Tuesday, October 8, 2013

HRN: Breeders' Cup Flashback: Midnight Lute

From now on, I will be posting a notice on this blog whenever I post a new article on my Horse Racing Nation blogThese notices will include an excerpt from the beginning of that article and a link to the piece. My latest Horse Racing Nation article is. . .

Breeders' Cup Flashback: Midnight Lute

"As rain fell from the sky, the dirt track at Monmouth Park was transformed into an oval of mud soup for the 2007 Breeders’ Cup. The dismal weather certainly put a damper on the crowd but no matter how gloomy the weather was, it could not hinder the thrill of the world-class racing taking place at the New Jersey racetrack.

At the conclusion of the first championship race to be run on that Breeders’ Cup Saturday, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert could have left with a smile on his face, as he had captured the Juvenile Fillies with Indian Blessing. But he had not finished. A few races later, he saddled the favorite for the Sprint, Midnight Lute. The 17 hands high beast, who had last won the Forego Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga, had always been a special horse in the eyes of Baffert, but this race would prove just how exceptional he was. . ."

Click here to read the rest of my newest Horse Racing Nation article.

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