Two-time champion sprinter Roy H (More Than Ready) will take up residence in the Hall of Champions at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, becoming the first to join the Hall since the passing of Funny Cide, Point Given and Go For Gin.
Raced by Rockingham Ranch and David Bernsen, Roy H first gained national prominence in 2017, capping a three-race winning streak with a 2 1/2-length victory in Belmont's GII True North S. in his first start outside of California. He added wins in the GI Santa Anita Sprint Championship and defeated Imperial Hint (Imperialism) and Mind Your Biscuits (Posse) in that year's GI Breeders' Cup Sprint to secure his first Eclipse Award.
His 2018 campaign was a virtual carbon copy of the previous year's, as he won the Sprint Championship and the Sprint, this time defeating a future winner in the form of Whitmore (Pleasantly Perfect). He was also third in that year's G1 Dubai Golden Shaheen and retired with a record of 23-10-5-2 and earnings in excess of $3.1 milion.
He became a stable pony for trainer Peter Miller, who became his owner.
“Roy H was a once-in-a-lifetime horse,” said Miller. “He was the best sprinter of his generation, winning back-to-back Breeders' Cup Sprints and Eclipse Awards. He was a joy to train and be around–all class, all the time. I look forward to visiting him at the Kentucky Horse Park.”