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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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Drape vs. Beyer

Joe Drape was awarded the first Castleton Lyons-THOROUGHBRED TIMES Book Award for his excellent biography of jockey Jimmy ‘Wink’ Winkfield — Black Maestro, The Epic Life of an American Legend. Drape’s cogent articles in the New York Times are always well-considered and well worth a read; his article today about Dominican and Curlin is [...]

A Most Peculiar Blue Grass

Joe Drape of the NY Times describes the Blue Grass as ‘strangely run‘ which is perhaps the best way to sum it up — it seemed part turf race, part training exercise. Without taking anything away from victor Dominican (about whom there is an interesting feature article here), Street Sense looked less tired [...]