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Hard to believe it has been 20 years since the Captain ruled Santa Anita's mid-level claiming ranks..
Anybody who says there is no such thing as a sure thing at the racetrack has never seen Viva El Capitan run at Santa Anita.
One of the most popular local performers, the 5-year-old gelding is a neck away from perfection in 10 starts at Santa Anita.
http://articles.latimes.com/1994-04-14/ ... anta-anita
pretty amazing, would they even let 'Cappy on the track in 2013??
Reclaimed by Baffert for $16,000 Dec. 26, 1992, after the trainer had lost him for $25,000 a little more than three months earlier, Viva El Capitan has piled up victories despite having screws and pins in both ankles.
good stuff, Alex Solis dropped a dinner plate on his foot requiring sutures and EddieD was off his mounts from having a wisdom tooth removed ...
crimson king farm was a HUGE name in the 60s even to a little kid who only watched the triple crown races on tv saturday afternoons, trust but verify it was dispersed and the former property is now part of the KY Horse Park?? picture of crimson satan gravesite
CRIMSON KING FARM was owned by Peter W. Salmen Sr., who imported the Argentine mare *PAPILA and bred her to SPY SONG. Their foal, CRIMSON SATAN, was born here in 1959 and became the Champion 2-Year-Old of 1961. Retired to his birthplace, CRIMSON SATAN became an important sire of precocious speed, carrying on the American male line of DOMINO. CRIMSON SATAN's dam, *PAPILA (1943) is also buried here. Besides the champion, she also produced the stakes winner Cardinal Sin (1954 by Papa Redbird). The farm is now falling into disrepair. -- A.P.
the free horse search at equibase will give you the list of races and finish and stats, but the charts seem to be generally available only through the mid 90s ...
university of kentucky had an archive site partnered with DRF, but the 60s - 1991 have been unavailable for almost a year now, they DO have 1896 through the 50s though fun to read through them ..
Site is temporarily offline: 1960s-1991
May 22, 2012
The Kentucky Digital Library has taken part of the DRF Archive offline. 1896 through the 1950s are available at this time. We will post notice when the restricted content goes back online.
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