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Fatboy

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Re: Best Illinois bred race horses you can name
« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2021, 10:04:57 PM »










I thought Rum Customer was the first Illinois bred millionaire.



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Re: Best Illinois bred race horses you can name
« Reply #16 on: January 21, 2021, 10:08:45 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CS8yjCzx1hs       I was old even then

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Re: Best Illinois bred race horses you can name
« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2021, 01:56:16 AM »


BY POPLAR BYRD OUT OF A KNIGHT DREAM MARE HE WAS INDEED THE FIRST tmbz1


Are you sure?

He stood stud in Illinois but was a dud.

I don't believe he was bred and foaled here.

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Re: Best Illinois bred race horses you can name
« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2021, 02:21:29 AM »
Here's a few.

Taser Gun
Big Tom
Ohyouprettything
Incredishell
PlumPeachy
Hothead
Fox Valley Redhot
  Too many to list. IL breds, now.


Great list!   I'm so glad you included Fox Valley Redhot.  What a horse.   The heats she went when she was 2 at Springfield with Crebs up were nothing short of amazing.  Then add her great breeding and offspring....she was SOMETHING!

And how about Taser Gun stepping to the 1/4 at Springifled in 25 and change back when NO ONE ANYWHERE went that fast.

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Re: Best Illinois bred race horses you can name
« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2021, 02:25:01 AM »
And how about Hot vs Forrest Skipper...Lavern almost got him home.  If you were not around in the 70's and 80's in Chicago, you really did miss out.  Sportsman's Park was just gorgeous and a summer evening there when it was the 5/8's was as close to heaven on earth as I've been.


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Re: Best Illinois bred race horses you can name
« Reply #20 on: January 22, 2021, 09:16:59 AM »

Are you sure?

He stood stud in Illinois but was a dud.

I don't believe he was bred and foaled here.

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Re: Best Illinois bred race horses you can name
« Reply #21 on: January 22, 2021, 03:07:19 PM »
AN IMPORT PERHAPS?  YOU GOTTA KNOW THESE THINGS


Back then I was really into following grand circuit racing and horses from down under.

I had subscriptions to Hoofbeats and Horsemen and Fair World.

And the 1st Illinois bred I ever followed with great interest was Incredible Finale.

And from what I remember Incredible Finale was the 1st Illinois bred millionaire and the greatest Illinois bred horse ever at that time.

Poplar Byrd moved to Marsh Stud after his owners died and their farm/stock was sold.

Poplar Byrd was much older when Marsh got him.

His breeding record in Illinois was unremarkable.

I do have old Hoofbeats from the 70's in storage but not easy to get to right now.

I want to say there is one that highlighted the careers of Triple Crown winners.

 

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