When New York Governor David Paterson presented the Trophy to Nick Zito, trainer of this year’s Belmont Stakes Winner, he mentioned that his great grandfather had been a farrier for H.P. Whitney, and had put the shoes on Upset, the only horse to defeat the great Man O’War. In her blog, Fran Jurga wote a nice piece that talks about how the benefits of that win resulted in benefits to the Gibbs family that helped to set in motion the success that Governor Paterson has achieved.
Fran Jurga’s “HoofBlog”: Up-to-the Minute News from Hoofcare & Lameness Journal: What Would Mr. Gibbs Say About Big Brown’s Feet? Horseshoes Mean Something to New York’s New Governor