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Breeders’ Cup presents Pop Quiz: ‘Noticing the Small Things’ (and the Headless Horseman)

Geoffrey Russell has been director of sales at Keeneland since 2001. A native of Ireland, Russell worked at Coolmore Stud and was a bid spotter at Goffs before emigrating to the U.S. to take a job with Fasig-Tipton and gain some … Continue reading

Cosequin presents OTTB Showcase: Rockin’ Off-Trackers

I was out at the Kentucky Horse Park last weekend, helping out with the Mid-South Eventing and Dressage Association (MSEDA) Three Day Event and Team Challenge. I was bopping around from ring to ring, snapping photos and collecting stats, when … Continue reading

Ohio Breeding and Racing presents Bloodlines: Too Fast To Catch

Can you name the best son of Mr. Prospector still active as a stallion? If you said, “Smart Strike,” you win a gold star. But can you name the second-best son of Mr. Prospector? Hint: He is also the broodmare … Continue reading

Absorbine presents Photos of the Week: Fall Colors

Autumn racing was in full swing with major races held in Canada and Maryland over the weekend. On Saturday, Laurel Park hosted Maryland Million Day, one of the biggest days of racing annually in the state of Maryland. Woodbine was … Continue reading

The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: International Flair

While the U.S. graded stakes calendar is a light one, that doesn’t mean there’s a dearth of great betting opportunities. Between British Champions Day at Royal Ascot, the Canadian International card at Woodbine, the Maryland Million series at Laurel Park, plus … Continue reading

Keeneland presents American Graded Stakes Standings: La Tia, Crown Queen Keep Rolling

Although Crown Queen or La Tia have yet to break into the top five of the leading horses on the American Graded Stakes Standings, both gave indications last weekend it may only just be a matter of time before they … Continue reading

Cosequin presents OTTB Showcase: Double the Adventure

Growing up in North Dakota, Jessica Monson was bitten by the horse bug early. Like many with such an affliction, she took any chance she could find to be around horses, which eventually led to caring for and occasionally riding … Continue reading

Breeders’ Cup presents Fresh Faces: Starting at the End of the Story

Leah Alessandroni is the bloodstock and farm administrator at Regis Farm in central Kentucky. Alessandroni made the move from her native Florida to study equine science and management at the University of Kentucky. She has held internships at the Maker’s … Continue reading

Woodbine presents Bloodlines: A Royal Queen

In one more example of how racehorses repay those who do the right thing for them, the seven-figure weanling Crown Queen became a Grade 1 winner in Keeneland’s Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup. Besilu Stables had purchased the filly out … Continue reading

Absorbine presents Photos of the Week: Fit for a Queen

A relatively quiet weekend of graded stakes action was highlighted by the Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland. In a field of talented 3-year-old fillies, it was very fitting that equine royalty rose to the occasion – … Continue reading