Find came along in one of the most remarkable foal crops for a breeder in racing history, and more than held his own. The Alfred Vanderbilt-bred, foaled at Sagamore Farm in Glyndon, Md., in 1950, joined future Vanderbilt-bred stakes winners Native Dancer (who was foaled in Kentucky), Social Outcast, Home-Made, Crash Dive and Femme Fatale in the training barn in the spring of 1952.
Considered one of the greatest racemares in history, Gallorette was a major force in the handicap ranks during the 1940s. When the chestnut mare retired after the 1948 season, she was the world’s leading money-winning mare, had been a divisional champion, and faced the best male runners to do it.
The first horse to be named Maryland-bred Horse of the Year twice (in 1967 and 1968), Politely was a dominant force in the handicap mare division which resulted in 13 stakes wins and earnings of $552,972, which at the time of her retirement in 1968 was the fifth-highest for any filly or mare in history.
Vertex showed extreme brilliance in a career hampered by bad feet and injuries. When trainer Joe Piarulli, son of the talented runner’s breeder and co-owner, Frank Piarulli, patched up the colt and got him to the races, Vertex usually delivered – he won 17 of his 25 trips to the post and placed in four others.