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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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He Is Not Dead Yet!

Have you seen this horse?

Yesterday morning, G1-winning millionaire Thorn Song was dead.  By the afternoon, he was miraculously alive.  As for today – who can say?  Let’s have a look at the chronology (as far as we know at this point):

May 25, 2009 – Thorn Song wins the Shoemaker Mile for trainer Dale Romans; [...]

The Good, The Weird and the Very Ugly

Quality Road breaks his own record

With Santa Anita’s card rained out over the weekend, the 3-year-olds in New York received a bit more of the spotlight than they might have under normal circumstances – and normal circumstances were certainly not the order of the day there, either.

What should have been a reasonably straightforward running [...]

Other Races You Won't See This Weekend

With all the excitement over Rachel Alexandra’s run in the Woodward, it is easy to overlook that there are a few other exciting races that won’t be on national television this weekend either. The Woodward undercard on Saturday at Saratoga also feature the Forego, and Sunday is Pacific Classic day at Del Mar. [...]

A Janus-Like Weekend

The long holiday weekend we’ve just exited was a case study in the highs and lows of the sport. It’s impossible not to be excited by victories like Zenyatta’s in the Milady or old warhorse Brass Hat’s in the Louisville; however, the sobering accident at Arlington involving Rene Douglas was the flip side of [...]