Today as Gary Contessa's good horse with the funny name won the Gr. 3 Bay Shore Stakes at Aqueduct,another good horse with a funny name probably didn't think much about it as he munched grass at Tranquility Farm. Three Peat is one of our senior retirees here, and he has been with us since our doors opened in 1998.
A foal of 1989, Three Peat had a stellar year as a three-year-old, winning the Gr. 3 Bay Shore Stakes in March, running second in the Gr.2 Riva Ridge Handicap in June, going on to defeat Agincourt to win the the Gr.2 Dywer Stakes in July, and then running a close second in the Gr.2 Pat O'Brian Handicap at Del Mar in August. Three Peat raced a total of 20 times, and retired with a record of 6-5-1, and earnings of $324,522. At age 21 Peat is still going strong, an old-school horse who made his money the hard way, and we honor him today as one of the iron warriors of Tranquility Farm.