WILL TAKE CHARGE SHINES LIGHT ON FAPPIANO INBREEDING

Classic trials apart, in the U.S. the championship-defining contests for straight 3-year-olds are usually the three Triple Crown events plus the Haskell Invitational (gr. I) and the Travers Stakes (gr. I). Prior to the weekend, the first four events had taken place and had been won by four different horses:

UNLIKELY HERO

A busy week means that we’ve only just found a minute to post about last week’s Kentucky Derby (gr. I) trials, the the Florida Derby (gr. I), the Louisiana Derby (gr. II) and UAE Derby (gr. II). The two events run in the U.S., and both worth $600,000 to the