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Native Dancer, Close to Perfection

2019-08-31T10:44:01-05:00August 31st, 2019|

Native Dancer - Close to Perfection By Peter Lee A head. About 20 inches. That's all that prevented Native Dancer from becoming an undefeated, immortal racehorse - bigger than Man O' War, even Secretariat. Instead, he suffered a defeat in the most important race of his career - the 1953 [...]

Great Too Early

2019-02-26T19:21:13-05:00February 24th, 2019|

    Great Too Early: Five 2-Year-Olds Who Failed as 3-Year-Olds By: Peter Lee   In the book American Pharoah, author Joe Drape recounts an incident in which Vinery Farm manager Frances Relihan, impressed with American Pharoah's smooth movements, appetite and maturity, called owner Ahmed Zayat about the colt. Even [...]

Second Place is the First……….

2019-01-24T19:23:46-05:00January 24th, 2019|

  We've heard the cliches before. Runner up. Second fiddle. Second best. Bridesmaid. Second place is the first loser. In the Sport of Kings, and The Kentucky Derby in particular running second to a Triple Crown winner is no easy task or laughing matter. It is as hard to call [...]