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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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Some Good News, Some Not So Good

Apologies for the lack of updates this week; I’m about to start a new job and so it’s been a bit hectic.

I’ve been looking for more details on Afleet Alex’s hernia surgery — it sounds as though all went well, but I am curious to know if this was a known issue or [...]

Why Does The Blood-Horse Hate Kenny Mayne?

Although my most recent issue of The Blood-Horse finally has a letter defending Kenny Mayne, I have to wonder who at the publication has it in for him. It seems each issue has at least one letter complaining about him (often in what might best be described as a poorly-crafted attempt at satire) or [...]

Lost in the Fog

As has been widely reported, Lost in the Fog had to be put down on September 17th. There are a number of nice stories, of course, and Wire to Wire had a nice montage today. The official medical statement can be found here. Calder and Golden Gate Fields both put out press [...]

Big Round-Up

Cacique looked great in the Man O’ War with some fine efforts from Go Deputy and Showing Up as well. Showing Up did stumble slightly at the start and looked a little rank early on, but I’d say this bodes well for his future against top-class turf horses. Coming in a few jumps [...]

Turf, Turf and More Turf

This weekend’s Man o’ War marks Showing Up’s first outing against older horses, and it’s quite a field – Cacique, Go Deputy and Relaxed Gesture are all pointed toward the race as well. With this much talent in the turf division, both the Breeders’ Cup Turf and Filly & Mare Turf (with Ouija Board [...]

Spa Upsets

Well, I did say I was looking forward to Second of June, right? And I semi-called Pomeroy (right)…if only I’d bet on them. I admit I would not have come up with Premium Tap to win the Woodward, but I was pleased to see Second of June get up there for second. [...]

The Woodward

The Woodward is shaping up to be a good race on paper, although it could certainly be quite a washout if Ernesto has anything to say about it. If Flower Alley is back to his usual self, he should be tough to beat, although the same might be said of Sun King. Funny [...]