Saturday, May 21, 2011

Shackleford Wins 2011 Preakness


A lathered up Shackleford managed to hang on to win the 2011 Preakness after a blistering first half. It was a 1-2 finish for the grandkids. Shackleford is a great great grandson through his sire Forestry a son of Storm Cat and of course Animal Kingdom winner of the Derby is a descendant through his Brazilian sire Leroidesanimaux - Candy Stripes - Bubble Company - Lyphard. The 3rd place finisher Astrology is not a descendant of Northern dancer.

Image above from Getty.

NBC video of race

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Animal Kingdon wins 137th Kentucky Derby


It was a 1-3 finish for descendants of Northern Dancer in this year's Derby. You can read about Animal Kingdom's sire and his dam and granddam (the amazing Bubble Company) in my Chapter 14 post in 2009.

1) Animal Kingdom Great Great Great Grandson X2
2) Nehro - no relationship
3) Mucho Macho Man Great Great Great grandson

Images from AP.

Chapter 14 Post

Video of race