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A Zed & Two Noughts

There’s plenty of action on the Derby trail this weekend; Z Humor (right) is the big name in the Sam F. Davis and the Southwest is almost a weekend race (for those who actually have the day off) featuring the much-hyped Denis of Cork. Cowboy Cal is sticking to turf for the time being in […]

A Certain Point of View?

If your measure is the percentage of offspring who are stakes winners, you can’t say that War Emblem has been a total failure at stud…

Fare Thee Well, The Green Monkey

Pyro’s victory in the Risen Star was impressive to watch; he certainly made his way through traffic well and seemed professional in handling a bit of adversity. However, his time at the distance was a second slower than that of Indian Blessing in the Silverbulletday, and there is no talk of her switching to the […]

Ouija Board’s New Career

Ouija Board is doing well after giving birth to a Kingmambo colt at Stanley House Stud; Ed Dunlop’s web site will be posting more details shortly. She is scheduled for a visit with Monsun (sire of champion Manduro and Breeders’ Cup Turf winner Shirocco, among many others) in about three weeks — not a bad […]

On Curlin, Better Talk Now and Other Matters

With the news that Curlin is skipping this weekend’s events in Louisiana to head over to Dubai early (more on that later), Grasshopper has stepped up to contest the Mineshaft in his absence; Better Than Bonds will also be making an appearance in that race. Most eyes will be on the three-year-olds, though, in the […]

Bon Voyage, Victory Gallop

This weekend sees the rescheduled Santa Monica, featuring Hystericalady and Pussycat Doll and the Strub (with Air Commander, Great Hunter, Slew’s Tizzy and Tiago all back in action) but the headline event should be the Donn Handicap. Dahaar is making his first start for Kiaran McLaughlin since November, but I am most excited about it […]