Girl PoweR!…Filly outduels the Colts..Heh

Dedicated to : Karl M. heh

Photos: Courtesy AP.

Rags to Riches is racing’s queen for a day.

The fabulous filly outdueled Preakness winner Curlin in a breathtaking stretch run and won the Belmont Stakes by a head Saturday, becoming the first of her sex in more than a century to take the final leg of the Triple Crown.
Rags to Riches First Filly to Win Belmont Stakes Since 1905

“My hat is off to Rags to Riches,” said Curlin’s trainer, Steve Asmussen, who never gave up hope his chestnut colt would prevail in the dramatic final strides.

Rags to Riches became the third filly to capture the Belmont — Ruthless took the first running in 1867 and Tanya won in 1905. Only 22 fillies have tried the Belmont, with Rags to Riches the first since Silverbulletday finished seventh in 1999.

“It was really giving me goose bumps thinking about the crowd, getting so pumped up about the filly running against the colts”.. ….

Gender differences always excite, don’t they.
Headlines scream:

Rag to Riches became the first of her sex in more than a century to take the final leg of the Triple Crown!

Rags to Riches can beat the boys, too!
Rags to Riches, a filly, wins Belmont!

Ah yes indeed… another battle of the sexes.

Anyone remember these famous female animals?

Arnold the Pig b. 1964 d. 1972
A famous female pig trained by Frank Inn to appear on the zany television show “Green Acres” (1965 to 1971 starring Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor) in the role of “Arnold Ziffel.”
Famous Animals

Arabella the Spider d. 1973
An orb-weaving spider, she was part of early NASA experiments. She spun disorganized webs in space for the Skylab project.

Athena, Owlet b. June 5, 1850 d. 1855
Unusual Pet. She was the devoted companion and pet of famous British nurse Florence Nightingale. This little baby Owl (Athena noctue) was rescued by Florence after a fall from its nest at the Parthenon in Athens, Greece. She was in the possession of some Greek youngsters, who were tormenting the infant hatchling. Her nursing instincts came into being as she fed and trained the owl to enter a cage giving it the moniker…

Fillys, colts…who knew?

OK sweet readers, time to test your knowledge of gender differences in the animal kingdom.

Do you know the male/female and baby names of a:

………………….. Male…….. Female……. Baby
1-Antelope:…….deer.jpg buck…… doe…….. calf
2-Ape:…………. animalmonkey.gif male……. female….. baby
3-Bear:………… bearge4.gif boar…….. sow……. cub
4-Bird:…………. bird00.gif cock…….. hen……. hatchling,chick
5- Bison, Buffalo:buffalo-icon.jpg bull……… cow……. calf
6-Boar:……….. pig33.jpg boar….. sow.. piglet, shoat, farrow
7-Donkey…..donkey8.gif jack, jackass…. jennet, jenny…. colt, foal

A boy cockroach is well…a cockroach…so is a girl..but a baby..when theyr’e “nymphs”…Go figure. confused.gif

Let’s be honest. People always tend to attribute human qualities to their pets and other animals.


Congrads Rag to Riches!
I am woman. Here me roar…or would that be neigh?

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31 Responses to “Girl PoweR!…Filly outduels the Colts..Heh”

  1. Next Stop Lauderdale says:

    “Rags to Riches is racing’s queen for a day.”

    Well so much for those coveted “stud” fees. ……. steve

  2. Maggie M. Thornton says:

    Baby cockroaches are nymphes! What insectologist came up with that? Next Stop Lauderdale’s comment is hilarious.

    Maggie’s Notebook

  3. Perri Nelson says:

    My wife and I just finished re-watching “The Return of the King”. Your post reminds me of Eowyn. She and Merry end up battling the Witch King of Angmar. After he destroys her shield and breaks her shield arm with his mace, he tells her “fool, no man can kill me”. Just then Merry stabs him in the calf and Eowyn removes her helmet and tells him “I am no man” as she stabs him in the face.

    Sometimes it just take a woman.

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  5. KKarLLmM says:

    An absolute pleasure to watch the filly run away from the boys..leaving them in the dust literally…a great day for all the women in the world….

  6. Panhandle Poet says:

    1 out of 102 ain’t bad…

  7. Strawberry says:

    Angel – thanks for the post. We didn’t get to watch the race but apparently the finish was awesome!

    Perri – another great line is from “The Rookie” about the science teacher in Texas who got to play professional baseball for several years. As he is considering leaving his job and family to try out, he is concerned about his wife’s ability to handle things. Her response – “Jimmy Morris, I am a Texas woman. I don’t need a man to handle things for me!” WHOOP!

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  9. Goat says:

    An old girlfriend and I used to go to the races, I handicapped and she picked the horses and we always had fun all night and left with money in the pocket. Hardcore folks started following us around as we made our picks, LOL. I remember a couple fillies growing up that always outran us eager young colts, grin.

  10. daniel says:

    Way to go filly!
    I will be going to the horse races this summer at a Race track near here.


  11. wytammic says:

    I missed all three triple crown races this year:( Wow, your post makes me realize we missed a great race!

    Girl power all the way :)

    Growing up in the midwest, I passed your animal gender name test with flying colors. I wonder how city slickers did? :)

  12. Martin says:

    At last, news for all the neigh-sayers! ;)

  13. Perri Nelson says:

    Martin, that was at once the most sophisticated, and the lowest form of humor I’ve read all day…

    Very punny!

  14. Angel says:

    lol guys and dolls..whoop! ;)

  15. Debbie says:

    Interesting. I’m not a horse race fan, so I never think about whether the winner is a he or she.

    Isn’t it strange the different names given to different sexes in different animals? I wonder who thinks these names up?

  16. daniel says:

    I’ve been horse back riding many times. Even on the beach in SD ( Imperial Beach) that was fun!
    Take care babe!

  17. obob says:

    See, you learn something everyday. I honestly never knew there a gender issue in horseracing. Not that I have anything aganist either or. But I also know that am I truly a jackass

  18. Layla says:

    LOL! Another one of your outstanding posts. Thanks hun! I loved this one.

  19. brooke says:

    Aren’t horses just beautiful creatures?

  20. cube says:

    Athena the owl stumped me. I had no idea Florence Nightingale even had time to care for a pet.

    As far as gender differences go, I’ll paraphrase Oprah’s line…

    You go, females!!!

  21. freedom now says:

    I gave up my pet cockroaches when I left NY almost 20 years ago.

    Time flies (no I dont keep them as pets either…)

  22. Defiant_Infidel says:

    I luv my female canines.

    (Now, did I exercise good manners and restraint there or what? Heh…)

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  24. Butch says:

    Oopsss… Sorry ’bout that trackback….

  25. Gayle says:

    LOL! “I am woman, hear me roar… or would that be “neigh”?” Hee hee. You crack me up!

    I didn’t know Arnold the pig was a female. That’s cheating! She should have been allowed to play herself. Aren’t pigs discriminated against enough already? Sheesh! They could have called her Annabell. :)

  26. No Apology says:

    EEEEHHHHAAAWWW! I love donkeys, jacks or jennets – they are so cool. I’m planning to get myself a couple of donks, when I go to Colorado this fall. How about that filly? The Belmont Stakes is one brutal course. The horses look like they are running in 6 inches of sand. Gotta be tough on endurance. Good for her!

    BTW, Lassie was a MALE – just for the record. ;)

  27. Butch says:


    I’m so sorry…I definitely ‘screwed-up’ that trackback! I beg for mercy!

  28. Angel says:

    thanks again alls!!!…lol Butch…no prob! :)

  29. nanc says:

    when given the opportunity, i try to never outrun the men!

  30. benning says:

    Much as I wished for a Triple Crown this season, I have to say the last two races – the Preakness and the Belmont – were among the most exciting I have ever watched! Wonderful stuff!

    As the horses came around the turn, four abreast, I cheered Rags To Riches on! What a race! What a finish! Wow!

  31. DD2 says:

    I think you should consider Babe Ruth, Joe Lewis, Joe Dimaggio, Ronald Reagan……All were men.