Micheal Plumb, Captain of the U.S. Olympic Equestrian Three-Day Team, is pictured aboard the 11-year old Gelding. July 12, 1968.

Photo: Blood-horse Library

Forego in the Vosburgh Handicap at Aqueduct in 1974.

Photo: Bob Coglianese

Forego

Photo: Linda Bohm

Forego

Photo: Tony Leonard

John Henry with Jose Amy Up winning the Round Table Handicap on September 16, 1978 at Arlington Park.

Photo: Blood-horse Library

John Henry and jockey Laffit Pincay Jr. wins the Santa Anita Handicap at Santa Anita Park on March 8, 1981.

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John Henry with jockey Bill Shoemaker up wins the Santa Anita Handicap after Perrault was disqualified for interference through the stretch on March 7, 1982. John Henry became the first horse in history to win the Santa Anita Handicap twice.

Photo: Four Footed Fotos

John Henry and his groom, Jose Mercado. 1986 Eclipse Award for outstanding equine photography. January 28, 1987

Photo: Janice Wilkman

John Henry

Photo: Patricia Mcqueen

Armed

Photo: Blood-horse Library

Armed

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Armed

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Roman Brother piloted by jockey Braulio Baeza wins the Woodward Stakes at Aqueduct on October 2, 1965.

Photo: Bob Coglianese/nyra

Roman Brother piloted by Manuel Yeaza wins The Everglades at Hialeah Park on Feb. 19, 1964.

Photo: Jim Raftery

Roman Brother and trainer Burley Parke in their stable at Aqueduct Race Track on October 10, 1963.

Photo: Paul Schafer/nyra

Roman Brother and exercise rider Bill Madden at Saratoga Race Track in 1964.

Photo: Paul Schafer/nyra

Fort Marcy with Jorge Velasquez in the Long Branch Stakes at Monmouth Park. June 23, 1967

Photo: Jim Raftery

Fort Marcy with Jorge Velasquesz up after finishing third in the United Nations Handicap at Atlantic City.

Photo: Jim Raftery

Fort Marcy with Jerry Paul.

Photo: Paul Schafer

Fort Marcy and Norman Kerr.

Photo: Paul Schafer

Best Pal in 1992 the Santa Anita Handicap.

Photo: Benoit And Associates

Best Pal at the 1991 Del Mar Pacific Classic.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Best Pal at the 1991 Del Mar Pacific Classic.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Native Diver wins the Hollywood Gold Cup on July 17, 1965 at Hollywood Park.

Photo: Blood-horse Library

Native Diver wins the San Carlos Handicap with jockey Jerry Lambert up at Santa Anita Park on January 7, 1967.

Photo: Blood-horse Library

Native Diver wins the American Handicap with jockey Jerry Lambert up at Hollywood Park on July 5, 1965. Rear Admiral Odale D. Waters, Jr., and Mrs. Waters present trophy to owners Mr. and Mrs. L.K. Shapiro.

Photo: Blood-horse Library

Lava Man and Patrick Valenzuela draw away from Anziyan Royalty and Corey Nakatani to win the Grade II $250,000 Californian Saturday, June 18, 2005 at Hollywood Park, Inglewood, CA.

Photo: Benoit Photography

Lava Man and Corey Nakatani cruise to victory in the $500,000 Sunshine Millions Turf Saturday, January 27, 2007 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, CA.

Photo: Benoit Photography

Team O'Neill outrider Sabas Rivera on Lava Man.

Photo: Rick Samuels

I'll Have Another & Lava Man

Photo: Jim Mccue/maryland Jockey Club

Ancient Title in the Malibu Stakes at Santa Anita Park.

Photo: Blood-horse Library

Ancient Title with Keith L. Stucki at Belmont Park.

Photo: Joseph Demaria

Ancient Title with Wayne Harris at the California Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Stakes at Del Mar.

Photo: Blood-horse Library

Forego, John Henry, and Kelso in a painting. Learn more about these geldings in our August 11, 2012 issue of The Blood-Horse magazine!

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