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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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Breeders’ Cup 2009: Filly & Mare Classic

#, Horse, Trainer, Jockey, ML odds

1 Careless Jewel, Josie Carroll, R. Landry, 2-1Looks absolutely outstanding here – and it would be great to see a female trainer score a big win.

2 Life Is Sweet, John Shirreffs, G. Gomez, 8-1Although she has a chance to step out of stablemate Zenyatta’s shadow, this may not be her [...]

More Quick Hits: Zenyatta, Mine That Bird, et al.

Yes, it’s another Friday with too much going on – time for some quick hits!

Things New Yorkish/CanadianIs Dublin a lock in the Champagne? Recall that Vineyard Haven and Munnings were 1-2 last year – is it becoming a prep for future sprinting success?

Should we be paying more attention to the Canadian 2-year-olds?

Things CalifornianWill Spring [...]

Travers Day

Travers weekend is upon us, and for once, we’ll get some decent mainstream television coverage on ESPN – although the Ballston Spa won’t be shown live, the other major stakes races on Saratoga’s Saturday card will be. There’s quite a bit to cover, so let’s get to it.

Ballston SpaThis is a really interesting one [...]

Returns and Farewells

I spent most of the holiday weekend traveling up and down the Eastern seaboard, and as a result only got the news about Saturday’s somber day at Aqueduct after the fact. I’d seen the Cigar Mile results in brief and saw a few ‘what a shame’ comments, but initially thought the shame was the [...]

I Love a Parade

As the year winds down and the countdown to Curlin’s retirement deals in ever-smaller numbers, your chances to see him in racehorse condition are very limited. You do have the option to see him this weekend if you can make it to Churchill Downs, however – Curlin will be paraded between the fifth and [...]

Remember the Mares

It’s a Distaff sort of day today; Zarkava took home the Cartier Award for Horse of the Year, Zenyatta has her own hat and there is the troubling news that Sunline is fighting laminitis.

First, let’s look more closely at the good news — Zarkava’s flawless season was rewarded by Cartier voters who [...]

Horses Racing?

Well, at least Godolphin managed to scrounge together a few bucks to keep some of their fillies and mares in training – I am genuinely pleased to hear that we will be seeing more of both Cocoa Beach and Music Note. In fact, we should get another chance to see Cocoa Beach before the [...]