We had two readers correctly identify our new retiree, Buddy Gil, nearly simultaneously! The 2010 In the Presence of Champions calendars will go to Kathy Young and Cay Gilbertson DVM. That was fun and as we get closer to printing the calendars for next year I'll try to think of some other intriguing puzzlers.
We are delighted to announce that Buddy Gil will soon be returning to California to join our stars at Tranquility Farm, and we thank his owners and breeders, Billingsly Creek Ranch, Charlie Johnson, Scott Guenther, Rogers Severson and Tom Schriber, for making his permanant retirement home here possible. We will soon have new photos of Buddy arriving at Tranquility Farm for all his fans, but here, thanks to Youtube, is a great memory from his racing days, a link to Buddy winning the 2003 Santa Anita Derby