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Absorbine presents Photos of the Week: A ‘Dandy’ Weekend of Racing

The racing action was hot and heavy from coast to coast this week, with the 3-year-olds squarely back in the spotlight at Monmouth Park and Saratoga. At the Spa, a blinkered Wicked Strong ran ‘straight and true’ and drew off … Continue reading

The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Welcome Back, Sophomores

Hello again, 3-year-olds. How we have missed you! It’s been seven weeks since that fateful June 7 afternoon when Belmont Park was rocking with over 100,000 people wanting to see history made. But it was not to be, so we … Continue reading

Ownership Insights presented by OwnerView: The Partnership

Ownership Insights presented by OwnerView is a weekly series examining different aspects of Thoroughbred ownership. A more detailed presentation on these subjects will be made during the Thoroughbred Owner Conference at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky., Oct. 13-16. Click here for more information. For … Continue reading

Keeneland presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Lemon Drop Kids

Nothing wrong with life giving you lemons in the racing business these days.  Lane’s End sire Lemon Drop Kid is having a fine year, and last weekend two more of his daughters made it to the winner’s circle at the … Continue reading

Cosequin presents OTTB Showcase: A Child’s Gift

Katie Peery is a life-long horse-lover. Growing up in California, she rode eventers and loved racing, often going to Santa Anita with her mom to watch the races or morning workouts. “I loved horses from the time I was born … Continue reading

Breeders’ Cup presents Fresh Faces: ‘A Youthful Energy’

Gus Koch is the director of Shawhan Place, a full service Thoroughbred farm in Paris, Ky., where he works alongside brothers Matthew and Charles.  Koch is the son of longtime Claiborne Farm manager Gus Koch, who was recognized in 2004 … Continue reading

Bloodlines: The Winners Keep Charging for Clarke

It’s hard to know whether breeder Harvey Clarke should keep all his yearlings or sell them all. From a broodmare band of modest size, Clarke has bred some impressive stakes winners. Those he kept and raced are not household names, … Continue reading

Absorbine presents Photos of the Week: Coast to Coast

Horse racing’s “second season” got underway with the opening of Del Mar and Saratoga, two of the most eagerly-anticipated race meets of the year. At the Spa, Somali Lemonade and Stopchargingmaria both notched their first Grade 1 victories with wins … Continue reading

The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Surf and Spa

Whether you prefer the Pacific breezes of old Del Mar or the backyard of venerable Saratoga (or both, of course), it’s a great time of year to be a racing fan. Del Mar kicked off its summer meet in fine … Continue reading

Keeneland presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Gearing Up for the ‘Second Season’

The start of the summer meets at Del Mar and Saratoga signal the beginning of what many consider racing’s “second season.”  The summer and fall graded stakes docket is filled with important races that will help determine Breeders’ Cup contenders … Continue reading