Saturday, May 18, 2013

Oxbow upsets in the 138th Preakness

Gary Stevens leaves the broadcast booth for a front row seat aboard Oxbow to win this year's Preakness. It was another 1-2-3 finish for descendants of the Dancer. Oxbow is the grandson of another Canadian Hall of Famer in Deputy Minister son of Vice Regent another Canadian Hall of Famer.

Oxbow - great great grandson x3
Itsmyluckyday - great great grandson
Mylute - great great great great grandson

images from AP and Getty - that's Oxbow in a morning workout from AP

video of race

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Orb wins 139th Kentucky Derby

It was the first Kentucky Derby for hall of famer Shug McGauhey and another big win for jockey Joel Rosario. It was a 1-2 finish for descendants of Northern Dancer with longshot Golden Soul finishing second and co-favourite Revolutionary third. Orb is a great great great grandson of the Dancer's son Nijinsky and Golden Soul a grandson of Northern Dancer's son Sadlers Wells.

Image from AP

video of race

great photo gallery from yahoo sports

Friday, May 3, 2013

Kentucky Derby #139

I know where I will be between 5-6 pm tomorrow. Glued to my TV watching the great grandkids of Northern Dancer compete in the 139th run for the roses. I will be rooting for Verrazano but their are 17 others descended from my little hero.

image of Verrazano from Getty

link to the Derby website