Category: Horse Sense

Oaks Winners Take Centerstage, But Taghrooda Owns The Spotlight

Oaks Winners Take Centerstage, But Taghrooda Owns The Spotlight

| July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

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.

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Seasoning Important in a Racing Year to Savor

Seasoning Important in a Racing Year to Savor

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Thoroughbred racing has always been a sport in which the age of both its equine and human competitors is, as the adage goes, is just a number.

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Chrome Atop 3-Year-Olds at Year’s Mid-Point, But…

Chrome Atop 3-Year-Olds at Year’s Mid-Point, But…

| July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

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.

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Chrome Atop 3-Year-Olds at Year’s Mid-Point, But…

Chrome Atop 3-Year-Olds at Year’s Mid-Point, But…

| July 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

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.

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Farewell to a Memorable Spring Meet

Farewell to a Memorable Spring Meet

| July 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

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.

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Young Stars Fuel Hopes, Dreams as Spring Meet Winds Down

Young Stars Fuel Hopes, Dreams as Spring Meet Winds Down

| June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

The soon-to-conclude Spring Meet at Churchill Downs will be remembered as a racing session highlighted by terrific renewals of the track’s greatest races, but some bumpy going at many other times during its 38-day run.

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First Contender for Breeders’ Cup Classic is a Dream Story

First Contender for Breeders’ Cup Classic is a Dream Story

| June 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

The prospect of winning the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic ranks high on the list of wishes for anyone in the horse industry, and the background of the first horse to earn a spot in the starting gate for that race is one that gives everyone hope.

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Triple Crown Runs – When and Why They End

Triple Crown Runs – When and Why They End

| June 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Fans of Thoroughbred racing and those who dropped in for the Triple Crown campaign have had a few days to get over our collective post-Belmont Stakes letdown and hangover.

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California Chrome’s Opportunity Arrives

California Chrome’s Opportunity Arrives

| June 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Just short of five weeks since a dominant victory in the Kentucky Derby became the signature moment in the racing career of California Chrome, the opportunity to strengthen his legacy is now, depending on when you read this, just days or hours away.

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‘Chrome’ Opponents Multiply; Napravnik, ‘Jockey Joe’ Thrive at Churcill

‘Chrome’ Opponents Multiply; Napravnik, ‘Jockey Joe’ Thrive at Churcill

| May 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

The clocking is ticking toward California Chrome’s Belmont Stakes bid that could make the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner the first 3-year-old Thoroughbred since 1978 to win the elusive Triple Crown.

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