Category: Horse Sense
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 [...]
Churchill Downs is preparing to welcome fans and horsemen to the track on Friday as the second September Meet in the 140-year history of the home of the Kentucky Derby launches its run of 12 racing days. It’s not quite there yet, but the hope in this corner is that the September racing session will [...]
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.