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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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Post-Preakness 'Potential' Post

Another year, another No Triple Crown. But that is not to say that this year’s Triple Crown season has not been far more interesting than one might have predicted just a few weeks ago – indeed, the possibilities for some of this year’s crop of three-year-olds going forward is actually quite intriguing (which is [...]

Preakness 2011: On the Record

Preakness day is fast approaching, with the usual focus on the Derby winner and his connections, although we have so far been spared the Second Coming of Secretariat talk that occasionally pops up after a particularly emphatic Derby win – no doubt the strength (or lack thereof) of this year’s field contributes to that, though [...]

Terribly Lengthy Kentucky Derby Recap

Our Kentucky Derby party was held on a horse farm, as is right and proper; the group’s main rooting interests were Animal Kingdom and Pants on Fire. Prior to the main races, we repaired to the mare-and-foal barn to have a look at this year’s crop – all fillies. We spent extra time [...]

Kentucky Derby 2011: On the Record

Perhaps more than most years, this season’s Derby preps have demonstrated just how hard it is to get to the big race, regardless of how much time and money you’re willing to throw at it.  The Curse of the Wood Memorial (or Twitter – take your pick) has claimed Uncle Mo, although given the rumor [...]

Kentucky Oaks 2011: On the Record

Friday may or may not be Uncle Mo Decision Day, but regardless of what happens there (is it all a PR stunt? Who can say?), this year’s Kentucky Oaks should be a good one. If it rains, there are plenty of high Tomlinsons in the field, but only Holy Heavens has an actual win [...]