Category: Horse Sense

Clark ‘Cap, Derby Futures Highlight Closing Meet’s Mix of Current, Future

Clark ‘Cap, Derby Futures Highlight Closing Meet’s Mix of Current, Future

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

The kick-off of the holiday season with the celebration of Thanksgiving stirs emotions in just about everyone, but there are two clear reasons that the coming weekend will produce a smile.

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Looking Forward to Clark Handicap Day

Looking Forward to Clark Handicap Day

| November 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Most of the Thoroughbred racing world has heard that the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and the Longines Kentucky Oaks, renewed on successive days each spring at Churchill Downs, have a history that spans 140 years.

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Big Breeders’ Cup For Kentucky

Big Breeders’ Cup For Kentucky

| November 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sure, the 31st Breeders’ Cup (referred to as #BC14 from this point) ended on a controversial note following a running of the $5 million Classic that bore a more than passing resemblance to, take your choice…

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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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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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