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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: No Walk in the Parx

As good as California Chrome was the first half of the year, his rivals have every intention of making him earn whatever accolades might await the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner after getting through his fall campaign. That challenge starts Saturday with the $1 … Continue reading

Keeneland presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Clear Vision

On a weekend in which most of the graded stakes action took place north of the border, it seems fitting that one of the most successful Canadian-based racing and breeding operations moved into the top five on two of the … Continue reading

Breeders’ Cup presents Fresh Faces: Success Is a Team Effort

Byron Hughes is a third-generation horseman who spent his early years at Far Cry Farm, where his father B.G. “Scooter” Hughes was manager, together with the younger Hughes’ grandfather Gail.  Byron also worked for his father on the racetrack, although … Continue reading

Cosequin presents OTTB Showcase: When the Show Ring Calls

When one door closes, another one opens. That’s exactly what happened when Sue Kinney’s horse, an off-track Thoroughbred who raced as Mister H and was nicknamed “Hero,” contracted Lyme disease from a tick bite. “The disease attacked his muscles and … Continue reading

Woodbine presents Bloodlines: When Is Big Too Big?

After more than a week of fun at the September yearling sales, there are numerous observations to make. One of them that set me and a colleague to thinking was the question of size in the Thoroughbred. Surely, there is … Continue reading

Absorbine presents Photos of the Week: Oh, Canada!

The eyes of the racing world looked to the North over the weekend, as Woodbine hosted one of its biggest weekends of racing, featuring the Ricoh Woodbine Mile. On Saturday, Conquest Stables had a tremendous day, with Conquest Typhoon blowing … Continue reading

The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Million Dollar Mile

All eyes turn up north this weekend, as Woodbine hosts a weekend of six graded stakes, headed by the $1 million G1 Ricoh Woodbine Mile. Four of those races (the G2 Natalma, G2 Summer, G2 Canadian, and the Mile) are Win and … Continue reading

Keeneland presents American Graded Stakes Standings: ‘Trouble’-Maker

Vicar’s in Trouble returned home to Louisiana last Saturday and came away with another stakes victory, this time in the Grade 2 Super Derby. The dark bay son of Into Mischief has certainly shown an affinity for the racetracks in … Continue reading

Breeders’ Cup presents Pop Quiz: The Voice of Keeneland

Cris Caldwell is a fourth generation auctioneer who, along with brother Scott, followed his father, the late Tom Caldwell, into the auction stand at Keeneland. Tom Caldwell joined the Keeneland sales staff in the late 1950s and was named director … Continue reading

Cosequin presents OTTB Showcase: Earning His Stripes

Twenty-two-year-old Red Sovereign is a throwback to what Thoroughbreds once were, but so few still are. He is from one of the last crops by his sire, Live Oak Stud’s Medieval Man, who was from one of the last crops … Continue reading