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A Lady, A Giant and a Fan Favorite Meet in the Pacific Classic

Forget the 2016 Kentucky Derby and the uncertainty of the three year old colt division for the moment. For the first time in a long time, there is actually a tough older horse division on both surfaces in the United States. Older fans of the sport like to point to the seventies as the golden age of horse racing, but it is this author's opinion that we are actually experiencing one right now. Names like Flintshire, Tepin, Songbird, California Chrome--a horse who would have been retired at the young age of three instead of racing at five had he any other group of owners, Dortmund, Beholder, Lady Eli, Frosted stir the imagination in a way that no other group of runners has in recent memory.