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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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Rachel Alexandra & Zenyatta: From the Horses' Mouths?

Not talking?

So, it’s official – Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta are both in foal.  It’s certainly good news, and I’m glad we’re being kept apprised of their progress through various means.  It’s a step forward – I can’t recall frequent updates on, say, Personal Ensign’s many successful pregnancies – so, from that perspective, it’s encouraging [...]

Statueque Single Lady Seeks Accomplished Gentleman: Zenyatta's Choice

Snow is not a worry for this California girl

Joe Drape has a nice catch-up article on Zenyatta’s life on the farm, and he zeroes in on the biggest question about the nation’s favorite mare – not whether or not she’ll be Horse of the Year (though we find that out on Monday – check [...]

Zenyatta, Personal Ensign and Peculiar Preps

The only predictable result all weekend

Given the frankly puzzling results of the previous weekend’s Derby preps, it is much more pleasant to focus on Zenyatta’s latest victory in the Apple Blossom.  Once again, the great mare turned in an effortless performance; the fact that it was her first effort on dirt since she [...]

Quick Hits

Come get some.

We’re rather overcommitted here at Superfecta HQ this week, so updates are short and snappy (in theory).

The Breeders’ Cup is still toying with the asinine idea of holding the event at Santa Anita (or perhaps somewhere else, but they really want Santa Anita) forever and ever, amen. I would probably be [...]

What’s All This, Then?

You may have noticed the new box on the right proclaiming ‘Take Back The Race‘ and wondered precisely what that meant. Well, in conjunction with some of my fellow (mostly female) TBA members (check Green But Game for more details), we’ve suggested some alternatives to the plans announced by the Breeders’ Cup.

Many of us [...]