Monthly Archives: May 2011

Tom Rolfe, Fourth Generation

Last week featured Charles Hatton’s description of 1965 champion three-year-old Tom Rolfe from the 1966 American Racing Manual. Now let us turn our attention to Tom Rolfe as a name in more current pedigrees, specifically in the fourth generation of … Continue reading

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Shackleford, “A Fast Stayer”?

Congratulation!!!!! to all the connections of 2011 Preakness Stakes winner Shackleford. The winner is by Forestry (by Storm Cat) out of Oatsee, by Unbridled. Oatsee posted a record on the track of 21-2-4-5 for earnings of $106,945 and was stakes … Continue reading

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Tom Rolfe, 1965

Charles Hatton describes 1965 champion 3-year-old Tom Rolfe from the 1966 American Racing Manual. ———————————————————————————————- Odd as it may seem, Tom Rolfe lacked three votes of being the unanimous choice as 1965’s three-year-old champion and only one of tying Roman … Continue reading

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Ribot, Fourth Generation

As a general introduction to Ribot the racehorse I will now repeat what Charles Hatton wrote about him in the 1970 American Racing Manual, while discussing 1969 Horse of the Year Arts and Letters. Sire Ribot Inherits Hyperion’s Mantle Arts … Continue reading

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Postscript to Storm Cat Male Line, Kentucky Derby

Congratulations to all the connections of Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom!!!!!!! Four of the 19 runners in yesterday’s Kentucky Derby did hail from the Storm Cat male line. Shackleford (by Forestry, by Storm Cat) set the pace and held on … Continue reading

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Arts and Letters, 1969

Ribot and his son Tom Rolfe ranked 14th and 15th respectively among the 20 most popular sires in the fourth generation of sales foals of 1999-2002. The best American-raced sons of Ribot were Tom Rolfe, Graustark, and Arts and Letters … Continue reading

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Tom Fool, Fourth Generation

This whole Charles Hatton series started out with Naive Dancer and Tom Fool (see Tom Fool, 1953). So let us now examine Tom Fool as a name in more current pedigrees, specifically in the fourth generation of all weanlings, yearlings, … Continue reading

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