For a mere conditions race with no Pattern status, the Haynes, a nson& Clark has an extraordinary tradition, with Henbit
, Shergar, Rainbow Quest and Unfuwain among its earliest winners, although in recent years has to some extent been living off that history.
5 Who rode Henbit
, Nashwan and Erhaab to Derby victories?
We also forage for wild greens--nettles, cleavers, henbit
, dandelion (leaves, buds and flower heads), plantain, chickweed, sorrel, dock, purslane, and more.
After which no more weeds are needed but it is time for the winter annual weeds like common chickweeds, annual bluegrass, henbit
and deadnettle, and speedwell to start into growth.
The typical American yard was a scraggly garden of plantain, henbit
, creeping pale, barberry and multiflora rose, a kind of meadow in miniature.
The Haynes, Hanson & Clark Conditions Stakes has garnered a reputation for producing Group One winners over the years with the likes of Derby heroes Henbit
and Shergar winning while subsequent Epsom heroes Sharastani and Authorized were placed.
Last year's winner was big-toothed Stacey Solomon (right), whose sire by coincidence is Carson's 1980 Derby winner Henbit
, and one of the favourites to take her crown is Mark Wright from The Only Way Is Essex.
Although future champions are not seen so frequently in the mile race these days, Tregoning has won it four times, including with the top-class Nayef, while his mentor Dick Hern used the race as a launchpad for Henbit
There is nothing more satisfying than a weedless garden of vigorous, healthy plants and nothing sadder than one whose veggies are being overtaken by henbit
Only two horses - Henbit
(1980) and Shergar (1981) - have gone on to glory in the Derby at Epsom following victory in the Chester Vase.
Regardless of my being on a remote island in the middle of a foreign sea, I was still surrounded by familiar weeds such as dandelion, henbit
, clovers, nettle, thistle, and oxalis.
The 1-ton and 2-ton rates worked best in peppermint, reducing barnyard grass, green foxtail, common lambsquarters, henbit
, and redroot pigweed populations by 90 percent several weeks after application.