Will Rachel Alexandra be the star of Oaks day again?
We’re only one day away from the Kentucky Oaks – and from Rachel Alexandra returning once more to the scene of her former triumph. One hopes that what little mainstream-ish television coverage there is will replay her historic victory in last year’s Oaks, but [...]
Much of today’s focus at Royal Ascot is on Finsceal Beo in the Coronation Stakes. The Irish Independent points out that if she wins today, she will be only the third horse in the past 28 years to win the ‘mile crown’ (the English and Irish 1000 Guineas and the Coronation Stakes). It [...]
It’s Ladies’ Day at Royal Ascot — please take notes, Breeders’ Cup Board! You know you want to make Breeders’ Cup Friday a Ladies’ Day — I’d be more than happy to consult…
In other news, get well soon, Cockney Rebel — Gallic overcame his broken pelvis just fine!
In case you actually wanted to see Miss Andretti’s win yesterday, here it is; it seems I may need to resort to YouTube for all my international racing needs:
As expected, the Aussie contingent took Royal Ascot by storm yesterday, with Miss Andretti smashing the track record by two seconds in the King’s Stand Stakes, with her (male) compatriots finishing third and fourth in the race. Clearly, they are doing something right with turf sprinters in Australia — as the Antipodean sports press [...]
Superfecta has been away tending to mending cats and wheezy toddlers, so there’s no real weekend roundup this week except to comment on the real toughness Chelokee displayed in the Northern Dancer — he looked like he was about to settle for second after Zanjero passed him, then he fought back to win. Nicely [...]