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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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Beware the Kelpie

With two separate parades pending today, my time is somewhat limited. As a result, I will first direct you to last year’s Halloween post, but will also include a few other notes on horses in folklore you may want to be on the lookout for tonight.

If you are near water, beware of the Kelpie – [...]

Ghostly Goings-On

Halloween is upon us and so, naturally, we turn our attention to racetrack ghosts and their near kin. First up, the famous haunting of Happy Valley Racetrack in Hong Kong — it even made Western Folklore (vol 20, no 4, in case you were wondering). Jockey Marcel Samarcq was thrown from his [...]