Thursday, March 15, 2012

Kentucky Derby Hopeful Named After the Great Gordie Howe!

WOW-you all know how much I love HORSES  and that I am a Hockey fan (Detroit Red Wings come first on my list-)
I remember as a kid- watching the great Gordie Howe-play-
Now he has a beautiful Thoroughbred horse named after him!

Howe Great is the product of a Japanese-bred sire imported to Kentucky by Barry Irwin and matched with a South African-bred broodmare Ginger Sea. (Photo by Bob Coglianese)
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Every blue moon, a professional athlete inspires city, school or community leaders when dedicating a new building or re-naming a stretch of road or highway.

It’s not every day that a racehorse owner is inspired in quite the same way.

While it’s inevitably happened, it hasn’t happened in the case of Mr. Hockey – until now.

Howe Great, a three-year-old colt on the road to the Kentucky Derby, is named after Red Wings legend Gordie Howe.
more at the link:http://redwings.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=622423&navid=DL|DET|home

2 comments:

Right Wing Theocrat said...

Do you bet on the races, if so, hope your horse wins.

christian soldier said...

: - )
RWT- I know horses well enough NOT to bet on them --
Do I love them - YES!