Laffit Pincay, Jr. up". A study of Champion
two-year-old filly, “Landaluce”, this format was chosen to show the
personality of the horse and the confidence of the rider in the
Landaluce captured the public's heart
as an undefeated two-year-old. She broke their hearts when she
suddenly died, on a day meant to have marked her probable sixth
victory celebration in a row. Two weeks later, on a day that might
have marked her seventh, and final, victory of the season, her fans
gathered at her burial at Hollywood Park to pay final tribute to the
courageous filly -- one of the most memorable runners of all time.
Every superlative in the books has
been used to describe the brilliant two-year-old
Landaluce. In her first
time on the track, Landaluce
startled the racing world by breaking her maiden by seven
lengths in 1:08 1/5 for the six furlongs. She raced into history
with a series of stakes wins, hitting her stride with remarkable
victories of 21, 6 1/2, 10, and 2 lengths in flawless execution.
No California-based two-year-old had
ever won an Eclipse Award before
Landaluce. A daughter of
1977 Horse of the Year and Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew, out of
that great horse's first crop of foals,
widespread attention and interest. She was a fitting daughter of the
famed Seattle Slew, showing early ability and the same blazing speed
that characterized her sire.
After five wins,
Landaluce was clearly
racing toward an outstanding destiny, but it wasn't the kind anyone
could have predicted. For on Nov 28, 1982, the classy little filly
died of pneumonia. Death took her suddenly, but not before she had
crossed the line, which separates merely great horses from legends.
With her unbroken string of wins,
Landaluce had already
skyrocketed into the public's hearts and affection as one of the top
performers of all time.
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