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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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Word is in the Pyro is off to Darley at some point in the not-too-distant future; it must be nice to have things decided so early in one’s career (although hey, at six lifetime starts, he only needs three more to equal Smarty Jones in total starts – just not as many wins) – at [...]

More Honors for Miss Andretti

It’s Horse of the Year time in Australia (after a two-month delay due to equine influenza); not surprisingly, the phenomenal sprinter Miss Andretti gets the title this year. She’s the latest in a line of mares dominating the Aussie turf scene, following Sunline and the great Makybe Diva. Her frequent rival Takeover Target [...]

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Teuflesberg is scheduled for surgery today (no news yet), and while so far things are sounding positive for his survival, the same cannot be said for his ownership group. An article in the Lexington Herald-Leader confirms some of the rumors that have been floating around of late:
“I’m trying to play peacemaker for both sides,” [...]

A Long-Expected Party

Champion mare Makybe Diva (right, with her three Melbourne Cups) finally had her first foal — he’s a leggy bay colt by Irish-bred Epsom and Irish Derby winner Galileo, born at Coolmore Stud. There is much speculation in the Australian press as to the colt’s worth; the Diva’s 3/4 brother, Musket, recently sold [...]