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Forego tells the story of the great gelding whose grit and determination on the racetrack captured the hearts of racing fans across the country. Forego raced from the age of three through age eight, winning 34 of his 57 career starts. He earned a record eight Eclipse Awards, the highest honor in horse racing, including three Horse of the Year titles from 1974 to 1976. During his Horse of the Year seasons, Forego became renowned for carrying heavy weights in races, carrying 130 pounds or more in 24 stakes or top-class races. He was elected to the Racing Hall of Fame in 1979.
Forego follows the gelding from his beginnings, through his early years on the track, including his effort in Secretariat's Kentucky Derby, and on to stardom. The book looks at Forego's retirement from racing and his life at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, where fans could visit him until his death in 1997. Author Bill Heller also weaves in the stories of Forego's owner, Martha Gerry, and his primary trainers Sherrill Ward and Frank Y. Whiteley, both of whom were inducted into the Racing Hall of Fame.

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