BEST PAL winning the first running of the Grade 1 Pacific Classic at the Del Mar Racetrack

TVG Feature on $5,668,245 earner Best Pal

Source: TVG

TVG profiles multiple Grade 1 winner and earner of $5.6m, Best Pal whose career Gayle Van Leer managed for John and Betty Mabee’s Golden Eagle Farm. The Grade 2 Best Pal Stakes for 2yr olds, run annually at the Del Mar Racetrack, is named in honor of this fan favorite who raced  through his 7yr old year.

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Thoroughbred Royal FJ begins his second career as a show horse

11-Year Old Royal FJ, Retired Sound this Past October Makes Stunning Apperance at Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show

Source: Santa Anita Press Release

RACING ROYALTY—In his first-ever horse show appearance, 11-year-old Royal F J (Gayle Van Leer yearling purchase), who was retired sound this past October with nine wins from 102 starts (read about him making his milestone 100th start) and earnings of $568,150 made a stunning appearance this past Saturday at the Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show at Galway Downs.

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