"He's coming into his own. He's no longer in the role of rabbit, and he's a high-level horse in and of himself. We always knew he was a good horse."
Hanzly Albina, racing manager for Four Roses Thoroughbreds, on Mr. Umphrey winning the Longfellow Stakes at Monmouth Park. Mr. Umphrey used to be run as a rabbit for stablemates Diamond Stripes and Silver Wagon.
Mr. Umphrey Takes Longfellow Stakes (If you love me you will click the link and read the story about my little Jules colt. You may also notice that there is no mention of us buying him as a weanling and selling him as a yearling, but hey, who needs all that fame?)