Remembering Ruffian: Horse won fans’ hearts like no other Dinny Phipps is heading to a meeting, so maybe that explains his abrupt answer. Or maybe it’s the line of questioning: about a horse, about a day, that might be the darkest in thoroughbred history, from PalmBeachPost.com.
Cloning still at the starting line For the 29th year in a row, Saturday’s Belmont Stakes will not produce a Triple Crown champion. So we know great Thoroughbreds can’t be ordered up. However, two years ago, the owners of Funny Cide were approached by a California firm with an offer to clone their horse, to make a DNA duplicate of the 2003 winner of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, from USA Today.