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Forego: Thoroughbred Legends by Bill Heller

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Of course, they usually reference 'leg problems' when talking about his exploits, but that doesn't tell anyone much. In the Suburban Handicap, Forego carried 131 pounds, giving True Knight the opportunity to avenge his losses in Florida, which he did, while Forego ran third. The rest of the credit, of course, goes to the horse. He earned a record eight Eclipse Awards, the highest honor in horse racing, including three Horse of the Year titles from 1974 to 1976. In the stretch, Honest Pleasure was on top, and Forego did the impossible.

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Forego by Bill Heller

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Whiteley, both of whom were inducted into the Racing Hall of Fame. He wasn't raced as a two-year-old, and made his first career start as a three-year-old in the Florida Derby, running second to Royal and Regal. I have always respected the weight-carrying horses, which don't exist anymore, but I had no real idea of what Forego went through to carry those weights to victory. Author Bill Heller also weaves in the stories of Forego's owner, Martha Gerry, and his primary trainers Sherrill Ward and Frank Y. This text protected by all applicable copyright laws. Forego tells the story of the great gelding whose grit and determination on the racetrack captured the hearts of racing fans across the country. No matter that he had lost his previous race, or had to carry twelve to twenty-seven more pounds than his four-legged opponents, Forego's fans made the towering bay their betting favorite.

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Forego: Thoroughbred Legends eBook: Bill Heller: www.thelittlegazette.com: Kindle Store

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During his Horse of the Year seasons, Forego became renowned for carrying heavy weights in races, carrying 130 pounds or more in 24 stakes or top-class races. He then won the Nassau County Handicap under rider Jacinto Vasquez, and beat Lord Rebeau and Foolish Pleasure in the Brooklyn Handicap. But his best races were yet to come. The book looks at Forego's retirement from racing and his life at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, where fans could visit him until his death in 1997. No matter that his trainer had to spend three hours a day hosing down Big Joe's sore legs.

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Forego by Bill Heller

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The author includes parts of this thoroughbred's life that were not in the news, or published, but were more personal reminisces from those who knew Forego best. Forego's desperate rally on the far outside to catch Honest Pleasure at the wire in the 1976 Marlboro Cup while carrying 137 pounds, eighteen more than the horse he had to run down, on a sloppy surface that Forego usually could not handle. This is a thorough no pun intended but not bloated biography of the three-time Horse of the Year, champion racehorse, Forego. He earned a record eight Eclipse Awards, the highest honor in horse racing, including three Horse of the Year titles from 1974 to 1976. Forego was voted Horse of the Year three times, in 1974, 1975, and 1976, winning thirty four races and almost two million dollars.

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Forego: Thoroughbred Legends by Bill Heller

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Forego raced from the age of three through age eight, winning 34 of his 57 career starts. Forego follows the gelding from his beginnings, through his early years on the track, including his effort in Secretariat's Kentucky Derby, and on to stardom. Forego follows the gelding from his beginnings, through his early years on the track, including his effort in Secretariat's Kentucky Derby, and on to stardom. He began his 1974 season with a win in the Donn Handicap over the five-year-old True Knight. A large chunk of the credit goes to his trainers and owner--the owner for mostly keeping her nose ou Forego has always been one of my favorites, and getting a behind-the-scenes look, so to speak, only increased my love. The beginning of Forego's five-year-old season included wins in the Seminole Handicap, the Widener Handicap, and the Carter Handicap, carrying still more weight each time. Summary Forego tells the story of the great gelding whose grit and determination on the racetrack captured the hearts of racing fans across the country.

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Forego by Bill Heller by Bill Heller

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It commands the respect of all, wherever found, in friend or foe, man or horse. In one of the most sensational stretch drives in racing history, Forego made up the ten lengths to catch and beat the lightly weighted leader. During his Horse of the Year seasons, Forego became renowned for carrying heavy weights in races, carrying 130 pounds or more in 24 stakes or top-class races. The book looks at Forego's retirement from racing and his life at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, where fans could visit him until his death in 1997. Of course, they usually reference 'leg problems' when talking about his exploits, but that doesn't tell anyone much.

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Forego: Thoroughbred Legends eBook: Bill Heller: www.thelittlegazette.com: Kindle Store

forego heller bill

A large chunk of the credit goes to his trainers and owner--the owner for mostly keeping her nose out and not insisting on running him when he wasn't ready, and the trainers for keeping him intact for his great victories. During his Horse of the Year seasons, Forego became renowned for carrying heavy weights in races, carrying 130 pounds or more in 24 stakes or top-class races. He earned a record eight Eclipse Awards, the highest honor in horse racing, including three Horse of the Year titles from 1974 to 1976. In his next start, Forego was unplaced behind Boy Spruce in a sloppy Marlboro Cup, but came back to win the Woodward Stakes, Vosburgh Handicap, and the Jockey Club Gold Cup, tying up Horse of the Year honors, having proved his ability to both spring and stay, with eight victories ranging in distance from seven furlongs to two miles in thirteen starts that season. Forego was a horse of great talent and courage.

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Forego: Thoroughbred Legends eBook: Bill Heller: www.thelittlegazette.com: Kindle Store

forego heller bill

He was elected to the Racing Hall of Fame in 1979. Author Bill Heller also weaves in the stories of Forego's owner, Martha Gerry, and his primary trainers Sherrill Ward and Frank Y. His special nemesis, the New York racing secretary Tommy Trotter once assigned him to carry twenty-seven pounds more than his lightly regarded opposition. The book looks at Forego's retirement from racing and his life at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, where fans could visit him until his death in 1997. . Forego has always been one of my favorites, and getting a behind-the-scenes look, so to speak, only increased my love.

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