Uncle Mo latest freshman king for Ashford

Irish-based Coolmore’s Ashford division in Kentucky began collecting domestic 2-year-old champions with Lookin at Lucky (2009 champ), followed by Uncle Mo (2010), Hansen (2011), Shanghai Bobby (2012), and most recently American Pharoah (2014) — with whom they hit the bonanza at 3, too. The only other juvenile champ during these range of years was the … Continue reading Uncle Mo latest freshman king for Ashford

Society’s Chairman leading in Canada

I’ve tweeted this story-in-the-making as it’s developed throughout the season, but perhaps it’s time for a longer format, because, frankly, it’s dumbfounding in this age of commercial breeding. Imagine this: a little-known stallion who didn’t make his racetrack debut until age 5 — and, for the record, he’s by an unraced stallion — goes to … Continue reading Society’s Chairman leading in Canada