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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: A Mighty Wind

An already light schedule of graded stakes action was reduced even further last weekend as Mother Nature wreaked havoc with Gulfstream Park’s card last Saturday, forcing the cancelation or downgrading of three graded stakes on the program. As a result, … Continue reading

Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: Making A Career Of Second Careers

Alabama native Kaitlin Farmer came to the University of Kentucky with a goal – learn about the Thoroughbred industry from the bottom up and pursue a career involving Thoroughbred aftercare. Part of her inspiration is thanks to summer jobs at Keith … Continue reading

Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Growing Grapes And Winners

Growing up on a ranch in Bakersfield, Calif., in the 1960’s, Kosta Hronis and his brother Pete never dreaded the frequent two-hour drive to visit their grandparents. After all, they lived five blocks from Santa Anita Park, where in hindsight, … Continue reading

Pin Oak Stud Presents Bloodlines: On Stamina And Stride

As the 3-year-olds progress toward the classics, one of the factors that comes to the fore is staying capacity. It is one of the primary qualities that separates the classic contenders from the pretenders, along with mental and physical toughness, … Continue reading

Absorbine Presents Photos Of The Week: Time Passages

Much of the country was pummeled by inclement weather this week, slowing down live racing, but the intrepid crew at EquiSport Photos made it out to capture a few foal photos in the snow. On a sad note, Old Friends … Continue reading

The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Sophomores Only

There’s no stop on the official Road to the Kentucky Derby this weekend, but that doesn’t mean 3-year-olds aren’t in action. In fact, all four graded stakes on Saturday are sophomore-exclusive events. They include the feature race at Gulfstream Park, … Continue reading

Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Ekati’s Phaeton Takes Flight

Ekati’s Phaeton added another graded stakes race to her growing resume when she went wire-to-wire to win the Grade 2 Davona Dale Stakes at Gulfstream Park. That victory, coupled with her earlier score in the G3 Old Hat, was Ekati’s … Continue reading

Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: Seems Like A ‘Shore’ Thing

Jackie Johnson loves Thoroughbreds. She loves to ride them, watch them race, work with them in their formative years, and learn about their breeding. As a professional eventing trainer with a penchant for off-trackers and as an employee of Werk … Continue reading

FTBOA Presents Florida Stars: El Kabeir Shows Consistency On Derby Trail

On the road to the Kentucky Derby, Florida plays a pivotal role. Of the last 14 Derby winners, more than half of them raced in a Florida prep, and six of those horses won in the Sunshine State prior to … Continue reading

Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Barbados ‘The Type Of Horse You Look For’

Last November, an impressive maiden-breaking juvenile by Speightstown went through the auction ring at Keeneland; the hammer fell at $340,000. The colt, Barbados, has won both of his subsequent starts – a pair of stakes races at Gulfstream Park – for new … Continue reading