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Racing Days Collection

 

Racing Days was a Spring 2006 set of three Traditional models, each representing a "legend of the Bluegrass." The set was released just in time for the 2006 Triple Crown races and was available only during 2006. Dealers had to purchase these models together in twelve piece sets, which included a cardboard floor display. Each model came with a "winners blanket" embroidered with the horse's name.

Photo Model # Name
1271 Spectacular Bid

"This four time Eclipse Award winner won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness in 1979, but missed the Triple Crown when he ran 3rd in the Belmont. He won 26 races out of 30 starts, finished second twice and third once to amass lifetime winning a of more than $2.7 million. He also broke or equaled eight track records including the fastest horse at 10 furlongs--a record which still stands."

1272 Sunday Silence

"1989 Eclipse Award winner for Horse of the Year and Champion Three-Year Old, Sunday Silence came to prominence by winning the Kentucky Derby and Preakness against favorite Easy Goer. While Easy Goer won the Belmont by a convincing 8 lengths, Sunday Silence had one more decisive run against the son of Alydar. In the 1989 Breeders Classic Cup , Sunday Silence hungon by a neck to win the Classic and won the Exclipse Award that year."

1273 Forego

"In an era when many race horses are retired to stud after their three-year-old year, Forego stands out as a giant for his ability to win graded stakes races while almost always carrying the heaviest weight in the field. Though he started his career in 1973 (Secretariat's year), he did not peak until he turned four. He raced frequently from ages 4-7, and earned the Eclipse Award for Horse of the Year for three consecutive years as well as the Eclipse Award for Champion Older Male for four years. In all, this indomitable horse won 34 times out of 57 starts."

 


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