Pocahontas, says Allen, "was trained from early childhood in the sacred ways of a Beloved Woman--a certain kind of medicine woman or priestess because her birth name, Matoaka
or Matoaks, is thought to mean 'white (or snow) feather'":
15 - 14-17 Raheibb, 12-15 Royal Millennium, 7-9 Matoaka
, 6-8 Banjo Bay, Polar Kingdom, Putra Pekan, Venturer, 5-7 Give Back Calais, Kai One, Lapwing, Lunar Leo, Macaroon, 4-6 Forever Times, 3-5, Inspector General, 2-4 Speedy Gee, 1-3 Ashlinn, Game N Gifted, The Trader, Zietunzeen, 0-5-2 Final Pursuit (50-30-20-10 + 5pt bonus for fifth for buyers)
can spark a double for the Newmarket trainer by taking the opening Daily Telegraph Discover Racing Stakes (Handicap).
Settled in midfield by Martin Dwyer as favourite Matoaka
led at a sedate pace, Sheppard's Watch produced a telling burst after the tempo had increased in the straight to hit the front a furlong out and hold Lady Miletrian by half-a-length.
A meditation on the life of Matoaka
, better known as Pocahontas, the poem explores naming as a colonial act and, more broadly, examines speech as an act of human appropriation of experience.
Her real name was Matoaka
, Pocahontas being a pet name meaning " playful.
What I wanted to do in my book was to make Matoaka
the central figure--the entree, not a nice side dish large footnote, or ingenue.
Midge Nathanson, founder and co-owner of Camp Matoaka
for Girls, Smithfield, Maine.
25), while Matoaka
can fulfil last season's potential in the Daily Telegraph Discover Racing Handicap (2.
After upsetting the odds-on Matoaka
in a Salisbury maiden, the Whatcombe raider was subsequently a creditable second to Elrehaan in the Warwick Oaks.
This seven-furlong event has a good shape: there are only two fillies in the race who look particularly well weighted and one of those, Matoaka
, is likely to go off a strongly fancied favourite for Sir Michael Stoute and Kieren Fallon.
Fallon notched his success aboard the Sir Michael Stoute-trained Matoaka