Jun 082017

The Florida-bred was perfect in four starts at two, including a defeat of champion Dehere (Deputy Minister) in the GI Futurity S. Winner of the GI Florida Derby and GII Blue Grass S., Holy Bull was the 22-10 favorite for the 1994 GI Kentucky Derby, but never traveled over the sloppy strip and finished 12th. His championship season resumed with a defeat of elders in the GI Met Mile before defeating his peers in the GI Haskell H. and GI Travers S. Put away for the year following a five-length defeat of older males in the GI Woodward S., Holy Bull defeated Birdonthewire in the 1995 Olympic H., but, facing off for the first time in his career with Cigar (Palace Music), was abruptly pulled up in the GI Donn H. and was retired to Jonabell with 13 wins from 16 starts and earnings of $2,481,760. He was ridden by Mike Smith in every start bar his career debut and was inducted into racing’s Hall of Fame in 2001.

Champion, Hall of Famer Holy Bull Euthanized

Bloodhorse – Racing Loses One of its Greats: Holy Bull Dead at 26

Paulick Report – Champion Holy Bull Euthanized At Age 26

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Sal says words aren’t enough so Sal will let the pictures tell the story of a superb thoroughbred race horse. Phil, Holy and Sitting would have wanted it that way.

Holy Bull – Tribute to a Champion

1994 Florida Derby

1994 Travers

Holy Bull – 1994 Woodward

1994 Metropolitan Handicap

1994 Haskell Invitational

Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children.

Sitting Bull

For us, warriors are not what you think of as warriors. The warrior is not someone who fights, because no one has the right to take another life. The warrior, for us, is one who sacrifices himself for the good of others. His task is to take care of the elderly, the defenseless, those who can not provide for themselves, and above all, the children, the future of humanity.

Sitting Bull

Lonely Bull

Inside of me there are two dogs. One is mean and evil and the other is good and they fight each other all the time. When asked which one wins I answer, the one I feed the most.

Sitting Bull

Bulls On Parade

Sal was wandering if the Undertaker, QKB or the CCW would be sending their condolences.

Or at least posting Holy Bull’s passing on the HRA website.

Oh no I’ve said too much
I haven’t said enough

Hawthorne Sal

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