Author Archive: John Asher
As the Grade I wins piled up for Ken Ramsey––on one of the most successful and spectacular days ever enjoyed by an owner in American Thoroughbred racing–– fans and observers scurried to find the proper phrase or adjective that would do justice to the Kentucky-based owner’s accomplishment.
When the first notes of “My Old Kentucky Home” are sounded by the University of Louisville marching band on the first Saturday in May, there can be little doubt among those who experience that moment that they are taking part in what is arguably the most romantic and emotional moments in sports.
The growth of the Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs has been a wonderful thing to experience since the stature of Churchill Downs’ mid-year race for older horses started to rise in the 1990s.
Another Triple Crown campaign has come and gone and our streak without a horse that could sweep the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes stands at 35 years.
No Triple Crown will be at stake when Orb, winner of the 139th Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands, and Oxbow, the front-running victor in the Preakness, meet a close-to-full gate of rivals in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes.