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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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Well, we finally know who bought the very colorful Trust N Luck filly; I had thought one of the color-breeding farms might go for her (although the genetics behind her particular pattern are apparently unusual even for white thoroughbreds), but she was bought by Naveed Chowhan, who also owns Red Cherries Spin, one of this [...]

Barbaro gets a bath, the Hall of Fame gets…no one?

Barbaro has had a real bath, which sounds like another positive sign. There is more video footage of Edgar Prado’s visit on ESPN’s site and there is a great op-ed piece by Laura Hillenbrand on how safety for racehorses (and jockeys, naturally) needs to be carefully studied and improved.

In other news, no comtemporary horses [...]