Hovdey on Old Friends Equine

By Jay Hovdey, DRF.com
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 3, 2014) -- Michael Blowen awoke in the wee hours one morning last week, his sleep haunted by lingering details from the day, and switched on the television to quiet the voices in his head. There on the screen, a racing channel was airing the highlight reel from the 1989 Breeders’ Cup at Gulfstream Park, specifically the Breeders’ Cup Turf. Two names popped out as the field entered the gate – Sunshine Forever, the male turf champion of the previous year, and Prized, who was 2 1/2 minutes away from winning the race.