Six degrees of Preakness

I always liked the movie Six Degrees of Separation, and in the world of Thoroughbred racing it seems we are all just getting closer every day. Hardly a major race goes by that one of the horses at Tranquility Farm, or a graduate, does not have a connection. And so to celebrate the Preakness Stakes this weekend, here is a photo of our own Preakness contender, Menacing Dennis.

This very weekend Menacing Dennis is probably out carrying the young lady who adopted him around the hunter ring somewhere in Southern California. But on the third Saturday of May 2002, our own Dennis was setting blazing fractions in the Preakness Stakes, defying the likes of War Emblem, Medaglia d Oro, Harlan’s Holiday and Proud Citizen to come and get him. Well unfortunately they did, but Dennis put on a brave and spectacular run for three-quarters of a mile, taking his best shot at history.
We found a great home for Menacing Dennis in 2005, and since that time he has been living happily ever-after as a well-loved pet and show horse. It was a thrill to have given this amazing horse his happy ending, and to have been even a small part of his admirable career.