OLD ENGLISH RANCHO
While Johnston and partner Ted Tepper unwaveringly followed their blueprint, there were tough, lean times and general uncertainty. This feature chronicles Old English Rancho's acquisition of FLEET NASRULLAH, which changed its fortunes and led to its prosperity in the early 1970's. The rollercoaster ride continued, with the untimely death of Johnston, downturn of business in the area, and a relocation of Old English Rancho to Sanger, CAlifornia. After a tragedy in 2005, their fortunes took a positive swing a year later when ACCLAMATION was born.
Despite a slow start in his racing career, ACCLAMATION gradually reached his potential in 2010 and 2011, and Old English Rancho reached its pinnacle when ACCLAMATION, a horse they bred and owned in partnership, earned a 2011 Older Male Eclipse Award after a brilliant season for trainer Don Warren. He was also recognized as Cal-bred Horse of the Year for 2011.
Numerous interviews were conducted with the Johnston family, as well as Mary Fleming Simon, the Eclipse Award-winning author of The History of the Thoroughbred in California.
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|Category:||U.S. & Canadian Flat Racing|