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Old 12-01-2020, 11:40 PM   #346
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Very Cool item Dave. Looks like they gave them out at Santa Anita Park in the early 80's on at least one occasion.
That's where I got mine.

Actually had 2 or 3 at one time.
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Old 12-01-2020, 11:49 PM   #347
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Very Cool Dave.. A nice little Tchotchke or giveaway at the Race Track. Was it a giveaway item at the time?
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Old 12-08-2020, 12:45 PM   #348
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Hey Dave!
Just came across this post embedded in a handicapping method thread.
Rats! Thanks for thinking of me though.
Yes, John Henry is my favorite. His hard luck background can match many other champions that had movies made about them. Poor breeding, (his sire Ole bob bowers) stood in my home state of Mich.) poor conformation, back at one knee, and inward on the other not to mention destructive around the barn as a youth.
I was on the finish line in the inaguaral Arlington Million. I swear that The Bart (40/1)beat him a head but JH won the photo to the delight of the overflow crowd at AP that day.
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Old 12-08-2020, 01:01 PM   #349
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1981 Arlington Million reply...



At 5:19 of the video, The Bart was posted as the winner.
A. Did he finish first?? at 40/1
B. Was it an honest mistake?
C. ???

Anyway enjoy
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Old 12-08-2020, 01:04 PM   #350
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Hey Dave!
Just came across this post embedded in a handicapping method thread.
Rats! Thanks for thinking of me though.
Yes, John Henry is my favorite. His hard luck background can match many other champions that had movies made about them. Poor breeding, (his sire Ole bob bowers) stood in my home state of Mich.) poor conformation, back at one knee, and inward on the other not to mention destructive around the barn as a youth.
I was on the finish line in the inaguaral Arlington Million. I swear that The Bart (40/1)beat him a head but JH won the photo to the delight of the overflow crowd at AP that day.
John Henry,

Sorry that the money clip got away. I just caved under the pressure of so many requests. LOL


I've never been a "big horse" guy. To me, it has always been about the betting.

But there are a handful of BIG HORSES that I really followed. (And all come with their own unique stories.)

John Henry was like the worlds' greatest never was story. (Can't really call him a comeback because he just came from nothing.)

Then there was Mr. Frisky - a less than memorable horse with a great story.

And, of course, the one-of-a-lifetime, Secretariat.

Hmm... I think I'll start a thread about great horse stories.
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Old 12-08-2020, 01:15 PM   #351
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I heard of several stories of John Henry being that "horse with attitude" that makes many of them such special animals. I heard that if you got to close to his area of the barn you had to be constantly aware or on the lookout because he wouldn't hesitate to zip across the barn and butt into you to let you know that you were in his area or space. Evidently, he had that edge about him that made him such a driven and spirited horse which apparently carried over to many of his memorable performances on the track.
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