Known affectionately as “Skippy,” Skip Away was one of the most popular horses of his era. He was so successful on the track that he was inducted into the Thoroughbred racing Hall of Fame in 2004 but his popularity was enhanced by his humble beginnings, gray coat, and the charm of his owner and trainer Carolyn and Sonny Hine. Statistically, Skip Away qualified as great—nearly $10-million in earnings, a string of victories at the highest level including the 1997 Breeders’ Cup Classic at Hollywood Park, and 18 victories in 38 starts during a four-year campaign throughout North America. The sites of his biggest victories included New York, New Jersey, Kentucky, Ohio, California, Massachusetts, Maryland, and Canada. After earning Eclipse Award at ages three and four, he was honored with the Horse of the Year title at age five in final season in 1998.