Monthly Archives: January 2011

Nashua, Fourth Generation

Last week Charles Hatton discussed Nashua the racehorse (1955 Horse of the Year). This week it is my turn to discuss Nashua as a name in more modern pedigrees, specifically in the fourth generation of all weanlings, yearlings, and two-year-olds … Continue reading

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Nashua, 1955

I resume with Charles Hatton’s description of 1955 Horse of the Year Nashua from the 1956 American Racing Manual. —————————————————————————————– American racing cherishes its classic events–the Derby, the Preakness, the Belmont, the Jockey Club Gold Cup and the Pimlico Special. … Continue reading

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“Our Father (Who Art Not Yet in Heaven)”

I had to go up to Cincinnati over the weekend for a funeral. My stepmother, Ginny, died last Tuesday, 1-11-11. Her death was not unexpected in the least. She was 88 and had been suffering from Alzheimer’s for several years. … Continue reading

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Native Dancer, Fourth Generation

Native Dancer the racehorse has been thoroughly discussed in these pages over the past few months. See Native Dancer, 1953 and Native Dancer, 1954. Now is the time to discuss Native Dancer as a name in more current pedigrees, specifically … Continue reading

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Bold Ruler, Fourth Generation

Last week the subject of discussion was Bold Ruler the racehorse (Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old in 1957 and champion sprinter in 1958). This week we examine Bold Ruler in the fourth generation of more current pedigrees, specifically … Continue reading

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2010 in Review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meterâ„¢ reads Wow. Crunchy numbers A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by … Continue reading

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