Farewell “Gorgeous” George

George Washington galloping at Monmouth (Sarah K. Andrew)

I’m so glad to hear that the breakdown didn’t make it on ESPN. Unlike Superfecta I could see it from my seats, but after the fact. I turned around after the finish to see him standing there with an obvious break. I turned my back immediately and only looked again after the curtain went up. Even from a fair distance it looked pretty bad.

I didn’t know much about Gorgeous George, but here are a couple of notable races.

2006 QEII Stakes – Group 1

2006 2000 Guineas Stakes – Group 1

“Well, it was pretty stunning, that.” as the track announcer said of the Guineas… but both of these runs are nothing short of spectacular.

Too bad we didn’t know more about him state side, but my sincere condolences to his connections and fans. Rest in peace Gorgeous George.