Union Rags has a strong PA connection. Dick hosts the story on trackpack’s site. It is 24 minutes long but if you are even a casual horse racing fan or only have interest in the Triple Crown, you might want to have a look. So many horses have stories like this. It’s all a part of the lore and fun of the game.
Thanks for posting this, enjoyed the video. Not a good run today for Union Rags, but that’s horse racing.
Yes, too bad for Rags. Oh well, they’ll probably let him go in the Preakness for another shot. I actually would have thought Gemologist would win if he could get the trip but he finished way up the track. The Derby is ridiculously hard to pick and when you think about it, there are about 30,000 horses in the 3 yo crop every year and you neck that down to 20 animals. If you’re in that conversation at all you’re not doing too bad.