Monthly Archives: October 2011

Shuvee, 1971

Charles Hatton on 1971 champion older female Shuvee from the 1972 American Racing Manual. ——————————————————————————————- Shuvee was among the stoutest racemares ever seen on the American turf in this century, and some of her achievements have a challenging singularity. Uniquely, … Continue reading

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Shuvee, 1970

Charles Hatton on 1970 champion older female Shuvee from the 1971 American Racing Manual. ——————————————————————————————- A racemare of unique distinction is the Whitney Stones’ homebred Shuvee, the only one of her sex ever to capture the weight-for-age Jockey Club Gold … Continue reading

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Rasmussen Factor, Natalma, Conclusions

Before proceeding to Natalma, I wanted to list all the other sales foals of 2003-2007 sold for $1,000,000 or more that I have not recently listed or mentioned. I do so for several reasons, mainly to emphasize that RF has … Continue reading

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Rasmussen Factor, Gold Digger, Combinations of the Sexes

Somethingroyal was the most popular female name duplicated among these sales foals of 2003-2007, followed by Almahmoud, Natalma, and Gold Digger. I am going to reverse the order a little bit and discuss Gold Digger today and Natalma later. Let’s … Continue reading

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Rasmussen Factor, Almahmoud

Almahmoud may not be as sexy a name as La Troienne or Somethingroyal, but as the second dam of both Northern Dancer and Halo, she appears quite often and is duplicated quite often. In fact, she was the most popular … Continue reading

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A Day at the Races (and at the Card Table)

I feel like maybe I should lighten up the level of discourse a little bit for a change of pace. So I am gonna try to tell you about a day at the races yesterday with my beloved family. A … Continue reading

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Rasmussen Factor, Somethingroyal

Somethingroyal is almost as revered as La Troienne, mainly for being the dam of Secretariat. Somethingroyal was Broodmare of the Year in 1973, the year Secretariat won the Triple Crown and his second title as Horse of the Year. Somethingroyal … Continue reading

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