From 2001 through 2005, Discreet Hero competed in 49 races, 31 of them stakes. He won the Alydar S and Round Table (G3) at Arlington in 2001, earned stakes seconds and thirds in 2002 and 2003, and again achieved stakes victories in 2004 in the Mountaineer Mile, and the Prairie Bayou at Turfway.
Honour and Glory - Tapstress, by Desert Wine | 1998 Gelding -
In 2005 he captured the Tejano Run S at Turfway, as well as the Slipton Fell H and Fall H at Mountaineer. Discreet Hero earned his third consecutive victory and fourth in seven career starts – all this year – in the $125,000 Round Table Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-olds. The son of Honour and Glory completed the 1 1/8 miles in 1:49.73 on a fast track to earn the 1 1/4-length win.
Jockey Shane Laviolette remarked, "He was sitting comfortably and when I asked him, he made a great move." That‘s how the Blood-Horse online recognized the up-and-coming Hero in July 2001.
The notice was well-deserved. In all, Hero competed at stakes level for an impressive five successful years, earning $681,591.
At Old Friends, he does join old friends—Discreet Hero once raced against fellow residents Bonapaw and Danthebluegrassman, as well as Balto Star, one of Glitterman‘s best sons, and Just Like Jimmy, one of The Name‘s Jimmy‘s. We feel honored to give this outstanding athlete the dignified retirement he has earned. He is, indeed, a real Hero.
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Modified On: 10/31/2012
DISCREET HERO's Info:
Bred in KY by Paul H. & Cynthia Busby. Foaled March 13, 1998
49 Starts, 13 Wins, 6 Places, 7 Shows. Career Earnings: $
Racing Owners: Paul & Cynthia Busby, Albert M. Stall, Jr., others
Trainers: Albert Stall, Ron Ellis, Bernard Flint
Biggest wins: Round Table S (G3) at Arlington Park 2001, Alydar S at Arlington 2001, Mountaineer Mile 2004, Prairie Bayou S at Turfway Park 2004, Tejano Run S at Turfway 2005, Slipton Fell H at Mountaineer Park 2005, Fall S at Mountaineer 2005.
Other notable races: 3rd in the Hanshin (G3) in 2002, 2nd in the Mardi Gras H 2003.
Interesting trivia: Competed against Danthebluegrassman and Bonapaw, as well as Glitterman's son Balto Star.
Joined Old Friends spring 2009