Blink Bonny, born in 1854 was a British racehorse who was by Melbourne, out of Queen Mary. She raced 19 times, and won 13. 
She was an exceptional horse, said to be the leading race horse of British thoroughbreds in 1865. She’s most known for defeating the boys in the Epsom Derby, she also won the Epsom Oaks, the Lancashire Oaks, Gimcrack Stakes and the Park Hill Stakes. 
The filly was said to stand about 15.2 hands high, and was a power built filly. Some people had mentioned she almost impossible to work with, and was unpopular with some workers due to her nasty temper while some claim she was amazingly friendly. 
As a broodmare, she only produced three foals. Her first foal was a filly, named Borealis. This filly went on to being an important broodmare herself. She also produced Blair Athol, her most successful foal who won the Epsom Derby, Triennial Stakes and the St Leger. Her final foal was Breadalbane. 
Blink Bonny had a short life, dying as an 8 year old in 1862, she died after her final foal was born. Her skeleton is at York Museum, where it’s displayed.

Blink Bonny, born in 1854 was a British racehorse who was by Melbourne, out of Queen Mary. She raced 19 times, and won 13.

She was an exceptional horse, said to be the leading race horse of British thoroughbreds in 1865. She’s most known for defeating the boys in the Epsom Derby, she also won the Epsom Oaks, the Lancashire Oaks, Gimcrack Stakes and the Park Hill Stakes.

The filly was said to stand about 15.2 hands high, and was a power built filly. Some people had mentioned she almost impossible to work with, and was unpopular with some workers due to her nasty temper while some claim she was amazingly friendly.

As a broodmare, she only produced three foals. Her first foal was a filly, named Borealis. This filly went on to being an important broodmare herself. She also produced Blair Athol, her most successful foal who won the Epsom Derby, Triennial Stakes and the St Leger. Her final foal was Breadalbane.

Blink Bonny had a short life, dying as an 8 year old in 1862, she died after her final foal was born. Her skeleton is at York Museum, where it’s displayed.

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Every now and then I do some stylizing with photo editing… here’s Travers winner V.E. Day galloping in the morning a week after his big run.

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Every now and then I do some stylizing with photo editing… here’s Travers winner V.E. Day galloping in the morning a week after his big run.

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Got Lucky got a bath one morning… ya little ham

equinephotographs:

Today one of my personal thoroughbred favorites passed away, so I’ll post one of my favorite picture of him taken by Bronwen Healy, Australia’s probably best racing photographer nowadays.This is American racehorse and sire, Street Cry, the Sheich’s Mohammed pride – bred raced and stood by Darley. During racing career he won 5 races including the planet’s richest, Gr. I Dubai World Cup. As a sire, he gave USA two racing sensations, Street Sense, the only horse to win Breeders Cup Juvenile and Kentucky Derby both, and Zenyatta, the only mare to win Breeders Cup Classic, unbeaten in nineteen starts and went to stud with the one loss – the fabulous stalker, she got it trying to catch Blame, but came the close second. But they aren’t his whole notable progeny – it includes 15 grade winners, such as the sprinter and now a successful sire Street Boss, the Melbourne Cup winner, Shocking and New Year’s Day, who won the last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. On the whole every year his children have been featured in the news, as a talented and fast runners. According to Bloodhorse magazine, his sons and daughters earned more, than $80.000.000 worldwide during nine years on all surfaces and distances. Today is the time to say “That’s all” for Street Cry. Grieved by hundreds racing fans and workers from all over the world, Street Cry passes away, given the industry all he could give. Goodbye, the great. Rest in peace.

equinephotographs:

Today one of my personal thoroughbred favorites passed away, so I’ll post one of my favorite picture of him taken by Bronwen Healy, Australia’s probably best racing photographer nowadays.
This is American racehorse and sire, Street Cry, the Sheich’s Mohammed pride – bred raced and stood by Darley. During racing career he won 5 races including the planet’s richest, Gr. I Dubai World Cup.
As a sire, he gave USA two racing sensations, Street Sense, the only horse to win Breeders Cup Juvenile and Kentucky Derby both, and Zenyatta, the only mare to win Breeders Cup Classic, unbeaten in nineteen starts and went to stud with the one loss – the fabulous stalker, she got it trying to catch Blame, but came the close second.
But they aren’t his whole notable progeny – it includes 15 grade winners, such as the sprinter and now a successful sire Street Boss, the Melbourne Cup winner, Shocking and New Year’s Day, who won the last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile.
On the whole every year his children have been featured in the news, as a talented and fast runners. According to Bloodhorse magazine, his sons and daughters earned more, than $80.000.000 worldwide during nine years on all surfaces and distances.
Today is the time to say “That’s all” for Street Cry. Grieved by hundreds racing fans and workers from all over the world, Street Cry passes away, given the industry all he could give.
Goodbye, the great.
Rest in peace.

thehorsegodbuilt:

Dank
racinglegends:

G Force poses after landing the Sprint Cup under Daniel Tudhope, flying past last year’s winner Gordon Lord Byron and Music Master, as well as Sole Power and Hot Streak.6 September 2014.
Congratulations to all connections! :-)
Photo: British Champion Series on Facebook

racinglegends:

G Force poses after landing the Sprint Cup under Daniel Tudhope, flying past last year’s winner Gordon Lord Byron and Music Master, as well as Sole Power and Hot Streak.
6 September 2014.

Congratulations to all connections! :-)

Photo: British Champion Series on Facebook

racinglegends:

Sea The Moon, spectacular winner of the 2014 Deutsches Derby, will start as the favourite in the Grosser Preis von Baden on Sunday, 7 September 2014.
He will not have his Derby partner Cristophe Soumillon on board, as he is required to ride the Aga Khan’s Doumaran in the Prix de Lutece at Longchamp the same day. The Derby winners will, if Christophe is available, be together again in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in early October.
Cristian Demuro will be in the saddle for the Grosser Preis von Baden, and Christophe has been quick to offer advice.”Christophe has told me not to give him a hard race and a repeat of what he did in the last race will be enough … This time they will have a pacemaker and I’ll follow him until we reach the straight.”Demuro has got the call to ride the general 4-1 Arc favourite thanks to being part of the same select stable of jockeys managed by Soumillon’s agent Pierre-Alain Chereau.
Sea The Moon will face 10 contenders, and try to defend his undefeated streak to five for five.
Read more here.
Good luck and safe trip to all.
Photo source: XSea The Moon and Christophe Soumillon 11 lengths in front of the rest of the Deutsches Derby field

racinglegends:

Sea The Moon, spectacular winner of the 2014 Deutsches Derby, will start as the favourite in the Grosser Preis von Baden on Sunday, 7 September 2014.

He will not have his Derby partner Cristophe Soumillon on board, as he is required to ride the Aga Khan’s Doumaran in the Prix de Lutece at Longchamp the same day.
The Derby winners will, if Christophe is 
available, be together again in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in early October.

Cristian Demuro will be in the saddle for the Grosser Preis von Baden, and Christophe has been quick to offer advice.
Christophe has told me not to give him a hard race and a repeat of what he did in the last race will be enough … This time they will have a pacemaker and I’ll follow him until we reach the straight.”
Demuro has got the call to ride the general 4-1 Arc favourite thanks to being part of the same select stable of jockeys managed by Soumillon’s agent Pierre-Alain Chereau.

Sea The Moon will face 10 contenders, and try to defend his undefeated streak to five for five.

Read more here.

Good luck and safe trip to all.

Photo source: X
Sea The Moon and Christophe Soumillon 11 lengths in front of the rest of the Deutsches Derby field

thehorsegodbuilt:

Wise Dan 

thehorsegodbuilt:

Wise Dan 

racinglegends:

There is one Big Bad Bob who does not like his rug.

Photos: X