The Other Prioress’s Tale

“My lady prioress, and by your leave, So that I knew I should in no way grieve, I would opine that tell a tale you should, The one that follows next if you but would. Now will you please vouchsafe it, lady dear?” “Gladly,” said she, and spoke as you shall hear. (Chaucer’s The Prioress’s Tale)…

100 Years of Fasig-Tipton Sales in Saratoga

“One of the chief subjects of discussion in the paddock was the sale of yearlings at the Fasig-Tipton company mart last night…”  The Daily Saratogian, Aug. 11, 1917 That time-honored Saratoga tradition began 100 years ago this month, when Fasig-Tipton held its first Thoroughbred sale in Saratoga. Established in 1898 to sell riding and driving…

Before Secretariat…Cicada

Before Secretariat, there was Cicada. A decade before Secretariat became the first colt in 25 years to win the Triple Crown, Christopher Chenery, father of Helen, campaigned a filly who was setting her own records. At two, Cicada started 16 times, winning 11 races and never finishing worse than third; among her victories that year…