Solar Maximus owns Mahoning Valley

Picking a finite list of five or ten favourite Curlin babies would get difficult at the margins, given that one of the core premises of Blinkers Off is a love for all of them.  However, a few are very easy additions to any list of favourites, and Solar Maximus (Solar Colony, by Pleasant Colony) ranks... Continue Reading →

Solar Maximus can run all day

Not a lot of American horses nowadays are bred to run long distances well, particularly on dirt. Solar Maximus (Solar Colony, by Pleasant Colony) is one of those horses.  The five-year-old gelding's breeding screams stamina, and his recent performance had suggested he could run to that.  January 26 at Mahoning Valley, Solar Maximus had won... Continue Reading →

Solar Maximus stretches out

After a sixteen-month layoff, Solar Maximus (Solar Colony, by Pleasant Colony) has found his stride at Mahoning Valley Race Course.  He cleared N2L second off that layoff going in $5,000 claiming company, and went to the barn of Joseph Poole.  After a sixth-place finish at six furlongs against straight N3L allowance company, he dropped back... Continue Reading →

the greatest three minutes in sports

Today at 3:34 EST, the gates flung open for the 7th race at Mahoning Valley Racecourse, a $5,000 N3L claiming race at a mile over the dirt. Solar Maximus (Solar Colony, by Pleasant Colony) raced wide into the clubhouse turn after breaking from the 8 hole.  Despite being hung wide, the five-year-old gelding got to... Continue Reading →

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