Remembering a Family Legend- the Formidable Gulch

The Thoroughbred Racing Retirement Community lost a true great last month and one of the toughest professional racehorses of the 1980’s.  So tough was he that he lived to be the ripe old age of 32.

So Gulch is On The Point’s great grandfather and  Defining Hope’s 2x great grandfather and for this I have the utmost pride.

Not only did Gulch produce Thunder Gulch, winner of the 1995 Kentucky Derby and Belmont, but Thunder went on to produce 2001 Horse of the Year, Point Given, who I believe, will in turn produce a great horse through his daughters.Yes, while the breeding of two individuals isn’t an exact science, it is a science, nonetheless. Genetics absolutely fascinates me! Rest in peace Gulch. See link to article below.

 

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/97190/champion-sprinter-gulch-euthanized-at-age-32

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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