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In the emotional frenzy of Arrogate’s incredible victory in the Dubai World Cup, social media, as if often does, has run amok with comments, running the gamut from Arrogate being the greatest horse of all time… to the greatest horse since Secretariat… to the

The inspiring story of California Chrome that feels more like a fairy tale opened when first-time breeders Steve Coburn and Perry Martin purchased Love the Chase for $8,000. The mare was slightly built and not much to behold, especially when she ran. She had won once in six career starts.

A groom thought so little of their decision to buy Love the Chase that he was overheard ridiculing it as a “dumb ass” move. Their stable name – Dumb Ass Partners -- was born.

Once upon a time, a long time ago, there was an ambitious racehorse owner and trainer named Al G. Tarn and a tough-as-nails 3-year-old colt named Rushaway. Together, they pulled off a racing feat unlike any other; an achievement that was described as “Turf history that may live forever” by writer Bob Saxton of The Cincinnati Enquirer.

On May 22, 1936, Rushaway won the Illinois Derby at Aurora racetrack—a fine victory, albeit nothing remarkable. The incredible moment came at Latonia racetrack, some 330 miles from Aurora, where Rushaway won the Latonia Derby … on May 23!

Martin J. “Matt” Winn rarely took no for an answer.

In 1902, the Churchill Downs racing facility was in serious financial trouble and in danger of closing. Winn assembled a group of local investors, bought the track, and the right to the name the Kentucky Derby.

She turned for home alone, a veritable chasm separating her from nine tiring rivals. A showdown was turning into a walkover; a parade of fine fillies was turning into a one-horse procession; an orchestral exhibition was turning into a solo performance.

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