On his blog Zipse At The Track, he recently remembered Virginia-bred classic winner Hansel…
“My recent trip to Turfway Park for Saturday’s Lane’s End Stakes got me into a bit of a nostalgic mood. While I have been to Turfway, or Latonia as it was formerly called, many times in the past, it had been several years since I had been to the Northern Kentucky oval. It seemed smaller than I remembered, a common phenomenon I guess.
Being there brought back a flood of happy memories, and in recalling visits of the past, there was one memory that stood head and shoulders above the rest.
The year was 1991, and a handsome bay colt’s performance that day was the cause of my vivid memory. In fact, it was not just his huge performance in the Jim Beam, (now called the Lane’s End) but it was also the magnificent year he had following that day at Turfway…”
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