It should be clear by this time … that Busher has as good a chance to take the best three-year-old colts as Gallorette.
“The Deadly Demoiselles” by Tasker Ogle, Turf and Sport Digest, September 1945
Before those words were written, the three-year-old Busher, bred by E.R. Bradley’s Idle Hour Farm, had already beaten not only the colts of her generation but also older males, too, in both the Washington Park and Arlington Handicaps. Her sophomore campaign, with a record of 13-10-2-1 and earnings of $273,735, was good enough to net her two champion titles in 1945: three-year-old filly and Horse of the Year. This followed in the footsteps of Twilight Tear, who’d accomplished the same the previous year.
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