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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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Goldenhooves

From the (welcome) coverage it is receiving, it might seem that Curlin’s Jockey Club Gold Cup bid is the only race taking place this weekend when in fact it’s ridiculously busy (rather like my entire week this week).

Perhaps the most competitive race this weekend will be the Beldame; while Ginger Punch [...]

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, [...]

Yes, He Can!

On occasion, I like horses to prove me wrong. Colonel John did just that in the Travers, demonstrating that not only could he run on a conventional dirt track, he could do so after a tough stretch run and against a determined competitor. I wish the finish had been a micron closer, however, because [...]

Bookends

While the Travers and the Pacific Classic mean that the weekend (and the country) will be bookended with G1 races, let’s not overlook Wait a While’s second win in the Ballston Spa yesterday. The victory, her 11th win in 22 starts, makes her look positively old-school compared to the boys now running on dirt.

The [...]