Whirlaway


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Whirlaway

famous horse in history of thoroughbred racing. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 1273]
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He was with Whirlaway Corporation prior to its acquisition by NN, Inc.
Haynesfield: Ramon Dominguez has ridden the colt in each of his three Aqueduct wins and was impressed by his 61/4-length victory in the $100,000 Whirlaway on Feb.
But Jiminy -- with its Vermont-like base village amenities and condos, high-speed six-passenger chairlift and "Big Four'' set of plunging black diamond runs, Whirlaway, Whitetail, Jericho and Wild Turkey -- clearly is the state's most resort-like ski area.
Oxbow is the eighth Preakness winner for legendary Calumet Farm, whose devil's red and blue colours were carried by a string of greats including Triple Crown winners Whirlaway (1941) and Citation (1948).
Two unbeatens lost last weekend: Lawrence the Roman (now 3 for 4) in the Whirlaway at Aqueduct, and the champion 2-year-old filly Dreaming of Anna (4 for 5) in a minor stakes at Gulfstream Park.
Lawrence The Roman runs in Saturday's Whirlaway Stakes at Aqueduct.
The portfolio of V-S products is complementary to the Whirlaway Products and will roll up the operations under its NN Precision Metals Components Group.
For all its insight into the realities underpinning the Kentucky Derby's wholesome image, Nicholson's work is shot through with an enduring affection as he traces the progression through its heyday in the golden era of US racing after the Second World War, when Calumet Farm, responsible for Triple Crown winners Whirlaway and Citation, were "on a plane of celebrity with Rocky Marciano or Mickey Mantle and the New York Yankees".
His 6 1/2-length winning margin was the most convincing since Whirlaway and Assault won by eight in the 1940s.
Rich in history, Suffolk Downs has hosted Hall of Fame horses Seabiscuit, Whirlaway and Cigar, and has been the site of performances by world-renowned entertainers, including the Beatles and Aerosmith.
Established by William Monroe Wright in 1924, Calumet reigned as one of America's premier farms for the best part of the 20th century, its distinctive red and blue colours carried by champions such as Citation, Whirlaway and Alydar.