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Frankel: the Horse, the Man, the Stallion

At first there were three, then one scratched and one failed to meet its reserve. That left one Frankel yearling in the Keeneland September sale. All three had been consigned to Book 1. The gray colt, Hip #571, walked into the ring with the swagger of his sire, and also his namesake. ... Read More

Loss Can't Derail Pharoah Phenomenon

The defeat hit like a ton of bricks. It was a crushing blow to the thousands who journeyed to Saratoga and those watching on TV. But the bottom line is that American Pharoah should not be blamed for this loss. He ran his heart out, having to withstanding pressure for a long way from a very talented colt in Frosted.... Read More

Travers Stakes: High Anxiety

All I can say, from past experience, is that this race scares the heck out of me, even though American Pharoah looks as if he could have everything his own way on the lead and could very well take the field on a merry romp. ... Read More

The 'Iron Lady's' Secret Garden

Watching Beholder decimate her male opponents in the Pacific Classic and the aftermath on TVG and social media, it made me realize how times have changed; how the great fillies of the past never received the national recognition of a Beholder, a Zenyatta, or a Rachel Alexandra, or even a Black Caviar and Goldikova.... Read More

Following Pharoah on the Derby Trail

What follows is a chronicle of American Pharoah's rise from an injured 2-year-old champion with a one-dimensional style of running to an icon; the personification of perfection--physically, mechanically, and mentally. In short, the ultimate racing machine.... Read More

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