OTTBs to Drool Over: TruLuck

Who is this young man with a look of steely determination in his eye?

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I mean the horse, by the way.

From the nice folks at Daily Interlake, a Montana newspaper, comes this beautiful shot of Phillip Dutton on his lovely four-star OTTB, TruLuck.

Now, he wasn’t born TruLuck. He was born C L’s Luck, in the great state of Oklahoma, and bless him, he was anything but lucky at the racetrack. The best that could be said for him was “never close,” – from the chart of his last of four starts, a $7,500 claimer at Remington Park. That being said, he did bring home $89 in earnings.

TruLuck comes from the kind of hard-knock family that don’t make it into Kentucky Derby specials. His dam, Grayfully, won only $40. His full brother, Thermo Baba, managed to win just one race, in a 4 furlong contest at Blue Ribbon Downs, a now-shuttered Oklahoma track. (I’d like to know where Mr. Thermo Baba went next, but I couldn’t find his name anywhere else.)

TruLuck’s probably greatest attribute is that he does want to do things well and he wants to please and he’s quite trainable.”

-Phillip Dutton, 7/24/09, The Daily Interlake

I’ll take several, please.


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