Two-time champion Beholder spiked a temperature of 104 degrees the morning of Oct. 19 and will not be able to defend her title in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park, trainer Richard Mandella said.
Just like a Degas. (Marshall Blevins/Coady Photography)
Nothing like a good day at the races with the camera. Spring meet at Te Rapa Racecourse, New Zealand.
Alphabet Soup winning the 1996 Breeder’s Cup Classic
Admire Rakti wins the 2014 Caulfield Cup
How beautiful Australian racehorses can be.
It’s Commanding Jewel, Gr I Sweppes Thousand Guineas winner.
Japanese invader and Melbourne Cup contender Admire Rakti is savaged by his loose stablemate Admire Inazuma.
(“Fuck off, that’s MY filly you’re looking at!” says Inazuma to Rakti.)
i wish i had more chances to go to the races, but the season is over :( looking forward to going next year, though
I feel compelled to pay homage and respect to the great Cigar after learning of his passing.
I always did kinda want to go visit him, but I was never under any impression that I’d ever get to Kentucky in time to see him. He was getting pretty old (I know John Henry lived to be like 32, but I don’t think that’s very common :P)
Still, it’s sad. :( He was something special.
I’m not sure I’m ready to read Steve Haskin’s farewell to Cigar… I think I’d better wait until I’m home for the day.
(Disclaimer: The photo is not mine, obviously, as I have never met Cigar, never got to see him. I have no idea who took the photo, and do not remember where I downloaded it from. I’ve had in my folders for probably ten years now. A reverse image search for a source has turned up nothing.)