HOLY BULL was the fifteenth favorite in a row to not win the Derby. He finished 12th in a field of 15. It was not the end of his career by any means, just a blip in a string of wins to follow - the Met, the Haskell, the Travers, and the Woodward. He took them all.
GO FOR GIN on the other hand followed his Derby victory with a strong of seconds in the Preakness and Belmont. There would be no 1994 Triple Crown winner, nor would there be one for many more years to come. He ran in some big races, but didn't finish well in the Woodward or the Jockey Club Gold Cup and finished eighth in the Breeders' Cup Classic before dropping class.
He was retired at four due to an injury. He was in the money 14 of 19 starts with lifetime earnings of $1,380,866. He started his stud career at Claiborne Farm before moving to Bonita Farm in Maryland. His greatest foal was $3 million earner ALBERT THE GREAT. He stood for 17 seasons with 227 winners and 18 stakes winners out of 443 named foals.
When his time in the breeding shed was over, William Boniface, owner of Bonita Farm, donated him to the Kentucky Horse Park where he now lives in a living museum of horses, bringing joy to us horse racing fans. He shares a small barn in the park with other horse racing greats including POINT GIVEN, DA HOSS and FUNNY CIDE. When I visited the first time, the legend of legends, CIGAR, lived in the paddock across from him.
This past weekend he celebrated his 30th birthday and is the oldest living Kentucky Derby winner. I have been fortunate to get to visit him there twice - once in 2011 and then again this past summer in July 2020.