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Started 6/4/12 by Derby132; 58150 views.
Derby132

From: Derby132

6/29/12

I believe more are like that than not, I know I've seen it is that way at my local track....and that's small.
LindaVA3

From: LindaVA3

7/9/12

Neat story in our paper today about one of this year's HOF inductees, Planet, and his local connection.

The great Secretariat was inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 1974, a year after his remarkable Triple Crown run.

Secretariat's Hanover County neighbor, Planet, another historically significant horse, has had to wait a little longer for the same honor.

How much longer? Well, servants at the old Bullfield plantation used to hide Planet in the woods whenever Union soldiers came around.

http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/state-news/2012/jul/09/tdmet01-lohmann-a-great-hanover-county-horse-final-ar-2042750/

Derby132

From: Derby132

7/9/12

OMG that is an awesome story!!! 
LindaVA3

From: LindaVA3

7/9/12

I thought you'd like it!!
Derby132

From: Derby132

7/9/12

I love it Linda!   Love that they are inducting a pre-Civil war horse into the HOF!  The story is amazing.  And amazing that Planet survived the Civil War.  Also really cool about the train that ran past that Viriginia plantation back then to Saratoga.  Need one of those to get you and Greybird up here, lol.
gerchgo

From: gerchgo

7/9/12

What a wonderful story! Too bad the horse, and its' history got lost all these years. So glad The Meadows was written, so this horse and his story could come to light!

ger

LindaVA3

From: LindaVA3

7/9/12

Actually it does still run LOL.  We know a couple here in Richmond that go to Saratoga every year and take the train, not sure where they end up in NY though.  Albany? 

It really is amazing Planet wasn't spirited off by either side. 

LindaVA3

From: LindaVA3

7/9/12

I know, it's very cool that their research on the Meadow led them to rediscover Planet :)
Derby132

From: Derby132

7/9/12

Right to Saratoga Springs.  That would be a neat way to travel.

http://tickets.amtrak.com/itd/amtrak

LindaVA3

From: LindaVA3

7/9/12

Oh neat, I didn't realize it went right to Saratoga.  Yes it's certainly better than driving!
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