Saturday, November 14, 2009

Chrysaor Works at Hollywood Park for Trainer Ron Ellis

I caught a video of Chrysaor, a colt by Fusaichi Pegasus, as he worked at Hollywood Park Friday morning for trainer Ron Ellis. Chrysaor was timed in :36.8 for the 3-furlong work.

Curiosity about the colt's unusual name led me to do a little research, and it seems he is quite aptly named. The son of the great Fusaichi Pegasus bears the same name as the brother of Pegasus in Greek mythology.

According to Greek mythology, Chrysaor was the son of Medusa and the god Poseidon. Medusa, a mortal, was killed by Perseus, who cut off her head. According to myth, from the blood that ran from her neck sprang Chrysaor and Pegasus, her two offspring by Poseidon. Chrysaor was typically represented as a giant, but he has also been depicted as a winged boar.

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