Saturday, May 19, 2012

I'll Have Another does just that winning the Preakness

Image from Patrick Smith Getty Images
Image from Rob Carr Getty Images
------------------------------------image from Baltimore Sun--------------------------------- Wow, what a big finish for I'll have Another to run down Bodemeister at the wire to win the Preakness despite the slower fractions and shorter distance than the Derby. Creative Cause finished third to make it another 1-2-3 finish for Northern Dancer grandkids.

1) I'll Have Another - great great great grandson x5
2) Bodemeister - great great grandson x3
3) Creative Cause - great great grandson

Sunday, May 6, 2012

2000 Guineas - first of Britain's Triple crown

While the Kentucky Derby was running in the US it was another 1-2-3 finish for the great grandkids of Northern Dancer in the first of Britain's triple crown the 2000 Guineas. The top three were bred in three different countries in Europe.

1) Camelot (GB) great grandson x3
2) French Fifteen (FR) great great grandson
3) Hermival (IRE) great great grandson x2

images from Nigel French - Empics Sports Photography
video of race

Saturday, May 5, 2012

138th Kentucky Derby in the books

No surprise it was a 1-2-3 finish for the Dancer's grandkids in this year's Run for the Roses.

1) I'll have Another great great great grandson x5 (through Danzig, Sadlers Wells, Nijinsky, Lyphard)
2) Bodemeister great great grandson x3
3) Dullahan great great grandson

Congrats to the mexican jockey Mario Gutierrez based out of Hastings in Vancouver, BC. Gutsy performance by Bodemeister but he just couldn't hang on.
Images from Getty - yahoo sports