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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 Oaks Day 2010 - On The Record

Will Rachel Alexandra be the star of Oaks day again?

We’re only one day away from the Kentucky Oaks – and from Rachel Alexandra returning once more to the scene of her former triumph. One hopes that what little mainstream-ish television coverage there is will replay her historic victory in last year’s Oaks, but [...]

Eskendereya and Much Else

Eskendereya gets a paycheck for someone

We finally had a weekend of real Derby preps!  Eskendereya put in the fine performance we expected to see last week – and then some.  His runaway win in the Fountain of Youth earned a 106 Beyer – the highest by a 3-year-old so far this season, and his [...]

Tuesday Metapost

Gabby's Golden Gal

Perhaps the most exciting race of the previous weekend was the Santa Monica – somehow, Gabby’s Golden Gal went off at 11-1 odds.  Granted, she did not show much in her final effort as a 3-year-old (and first race since a disappointing effort in July), finishing a distant seventh behind Evita Argentina [...]

Redesigns and Recaps

Here at Superfecta HQ, we’ve been busily working away on our redesign; things are finally (more or less) done – we hope you enjoy the new look and feel.  If you had any individual posts bookmarked, many will forward to the new site, but a few will get stuck partway through – just hit the [...]

Early Derby Preps & Comebacks

There’s local interest in this weekend’s Derby preps (and yes, we’re officially at that point where just about any race for 3-year-olds can be called a Derby prep) thanks to a horse owned by Rick Porter and trained by Tony Dutrow (aka ‘the Dutrow we like’).  Winslow Homer is running in the Holy Bull at [...]

Weekend Roundup & Royal Ascot, Day 1

Today is the first day of Royal Ascot; before we get to the racing across the pond, we’ll have a quick update of the past weekend’s goings-on stateside. The was naturally disappointment in Camp Superfecta over Einstein’s tough trip in the Stephen Foster (and let’s give credit to Macho Again for putting in a [...]

2009 Preakness – On the Record

Looking over the Preakness undercard made me realize they start the show early down south – the Allaire DuPont goes off at 10.44! Depending on Amtrak and my luck with scalpers, I may or may not make it in time for the first few races. Here are a few undercard highlights:

Race 2 – [...]

(Don’t) Sweep the Leg

So, it’s official – Rachel Alexandra is in, and has the outside post. I’m viewing this as a positive, given what has happened in the modern era in terms of fillies in the Preakness – for some reason, seems to have been open season on them, far more than it has been on, say, [...]

Preakness Plans

While the Preakness draw won’t take place until tomorrow, we have a reasonably good idea of the field at this point. Rachel Alexandra should be in (after Sunday’s brush fire of idiocy) and Friesan Fire is now definitely a go as well. Derby victor Mine That Bird had a surprise workout the other [...]

Preakness Poltroons

It seems to be all sorted out now (thanks to Marylou Whitney), but the fact that so many wealthy owners seriously considered entering their stable leftovers (completely disregarding the welfare of those horses, who have already demonstrated they aren’t up to taking on this kind of field) to keep Rachel Alexandra out of the Preakness [...]