The $10 million mare: Havre de Grace makes history

The lights dimmed, and projected on the screen at the front of the auditorium were her finest moments. Her talent was extolled, her accomplishments enumerated.  A hushed, rapt crowd sat expectantly, and as the leggy brunette prepared to make her entrance, the auctioneer intoned, “Ladies and gentlemen, we present Havre de Grace.” The 5-year-old bay…

Distaffers: The stars of the show

The 25th running of the Breeders’ Cup took place on October 24 and 25 at Santa Anita. For the first time that year, the races for females and male were segregated, with the distaff races taking place on Friday, and the rest of the races run on Saturday. In another historical departure (and another departure from…