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Kentucky Downs or Churchill Downs: Who Gets Edge in Race Dates Battle?

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission’s Race Dates Committee meets at 1 p.m. today and one of the issues the panel faces is whether to approve a request from Kentucky Downs to expand its highly successful September turf festival from five … Continue reading


Videos

Wise Dan: His Victory Garlands Are Coveted Artifacts

Wise Dan: His Victory Garlands Are Coveted Artifacts

2014-10-01

America’s Best Racing continues its video series celebrating two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan as the “Most Interesting Horse in the World.” The first two videos in the series — a takeoff on the popular “Stay Thirsty, My Friends” … Continue reading

Motion, Leparoux, Dominguez Vote for Icabad Crane in OTTB Contest

Motion, Leparoux, Dominguez Vote for Icabad Crane in OTTB Contest

2014-09-30

Some of the racing industry’s best-known names are coming together in support of graded stakes-placed Icabad Crane in the America’s Most Wanted Thoroughbred Contest. The contest is run through the Retired Racehorse Project and is part of its Thoroughbred Makeover: A … Continue reading

Calder Gets Extensive Renovations and New Name: Gulfstream Park West

Calder Gets Extensive Renovations and New Name: Gulfstream Park West

In preparation for the upcoming Gulfstream Park Fall Turf Festival, the facilities at Gulfstream Park West, formerly Calder Race Course, have undergone extensive renovations. Overseen by Gulfstream Park consultant Bill Badgett, the project has been in the works since Gulfstream … Continue reading

TCI: Who Will Be Super on Saturday and Beyond?

TCI: Who Will Be Super on Saturday and Beyond?

2014-09-26

You know the Breeders’ Cup is getting close when Super Saturday arrives. This year, there are ten Grade 1 races at Belmont and Santa Anita, almost all of them “Win and You’re In” events for the Breeders’ Cup, just a … Continue reading

Follow the Line: Popular Thoroughbred Sires in Sport Horses

Follow the Line: Popular Thoroughbred Sires in Sport Horses

2014-09-24

When it comes to repurposing off-track Thoroughbreds for other equestrian sports, not all trainers and riders hold pedigree in equal credence. Some professionals say a horse’s conformation and way of moving is more important to them; the names on the … Continue reading

Wise Dan: Flirting With Zebras, Making Records With Jay-Z?

Wise Dan: Flirting With Zebras, Making Records With Jay-Z?

On the track, Wise Dan is preparing for his next start in the Shadwell Turf Mile Oct. 4 at Keeneland, likely on his way to an attempt at a third consecutive Breeders’ Cup Mile victory. But who knows what he’s been … Continue reading

Wise Dan Turns in Five Furlong Drill Over Keeneland’s Turf Course

Wise Dan Turns in Five Furlong Drill Over Keeneland’s Turf Course

2014-09-23

Two-time reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan worked on Keeneland’s turf course Tuesday morning as he prepares for his next start in the $1 million Shadwell Turf Mile (G1) on Oct. 4. Clockers caught Wise Dan, with regular exercise … Continue reading

Penn National: Jockey Misjudges Finish Line… By Seven Furlongs

Penn National: Jockey Misjudges Finish Line… By Seven Furlongs

2014-09-22

It’s fair to say rider Julio A. Hernandez won’t be adding Saturday’s 2nd race at Penn National to his highlight reel. It’s not that Hernandez chose the wrong finish line – it was the correct one — unfortunately for him, … Continue reading



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