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Trivia Question/Who were considered the most famous stablemates of all time?

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  • 8 years ago
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    I was asked this trivia question a few years ago,when sitting in a bar drinking beer with a couple of Friends. My first response was Secretariat an Riva Ridge. I was wrong! Notice the asker did not specify horses. The answer is: MARY AND JOSEPH !

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  • 8 years ago

    Here's a fun site with 'random' photos of famous horses together http://community.tvg.com/t5/History-and-Photos/Fam...

    These type questions are a matter of opinion,,, it's a depend on who you ask type thing.

    Though there are many, and since Karen listed a boat load, I'll go with my choice

    - Secretariat & Riva Ridge also Secretariat and other stablemate Angle Light"..details below-

    Secretariat started off his three-year-old year with an easy win in the Bay Shore Stakes at Aqueduct. In his next start, the Gotham Stakes, Secretariat led wire-to-wire for the first time in his career. He ran the first 3/4 of a mile in 1:083⁄5 and finished the one mile race in 1:332⁄5, equaling the track record. However, in his next start, he finished third in the Wood Memorial to his stablemate "Angle Light" and Santa Anita Derby winner Sham, in their final preparatory race for the Kentucky Derby. Because of the Wood Memorial results, some were considering Sham the top pick for the Kentucky Derby. Sham was at the top of the list in the Louisville Courier-Journal and Times Derby Ratings on April 22, 1973.

    Secretariat continued to prove himself as one of the top Thoroughbreds of all time. He shipped to Chicago just three weeks after the Belmont Stakes, and easily won the Arlington Invitational at Arlington Park. He went to Saratoga, long known as the "graveyard of champions", and succumbed to the jinx, losing the Whitney Stakes to the Allen "the giant killer" Jerkens-trained Onion by a length. He then won the inaugural Marlboro Cup against a field that included Secretariat's "stablemate", the 1972 Derby and Belmont Stakes winner Riva Ridge, top California stakes winner Cougar II, Canadian champion Kennedy Road, Onion, Travers winner Annihilate 'Em, and the 1972 American champion three-year-old male horse Key to the Mint. Secretariat ran 1:452⁄5 for 11⁄8 miles, then a world record for the distance.

    Enjoy photo link above :)

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  • 8 years ago

    Secretariat and Riva Ridge were stablemates.

    Citation, Coaltown and the great mare Bewitch were stablemates. They raced for Calumet farm together, and went off to retirement at Calumet together on the same railroad car.

    Bold Ruler and Round Table weren't stablemates during their racing careers, but they started out as stablemates: a they were both foaled on the same night, April 6, 1954, at Claiborne Farm, about half an hour apart; and at the conclusion of their racing careers, they both retired to Claiborne Farm to stand at stud.

    In 1977, Vincent O'Brien's stable at Ballydoyle included the stablemates The Minstrel, winner of the English and Irish Derbies, and Alleged, who went on to win two successive runnings of the Arc de Triomphe; then in 1984, Sadler's Wells and El Gran Senor, two of Northern Dancer's most famous sons, were stablemates at Ballydoyle, trained by O' Brien.

    Royal Glint, who became just the 19th Thoroughbred to top $1,000,000 in earnings and was a top racehorse on the grass, and Sham, who chased Secretariat home in the 1973 Triple Crown, started out as stablemates; they were both bred at Claiborne Farm, and were sold as Hips No. 29 and 30, respectively, at the Estate of A. B. Hancock Jr. Dispersal of Yearlings and Horses of Racing Age sale at Belmont Park on November 20, 1972.

    There was a little bit of overlap between Dr. Fager, who raced for Tartan Farms in 1966, 1967, and 1968; and his half-sister Ta Wee, who raced for Tartan Farms in 1968, 1969, and 1970.

    Horse of the Year Ack Ack and turf champion *Cougar II were stablemates in the barn of Charlie Whittingham in the early 1970's. Heck, Charlie Whittingham's barn was full of stakes winners during the period of 1970-1972: Fiddle Isle, Practicante, Bargain Day, you could walk down the shedrow at Charlie's barn and find more stakes winners than most trainers see in a lifetime.

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  • 8 years ago

    Hmm. I'm torn between Secretariat and Riva Ridge on the one hand, and on the other Kayak II and Seabiscuit. And there's probably at least a pair of famous Calumet horses from the glory days of their farm... Citation and Coaltown might also be a good guess. There's so many... it's a hard question!

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Secretariat & Riva Ridge

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  • 8 years ago

    it was Secretariat & Riva Ridge.

    also Uncle Mo & Shackleford.

    Tiznow, Distorted Humor, Bluegrass Cat & Super Saver all live together.

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