Remembering a Great Champion

She was a classic diva. Brassy, beautiful, and bold, Genuine Risk did things her way, from taking on the boys on the racetrack to making her owners, caretakers, and fans wait thirteen years before she had a baby.

On May 3, 1980, Genuine Risk became the second filly ever to win the Kentucky Derby, and she did it with style, grabbing the lead with a quarter-mile to run and holding it to the finish. In the Preakness she endured a rough trip, including bumping and being hit with another jockey’s whip, only to come up short. A second in the Belmont Stakes gave her the best finish by a filly in all three Triple Crown races.

Share your thoughts and memories of Genuine Risk in the "memory wall" below. She was a great champion adored by millions; she will be missed.

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