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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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Holiday Hiatus Interruptus

A few brief notes before a return to holiday silence until the new year…there’s a commentary in the Blood-Horse about Fairmount Park (where, as I’m sure you recall, every 18 minutes, the place goes crazy). It seems that the ever-struggling track is cutting their racing season from 90 days to 60; while on the [...]

Curlin’s Future Decided?

The rumor is out that a decision has been made regarding Curlin’s future; since it will likely involve ongoing litigation no matter what, here’s hoping he’ll be in training in 2008. There have certainly been enough retirements this week; Citronnade headed off to the farm after her most recent G1 win in the Dahlia [...]

Weekend at Calder

This weekend’s La Prevoyante sees Dalvina back in action for her second US start; she’ll be facing some competition from PA-bred Redaspen (only off the board four times in 23 lifetime starts) and the Chilean-bred Eres Magica, who seemed to snap back into her previous good South American-form in her most recent race (setting a [...]

Dirt Marathon Conspiracy Theory

While thinking further about the new Breeders’ Cup Dirt Marathon, I began to wonder if it was an attempt (at least in the short term) to create a marquee race for Premium Tap. I know I’d like to see him race at least a few more times in the US (even though officially he’s [...]

I’ve Got A Hunch I’m Gonna Be King

So, how did we do here at Superfecta HQ in this weekend’s installment of the Winter of Our Discontent Challenge? Really shockingly badly, that’s how:

Sunny Issues – At least Snow Cone hit the boardLA Champions Sprint – Tortuga Straits did likewise.Hollywood Turf Cup – In real life, I [...]

Brief Digressions

Prompted somewhat by reading Bill Bryson’s quick and entertaining little Shakespeare biography, I’ve entered the DRF’s Winter of Our Discontent Challenge. A small aside is in order here – the Shakespeare title is part of a series called Eminent Lives – something of a modern take on Aubrey’s Brief Lives, which I naturally [...]

Meanwhile, In Hong Kong…

Sunday is the big day for Miss Andretti (pictured) as she prepares for the Hong Kong Sprint International, and she is the focus of much newsprint around the world as a result. Her most serious competition is local star Sacred Kingdom and word is that the track will be good.