Santa Anita Derby winner Buddy Gil arrived yesterday to join our band of retired racing stars at Tranquility Farm. Buddy also won the San Felipe stakes, the Baldwin Stakes, and finished sixth in the 2003 Kentucky Derby. For the last three years Buddy has been at his owner's ranch in Idaho, so he is perfectly adapted to life here at Tranquility Farm where horses live in pasture and play in the winter snow. No hothouse flower is Buddy Gil.
Buddy seemed very happy trying out our grass and meeting his new friends at Tranquility Farm.