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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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Who Says They Don’t Have Christmas in Kentucky? *

Given Our Flourishing Economy, it seems that every horse who has ever looked through a bridle is for sale. Need a budget stallion prospect? How about Great Hunter?

Or perhaps you are in the market for a good racemare who’s moved into the breeding game? Well, you’re in luck – there are loads!

Blushing [...]

Playing Catch-up

Although I’m in the midst of an extremely busy week at work, I have been keeping up with my Task Force co-authors in Las Vegas via their regular Twitter updates which are aggregated at Raceday 360 Wire along with all the other racing news that’s fit to scrape – if you have not been yet, [...]

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 [...]

We’re Off To See The Tin Man

While it’s a shame we won’t be seeing Better Talk Now this weekend in the Sword Dancer (which, really, should make it a walkover for English Channel if he’s in good form), we do have an exciting Arlington Million to look forward to. It’s hard not to root for The Tin Man (and I’m [...]

Long Weekend Preview

Street Sense is back to ‘possible‘ for the Belmont, Nobiz Like Shobiz is not likely and Slew’s Tizzy is on his way, but there’s plenty to look forward to in the meantime. The Hanshin Cup at Arlington Park features favorite Lewis Michael (pictured) facing Purim and Barbican (who has never quite reached his [...]

A Message From A Muse?

My iPod keeps coming back to Honey Ryder by Cinerama (or The Wedding Present, depending on which name you prefer to use — either way it’s David Gedge) — clearly it’s a sign that she’s in it to win the Dubai Sheema Classic today.

When Euterpe speaks, I listen…

(I also stumbled over an Ian Fleming book [...]

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 [...]

Breeders’ Cup Wrap-Up

Well, another Breeders’ Cup is over, but at least I’m only down $40. Here are my thoughts on each race:

Juvenile FilliesDreaming of Anna lived up to her pre-race hype; I’d be most interested to see her mature into a turf miler, though, rather than heading toward the Oaks next year.

JuvenileWell, it was [...]

It’s Too Much Happiness

The short version of this weekend’s events, as there are just too many exciting races:

The Goodwood: Lava Man really needs an easy win here to prepare to face non-Californians in the Classic. Is Brother Derek really ready to run against his elders?Oak Tree Mile: Cinch for Aragorn. I should probably work in [...]