What's In A Name: Iron Men of Metz


Mahoning Valley | Conrad Photo


IRON MEN OF METZ (Added Edge) won on this side of the Atlantic at Mahoning Valley, and ARNOUL OF METZ (Kyllachy {GB}) won at “caput mundi” Wolverhampton in England. The “Iron Men of Metz” is the nickname given to the 95th Infantry Division of the US Army, who battled the Germans in WW2 to liberate and defend the French town in November 1944, through heavy and costly fighting, sometimes in house-to-house fashion–while Arnoul (582-645) was the mythical bishop of Metz in the dark middle ages of Merovingian times–and also an ancestor to the one and only Holy Roman Emperor, Charlemagne.

8th-Mahoning Valley, $29,000, (S), 1-4, (NW1X), 3yo/up, 6f, 1:14.62, gd, 1/2 length.
IRON MEN OF METZ (g, 4, Added Edge–Ur Alwaysonmymind, by Grand Reward) Lifetime Record: 13-4-2-1, $71,641. O-Michael J. Annechino; B-Raimonde Farms LTD (OH); T-Jeffrey A. Radosevich.

2nd-Wolverhampton, £5,593, Cond, 1-4, 3yo/up, 5f 21y (AWT), 1:01.86, st.
ARNOUL OF METZ (GB) (g, 6, Kyllachy {GB}–Appointee {Ire}, by Exceed and Excel {Aus}) Lifetime Record: 19-2-2-2, $12,147.
O-D Forrester; B-Peter Spiller (GB); T-Luke McJannet. *6,000gns 4yo '19 TATAH.

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