Thursday, November 26, 2009

Rest In Peace Ira "Babe" Hanford, 1936 Kentucky Derby Winner

Rest in Peace Ira "Babe" Hanford, winner of the 1936 Kentucky Derby as an 18 year old apprentice on Bold Venture. Ira's brother Carl was Kelso's trainer.

Rest in Peace Ira. For more on Ira's life, here is an AP article from the Washington Post and a nice human interest piece on him as well by Christopher Curry.

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