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Reader Challenge: Belmont Mystery

Reader challenge: The pedigree of this racehorse (pictured at Belmont Park) features inbreeding to a runner-up in both the Manhattan Handicap and Jockey Club Gold Cup. This racehorse's sire also appears in the pedigree of a recent gr. I winner at Belmont. Your challenge is to answer the following questions in the comments section below:

  • 1. Who is this racehorse?
  • 2. Who is the inbred ancestor?
  • 3. What recent gr. I winner's pedigree features this horse's sire?
  • 4. What race is shown below?

UPDATE: Congrats to refrain, Kirsten, ericarole, HLLIKINS, Carissa, and russf for their correct identification of Waya (by Faraway Son), inbred 4 x 4 to Judy O'Grady, and pictured here winning the 1978 Man O'War Stakes (Click for Video).


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13 Comments:

1. Waya

2. Judy O'Grady

3. Franny Freud

4. 1978 Man O' War Stakes

refrain 08 Jul 2010 11:38 AM

Wow I had a hard time figuring this out. I'm still not sure if I'm right but here it is.

1. I'm pretty sure this is either Tiller or Field Cat.

2. Judy O' grady?

3.Franny Freud?

4.Not sure....

Kirsten 08 Jul 2010 12:10 PM

We have one correct response so far. Here's a big hint: the race in question is coming up this weekend...

Ian

Ian Tapp 08 Jul 2010 1:43 PM

Yes! I got it! I was on the wrong track with the sire but here it is.

1. Waya

2. Judy O' Grady

3. Franny Freud

4. Man o'war Stakes

Kirsten 08 Jul 2010 2:24 PM

She is a she! - Waya,

inbred 4x4 Judy O' Grady

The sire Faraway Son is also in Franny Frued's pedigree, winner of Prioress -G1

Man O' War Stakes

ericarole 08 Jul 2010 4:02 PM

1.Horse's name: Waya(FR)

2.Inbred Ancestor: Judy O'Grady

3.Recent Grade 1 winner: Franny Freud

4. Race: Man O'War Stakes, 1978

HLLIKINS 08 Jul 2010 5:27 PM

      How long will you be accepting answers ?

Pedigree Shelly 08 Jul 2010 6:22 PM

This was a hard one! Here are my answers:

1. Waya

2. Judy O'Grady

3. Franny Freud

4. Man o' War Stakes

Carissa 08 Jul 2010 8:23 PM

Shelly,

I'll post everything at 2pm on Friday... mainly because I can't wait to link to the video of this race.

Ian

Ian Tapp 08 Jul 2010 10:12 PM

1. Waya

2. Judy O'Grady

3. Franny Freud

4. '78 Man O'War

russf 09 Jul 2010 7:56 AM

Kirsten: I'm baffled. Your initial post (of July 8 at 12:10 PM) has either Tiller or Field Cat as your answer to the horse in question-yet Judy O'Grady is your answer for the inbred ancestor. Well, neither Tiller's, nor Field Cat's pedigree contains Judy O'Grady as an inbred ancestor (Waya's does).

Perhaps Ian may also be able to shed some light.  

refrain 10 Jul 2010 10:56 AM

refrain,

Yes, I'm also confused about that.

Kirsten,

Was your initial post a complete guess? Interesting that the other horse in the picture is Tiller (running second to Waya).

Ian

Ian Tapp 10 Jul 2010 11:21 AM

I totally skipped this one Ian because I had no hair left to pull out after the last quiz.  But it was still very good, and congratulations to all those who got it.

Slew 11 Jul 2010 9:40 AM
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