The hardest of hard knockers
The son of Smile, "Swannie" is perhaps our most deserving retiree. The hardest of hard knockers, he managed 8 wins in 81 lifetime starts but had 16 places and 15 shows and earnings of $64,715. Swannie's last race, at 15, came on August 11, 2004.
He is primarily sponsored by novelist Leslie Epstein, head of the graduate program in creative writing at Boston College, even though our Swan is missing one of Proust's Swann's "n's." Leslie's father and uncle, Philip G. and Julius J. Epstein, wrote "Casablanca," among other movies. His son, Theo, is the General Manager of the Boston Red Sox. His daughter, Anya, was the head writer and a producer of "Homicide: Life on the Street" and his son-in-law, Dan Futterman, was nominated for an Oscar for "Capote." We're trying to get Leslie to retire to Old Friends. You can't fault Leslie or Swannie's bloodlines.
Modified On: 9/11/2012
SWAN'S WAY's Info:
Bred in the Virgin Islands by Paul Mellon. Foaled Feb 3, 1989
81 Starts, 8 Wins, 16 Places, 15 Shows. Career Earnings: $64,715
Racing Owner: John J. Manning
Trainers: Robert E. Manning, Kathleen A. Manning
Raced at: Suffolk Downs, Rockingham, and 2 races at Brockton Fair
Competed through the age of 15
Joined Old Friends December 2005