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Sagamore Farm

Updated: Wednesday, July 31 2013, 04:07 PM EDT

The Sagamore Racing Speaker Series welcomed sportswriter John Eisenberg last night to give a talk on famous racehorse Native Dancer. Against a backdrop of the rolling hills and white wooden fences of Sagamore Farm in the Green Spring Valley, Eisenberg (who was a staff sportswriter at The Sun for 23 years) related tales of his research in the writing of his book, "Native Dancer: The Grey Ghost-- Hero of a Golden Age." The farm, now owned by Under Armour's Kevin Plank, was long-owned by Alfred G. Vanderbilt II, and was home to Native Dancer, the early-1950s racing sensation who retired with a record of 21 wins in 22 starts over a three-year career. After a brief book-signing and meet-and-greet with the author, the 50 or so guests adjourned to an outdoor patio as the sun was beginning to set over the valley to listen to Eisenberg's stories and interesting anecdotes about the writing of the book and the history of the farm. Among the crowd were Mike Fishman of Quarry Wine & Spirits and Sue Kinney. Afterward, guests sampled cake and wandered the grounds. Our crew chose to cap off the evening at The Oregon Grille, just a patch down the road.


(Shown above: Sagamore Farm.)

Sagamore Farm


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