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Breeders’ Cup presents Pop Quiz: From Racehorses to Parachutes

Donna Barton Brothers started off as a jockey in Birmingham, Ala., eventually expanding her circuit to include Illinois, New York and Kentucky over her 11 1/2-year career. When she retired in 1998 she was the second leading female jockey in … Continue reading

Twinspires.com presents Derby Dreams: Danza

“Believe big.” That’s the tagline on all the promotional materials for Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, and the philosophy paid off with Danza. Although he was a shocker in the Arkansas Derby with odds of 41-1, Eclipse president Aron Wellman had been … Continue reading

Brisnet.com presents Bloodlines: An Imperative Victory

With his length and a half victory on Saturday in the Grade 2 Charles Town Classic, Imperative went to the head of the list for the racehorse with the highest purse earnings in 2014. If that surprises the gentle reader, … Continue reading

Photos of the Week: 4.21.14

Keeneland hosted a slew of graded stakes races over the past weekend on both 3-year-olds and older horses. In the 3-year-old division, Mr Speaker proved just as adept on synthetic as he has been on the turf as he charged … Continue reading

The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Next Stop Louisville

With just two short weeks until the Kentucky Derby, we have a pretty good idea of who’ll be in this year’s field, but there’s still doubt surrounding some of the runners who have qualified and hope for those on the … Continue reading

Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Sweet Success for Candy Ride

Sweet Swap’s front-running victory in Sunday’s Grade 3 San Simeon Stakes was the first graded stakes win of his career. The 5-year-old chestnut horse has now won six of 12 lifetime starts and has finished in the money nine times. … Continue reading

Cosequin presents OTTB Showcase: Going Home at Last

We’ve all heard stories about people finding long-lost relatives, or losing a beloved dog or cat, only to become reunited with them years later. These stories can run the gamut from gut-wrenching and tear-jerking to heart-warming and hard to believe. … Continue reading

Breeders’ Cup presents Pop Quiz: The Announcer With 23 Voices

Frank Mirahmadi has worked as an announcer at tracks across the country, including the Northern California fair circuit and Oaklawn Park. Mirahmadi began calling races at Hollywood Park in 1992. He also serves as an occasional racing analyst for TVG, … Continue reading

Twinspires.com presents Derby Dreams: Ride On Curlin

“My very first thought when I decided to be a horse trainer was, ‘Well, I’m going to win the Kentucky Derby,’” said trainer Billy Gowan. “I thought it was going to be easy.” It has taken Gowan 20 years to … Continue reading

Brisnet.com presents Bloodlines: Doing the Two Step Salsa

At the OBS 2-year-old sales last April in Ocala, the stallion who rocked buyers back on their heels was the little-heralded Two Step Salsa, a son of Petionville. After seeing just a few of them breeze and noticing the stats … Continue reading