Peter Blum

Authentic's Flawless Start Rings True to Blum

Authentic has already carved one significant milestone for his sire, his debut success at Del Mar last November having qualified Into Mischief as the first North American stallion to accumulate 200 individual winners in a calendar year. If he can also become a Classic winner, however, he will need a chapter to himself in the Spendthrift phenomenon's epic tale. Because the rise of Into Mischief, sealed by a first general sires' championship in 2019, has primarily been powered by speed. As his books have gained in quality, the last big...

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Letter to the Editor: Peter Blum

PETER BLUM I learned the sad news about Tommy Trotter's death in the TDN and wanted to pass along a few comments.  At 93, his death shouldn't have come as a surprise, but it did. Tommy Trotter was timeless! Tom Robbins was spot on in remembering Jimmy Kilroe when talking about Tommy. Trotter was the greatest racing secretary and one of the finest gentlemen I have ever known. Kilroe, who worked closely in New York with Trotter before moving to California, was the consummate professional. I was just a kid...

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