On the elevator ride from the clubhouse to the winner's circle, Chirkinian did his best to calm his partners down. "Now, for God's sake," he said, "let's walk to the winner's circle with a modicum of dignity."
Yes, said everyone, that's the thing. Dignity. Show a little class.
"So, of course," said Chirkinian later, "when the doors opened it looked like a cavalry charge out of there."
The Red Brick Stable has received at least one feeler for Ring for Nurse for a quarter of a million dollars. Both Le Vine and Chirkinian say they are too involved to sell now, but Levy still may sell his share—for $75,000. The colt will go back into training later this fall, says Le Vine, but he may not race again until the Florida season this winter.
"I want to take my time with him," said Le Vine recently as he watched Ring for Nurse being walked near his barn.
At that moment the colt turned, and the sunshine caught his gleaming coat just the right way.
"You know," said Le Vine, with a smile, "he does sort of look like Majestic prince, doesn't he?"