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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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The Melbourne Cup: A Quick Introduction

Things may be slow in the US, but it’s all go in Australia. Tuesday is the 147th running of the Melbourne Cup and while equine influenza means that there are only a few overseas contenders, English-based Purple Moon is one of the favorites and the Aidan O’Brien-trained Mahler (the understudy to Scorpion, who was [...]

Meanwhile, in the Antipodes…

There have been a number of reports in this hemisphere about Gallic’s victory in the Sydney Cup but few capture the true magnitude of his achievement; the seven-year-old New Zealand-bred gelding’s latest Group I victory comes after his recovery from a series of injuries that often prove career-ending (the bowed tendons) if not life-threatening (the [...]