all in Legends

Allen Paulson, one of the most prominent owners and breeders in Thoroughbred racing history before his death on July 19, 2000 at age 78, embodied the American dream.

allen paulson

Born: April 22, 1922

Died: July 19, 2000

A towering bronze sculpture of 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat was unveiled Oct. 12 at Keeneland as part of the 11thSecretariat Festival in Lexington.

By the time October rolled around in 1973 for Triple Crown winner Secretariat, the Bold Ruler colt had little left to prove on the main track.

Never underestimate a champion. This age-old lesson was reiterated to handicappers and racing fans alike when the sensational, speedy mare Groupie Doll defied age and expectations in the 2013 Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint.

Speed is the name of the game in horse racing, but fame and glory usually gravitate toward those horses with the stamina to negotiate longer distances of ground in two-turn classics.

Sprinters, the horses who can generate electrifying fractions,  are usually in the background, except for a handful of champions who possessed speed so dazzling it left a lasting impression on anyone who ever watched them rocket to the winner’s circle.

Housebuster was one of those brilliant sprinters.

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