Monthly Archives: January 2012

Tim Tam, 1958

Charles Hatton on 1958 champion three-year-old Tim Tam from the 1959 American Racing Manual. ————————————————————- The season’s three-year-olds included some of the most admirable colts that have graced the racing stage in years, regarding their performances “in the round.” The … Continue reading

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Sunday Evening Female Line

Sunday Evening was the second dam of both 1969 champion two-year-old Silent Screen and 1968 champion three-year-old filly Dark Mirage (subject of my last post). That pretty much launched the female family of Sunday Evening, which is the subject of … Continue reading

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Dark Mirage, 1968

Charles Hatton on 1968 champion three-year-old filly Dark Mirage from the 1969 American Racing Manual. ———————————————————— Dark Mirage was not only queen of the 1968 3-year-old fillies and, indeed, of her entire generation, she was a phenomenon difficult to explain … Continue reading

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Friar’s Carse Female Line

As Charles Hatton has pointed out, Friar’s Carse figures prominently in the pedigrees of three of the champions of 1959: Sword Dancer, Intentionally, and My Dear Girl (all three of whom were recently posted about in this space). The female … Continue reading

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Sword Dancer, 1959

Charles Hatton on 1959 Horse of the Year Sword Dancer from the 1960 American Racing Manual. ————————————————————– There is an ancient adage that “A good big horse can beat a good little horse.” But there are exceptions to this, as … Continue reading

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Dustwhirl Female Line

Whirlaway has been mentioned several times in recent posts as the sire of Rock Drill, the dam of Lady Pitt. Whirlaway, 1941 Triple Crown winner and 1941-1942 Horse of the Year, was by Blenheim II out of Dustwhirl, by Sweep. … Continue reading

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Rock Drill Female Line

A commentator on my recent post on Riva Ridge wanted to know how RR fared as a sire. Not very well was the long and the short of my reply. I did point out that RR was much better as … Continue reading

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