Monthly Archives: October 2018

Wonderful Winx

She did it!   Winx handily added her 4th Cox Plate to her astonishing record. And watching the crowds go wild in the presence of Winx I am reminded of something I wrote many years ago about Northern Dancer.  He was, … Continue reading

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magical horse

Talismanic.   With his four white stockings and the massive blaze, he surely is a ‘showstopper.’  His name means “producing magical results.”  And he certainly looks magical. Last year’s Breeders Cup turf champion, Talismanic is slated to return to North … Continue reading

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amazing horse stories

Some horses simply ‘fill your eye.’  In the case of Shamardal, he also embodies the most extraordinary saga. I was lured into the world of Shamardal by Sheika Reika, winner of the recent E.P.Taylor stakes.  This led to looking at … Continue reading

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the mighty Winx: and why I envy Australians

The mighty Winx has just powered her way to yet another victory – 28 consecutive – but who’s counting?  My Australian friends are following her from track to track, with total devotion… and awe.  And I am totally jealous. I … Continue reading

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Instagrand and Nearctic

Instagrand won his first race by 10 lengths.  His second by 10-1/4.  And punters were backing him to win the Breeders’ Cup.  Instead his owner, Larry Best, put the two year-old colt out to pasture for the rest of the … Continue reading

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