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Native Tribe ran 109 times and earned over $500,000 before retiring at the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation.

After 109 starts, a forgotten OTTB gets his due

Native Tribe raced up and down the claiming ranks from 1994 until 2003, never staying long with any owner, but always trying for the win, even after he once fell hard in the dirt at Belmont Park. When it was all said and done, the big chestnut gelding raced 109 times for a succession of more than 10 owners and earned skyward of half-a-million dollars before his final race at Philadelphia Park in March 2003. He earned 20 firsts, 20 seconds and 20 thirds as a hardscrabble fighter who raced 18 more times after clipping heels at Belmont Park in June […]