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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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Gabby's Golden Gal

Perhaps the most exciting race of the previous weekend was the Santa Monica – somehow, Gabby’s Golden Gal went off at 11-1 odds.  Granted, she did not show much in her final effort as a 3-year-old (and first race since a disappointing effort in July), finishing a distant seventh behind Evita Argentina [...]

Playing Catch-up

Although I’m in the midst of an extremely busy week at work, I have been keeping up with my Task Force co-authors in Las Vegas via their regular Twitter updates which are aggregated at Raceday 360 Wire along with all the other racing news that’s fit to scrape – if you have not been yet, [...]

Anak Nakal in Race-Win Shock

Perpetual underachiever Anak Nakal (pictured) finally stepped it up over the holiday weekend to take the Pennsylvania Derby and rewarded his backers at 16-1. I’ve always liked his pedigree but had more or less given up on seeing him return to the winner’s circle. I can’t say it was the strongest field ever [...]

Meanwhile, Down Under…

While all North American racing fans will be looking forward to Curlin’s Saratoga debut in the Woodward, we should be aware that there is an exciting clash developing Down Under. 4-year-old sensation (and Horse of the Year in waiting) Weekend Hussler is aiming for redemption after defeat in the Liston Stakes two weeks ago. [...]

Famous International Playboys

After a lackluster performance in the Peter Pan, I’m not sure what to make of Tomcito at this point; I hope he’s not following in the Declan’s Moon path of 2-year-old domination, then regular bullet works, but no wins come the afternoon (although at least Declan’s Moon had a long injury layoff for an excuse). [...]

The World's Best Three Year Old Is...

The world’s best three year old is…not Big Brown (gasp!) The latest World Thoroughbred Rankings have placed Australia’s Weekend Hussler at the top of his age group; his 122 point ranking (tying for 8th in the world overall) equals that of Hard Spun and world-beaters like Ramonta and Viva Pataca.

Naturally, you are now [...]