Songbird

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Peter Lee’s Top 20

2019-07-20T10:57:10-05:00July 19th, 2019|

In 1999, the Blood-Horse published a list of the top 100 American racehorses of the 20th century, which caused a great deal of discussion (Man o'War ahead of Secretariat? Ruffian at only #35?). We're almost one-fifth of the way through the 21st century; what horses may make the Blood-Horse's top [...]

A Talk With Victoria Keith

2019-05-02T10:00:32-05:00May 2nd, 2019|

  The following conversation took place just prior to the announcement Omaha Beach was scratched from the Kentucky Derby due to an entrapped epiglottis.    Thank You A. E. Sabo' for the artwork!   A Chat with Fox Hill’s Victoria Keith By Kate Richards              [...]

Decision Is In

2019-04-17T05:46:10-05:00April 17th, 2019|

In what jockey Mike Smith described as the toughest decision of his career, he opted to ride Omaha Beach in the upcoming Kentucky Derby. This left the mount open on Roadster and Bob Baffert wasted little time before he named Florent Geroux to his improving colt. Mike Smith won the [...]

An Epic Distaff

2019-03-13T19:53:17-05:00March 13th, 2019|

    An Epic Distaff   By Jonathan Stettin       There have been many great horse races that turned into epic battles of heart and will. The 2016 Breeders’ Cup Distaff definitely falls into that category by any standards. This race just was not a test of heart, [...]

Songbird Goes to Arrogate

2017-11-21T11:37:14-05:00November 21st, 2017|

Songbird, fresh off a 9.5 million dollar purchase by Amanda Pope has been booked for a date in the breeding shed with Arrogate adding a paltry $75,000 stud fee to Pope's investment. This is one of the more exciting matings in recent breeding in the Sport of Kings, though we [...]

Songbird Retires

2017-09-01T10:39:55-05:00September 1st, 2017|

Songbird has been retired with a stellar record of 13 for 15 with two seconds. She was one of the best and most exciting fillies we had the pleasure to see recently and her record is not far behind the likes of Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta in my opinion. Beholder [...]

Saratoga Claims Another

2017-08-28T10:58:33-05:00August 28th, 2017|

The graveyard of favorites claimed yet another when 2-5 Songbird was run down by second choice 2-1 Forever Unbridled in what proved to be an exciting edition of the Personal Ensign. Songbird under regular rider Mike Smith set reasonable fractions and was uncontested until Forever Unbridled set her sights on [...]