Decline of stamina in our racing program has impact in shed

[Part of the following was extrapolated from my talk at the pedigree symposium in Lexington from earlier this month. They are notes that I used.] In the 1970s, five North American-breds won the Derby: ’70 Nijinsky (Northern Dancer) ’71 Mill Reef (Never Bend) ’72 Roberto (Hail to Reason) ’76 Empery (Vaguely Noble) ’77 The Minstrel … Continue reading Decline of stamina in our racing program has impact in shed

Storm Cat sire responsible for the Indian St. Leger winner

By Major Srinivas Nargolkar (Retd.) Macchupicchu (Emerald Cat– Anaroma by Razeen), owned by Messrs. Berjis Minoo Desai, Vijay B. Shrike & K.N. Dhunjibhoy, won the McDowell Signature Indian St. Leger, Gr.1, in fine style at Pune Sunday, clocking a time of 2 mins. 57.3 secs. for the 2800 m. trip and justifying his position as the … Continue reading Storm Cat sire responsible for the Indian St. Leger winner

Video (from Android phone): St. Leger run at incredible pace

The Video here is from an Android phone tape. Masked Marvel, under William Buick, won an incredible St. Leger today. The 14-furlong classic at Doncaster was marked by an incredulously quick early pace that took the legs off most of the runners and rewarded the one that had the pedigree to stay the trip under the … Continue reading Video (from Android phone): St. Leger run at incredible pace

The breed is indeed faster, but can it carry its speed here?

Emma Berry, the bloodstock editor at Thoroughbred Owner & Breeder in the UK, tweeted a link yesterday to a very interesting online piece dated August 31, 2011, by James Willoughby, titled, “The breed stays further, faster.” (Her husband, John Berry, published an equally interesting piece yesterday on Thoroughbred Internet on the specialist sprint sire Paris House that … Continue reading The breed is indeed faster, but can it carry its speed here?