Monthly Archives: May 2012

Affectionately, 1962

Charles Hatton on 1962 champion two-year-old filly Affectionately from the 1963 American Racing Manual. ———————————————————————————- Affectionately always had a sentimental appeal, as a daughter of Swaps and the first born of Searching, two enormously popular entertainers. The public expected great … Continue reading

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Counterpoint, 1951

Charles Hatton on 1951 Horse of the Year Counterpont from the 1952 American Racing Manual. —————————————————————————————- The career of Counterpoint clearly illustrates “the glorious uncertainty” of the thoroughbred sport. As a yearling, he suffered a broken bone in one hoof, … Continue reading

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Thorn Apple Female Line

I’ll Have Another is now poised to become the twelfth Triple Crown winner and the first since Affirmed in 1978. That of course is great for the industry, and I will not even bother to enumerate all the obvious reasons … Continue reading

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Kelso, 1964

Charles Hatton on 1960-1964 Horse of the Year Kelso from the 1965 American Racing Manual. ————————————————————————————– Kelso is a magnificent performer, one of the great geldings of turf history. At age seven in 1964, Mrs. Richard C. du Pont’s homebred … Continue reading

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Kelso, 1960

Kelso was Horse of the Year five years in a row, 1960-1964. Of course Charles Hatton wrote about him all five years. I decided to compromise and present Hatton’s take on the 1960 and 1964 campaigns, the first and last … Continue reading

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Arch’s Gal Edith

I’ll Have Another sold for $11,000 as a yearling in 2010 and for $35,000 as a two-year-old in 2011. Those prices are somewhat understandable. His sire, Travers Stakes (G1) winner Flower Alley, was just sort of muddling along, not particularly … Continue reading

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Update to Storm Cat Male Line, Kentucky Derby

Congratulations!!!!!!! to Rosie Napravnik for becoming the first female jockey to win the Kentucky Oaks two days ago on Believe You Can. I believe I heard her mention ┬áthat it was also the first G1 race of any description she … Continue reading

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