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2007 January | Superfectablog v3.0

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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Retail Therapy?

Perhaps, gentle reader, you are at a loss as to how you might best commemorate Barbaro. You’ve already made a donation to the Barbaro Fund or perhaps the Laminits Fund, but now you are looking for something tangible to keep and display at home.

Luckily for you, any number of retailers are there to support [...]

No Title Needed

It was a tough day at work yesterday, both on a practical level (simply keeping our servers up was a challenge) and of course emotionally. Some of the better articles I have come across include this one by Jane Smiley and Beyer’s commentary is worth a read as well. Meghan O’Rourke’s piece for [...]

Normal Service Resumes

Apologies for the dearth of posts lately, I’ve been out of town and then very, very busy (and I don’t even get free press passes anymore, so that slows me down). The Eclipse Awards were as you would expect — no real news to report there.

I am very much looking forward to Sweetnorthernsaint’s return [...]

And So It Begins…Again

Steven Haskin has written his first list of Triple Crown contenders for 2007. On the whole, his list has the horses you would expect – Nobiz Like Shobiz, Circular Quay, Hard Spun and Street Sense are all legitimate names to bandy about at this point. He also mentions Belgravia as an up-and-comer — I [...]

Local Color

Hard Spun faces off against Teuflesberg on the 13th in the Lecomte Stakes in his first foray outside the local area. In my opinion they are an intriguing matchup: three-year-olds who happen to be approaching this race from opposite ends of the spectrum — Hard Spun has never had to work too hard [...]

Turn Around, Bright Eyes

I’ve had ample time to consider my Eclipse Award would-be votes; now that we have finalists, here are my thoughts:

Steeplechase: McDynamo — I’m not sure why they bothered putting anyone else as a finalist, we know he’s the one.

Older Male: Looks like Invasor. If only we had more older males to consider…

Breeder: I think [...]

Happy New Year

It’s January, we officially have a new crop of three-year-olds, so that means it’s Wild Derby Speculation Season. Soldier’s Dancer won the Tropical Park Derby as expected although it doesn’t sound as though the race was particularly notable otherwise — unlike last year. We’ll have to wait a few more weeks before things [...]