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Tracks soften, the Zeds come marching in

  • Wed, 13 Jun 2018
  • John Costello
The progeny of Grangewilliam Stud’s evergreen stallion Zed just love the winter tracks

The progeny of Grangewilliam Stud’s evergreen stallion Zed just love the winter tracks

One of the things I observed when I first got interested in the breeding side of racing many years ago was that certain thoroughbred breeds might handle a soft track; certainly breeds virtually always would. Back in those days we had more than a few imported stallions who might leave a wet-tracker or three among a dozen firm-trackers; stallions like Resurgent and Fair’s Fair, Count Rendered, Sabaean and even Faux Tirage (remember a very good steeplechaser named Dunray?) and others even …
 

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