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Some Pictures of Our Favorites...the Greys

 

RIP....The "Grey Gladiator" .. ADMIRALS EXPRESS
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(a clive cohen photo)

That coat color, and the gritty way he had of wearing down his competition, week after week after week, also made him a fan favorite, instantly recognizable to even the most casual racing fan. Former Woodbine race-caller Frank Salive dubbed the gelding “The Grey Gladiator” and the moniker stuck as Admiral's Express continued to rake in purses. By the time the horse retired (for the first time) in 2006, he had complied more than $1.6 million in purses and had scored 14 sub-1:50 victories.

Admiral's Express was honored with a special retirement ceremony at Woodbine, amid much hoopla, but a year and a half later, the gelding, then 12, was back in harness. Hales maintained he wasn’t content in retirement, and indeed Admiral's Express returned to racing with all of the gusto he ever had, but many fans were dismayed to see the old champion struggle to remain competitive, despite a significant drop in class.

He did manage four wins, from 33 starts, as a 13-year-old, and in January of 2010 Admiral's Express finally retired for good, with earnings of $1,766,644 and a record of 86 wins, 53 seconds, and 44 thirds in 353 lifetime starts.

ADMIRAL'S EXPRESS ....
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formal retirement ceremony at Mohawk Raceway on 5-19-07 (WEG photo)

Read the latest USTA article about The "GREY GLADIATOR" ADMIRALS EXPRESS "GLADIATOR TO GOODWILL AMBASSADOR" read it here ...

The "GREY GLADIATOR" ADMIRAL'S EXPRESS is Honored At Mohawk

ADMIRALS EXPRESS and Luc Ouellette ...
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win the Open Pace at Woodbine on 11-26-05

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FOUR ONE ONE and Jeff Gregory at Vernon on 5-26-09 (Diane Mason photo)

SHAMS BIG GUY and Brett Miller...
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win at the Meadows in July 2011

JAGUAR JET and Billy Parker Jr.
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win the 2010 Edition of the Little Grey Jug at Monticello on 9-28-2010

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GLEN B and Jim Bailey win at Vernon on 7-4-09

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FOUR ONE ONE and Joe Nassimos win the Open Pace at Vernon on 5-2-09 (Fotowon photo)

ROAN SHARK and Mike Merton ...
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win at Monticello on 5-7-09 (Geri Schwarz photo)

WINTER BLISS and John Abbott ...
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win in a lifetime best of 1:55 at Fraser Downs, 11-08

Feys Blitzen Grey(#8)and driver Ricky Macomber Jr.
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win the Grey Ghost Halloween Pacing Derby on 10--30-07 at Indiana Downs in 1:53.4 (cody photo)

KLONDIKE KID ...
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wins the Delaware Special at Dover on 1-14-08 (fotowon photo)

AUTO PILOT and Tim Tetrick ...
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win a $16,500 Pace at Dover Downs on 12-16-07 (foto won photo)

MISS PEMBROKE and Jay Randall ...
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win the featured claiming pace at Saratoga on 4-4-07 (dave oxford photo)

DEFINITELY MAYBE and Jimmy Marohn ...
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win the Grey Jug at Monticello on 11-6-06 (racehorsephoto.com)

MONKEY BONES and Steve Smith ...
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wis a divison of the International Stallion Stake at The Red Mile 2006 (USTA photo)

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FOUR ONE ONE warms up before his qualifier at VERNON DOWNS on 3-30-07 (greystable photo)

The Son of Davids Pass... SAMMYS HONOR
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comes off a warm up mile at the Syracuse Mile (a greystable photo)

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The son of Laag ... BERLEY ... a former terror on the Chicago circuit

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FOREVER LAAG and former trainder/driver Srdan Saric win @ Pompano Park (lap time photo)

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IVE GOT THE LIFE and Dan Cappello Jr. win the FM Open at Saratoga ...

The great Mare of the Meadowlands
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WHITE RUFFLES and Jackie Mo...

a winner of the Woodrow Wilson Pace...
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WHITEFISH FALLS... (a Monica Thors photo)

The Son of Fog Patch ...GREY RIDGE
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at Plainridge...(an Almatt Photo)

The Great Sire of Grey's....
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LAAG and driver Bob Farrington...a USTA photo

World Champion Son of Laag...
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JET LAAG winning the '99 Senior Jug in World Record Time

MO LAAG in 2003 at Plainridge....
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(thanks to Alan Mattison and Almatt Photo)

The 'Grey Gladiator' ... ADMIRALS EXPRESS
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and driver Paul MacDonell with another win at Woodbine

The Roan daughter of Rustler Hanover ...
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ALLS WELL wins a leg of the Niagara Series at Woodbine

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L'ARGENT T and trainer/driver Mark Lancaster on Hambo Day

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CELINE DIJON at Plainridge (photo courtesy of Almatt Photo)

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PETER and driver Kim Crawford win at Vernon Downs

The Roan son of Mr. Preston...
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PRESLASH ... (Conrad Photography-Northfield Park)

LOAN ROAN RANGER and "Dude" Goodblood
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at Plainridge (an Almatt Photo)

LAAG NUT...at Plainridge
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(photo courtesy of Almatt Photo)

All-Time Vernon Downs Favorite....
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LOTTO S COLLINS ...and Howie Okusko Jr winning the Open Trot on 4/26/97 (blazer photo)

and the greatest Grey of all ....
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The IMMORTAL....GREYHOUND.......