Monthly Archives: November 2011

Bowl of Flowers, 1960

Charles Hatton on 1960 champion two-year-old filly Bowl of Flowers from the 1961 American Racing Manual. ———————————————————————————— “I am simply mad about my Sailor fillies,” Mrs. Dodge Sloane confessed, smiling as she thought of them, while making light conversation about … Continue reading

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Boudoir II Female Line

A couple weeks ago I posted on Shuvee to set up Bourtai. Then I posted on Gallant Bloom, a rival (OK, nemesis) of Shuvee. Then I posted on Majestic Prince (very popular, for some reason) because he was from the … Continue reading

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Life Is Unpredictable

“What are your odds calculation that Tiger will (or will not) beat Jack Nicklaus’ record of major wins?” I received the comment/question above over the weekend. It was in response to my post from April on “Probability, Golf, Wagers.” Just … Continue reading

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Majestic Prince, 1969

Charles Hatton on Majestic Prince from the 1970 American Racing Manual. ———————————————————————— The American turf in 1969 was bereft of a bright ornament when Majestic Prince, favored to place himself above history and become the first unbeaten Triple Crown winner, … Continue reading

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Gallant Bloom, 1969

Charles Hatton on 1969 champion three-year-old filly Gallant Bloom from the 1970 American Racing Manual. ——————————————————————————————– The 1969 record compiled by Robert J. Kleberg Jr.’s three-year-old filly Gallant Bloom was one of really challenging, not to say unmitigated perfection. She … Continue reading

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Gallant Bloom, 1968

Charles Hatton on 1968 champion 2-year-old filly Gallant Bloom from the 1969 American Racing Manual. —————————————————————————————– Robert Kleberg Jr.’s homebred Gallant Bloom was appropriately awarded the palm among the season’s two-year-old fillies, as she displayed surpassing ability both in the … Continue reading

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Missy Baba Female Line

I mentioned that Missy Baba is the fourth dam of Havre de Grace. Missy Baba is also the fifth dam of Breeders’ Cup Mile winner Court Vision. That is good enough reason to examine Missy Baba. Listed below are all … Continue reading

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