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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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TiVo-Blogging the Preakness Draw

Being a listing of some random thoughts that occurred to me during my slightly delayed viewing of the Preakness draw (and I’m pleased Street Sense has an outside post so that we can settle the whole ‘rail’ thing):

Good elements:

Kenny Mayne, Randy Moss and Jeannine Edwards. More, please!
Debunking the ‘tight turns’ myth as well [...]

Dubai World Cup Weekend

There’s plenty of British and Irish coverage of the Dubai World Cup (and I can fully appreciate that English sportswriters are looking for something to cover besides England’s wildly lackluster win over Andorra (Andorra!) in Euro 2008 qualifying following so rapidly on the heels of their draw with Israel) — it would be nice if [...]

The Internationale

We have an international round-up today…Dylan Thomas is out of all Breeders’ Cup contention (surprise!) and Ouija Board is training right up to the big day, which means she’s raced in England for the last time. Apparently it’s been wetter than she likes, and Dylan Thomas’ performance certainly does suggest he’d like a bit [...]

Sunday summary

We saw a few dramatic finishes on Saturday — not least from Happy Ticket/Oonagh Maccool in the Fleur de Lis and Seek Gold/Perfect Drift (left) in the Stephen Foster. The US did a great job as well, especially considering they seemed to be playing against the ref as well as Italy. A win [...]

Saturday predictions, not limited to horses

We’re back to the first Saturday in ordinary time now that the Belmont has come and gone, and it should be a good one. Oonagh Maccool and Happy Ticket are in action in the Fleur de Lis, and Brass Hat meets Buzzards Bay and Perfect Drift in the Stephen Foster. Although it’s a [...]