counter for wordpress
Beer | Superfectablog v3.0 - Part 2

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.

Raceday 360


Keeping Time

I wrote a new post about the Breeders’ Cup Marathon last week for the NTRA that has yet to appear there (in case you’re wondering why part of a ‘new’ article will be out of date by the time you read it), but since that’s not up yet, why not check out my most recent [...]

Quick Hits

Time is short today, so we are limited to a few brief bullet points:

Lava Man back in training – the ‘Behind the Music‘ version is very informative.

Zenyatta to possibly run a few times next year – hey, that would be half her season this year already! How about Keeneland instead of Santa Anita? It would [...]

The Woodward Field - Where to Watch?

The Woodward field is set, and it’s larger than I had thought it would be:

1) Da’ Tara
1A) Cool Coal Man
2) Bullsbay
3) Rachel Alexandra
4) Macho Again
5) It’s a Bird
6) Asiatic Boy
7) Past the Point

It’s interesting to see Asiatic Boy in, since trainer Kiaran McLaughlin had previously indicated he’d be skipping the race if she entered – [...]

Not Quite Lambert, Hendricks & Ross Cool

The Blood-Horse’s Tom LaMarra noted earlier this week that our fair commonwealth of Pennsylvania has launched a marketing campaign to make the track ‘cool’ again. I noticed an ad on on Tuesday and it prompted mixed emotions; while I was pleased to see that someone had taken the initiative to buy ad space, [...]

Tuesday Roundup

Perhaps the most interesting result from last weekend’s racing is that the Grand Slam of Grass is still a possibility, thanks to Battle of Hasting’s win (pictured) in the Virginia Derby. As mentioned last week, the Grand Slam of Grass seems to be unfamiliar even in the racing world (indeed, it was news to [...]

A Very Busy Weekend

It’s a big sports weekend all around – the Virginia Derby, the Del Cap and, of course, the Gold Cup. Granted, some racing fans may be wondering what the Gold Cup is, but if you feel it necessary to avoid soccer talk, you can simply skip the today’s final paragraphs.

I have long maintained that [...]

Did I Miss Anything?

Regular service will resume tomorrow, but I have indeed returned from the farthest reaches of Kentucky. Among my discoveries: downtown Lexington seems to largely consist of a stadium and a hole in the ground; Kentucky Horse Park is somewhat light on the ‘horse’ part of their mission at the moment; Kentucky Light is a vastly [...]

Back to Belmont Business

Belmont week is upon us – while we know we won’t see a Rachel Alexandra-Mine That Bird showdown on Saturday (although I hope that happens in the Travers), we will have a fantastic day of racing ahead of us. Belmont day is one of my favorite days of racing all year, largely because of the [...]

An Open Letter to Jess Jackson

Dear Mr. Jackson,

Congratulations on your recent purchase of Rachel Alexandra.

No doubt as a fan of the sport, you wanted to see this tremendous filly on a larger stage – and you are in the happy position of being able to make that goal a reality. So, while you have every right as the new [...]

Kentucky Oaks Semi-liveblog

OK, I’m trying this Bravo business, but I’m flipping back and forth between that and HRTV. I’m afraid the montage of women in hats did not appeal to me. I’m so not good at being a girl. I will say I admire Bethenny Frankel’s boots (although I am no fan of the [...]