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Weekend Song wins in the end

When Heather Lemire told her husband the horse she fancied was descended from Secretariat and Seattle Slew, he got worried. “He kept asking, ‘How much is this horse going to cost?’ And I had to explain she was a $500 adoption case—he just couldn’t understand why she didn’t cost more.” But Lemire understood that a glamorous lineage didn’t translate into a great future for descendants of super stars: high-octane ancestry doesn’t pay the bills at any racetrack. And when the Suffolk Down racing season ended last year, Weekend Song had only managed two wins in 18 starts. The lackluster record […]