Author Archive: John Asher
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 [...]
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.
It’s an event with deep roots in agrarian times and a celebration that incorporates all of Kentucky’s grand traditions, yet some of the Kentucky Derby’s greatest days have come during the past 14 years, as instant communication, the Internet and social media have changed our lives.
Last weekend held the promise of something very special as two spectacular 3-year-old fillies – Longines Kentucky Oaks winner Untapable and Britain’s unbeaten Taghrooda, winner of Epsom Oaks – were set for matches against males in their respective shores.
If the Eclipse Awards that honor the most accomplished horses and humans in American racing were handed out today, Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome would easily add the statuette that honors the champion 3-year-old to an already impressive trophy case.
If the Eclipse Awards that honor the most accomplished horses and humans in American racing were handed out today, Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome would easily add the statuette that honors the champion 3-year-old to his already impressive trophy case.
The Churchill Downs Spring Meet that began with such a flourish of impressive victories by California Chrome in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and Untapable in the Longines Kentucky Oaks concluded its 38-day run on Sunday with a mixed bag of results.