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Is Spectacular Bid One of the Greatest Ever?

POSTED: December 13, 2021

Next up on Past The Wire’s “Author’s Corner” is Peter Lee’s fabulous book about Hall of Famer Spectacular Bid. The Bid won two-thirds of the...

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RIP Ronnie Franklin

POSTED: March 9, 2018

Ronnie Franklin, who won the 1979 Kentucky Derby and Preakness aboard Spectacular Bid, passed away at 58 years old. Ronnie lost the mount on Spectacular...



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