There were two "winner's circle" presentations after Brass Hat won the Sycamore at Keeneland, the traditional one for stakes held on the turf course and an impromptu one in Keeneland's regular race grandstand winner's circle, where Calvin was aboard bareback because Brass Hat had been unsaddled. The 2nd photo included friends, family and fans who have followed Brass Hat for such a long time.
FLASHBACK: February 4, 2006 - "The rain did not concern me at all," the trainer said. "This horse will run over anything. He could run up I-95 or go run in the snow. I was glad to see the strong pace, and when he got to third,
I felt pretty confident. I told my dad, 'We got it now.' I can't describe this. It's a dream ... just a dream for my Dad, for me, and for everyone who has been involved with this horse."
- Buff Bradley in The Blood-Horse on Brass Hat's first G1 win, $500,000 G1 DONN HANDICAP at Gulfstream Park
BRASS HAT's recent results -
October 21, 2010 - WINNER of the G3 Sycamore Stakes, 1 mile 1/2 TURF
September 6, 2010 - 2nd in the Cliff Guilliams Handicap, 1 mile 1/16 TURF
May 22, 2010 - 3rd in the Louisville Handicap, 1 mile 1/2 TURF
April 23, 2010 - 2nd in the G2 Fifth Third Elkhorn Stakes, 1 mile 1/2 TURF
September 7, 2009 - 2nd in the Stars and Stripes Turf Handicap, 1 mile 1/2 TURF
August 15, 2009 - 3rd in the G1 $500,000 Sword Dancer Invitational, 1 mile 1/2 TURF
4th of July 2009 - 3rd in the G1 $750,000 United Nations Stakes, 1 mile 3/8 TURF
May 23, 2009 - WINNER of the Louisville Handicap, 1 mile 1/2 TURF!