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1991 Best of the Bluegrass Stakes show---the top 10.mp3
In 1991, radio personality Tom Leach produced this top ten ranking of Blue Grass Stakes races. The ranking was voted on by a panel of featured interviewees including legendary racing jockeys, owners, trainers, and farm managers including former…

Tony Leonard - Spectacular Bid, R.A. Smith up, Groom Herman Hall, Trainer Grover G (Bud) Delp, before 1979 Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland.tif
The sensational Spectacular Bid, with groom Herman Hall and trainer Bud Delp at Keeneland in April 1979.

The heavily favored colt was piloted by Ronnie Franklin to an impressive 7-length victory over Lot o’ Gold in the 1979 Blue Grass Stakes. The…

Keeneland Library Featherston Collection - Spectacular Bid, Ronald Franklin up, Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland 1979.jpg
This photograph captures Spectacular Bid, with Ronald Franklin up, being led to the winner's circle in the 1979 Blue Grass Stakes.

Keeneland Association - Spectacular Bid, Ron Franklin up, Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland, April 26 1979.jpg
This photograph showcases Spectacular Bid, with Ron Franklin up, post race as fans watch from the stands at the 1979 Blue Grass Stakes.

Keeneland Association - Spectacular Bid, Deplaning at Bluegrass Airport Before 1979 Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland.jpg
Spectacular Bid arriving at the Blue Grass Airport for Keeneland’s 1979 Spring Meet after nine back-to-back wins with press looking on to capture the moment. The Hawksworth Farm favorite did not disappoint in the Blue Grass. Ronnie Franklin piloted…

2008 Florida Derby poster; Peb's caricature/humorist artwork features prior Florida Derby winners depicted as flowers: Needles, Tim Tam, Carry Back, Northern Dancer, Forward Pass, Spectacular Bid, Swale, Unbridled, Thunder Gulch, Monarchos, and…

Peb's caricature/humorist artwork depicts U.S. Racing Hall of Fame jockey Bill Shoemaker and racehorses Spectacular Bid, Smarten, Text, and Valdez in the Meadowlands Cup in October of 1979.

U.S. Racing Hall of Famer Spectacular Bid (1979 American…
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