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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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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 [...]

Curlin...and Jalil?

With Curlin’s advance on Cigar’s all-time earnings mark continuing on Saturday in the Woodward, Andrew Beyer examines how his majority owner, Jess Jackson, has ruffled feathers within the industry in his comparatively short time as a major player. Of course, those unhappy with the way he has tackled the game seem to have been [...]

Dubai World Cup Day Wrap-Up

Curlin was hardly only horse running in Dubai (although it certainly seemed like it by the time he took to the track); now you, lucky reader, can play the exciting new game called ‘Did Superfecta Mention the Winner?’

Godolphin MileRick Dutrow’s Very Good Day began early; Diamond Stripes was certainly a worthy victor, [...]

Dubai World Cup Day

As per usual on the Dubai World Cup undercard, most of the American entries who are not Curlin (pictured) seem outclassed (excepting, of course, the sprinters in the Golden Shaheen). I’d planned to do a real run-down of each race, but circumstances intervened; instead, here are a few horses I’ll be keeping my eye [...]

Spotlight (Very Much) On Curlin

The Dubai World Cup fast approacheth, and naturally Curlin is the star of the show (even though he will have to break from post 12). Such is the level of respect accorded Curlin that Eoin Harty, who brings Well Armed, said:

“Even if they started Curlin on Nad Al Sheba road, I [...]

Tuesday Metapost

By now, the news that Rags to Riches has been retired is common knowledge; while the official story is that she re-injured the leg she fractured last year, one does wonder whether (for which read ‘if’) that happened during or after a nice workout at Palm Beach Downs on March 19th. It’s hardly shocking [...]

Tear The Picture Off The Wall

This past weekend’s Derby preps weren’t much help in terms of bandwagon-jumping; War Pass finally had a bad day and the relatively-unheralded (although previously a second place finisher to Denis of Cork) California-bred Sierra Sunset took the Rebel. Georgie Boy, trained by Kathy Walsh, also represented for California by winning the San Vicente, although [...]

Belmont Morning Quiz

Here’s a quick essay question for you early risers: Describe what these two horses have in common, as well as their differences.

Need a little help? Here goes:

Similarities: Horse A cost $16 million as a two-year old, making him the most expensive horse sold at auction in the US. Horse B cost $9.7 million [...]