H.P. Whitney’s Regret

May 8th Celebrates H.P

Today on Days to remember we celebrate how on May 8th 1915, a young filly named H.P. Whitney’s Regret, became the first filly to win the Kentucky Derby.

When it comes to people finding their purpose we come up with some excuses why we can’t improve ourselves, but a little filly named H.P. Whitney’s Regret had proved herself against the odds.

She was foaled at Harry Payne Whitney’s Brookdale Farm in Lincroft, New Jersey. The filly was sired by Broomstick, the 1913-1915 leading sire inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame (son of Ben Brush, also inducted into the Hall of Fame).

Today’s YouTube video brought to you by user name, (The New York Racing Association), gives you a little history of this filly got her name and by whom?

The infamous filly was the horse with no regret.

This was a filly who had won the Kentucky Derby. This was a filly that had faded in traffic in the Preakness. This was a filly facing the racing wisdom that a female horse is five lengths slower than a male horse.

This was a horse with no self doubt, was called the fat yearling, the freak, the filly that “didn’t want to run.”

Within one short year she would establish herself as one of the greatest racehorses to set foot on the track. She won her first ten starts with ease, the perfect champion. But she would never finish her 11th race. The flawless filly, the home track hero, would break down in the stretch during one of the most anticipated match races of all time.

We can learn about ourselves through animals even our pets can bring the goodness out of us, because they know how.

So the next time judges because how you look remember the little filly that on May 8th 1915 became the first filly to win the Kentucky Derby, who despite the odds of her other competitors being the better horse, became the horse with no regrets.

Written & Designed by JD Mitchell


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