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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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Live Longshots

After yesterday’s musical interlude, you’re no doubt waiting expectantly for a full race-by-race analysis. Well, with today being my last day at Penn Vet, you’ll have to wait a little bit longer. But don’t despair, today brings you some of my (hopefully) live longshots for each race.

Filly & Mare SprintWith La Traviata in [...]

Weekend Metapost

It was quite a weekend of racing; things are shaping up nicely for the Breeders’ Cup. First, the West Coast:

Tiago performed well in his first outing against older horses in the Goodwood Handicap (Lava Man was scratched in favor of a race next weekend), although he was certainly tested by Awesome Gem — nevertheless, [...]

It’s On

It’s quite a weekend; Hard Spun and Street Sense face off in Kentucky, while Curlin takes on Lawyer Ron in the Jockey Club Gold Cup. Turfway Park did well to ensure that the heavy hitters turned up for the Kentucky Cup Classic — there’s a $150,000 bonus on the line for horses who have [...]

Guest Blogging

Note: Superfecta is guest-blogging over at Tim Woolley Racing for a few days and will be publishing her updates in both places.

Superfecta here, deputizing for Alex; naturally much of the news this morning is on Barbaro’s newest full sibling, born yesterday morning at Mill Ridge Farm. There’s a picture of the new [...]

Excuses

Discreet Cat has an official excuse — he’s apparently got a nasty throat abscess. Be that as it may (and I hope he recovers soon), I’m not convinced he wants to go much more than a mile. Indeed, that seemed to be Saeed bin Suror’s thought as well (at least prior to his [...]

Invasor – He Is The Best!

How good is Invasor? (And how cool is Fernando Jara?) I was actually more impressed by his gutsy effort in the Donn than his Breeders’ Cup victory, and his stretch duel with the fantastic Premium Tap today was tremendous. Discreet Cat even looked a bit green (with his limited number of [...]

Dubai World Cup Weekend

There’s plenty of British and Irish coverage of the Dubai World Cup (and I can fully appreciate that English sportswriters are looking for something to cover besides England’s wildly lackluster win over Andorra (Andorra!) in Euro 2008 qualifying following so rapidly on the heels of their draw with Israel) — it would be nice if [...]

Thanksgiving Racing

It’s a great holiday/racing weekend coming up — Laurel’s Festival of Racing includes the De Francis Dash which features Breeders’ Cup Sprint winner Thor’s Echo and the Laurel Futurity, a nice little two-year-old race won in the past by horses named Count Fleet, Citation, Riva Ridge, Secretariat, Affirmed, Spectacular Bid and most recently by Barbaro. [...]

Breeders’ Cup Insurance

So, Discreet Cat is officially entered in the Classic. But only technically, you see — there’s no plan to actually run him against his powerhouse stablemate, Bernardini; he’s just here in case Bernardini suddenly comes up sick or injured. This little ‘insurance policy’ has the further effect of ensuring that Flower [...]

Worth the Wait

Wait a While was certainly impressive over the weekend; I’m not sure she is in the same league with Ouija Board at the moment, but there is every chance she could get there next year. It was also nice to see The Tin Man underline his Arlington Million victory with his Clement Hirsch win [...]