Blue Hen Mare is a frequently used title in breeding, but in reality the term should be sparsely used. A “Blue Hen” is an elite mare in producing top level stakes winners on multiple occasions. Juddmonte Farm has had a few such mares in their realm. Toussaud definitely qualifies as an elite “Blue Hen Mare”. She was a remarkable Thoroughbred.

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Brown Jack

We all have our favourite race horses. For one reason or another certain horses just seem to capture our hearts, whether it is due to performance, character, beauty or some other trait. During the late 1920’s and early 1930’s a brown gelding was the toast of racing fans in England. His name was Brown Jack, the undisputed darling of the

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Deep Impact

The world of horse racing is truly a global entity. All corners of the earth support the sport in one way or another. The country of Japan has been blessed with some outstanding horses in the past few decades due to a spirited and dedicated commitment to improve the quality of domestic bloodlines by enthusiastic and wealthy horsemen. Vast sums

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Queen’s Plate Girl Power

The Queen’s Plate, the most important race for Canadian three year old colts and fillies, is the oldest continuously run stakes race on the North American continent. The event is steeped with traditions and folklore. From the awarding of fifty royal sovereigns , which dates back to the original purse awarded at the first running, to the presence of reigning

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Triple Crown winners are some of the more exulted horses in the thoroughbred world. Many are remembered for not only their talent and speed, but also for their determination and intelligence which made them so formidable. In the case of the fifth American Triple Crown winner Whirlaway, heart and smarts were not what he is fondly remembered for. He had

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