The Meyerhoff family paid $37,000 for Spectacular Bid, and they picked a winner. He was a champion in each of his racing seasons, an accomplishment he shared with fellow Hall of Fame members, Tom Fool and Native Dancer.
Spectacular Bid's most important achievements at 2 included a 15 length victory in the World's Playground Stakes and a record-setting Laurel Futurity. At 3 Spectacular Bid was unbeaten through the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, but finished third in the Belmont Stakes. He later won the Marlboro and the Meadowlands Cup. Spectacular Bid finished his career with an unbeaten season in which he set four track records, swept California's Strub series, won the Washington Park Handicap, set a career earnings record, and was voted Horse of the Year.
Spectacular Bid was inducted in the Hall of Fame in 1982.
Racing experts and handicappers Tom Amello and Jeff Carle review and analyze the field for the upcoming Kentucky Derby and Triple Crown series.
The Museum will host its 23rd annual student art show Horsing Around with the Arts for grades 8-12 in the von Stade Gallery.
The Museum will be closed to the public all day due for the Derby Party fundraiser.
The Museum will close at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 5 in preparation for the Derby Party fundraiser on May 6th, from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
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