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  • HENRY OF NAVARRE

     

    Henry of Navarre was the Horse of the Year in 1894 and 1895 and beat the best of his era.  At 3 he had nine consecutive victories, including the Belmont and Travers Stakes.  After winning the Travers Stakes, Henry of Navarre met champion two-year-old Domino in a match race which finished in a dead heat.  Three weeks later they met again, along with older champion Clifford in a race to determine the 1894 championship.  Henry of Navarre beat his rivals by 3/4 length, earning Horse of the Year honors. 


    Henry of Navarre was inducted in the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 1985 and the New Jersey-bred Hall of Fame in 2012.

     


  • CAVALCADE

     

    Cavalcade was purchased as a yearling for $1,200 and is best known for his performances as a three-year-old when he won six of his seven starts including the Kentucky Derby, the American Derby and the Arlington Classic.  Cavalcade was sent off as the favorite in the 1934 Kentucky Derby and did not disappoint his backers, winning the race by more than three lengths.  


    Cavalcade was inducted in the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 1993 and the New Jersey-bred Hall of Fame in 2012.

     


  • REGRET

     

    Regret was foaled at Harry Payne Whitney's Brookdale Farm on property that is now occupied by Brookdale Community College and Thompson Park.  Regret was undefeated at ages 2 and 3 including a win in the 1915 Kentucky Derby, becoming the first filly to win the world's most prestigious race.  Many thoroughbred historians said that Regret's victory made the Kentucky Derby an American institution. 


    Regret was inducted in the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 1957 and the New Jersey-bred Hall of Fame in 2012.

     


  • OPEN MIND

     

    Open Mind, bred by Due Process Stables in 1986, was sired by Deputy Minister-Stage Luck, by Stage Door Johnny.  Open Mind debuted on August 15, 1988 in a New Jersey-bred maiden race at Monmouth Park open to males and won easily.  She returned 15 days later to win the New Jersey Breeders' Stakes at Monmouth.  Open Mind would win the 1988 Breeder' Cup Juvenile Fillies by 1 lengths en route to earning the Eclipse Award as Champion two-year-old filly

    The D. Wayne Lukas trainee followed up her championship campaign by having more success as a three-year-old when she won her first eight races including the Kentucky Oaks, Acorn, Mother Goose, Coaching Club American Oaks and the Alabama.  Her win in the Coaching Club American Oaks completed her sweep of the New York Filly Triple Crown series and she received the Eclipse Award as Champion three-year-old filly.

     

    Open Mind was owned by Eugene Klein, who also owned the National Football League's San Diego Chargers, who was no stranger to successful horses as he owned such notables as Tank's Prospect, Lady's Secret, Winning Colors, Capote, Life's Magic, Is it True, Success Express, and Twilight Ridge.


    Open Mind was inducted in the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 2011 and the New Jersey-bred Hall of Fame in 2012.

     

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