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I Want Revenge | Superfectablog v3.0 - Part 2

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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An Old Fashioned Melody?

The Arkansas Derby is being framed as an opportunity for redemption for Old Fashioned; he’ll be lining up next to Win Willy, the surprise winner of the Rebel and one imagines they’ll be watching for him this time. Perhaps the most interesting pre-race storyline from Team Larry Jones is the jockey switch from Ramon [...]

Weekend Preview I: The Blue Grass Stakes

While some may now overlook the Blue Grass as a Derby prep after Keeneland’s surface change, this year’s installment has drawn an interesting field. It will be the first US appearance for Mafaaz, and even with his guaranteed Derby berth, trainer John Gosden is looking for a solid performance from the colt:
“I felt he [...]

There Was Some Racing, Too

Last weekend’s Derby preps may, unfortunately, become more remembered for what happened off the track (and not even to horses pointed toward Kentucky) – all thanks to Jeff Mullins, conditioner for I Want Revenge. But let’s set him aside for the moment to recall how things went in California.

Naturally, hearing that The Pamplemousse was scratched [...]

Keeping It Classy

Much has already been said about Jeff ‘Milkshake’ Mullins getting caught in the detention barn with a syringe (it’s like horse-drugging Clue!) and while this time it isn’t entirely IEAH’s fault that they’re associated with another trainer with a long list of drug (and, let’s be honest, fashion) misdeeds, one hopes it may motivate them [...]

Weekend Preview I: The Wood Memorial

All eyes will be on I Want Revenge on Saturday in the Wood Memorial; it goes without saying that the colt looks very tough to beat. Hopefully the focus will remain on him for all the right reasons, but he’s been saddled (as it were) with some baggage – a trainer with a taste [...]

Listing

Well Armed may have had the most visually impressive victory on the Dubai World Cup card, but Timeform has ranked him the second-best horse in the world – with Dubai Duty Free winner Gladiatorus number one at a rating of 132 (in case you were wondering, the only other American-based horse apart from Well Armed [...]

A Mark, A Yen, A Buck Or A Pound

While I agree with many of my fellow TBAers that this past weekend’s racing was perhaps not the wisest to choose to pick for national television glory, I wouldn’t say it was entirely pointless. True, I can barely remember who won the Lane’s End at this point and I don’t believe it has any [...]

Tuesday Round-up

I would encourage you to look at our Hymn to Einstein from yesterday; his victory was by far my racing highlight of the year so far. Gio Ponti and Ventura battling it out for the Kilroe Mile was quite exciting as well – but today, our main focus will be on the 3-year-olds.

Like Dana, [...]

Weekend Preview I: The Gotham

With so much good racing (and, if you’re here in Philadelphia, beer) on tap this weekend, we’ve had to split the weekend preview into two segments. Today, we’ll look at the east coast – Saturday’s Gotham Stakes should be quite interesting. Axel Foley and I Want Revenge are both coming in from California; so [...]