He is the only Kansas horse to have won the Kentucky Derby. The three-year-old colt won it in 1938 in 2 minutes and 4 4/5 seconds.
In 1938, the owner of a chain of clothing stores was pursuing his lifelong interest in thoroughbred horses. Herbert Woolf, heir to the Woolf Bros. clothing business, had established Woolford Farm. One of his early purchases was a stallion named Insco that Woolf bought for $500. He bred the stallion to a mare he called Margaret Lawrence.
In 1935, this gangly racing colt was born.
After winning the Kentucky Derby, this Kansas race horse did not run in the remaining two American Classic Races but he did win the Flamingo Stakes and American Invitation.
He died in 1955.
Question: What was his name?
Answer to Thursday’s question: They are the first in North America known to have hatched without the fertilization of a male. It's called parthenogenesis. In the movie "Jurassic Park," the term was used to explain how female dinosaurs reproduced without males.
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