Category: Horse Sense
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.