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Absorbine presents Photos of the Week: Picture Time

As Woodbine track announcer Dan Loiselle likes to say, it was “picture time” in Saturday’s Grade 1, $500,000 Los Alamitos Futurity. A three-horse photo finish went the way of highly regarded juvenile, Dortmund, whose connections include trainer Bob Baffert, owner … Continue reading

The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Peering Into the Futurity

The calendar is about to flip to another year, and that means this season’s crop of 2-year-olds will be turning 3. One of them will go down in history as the winner of Kentucky Derby 141 less than five months … Continue reading

Keeneland presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Clinching an Eclipse?

Take Charge Brandi earned her second Grade 1 victory of the year and her third graded stakes win in a row when she captured the Starlet Stakes at Los Alamitos by a half-length Dec. 13. The wire-to-wire score most likely … Continue reading

Breeders’ Cup presents Pop Quiz: Loiselle Has Captured the Moment for Decades

Dan Loiselle was just a teenager when he first started calling races in the Sport of Kings. His backup announcing gig at Woodbine in the late 1960′s led to a lengthy stint as the track’s harness racing announcer and eventually … Continue reading

Cosequin presents OTTB Showcase: The Bargain of a Lifetime

For most retired racers, their post-racing price tag is significantly less than their on-track earnings. Damascus Eagle made only $84 in his two lifetime starts, but even after he was well into his second career as a lesson horse, he … Continue reading

Bloodlines: American Breeders Relish Sons of Galileo

“I’ve been looking for many years for a great European champion that really pushed all the buttons. Pedigree, performance, and particularly a son of Galileo, who’s been such a great sire in Europe, has been such a great sire all … Continue reading

Absorbine presents Photos of the Week: Behind the Scenes at Old Friends

Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm has recently welcomed some new additions: Silver Charm, Game On Dude and Amazombie. This week the crew at EquiSport Photos takes us behind the scenes for a look at the new guys. We also get … Continue reading

The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: That Championship Season?

Eclipse Awards ballots go in the mail any day now, but don’t tell that to D. Wayne Lukas, who knows a thing or two about winning championships and believes there is life after the Breeders’ Cup. He put Take Charge … Continue reading

Keeneland presents American Graded Stakes Standings: After Midnight

Tiz Midnight set a new track record and earned her first graded stakes victory when she outfought Warren’s Veneda to win the Grade 2 Bayakoa Stakes at Los Alamitos. The daughter of Midnight Lute became the 15th graded stakes winner … Continue reading

Breeders’ Cup presents Fresh Faces: The 19-Year-Old Trainer

Liam Benson took out his trainer’s license in 2013 and saddled his first winner the same year at Colonial Downs. He currently has four wins from 47 starts and has finished in the money eight times out of 31 starts … Continue reading