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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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Kentucky Oaks 2011: On the Record

Friday may or may not be Uncle Mo Decision Day, but regardless of what happens there (is it all a PR stunt? Who can say?), this year’s Kentucky Oaks should be a good one. If it rains, there are plenty of high Tomlinsons in the field, but only Holy Heavens has an actual win [...]

Kentucky Derby Picture In Need Of Egg Chen?

Rather than making things clearer, the recent major Kentucky Derby preps have, instead, continued to muddy the waters. However, I’ve begun to find this confusion more interesting of late, after a long winter of previously undiverting prep races – at least things are now in a constant state of surprise (although one could argue [...]

Racing, Bad & Good: The (Ongoing) Life At Ten Fiasco and Mike Repole

After much (too much) waiting, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission released its report on the Life At Ten Breeders’ Cup Situation last night.  The report itself doesn’t say much that hasn’t already been said, although some points simply boggle the mind – these are just a few particularly disturbing ones:

No one in the stewards’ office [...]

Breeders' Cup 2010: Parting Thoughts

High point: Goldikova's hat-trick

As we’ve already covered the Friday races, we’ll just reiterate these two points:

Do not cross Calvin Borel.  Do feel free to pitch a reality TV show in which he becomes a boxer or MMA star – it may be wrong, but it would be a guilty pleasure. #jockeyfight

 

Life At Ten: luckily, [...]