NIATROSS, p, 2, 1:55.4; 3, 149.1

Super Pac­ing Horse


Per­fec­tion, you catch glimpses of it in sports — a golfer scor­ing a hole-in-one, a pitcher toss­ing a per­fect game or a goalie shut­ting out the oppo­si­tion in hockey.


Whether it is the com­pet­i­tive­ness of a Michael Jor­dan, the focus of Tiger Woods or the cre­ativ­ity of a Wayne Gret­zky — sport is drama and when play­ers or com­peti­tors of this ilk are involved it is usu­ally excit­ing and often breathtaking.


Nia­tross pos­sessed the above-mentioned traits which com­ple­mented his charisma, grace and class — Nia­tross was per­fec­tion in a racehorse.


Nia­tross thrilled har­ness rac­ing fans as he stormed across North Amer­ica in 1979 and 1980 smash­ing World, Stakes and Track Records wher­ever he ven­tured and leav­ing a legacy in our sport which has not been approached since.


These pages are my trib­ute to that legacy.