Guess who this is? YES, this is Sweet Ducky, who was sold to the sketchy president of Chechnya, racing in Russia. He was last seen running 2nd to Dialed In in the 2011 Holy Bull Stakes (II). He hasn’t done a whole lot since then, but I know he had a lot of fans while he was here racing under George and Lori Hall’s colors. (Photo from Instagram)
Yo Canadian equestrians! Got $1,000? You can own the full brother to a Breeders’ Cup Classic winner!
This quirky 6-year-old gelding just retired off of track training. Alpha Wave is the full brother to Ghostzapper and a half to City Zip.
Baby Vyjack (Photo by Spendthrift Farm)
I’ll be breaking apart the Blue Grass Stakes (I) today as the final Derby Handicap race, and while I wish to look at the whole field, I’ve been favoring Gary Contessa’s Rydilluc for quite a while. Great looking horse out on the turf by Medaglia d’Oro with three straight wins heading into the race, his last being an effortless win in the 9-furlong Palm Beach (III) on grass over Kitten’s Joy Stakes winner Charming Kitten. He does have some detractors, but I’ll be keen to watch him.
Baby Orb (Photo by Claiborne Farm)