Saturday, September 17, 2011

Masked Marvel takes 3rd leg of Triple Crown - St Leger


In the past 65 years there has only been one winner of Britain's Triple Crown and that was the amazing Nijinsky from Northern Dancer's second crop of foals. There was no winner again this year as all 3 races went to different winners. It was another 1-2-3 finish for Dancer descendants however with Masked Marvel winning the St Leger at Doncaster.

1) Masked Marvel - great great grandson x2
2) Brown Panther - great great grandson x2
3) Sea Moon - great great grandson x2

Image from racingfotos

Video of race

Pour Moi wins 2011 Epsom Derby


It was a 1-2 finish for Northern Dancer descendants in this year's Epsom Derby. Pour Moi came from way back at the top of the stretch to nip Treasure Beach and the Queen's Carlton House at the wire. Have a look at the video as Pour Moi's teenage jockey celebrates early in the irons after getting a whisker in front just as they crossed the wire in a blanket finish - exciting stuff.

Pour Moi - great grandson x2
Treasure Beach - great grandson x2
Carlton House - no descendant

Image from Alan Crowhurst getty images europe

Video of race

Undefeated Frankel destroys field in 2011 2000 Guineas


It's been a busy summer of 2011 for me and now it's time to catch up on the blog. It was a 1-2-3 finish for Northern Dancer descendants in the first of Britain's Triple Crown races in 2011. Favorite Frankel ran away with the 2000 Guineas to eventually win by 5 lengths. The second place finisher Dubawi Gold is a son of Dubawi from the only crop of foals of the incredible Dubai Millennium.

1) Frankel - great grandson x2
2) Dubawi Gold - great great grandson x2
3) Native Khan - great grandson

Image from Getty images

Video of 2000 Guineas 2011

Link to post on Dubai Millennium