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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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Let The Sunshine In

Sunshine Millions weekend is upon us, but there are still questions as to whether the Santa Anita surface will be functional by race day or if the California half of events might have to be cancelled (or moved somehow); Steve Specht, trainer of McCann’s Mojave, suggested an alternative:

“I pushed to have it at Golden [...]

Big Round-Up

Cacique looked great in the Man O’ War with some fine efforts from Go Deputy and Showing Up as well. Showing Up did stumble slightly at the start and looked a little rank early on, but I’d say this bodes well for his future against top-class turf horses. Coming in a few jumps [...]

Turf, Turf and More Turf

This weekend’s Man o’ War marks Showing Up’s first outing against older horses, and it’s quite a field – Cacique, Go Deputy and Relaxed Gesture are all pointed toward the race as well. With this much talent in the turf division, both the Breeders’ Cup Turf and Filly & Mare Turf (with Ouija Board [...]

Arlington Million Turf Challenge

Being a slightly less fussy contest than the Road to the Roses, the Arlington Million Turf Challenge allows you to pick eight horses, two trainers and one jockey. While I would prefer two jockeys, at least all your picks are active for the big day and there’s no need to agonize over leaving someone [...]

Difficulties

Superfecta is back from her family emergency and normal updates will now resume.

It has been a busy news week; obviously Barbaro’s condition is the biggest worry right now. The Washington Post details the latest surgery and the problems in the other hind leg; the NY Times covers much the same territory, but with [...]