01/04/2008 1:00AM

Editor's note


An article and an accompanying chart in Wednesday's editions about the death of Louis Wolfson misstated the postseason award earned by Raise a Native, an undefeated 2-year-old colt raced by Wolfson in 1963.

The article and chart noted that Raise a Native was champion 2-year-old male for 1963, but that contention appears to be flawed. The reporting for the article was based on records kept by The Jockey Club, which lists Raise a Native as that year's juvenile champion. In fact, no recognized voting body lists Raise a Native as a champion. The 1963 polls by Daily Racing Form and Thoroughbred Racing Associations - the two recognized voting bodies at the time - list Hurry to Market as the 2-year-old male champion. Raise a Native was the topweighted 2-year-old at 126 pounds on the Experimental Handicap Ratings of 1964, which were based on form established by 2-year-olds of 1963 and were devised by Thomas E. Trotter, handicapper for The Jockey Club and the New York Racing Association. Also, Raise a Native was named best 2-year-old of 1963 by Turf and Sport Digest in a poll of turf writers. But those two criteria have never been used to determine 2-year-old championships in North America.