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Racehorses in History

June: Fairy Chant
b. 1937
Why: A champion at 3 and 4, Fairy Chant won the Beldame twice. She was in the money for 26 of her 42 races.

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Well, we finally know who bought the very colorful Trust N Luck filly; I had thought one of the color-breeding farms might go for her (although the genetics behind her particular pattern are apparently unusual even for white thoroughbreds), but she was bought by Naveed Chowhan, who also owns Red Cherries Spin, one of this year’s Oaks starters (my longshot, in fact, which is probably what doomed her trip). I suspect this means we are more likely to actually see her race than we would have been had she been bought specifically for her color, which is good news in my book. The average price at this year’s Fasig-Tipton July sale set a new record; the highest-priced yearling was a Forestry colt who sold for $1.2 million.

In Barbaro news, the NY Times has an article describing how his hoof will need to re-grow. Sports Illustrated enumerates the reasons why the average fan has connected with Barbaro’s plight. Dr. Richardson reminds ESPN that we are ‘in a marathon‘ at this point.

Injuries to other horses are altering the landscape of the later summer races; Jazil is out until October due to a bruised cannon bone. Sweetnorthernsaint is also off until the autumn — while not physically injured, it sounds as though he just seems tired. Bernardini is still aiming for the Jim Dandy at this point.

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2 comments to De Colores

  • kentucky joe

    Very interesting post. Thanks for the links as I found this statement really intriguing “.. With family ties back to Buckpasser and Bold Ruler, there have been no white Thoroughbreds registered in her lineage on either the sire or dam side.”

  • Tote Board Brad

    Good point, KJ. I think she looks like the milk man.

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