Over the next couple of weeks, The Racing Biz will celebrate the holiday season by sharing a few of our (and your) favorite pictures, articles, and videos from 2013. Our folks have been on the spot for many of the most important racing days of the mid-Atlantic season and have come up with compelling words and images to tell the tales they’ve heard and seen. We hope you’ll enjoy them…
Horses typically follow a predictable career sequence: they improve during the early part of their careers, plateau, and then gradually decline. And then there’s Immortal Eyes: the eight year-old son of Greatness, whose career seemed to be following exactly that path, suddenly blossomed during the second half of 2013 en route to the best year of an already productive career. He won the Mr. Prospector and the Teddy Drone at Monmouth and then put the exclamation point on the season with a devastating six-length win in the sloppy Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash at Laurel Park. With over $425,000 in earnings this year, Immortal Eyes is now up to more than $1.1 million in his career.