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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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Ungentlemanly?

Spirit One’s victory in the Arlington Million is being somewhat overshadowed in the European press by the manner of Archipenko’s defeat. The Guardian quotes trainer Mike de Kock as referring to Johnny Murtagh’s ride on 3rd-place finisher Mount Nelson as:
“…the most ungentlemanly piece of riding I have seen in a long time”

The Independent, meanwhile, [...]

The Beverly D. and Secretariat

The Beverly D. is shaping up to be a very tough race; Dreaming of Anna, Precious Kitten and Mauralakana are the headliners, but it’s a quality field all around. Although Precious Kitten has excelled in California (and my general rule is ‘never bet against Bobby Frankel with a turf filly’), I like the home-track [...]