Looking at Recent History

Cigar winning the 1995 Woodward at Belmont (Walter Kobbe)

Literally. I was going to write a “holiday gift idea” post tonight a la Geno but puttering around the internet got the best of me. During this time, I had the fortune to find a stellar flickr set entitled ‘”Champions” – From the DRF Book‘ by Festin2008.

Serendipitous because Ernie had just pointed this book out to me earlier in the week, along with the American Racing Manuals (25 lbs of them showed up on my door step today!).

The photo set is incredible. Many greats from the late 80 and 90s including Azeri, Ashado, Alysheba, Bayakoa, Speightstown, Groovy, Housebuster, Easy Goer, Ghost Zapper, Personal Ensign and more.

Check it out and come back later for some gift ideas. Until then, here’s Cigar’s 1995 Woodward, pictured above.