/Tag: Songbird

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 [...]


2017-07-31T11:09:05-05:00July 31st, 2017|

Paid Up Subscriber romped to an easy win of over 30 lengths in The grade 2 Shuvee at Saratoga. You don't see many 30 plus length wins. It would be hard to argue this one didn't improve since moving to Chad Brown's barn. She gave Songbird a handful in The [...]

Paid Public Workout

2017-07-12T08:48:24-05:00July 12th, 2017|

While I am almost never a believer in a free square in horse racing this year's Delaware Handicap amounts to little more than a paid public workout for Songbird. Let's hope she lifts the hometown spirits of owner Rick Porter who is battling a tougher foe than horse racing. All [...]