Category: Horse Sense

Got Terrific Twos Enliven Churchill’s September Opener

Got Terrific Twos Enliven Churchill’s September Opener

| September 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

One can find many reasons to smile during a visit to a racetrack, but for true believers there are few things more exciting than a performance by a promising young horse.

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Wayne’s Happy 78th, Churchill’s September Return

Wayne’s Happy 78th, Churchill’s September Return

| September 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

When he saddled Oxbow and Will Take Charge in the 2013 Kentucky Derby, Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas had a chance to make Derby history that perhaps even he may never have anticipated.

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Stakes Races For September

Stakes Races For September

| August 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

The barns are filling off Longfield Avenue as horses return home from Saratoga and other summer locales.

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Ken Ramsey’s Very Good Day

Ken Ramsey’s Very Good Day

| August 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

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.

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Wise Dan Follows Familiar Path

Wise Dan Follows Familiar Path

| August 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Reigning “Horse of the Year” Wise Dan rolled to his eighth consecutive victory on Saturday when he rallied in deep stretch to win the Grade II Fourstardave at Saratoga for a second consecutive year.

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Time For Old and New in Thoroughbred Racing

Time For Old and New in Thoroughbred Racing

| August 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Midsummer is always an interesting time in Thoroughbred racing as the 3-year-olds that weathered the rugged run through the Kentucky Derby and late developers start gearing up to meet their elders in the fall…

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Oaks-Winning Princess Steps Toward Higher Station

Oaks-Winning Princess Steps Toward Higher Station

| July 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

She was a 38-1 longshot when she rolled to a surprise victory in this 139th running of the Longines Kentucky Oaks, but Princess of Sylmar’s first outing since her signature victory on the first Friday in May at Churchill Downs provided an indication that she is a candidate for a higher royal station.

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Dust Commander’s Old Kentucky Home

Dust Commander’s Old Kentucky Home

| July 11, 2013 | 3 Comments

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.

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Fort Larned Launches Run To Classic With Brilliant Foster

Fort Larned Launches Run To Classic With Brilliant Foster

| June 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

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.

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‘Throwback’ Triple Crown Gives Way To Foster And Future

‘Throwback’ Triple Crown Gives Way To Foster And Future

| June 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

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.

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