Category: Horse Sense
She was gone for so long that many racing fans and observers wondered if we’d ever see her again, but unbeaten champion My Miss Aurelia is back in the game and likely to be one of the brightest U.S. stars heading into the international competition of the Breeders’ Cup in early November.
A period of just over 24 hours last weekend provided a pair of valuable lessons for racing fans around the world.
Historic Saratoga in Upstate New York has a reputation for shabby treatment of favorites in its major races, and nothing that happened last weekend at the track known to its admirers as “The Spa” diminished that reputation.
The “Girl Power” era that has produced an unprecedented three-year run of “Horse of the Year” honors for Rachel Alexandra, Zenyatta and Havre de Grace has continued its roll this year, with big performances in recent days by both equine and human racing stars.
As the 2011 racing season rolls into its second half, the spotlight on the sport from the Triple Crown run is fading and the primary players of that three-race saga have either departed the stage or are hanging somewhere in the wings.