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Zippy Chippy Dead at 31

Edited Press Release Zippy Chippy, horse racing's most loveable loser, has died. A retiree at Old Friends at Cabin Creek in Greenfield Center, NY., a satellite of Kentucky's Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement, the son of Compliance was 31. Campaigned by owner-trainer Felix Montserrate--who acquired the horse in 1995 by trading a Ford Truck--Zippy is known more for losing races than winning them. In 100 starts, he never crossed the finish line first. But he earned fame in other ways--for being cantankerous and for putting on carnival exhibitions where he once...

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Will's Way Passes Away at Old Friends Cabin Creek

Will's Way (Easy Goer--Willamae, by Tentam), whose racing career was highlighted by a hard-fought victory in the 1996 GI Travers S., passed away Dec. 24 at Old Friends at Cabin Creek in Greenfield Center, NY. He was just over a week shy of celebrating his 28th birthday. Campaigned by Rudlein Stable and trained by H. James Bond, Will's Way didn't begin his career until early in his sophomore season, but was a neck second to GI Preakness S. hero Louis Quatorze (Sovereign Dancer) in the GII Jim Dandy S. at...

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