Recent Winners

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Classic Contrasts

It wasn't exactly the best of times or the worst of times, but there were some strange and contradictory contrasts in the two English 1½ mile classics, the Oaks and Derby (both gr. I). In the Oaks, the... Read More

A Ford Too Swift to Cross

Having come within a furlong of stealing the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) off very slow early fractions, Shackleford succeeded in capturing the Preakness Stakes (gr. I, video below) after what appeared to be... Read More

Galileo/Danehill is "Nick of the Moment"

With the game triumph of Roderic O’Connor in Saturday's Irish 2,000 Guineas (gr. I) following hot-on-the-heels of the smooth victory of Golden Lilac in the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches-French 1,000 Guineas... Read More

A King on Any Surface

Saturday’s Kentucky Derby (gr. I, video below) was, we suspect, a history-making one on more than one count. We have a strong suspicion that the winner, Animal Kingdom, is the first horse to capture the... Read More

So You Think Dominant in Irish Return

Officially rated the best long distance runner in the world last year was So You Think. He earned a figure of 122 as an extended distance performer on the basis of a third under top-weight in the Melbourne... Read More

No Derby, But Still Joy for Kitten

Third crop sire Kitten's Joy ( TrueNicks , SRO ) had a big meet at Keeneland. Derby Kitten captured the Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. III, video below), and although he probably won't have the earnings... Read More

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