"He loves to paint," Ron says of Metro Meteor.
Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Is The Painting Racehorse Hollywood Bound?

Many might recall the story of former racehorse Metro Meteor, who rather than being ridden in his second career, creates vibrant works of art with the help of his owner, Ron Krajewski. The pieces are purchased by horse-lovers and non-horse enthusiasts alike. Money brought in from the paintings – roughly $80,000 to date – has […]

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Bitumen wins the Sanford Stakes
Bloodlines: Tracing The Lines Of Saratoga Juvenile Stakes Winners

Both of the opening stakes at Saratoga, the Schuylerville for juvenile fillies and the Sanford for colts, were won by 2-year-olds from the A.P. Indy male line. Sweet Loretta (by Tapit) won the Grade 3 Schuylerville on July 22, and Bitumen (Mineshaft) won the G3 Sanford the next day. While Tapit puts his stock into […]

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Jackson Bend wins the Forego in 2013
Lost And Found Presented By Horseware: Jackson Bend Going Back To His Roots In Retirement

Jackson Bend is, in some ways, horse racing’s Brett Favre. He has retired more than once, but that hasn’t always meant he was done toying with his competition. The Jacks or Better Farm homebred was conditioning for the Grade 1 Forego at Saratoga in 2012 when he collided with a loose horse at the Oklahoma […]

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Songbird (Medaglia d'Oro) and jockey Mike Smith win the Coaching Club American Oaks (Gr I) at Saratoga
Kirkpatrick & Co. Present Photos Of The Week: Taking Flight

Great racing was on tap from coast to coast over the weekend as Saratoga kicked off its 148th race meet. The Spa joined Del Mar, which opened the week before, as the two “must visit” destinations for racing fans. At Saratoga, Dacita came out on top in a blanket finish to win the G1 Diana. On […]

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Gator Kitten
Pyranha Presents Barn Buddies: Woodbine’s Resident Handicatter

If you’re a horse racing fan who’s active on Twitter, there’s a good chance you know Gator Kitten (@GatorKitten), the sassy tabby in residence at Woodbine trainer Mark Frostad’s barn. Gator Kitten (a cat, not a gator) belongs to assistant Sarah Ritchie, who took him in after he was found wandering the backstretch at Calder, […]

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American Patriot flies home late to win the G3 Kent Stakes
Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Shining ‘Star’

American Patriot rallied in the stretch to take the Grade 3 Kent Stakes by 1 ½-lengths at Delaware Park last Saturday. The 3-year-old son of War Front, who races as a homebred for WinStar Farm, not only earned his first graded stakes win in the Kent, but he also moved WinStar into the top five […]

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Saratoga Racecourse
The Friday Show Presented By DRF Bets: Saratoga’s Lure, New York’s Hook?

Today, the timeless tradition of Thoroughbred racing at Saratoga begins again. The six-week meet is one of the most enticing events of the year for fans, bettors, and horsemen. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss what makes Saratoga so alluring and preview some of the can’t-miss racing battles […]

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12-year-old Fredrick Spanabel with Good Credentials, the 12-year-old horse he claimed for retirement
Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: The Story Of Good Credentials, Part Two

Last week we brought you the story of Good Credentials, the horse who after nearly a five-year layoff was put back into training and raced twice at Hazel Park in Michigan before being claimed by 12-year-old Fredrick Spanabel to be retired. The story garnered much attention, with people commenting on social media, via email and […]

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Trainer Tommy Drury and his wife, Whitney
Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Trainer Drury Stays Grounded In ‘Full Circle’ Life

When multiple graded stakes-winning millionaire Departing entered Tommy Drury’s barn for the first time, the 45-year-old trainer figured the most important thing he could do for the horse was to “try to stay out of his way.” The strategy appears to be working. Making his first start for the Kentucky native last Saturday, Departing won the […]

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I'm a Chatterbox is inbred 4x3 to the Secretariat mare Lady Winborne and carries two more crosses to the 1973 Triple Crown winner
Bloodlines: I’m A Chatterbox Pedigree Rich With Racing History

In the Delaware Handicap, the charming chestnut I’m a Chatterbox added her second Grade 1 victory to a career record that shows 7 successes from 14 starts, with earnings of $1,834,614. Those accomplishments make her the most successful offspring of the young sire Munnings (by Speightstown), and I’m a Chatterbox presents a deep and fascinating […]

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