Category: Horse Sense

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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Ready For Churchill Downs September Meet II

Ready For Churchill Downs September Meet II

| September 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 [...]

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California Chrome vs. Shared Belief Showdown?

California Chrome vs. Shared Belief Showdown?

| August 28, 2014 | 1 Comment

If the countdown to the championship bout wasn’t on before, it is now.

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Top Two Three-Year-Olds Missing – Could Wilkes Hold Travers Key?

Top Two Three-Year-Olds Missing – Could Wilkes Hold Travers Key?

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

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.

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Arlington Million Provides Opportunity For Romans

Arlington Million Provides Opportunity For Romans

| August 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

After a weekend of mixed results, Louisville-born trainer Dale Romans will be looking toward Chicago’s Arlington Park and its biggest race of the year to help propel his stable toward a strong finish in 2014.

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Derby 141 Watch Includes Hashtag Bourbon

Derby 141 Watch Includes Hashtag Bourbon

| August 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

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.

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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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