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Look For A 3-Year-Old In The Classic, But Maybe Not The One You Think

Look For A 3-Year-Old In The Classic, But Maybe Not The One You Think

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

For racing fans who love to cash a bet at a big price, there is no race like the Kentucky Derby.

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Saez Will Be Sorely Missed

Saez Will Be Sorely Missed

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

The final ruling was simple and unsatisfying, but really here are few words that would have been completely appropriate to deliver the somber message.

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Wise Dan to Miss Big Year-End Dance

Wise Dan to Miss Big Year-End Dance

| October 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

With a history that stretches well beyond two centuries in North America and much farther in Europe, it is natural that a tradition-enriched sport like Thoroughbred racing would be the subject of an adage developed and tested through the years.

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The Sustained Joy of Watching Wise Dan

The Sustained Joy of Watching Wise Dan

| October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Some of life’s special moments are instantly recognizable, while others require a little time and distance to allow one to truly appreciate what made a moment notable.

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Shared Belief Still Perfect Heading Into Breeders’ Cup

Shared Belief Still Perfect Heading Into Breeders’ Cup

| October 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

A busy weekend packed with big races around the country ended with an unbeaten star and a solid favorite for the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, along with a reminder (as if we needed one) that racing can be a rough and tumble game.

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California Chrome Validates The Adage

California Chrome Validates The Adage

| September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

California Chrome came, he saw, and was conquered – soundly.

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California Chrome Returns

California Chrome Returns

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

For many fans of the Kentucky Derby and Thoroughbred racing, the memory of the most recent race for this year’s popular winner of the Run for the Roses is not a happy one.

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Young Horses Spark Big Dreams in the Ring and on the Track

Young Horses Spark Big Dreams in the Ring and on the Track

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s a pretty safe bet to say that few things get the blood of admirers of Thoroughbred racing flowing as quickly as the promise of a young horse. I can provide personal testament. That truth of that horse industry axiom coursed through my veins on Monday while visiting the opening day of Keeneland’s September Yearling [...]

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California Chrome vs. Shared Belief Showdown?

California Chrome vs. Shared Belief Showdown?

| August 28, 2014 | 1 Comment

If the countdown to the championship bout wasn’t on before, it is now.

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Top Two Three-Year-Olds Missing – Could Wilkes Hold Travers Key?

Top Two Three-Year-Olds Missing – Could Wilkes Hold Travers Key?

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

The 3-year-olds that reside at the top of their crop will be missing, but Saturday’s Travers Stakes at Saratoga will feature an interesting mix of current and rising stars that include a handful of horses that could be important players in the final months of American racing in 2014.

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