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Woodbine presents Bloodlines: Danzig, Hard Spun Pass Down ‘Core’ Values

Half a lifetime ago, I spent the summer and fall of 1984 watching Danzig’s first crop of racers set their sire on the path of a legendary stallion career. Among that first crop was the year’s champion 2-year-old colt Chief’s … Continue reading

Absorbine presents Photos of the Week: One in a Million

Arlington Park took center stage in the racing world on Saturday as the Chicago-area facility hosted on of the biggest days of racing in the country. The Arlington Festival of Racing included three big Grade 1 contests – the Secretariat, … Continue reading

The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Sweet Home Chicago

Ever since John Henry got up by a nose to win the first running 33 years ago, the Arlington Million has been a much-anticipated jewel on the U.S. racing calendar. The classic distance Grade 1 and companion races that have … Continue reading

Cosequin presents OTTB Showcase: Embracing Life and Horses

Sometimes it takes having endured what may well be your darkest hour to help you realize what truly makes you happy in life. That’s the case with Miah Lee Gwozdz. Miah tragically lost her father in a fire when she … Continue reading

Keeneland presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Seeking a New Racing Star

Seek Again’s eye-catching performance in the Grade 2 Fourstardave Handicap last weekend vaulted owner Juddmonte Farms onto the American Graded Stakes Standings leading owner list. The chestnut son of Speightstown became the third North American graded stakes winner for Juddmonte, … Continue reading

Ownership Insights presented by OwnerView: The Veterinarian

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. Dr. … Continue reading

Breeders’ Cup presents Pop Quiz: Sam the Music Man

Sam Grossman has been the track bugler at New York’s racetracks since 1993. He not only plays Call to the Post before each race but also circulates, entertaining track patrons, and playing requests 250 race days per year. Grossman’s musical … Continue reading

Woodbine presents Bloodlines: Super Saver Makes Strides

One of the annual rituals in racing and breeding circles is to watch for signs of young sires who are emerging with more than average promise. This is one of the endless pleasures of the sport, as we assess form … Continue reading

Absorbine presents Photos of the Week: Giants of the Turf

Some of the best in the sport were honored Friday in Saratoga at the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Racing greats such as Alex Solis, Gary Jones, Ashado, and Curlin were among those inducted into the … Continue reading

The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Eyes on the Juveniles

It’s the time of year when we starting get our first look at promising 2-year-olds competing against each other in graded stakes races. Sunday’s card at Saratoga features a pair of juvenile fields with the Grade 2 Adirondack for fillies … Continue reading