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)|
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.
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