Here at Superfecta HQ we were looking forward to a pleasant recap of last weekend’s racing and some thoughts about Eclipse Award peculiarities and auction prices, but work and fate both intervened. (At least the work part was pleasant).
Yesterday’s news that both Indyanne and Go-Between (pictured) had died was rather shocking; [...]
There is a great weekend of racing to look forward to – it’s a shame it’s going to be hidden away on HRTV and TVG. Check out today’s Green but Game for a fantastic open letter to the NTRA on this very topic; she is spot on!
Here’s what anyone who does [...]
Wait a While was certainly impressive over the weekend; I’m not sure she is in the same league with Ouija Board at the moment, but there is every chance she could get there next year. It was also nice to see The Tin Man underline his Arlington Million victory with his Clement Hirsch win [...]
As has been widely reported, Lost in the Fog had to be put down on September 17th. There are a number of nice stories, of course, and Wire to Wire had a nice montage today. The official medical statement can be found here. Calder and Golden Gate Fields both put out press [...]
Cacique looked great in the Man O’ War with some fine efforts from Go Deputy and Showing Up as well. Showing Up did stumble slightly at the start and looked a little rank early on, but I’d say this bodes well for his future against top-class turf horses. Coming in a few jumps [...]
Well, I did say I was looking forward to Second of June, right? And I semi-called Pomeroy (right)…if only I’d bet on them. I admit I would not have come up with Premium Tap to win the Woodward, but I was pleased to see Second of June get up there for second. [...]
By now Bernardini’s emphatic win in the Travers has been well-analyzed and he certainly does seem to be the horse to beat now. It will be interesting to see him match up against Invasor in the Jockey Club Gold Cup, since he seems to be his only real rival at this point (although I [...]
Lava Man certainly returned to form over the weekend in his Pacific Classic victory. Even though he won last time out in the Hollywood Gold Cup, he didn’t seem his usual self and barely held on; this time he was firmly in command. While I’m not entirely sure where he sits compared [...]
It’s very bad news for Lost in the Fog — he has a series of inoperable tumors and they are bringing him home to Golden Gate Fields for what is essentially hospice care.
The only bright note is that he is apparently not in any serious pain. Here’s a link to some great photos of [...]
More details have emerged about Lost in the Fog’s illness and the potentially long odds he is facing. Newsday chronicles his career and the highs and lows of horse racing in general over the last year. There is not much new information at the NY Times, but they do include a fine picture [...]