Speedy Vanessa

She won her first race yesterday at Tampa, confidently ridden by Daniel Centeno.  Another one of Mr. Campbell’s lovely homebred fillies by American Pharoah out of his mare The Right Pew.  Congratulations to him.

Mean Mary Wins Again

Four races and now two wins for Mean Mary.  She’s a big girl by Scat Daddy out of Stakes winning mare Karlovy Vary.  Congratulations to owner and breeder Alex Campbell, Jr.

Windy Lane

Windy Lane was the name of the late Wendee Bell’s stable.  Her daughter Tyler and her husband Bret now own Windy Lane, a filly who is out of Wendee’s mare Move Clicky, who Graham also trained.  Wendee absolutely adored Move Clicky so this is such a fitting tribute.  Congratulations to everyone on their first raceContinue reading

Bye Bye Melvin

Not sure which of Mr. Campbell’s associates he is named after (he names most of his horses like that) but he was certainly Bye Bye today when winning his maiden race at Tampa by eight lengths.   Breaking well, shortly after the break he made the lead and pretty much made it a procession.  Bred byContinue reading


A home bred by Fletcher and Carolyn Gray who live racecourse-less Missouri, Fritzi ran a mile on the turf at Aqueduct a few weeks ago where she didn’t really get in to the race.  Edgar Prado, who is one of the best turf riders around, got her out of the gate today in good orderContinue reading

Long Island Handicap for Si Que Es Buena

The Grade 3 Long Island Handicap was Si Que Es Buena’s first foray into American racing this time last year.  She ran a creditable fourth before going on a roll to win a couple of Stakes at Gulfstream last winter.  After having time off she has come back in great form finishing fourth in theContinue reading

Empressof The Nile Wins Zagora Stakes

Please racing Gods, bring back long distance grass races as they are needed!  Today Empressof The Nile was very comfortable with the mile and a half Zagora Stakes at Aqueduct and although the winning margin was a half length it was an easy half a length and the placed horses were stacked up behind her,Continue reading


It just goes to show that if you believe in your horse you have to take a shot.  When I looked at the field in the Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf she was having to face today I was in awe.  Graded Stakes winners from Europe and the US and Sharing had just won herContinue reading

With Herself

She has lovely European breeding but has found it tough over here to win but it all worked out last night at Presque Isle for With Herself.   She’d never tried the Tapeta before except here at Fair Hill – it suited her fine for racing too!  Congratulations to owners Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners.

Mean Mary

…..is not mean!  Mr. Campbell likes to name some of his fillies after his secretary Mary, who as far as I know is also not mean!!  Mr. Campbell has been very patient with this daughter by Scat Daddy out of Grade 1 winner Karlovy Vary.  If you see her in person she is big andContinue reading

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