Saturday, May 16, 2015

American Pharoah dominates in the Preakness

Once again we have a horse with a chance at the Triple Crown. It was 51 years ago to the day that his great great great grandsire, Northern Dancer accomplished the same feat. The downpour and sloppy track didn't seem to bother American Pharoah as he stormed to victory by seven lengths. It was longshot Tale Of Verve finishing second and Divining Rod third. All three were great great great grandsons of The Dancer. In the case of Divining Rod, his great great grandmother was the Dancer's Hall of Fame daughter Fanfreluche. She was kidnapped while in foal to Secretariat. You can read about her in this blog.

photo from AP/Mike Stewart

American Pharoah - great great great grandson x2 through Storm Cat/Storm Bird and El Gran Senor
Tale Of Verve - great great great grandson x3 through Storm Cat/Storm Bird and Nijinsky
Divining Rod - great great great grandson x3 through Storm Cat, Nijinsky and daughter Fanfreluche

Link to Fanfreluche in this blog

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