Flashback Friday: Holy Bull Wins the 1994 Haskell

Flashback Friday: Holy Bull Wins the 1994 Haskell

Twenty-one years ago, the great grey superhorse Holy Bull was in the middle of his 1994 Horse of the Year campaign that included victories in the Florida Derby (gr. I), Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I), Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I), Haskell Invitational (gr. I), Travers Stakes (gr. I), Woodward Stakes (gr. I), Dwyer Stakes (gr. II), and Hutcheson Stakes (gr. II)–what a season! Among his most impressive victories was the Haskell, in which Holy Bull seized command of the early lead, set a modest pace, and won under an easy hand ride while never asked for run. His beaten rivals included Concern, who would go on to win the 1994 Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I), and Meadow Flight, who won the Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) in his next start.

Relive Holy Bull’s dominating Haskell victory by watching the replay of the race!

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