Today’s Throwback takes us back to 2010 to Gordon & Illa Rumpel and A Special Lady.
Gord and Illa were very special Standardbred owners in Alberta, campaigning not one, but two World Champion and Hall of Fame horses On The Road Again and Matts Scooter. Gord loved the business and the competition of owning race horses, and Illa loved the horses, finding something special about every one in the barn. Their homebred filly A Special Lady was named for Illa, and she went on to win 27 races and over $355,000.
The Gord Rumpel Memorial Open is Sunday at Century Downs.