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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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Kentucky Derby 2010 - On The Record

Just add water (and possibly hail)

While I was certainly not alone in failing to pick the Derby winner on purpose last year, we did win the pool at the Derby party we attended, but it was entirely accidental – when we got down to the last few options, Mine That Bird stuck out only [...]

Kentucky Derby Post Positions (& Usual Grumbles)

Look, only 13!

The revolving door continues – Endorsement is officially out of the Derby with an ankle fracture he picked up in his work this morning.  There had been considerable online chatter that things were not entirely ‘right’ with the horse earlier in the week; it seems those rumors were true. If nothing else, [...]

In Which Devil May Care = Babylon 5

Todd Pletcher's last, best hope

After the frenzied game of musical chairs over the weekend, we now have a reasonably good sense of who is actually going in the Derby – and it’s certainly not Eskendereya or Rule (who, quite sensibly, now seems pointed for the Preakness).  While it’s not clear whether the front wraps [...]