INQUIRY: What Is The Greatest Race You’ve Seen In Person?

A horse race can be one of the best live sports experiences out there, and witnessing a truly great one can be the kind of thing that sticks with a person for a lifetime.

That’s the thought on the minds of folks in this edition of INQUIRY, where we ask members of the bloodstock industry to reminisce on the “tell your grandchildren” moments they’ve been fortunate enough to see by posing the question, “What is the greatest race you’ve seen in person?

Seth Gregory – Seth Gregory Bloodstock

“That one’s easy. The 1996 Dubai World Cup. I was fortunate enough to go be Cigar’s groom for that race. I was Bill Mott’s foreman at the time, and his groom couldn’t go, so I went as his groom. It was a huge blast.”






Mike Recio – South Point Sales

“John Henry’s Arlington Million. I became a John Henry fan for the rest of my life. He came from humble beginnings, was a gelding and tried every time, and it was a special story.”




Jimbo Gladwell – Top Line Sales

“We won the South Florida Derby at Hialeah Park a few years ago with a Quarter Horse we bred, and that was pretty exciting when you own them and have raised them. Her name was Ima Gator Fan. Me and some buddies chartered a little plane and flew down from Gainesville, and it was like living like rockstars.”



Chris Bernhard – Hidden Lake Farm

“I would have to say the Travers that Arrogate won. I’m just in awe of the horse. We got a nice mare to Arrogate, and you just watched him show up, shipping all over the country, and it was cool to be in his presence.”




Joe McMahon – McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds

“Jaipur and Ridan in Saratoga in the 1962 Travers was a real classic. Alydar and Affirmed was really good at Saratoga (1978 Travers). They were just outstanding matches, those four.”





Freddie Seitz – Brookdale Farm

“It has to be the 2012 Kentucky Derby, I’ll Have Another. It was easily the greatest racing day I’ve ever been to.”

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