Intensive Harmony's TB Heritage
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Cherokee Run, 1994 Champion Sprint Horse, Calder Racecourse Hall of Fame, Echo's grandsire. Won multiple stakes at 3, Breeder's Cup Sprint at 4, $100k Gulfstream Park Handicap at 5. He stood in Lexington for a $40,000 cover, known for both sprint & distance runners, dirt & turf, until his death in 2016.
Runaway Groom - Canadian Racing Hall of Fame, 1982 Champion 3 yo. 2nd horse in American history to beat that year's Derby, Preakness, & Belmont winners in the same race. The first was Sun Briar in 1918. Before his 2007 death at 28, he sired 60 stakes winners, including Cherokee Run.
In Reality: royal Chef de Race, he ran against the toughest competitors, including Dr. Fager, still winning a long list of major races, earning over $795k & finishing 2nd in the 1967 Preakness. A sire of sires, he ranked 4 times in the top 10 & was a Champion Juvenile Sire from KY's Gainesway Farm, where he was buried in 1989. He sired Valid Appeal in Echo's damline among 83 stakes winners.
Untouchable with Kathy Kusner at 1968 Mexico City Olympics. While not bred, he was an OTTB by Bolero, making him a half-brother to Terlingua's grand-dam, but flunked out of racing & was sold. Now he rests in the Showjumping Hall of Fame. He was on 12 winning Nations' Cup teams & won everything else, including Hickstead, Aachen's Puissance, & Dublin's Grand Prix (twice!).
Bull Page: Canadian Hall of Fame & CAN 1951 Horse of the Year. This Bull Lea son sold cheaply at the 1948 Keeneland yearling sale due to "conformation faults." His buyer: none other than Northern Dancer's owner, EP Taylor. He set a track record in Canada along with several major stakes wins before retiring to Taylor's National Stud in Ottowa. Canada's leading sire in 1958 & GB/Ireland's Leading broodmare sire in 1970. Sired New Providence, Canadian Triple Crown winner & grandsire of Storm Bird.
Two Lea: 1949 Champion 3YO Filly & 1950 Champion Handicap Mare. This Bull Lea daugher won the Hollywood Gold Cup, Santa Margarita H & Vanity H. Inducted into the Hall of Fame 1982. Great broodmare as well as great racemare: dam of Kentucky Derby winner Tim Tam, Brooklyn H winner On-and-On. Ringbone ended her racing career, but she lived until 1973.
On-And-On: 1956 Nasrullah son bred by & stood at Calumet Farm. After a handful of stakes wins, he sired Forceten's dam, She's Beautiful, along with champions like Forward Pass & Alydar's dam, 1977 KY Broodmare of the Year Sweet Tooth. Described as "durable & utilitarian" during his career, he was ranked 7th nationally among older horses in 1960. He is buried at Calumet.
War Relic: considered the best son of Man O' War at stud, despite his nasty temperament. Won the Kenner Stakes Governors Handicap Narragansett Special Massachusetts Handicap. Originally buried at Faraway Farm, his remains now lie by his sire's at the KY Horse Park.