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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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Turf News and Another Lawsuit

Nobiz Like Shobiz has at least one more engagement this year; he’s headed to the Hollywood Derby (won by fellow Barclay Tagg trainee Showing Up last year). Talented mare Dance Away Capote will be joining Nobiz Like Shobiz on his trip west as she makes a run at the Matriarch. Tagg notes that Showing Up has recently returned to training.

Sticking with the turf, the news is in that Dalvina will remain in the US with Graham Motion; she was previously in the care of Ed Dunlop, perhaps best known in the US for handling Ouija Board. Dalvina, who seems to prefer quite firm turf, will be pointed toward the La Prevoyante at Calder in December.

The European press has been weighing in on Michael Dickinson’s retirement from training; Sporting Life recaps the careers of some of his best horses, particularly his ‘Famous Five’ who finished in that order in the 1983 Cheltenham Gold Cup. While on the subject of steeplechasing, it should be mentioned that iron horse McDynamo is aiming to collect another Colonial Cup win on Sunday.

Finally, there’s yet another Curlin-related lawsuit, this one filed on behalf of Kenny McPeek. It sounds a bit more straightforward than your average Curlin-related lawsuit, which is saying something.

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