“Godfather” Racehorse Khartoum Finally Put Out to Stud
May the horse be with you. At least that’s what Victor Woltz is hoping for, and not a repeat of the ugly Khartoum incident of 1945.
BEVERLY HILLS, CA (Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service) — He appeared in what was perhaps the most memorable scene in the motion picture, The Godfather – and he wasn’t even human. Khartoum, the beheaded race horse film producer Jack Woltz intended to put out to stud, was finally given the opportunity to do just that when his bones were exhumed and DNA was used to create several horses.
Khartoum was purchased by Woltz in 1945 for $60,000. Woltz planned on putting the racehorse out to stud to sire champion horses, but he was met with a grizzly death at the hands of Vito Corleone strong arms, Rocco Lampone and Aldo Trapani. A screaming Woltz discovered the horse’s head near the foot of his bed at dawn. A visibly upset Woltz was forced to give up his dream.
But now Woltz’ great grandson Victor, along with two Swiss scientists, have a stable full of baby Khartoums ready to take on the horse racing world.
Dr. Klaus Zeitgeist, one of the two scientists who were able to successfully clone the horses from Khartoum’s DNA feels the offspring will rank among the very finest horses off all-time.
“Secretariat and Man o’ War will have some serious competition when discussing the annals of horse racing history,” said Zeitgeist. “As long as no one comes along and chops their heads off.”
But Victor Woltz downplayed a repeat of the infamous Khartoum slaying.
“We’re thrilled. And I can guarantee you, no one’s going to get to these horses,” said Victor Woltz. Then added in tribute to his great grandfather, “I don’t care how many dago guinea wop greaseball goombahs come out of the woodwork.”
Corey Corleone, the bastard great-great grand nephew of Vito Corleone isn’t so sure.
“I don’t know a dago guinea wop greaseball goombah coming out of the woodwork from my asshole – I’m mainly German-Irish,” said Corleone. “But I can tell you this – this Woltz character better shut his mouth if he knows what’s good for him.”
Those close to the Corleone family don’t put much stock in what Corey Corleone has to say.
“Corey isn’t even officially in the family. He works nights at the checkout counter at a 24-hour Walgreen’s in Yonkers,” said Mitch Hagen, the grandson of Tom Hagen, former consigliere for the Corleone family in the 1940’s. “Woltz has powerful friends these days. Personally, I think Corey’s been sampling too much of the Durazanil in the stock room. He’s the one who needs to shut his mouth.”
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