TDN Weekend

June 2017

TDN Weekend December 2016 Issue 9

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What is the best horse you rode in your career? Seattle Slew. What is the best horse you've seen in your life, but didn't ride? Kelso, Secretariat, Dr. Fager, in that order. What is the best race you ever rode? The Belmont on Bold Forbes in '76. He was a sprinter going and a mile and a half. I think the best job was done by the trainer (Laz Barrera). He was the one who trained him to go that far. I'm not trying to be humble, but I just feel that if it wasn't for him, the horse would have never gone that far. Me, working with him as a team, I got him to relax and last a mile and a half. That was a horse that ran three- quarters in 1:09 and change seven-eighths in 1:20. He was considered a sprinter and probably the only horse that won the Belmont that was a sprinter. He wasn't the best horse I ever rode, but he was the one who wanted to SEATTLE SLEW

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