Who would have ever thought that we’d see a repeat of 1944-1945 and have two consecutive female Horses of the Year? Hold on to your fedoras, race fans, because we are halfway to a third. It takes a special filly to be named the best of all racing at year end. Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta did it, and now we may be seeing another. Havre De Grace is a special filly. She proved that last summer when she jumped from virtual unknown to champion Blind Luck’s determined foil. The much more experienced Blind Luck may have gotten the best of her more times than not last year, but in 2011, Havre De Grace looks to be on track to much more than just proving to be the best female horse in the country. In fact, halfway through this racing season, no other horse, of either gender, is even close.
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