Gotimer: You Never Know Where The Next Big Horse Will Come From

On the day of this year’s Champagne Stakes for 2-year-old, writer William Gotimer looked back on the 1978 edition of the race. Writing for Saratoga Today, Gotimer recalled working as a teller at Belmont at the time of that race, which came along in one of the golden ages for superstar racehorses.

Gotimer remembers being all in on General Assembly, who he thought could take the same route as his sire Secretariat to stardom. He was surprised when he took a hefty wager from a horseplayer on another 2-year-old — who turned out to be Spectacular Bid.

“Spectacular Bid’s New York debut taught me some lessons,” said Gotimer. “In ascending order of importance, never ignore early money; respect what others know; and most importantly – ‘you never know who or what is waiting around the corner. As in racing as in life – the strongest opponent you may face is the one you don’t see coming – you simply never have everything figured out.’”

Read more at Saratoga Today.

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