HORSE RACING

February 17, 1977

Honest Pleasure (green silks) was the heaviest choice going into the Kentucky Derby since Citation, but bold, front-running Bold Forbes won by a length.

ONE-HORSE RACE

The choice for Horse of the Year was a foregone conclusion. It was Forego by a furlong. He clinched the title, his third straight, by overtaking Honest Pleasure in the stretch in the Marlboro Cup, despite a sloppy track—just the kind he supposedly hates—and the 137 pounds on his back. That was the most weight carried by a winner of a major race in 55 years. In trotting, Steve Lobell needed a rare fourth go-round to win the Hambletonian. The victor was so hot after all those heats that he collapsed.

Lobell won $132,000 in the Hambo, but almost lost his life.

In the Woodward, Forego gave away 57 pounds to three of the best 3-year-olds and still triumphed with a blazing finish.

Shoe, here's mud in your eye—and ear and nose and throat—for becoming the first jockey to win more than 7,000 races.

FIVE PHOTOS

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)