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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: A Fond Farewell

This final weekend of the Saratoga meet, we not only see off another classic summer of racing but we must also bid adieu to the great Tom Durkin after 43 years in the announcer’s booth. But before we do, we have … Continue reading

Keeneland presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Smith’s Star Still Burning Bright

Although he may have celebrated his 49th birthday just a few weeks ago, jockey Mike Smith is showing no signs of slowing down. In fact, he has been winning races – stakes races in particular – by the fistful all … Continue reading

Ownership Insights presented by OwnerView: By the Numbers

Ownership Insights presented by OwnerView is a weekly series examining different aspects of Thoroughbred ownership. A more detailed presentation on these subjects will be made during the Thoroughbred Owner Conference at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky., Oct. 13-16. Click here for more information. Over … Continue reading

Breeders’ Cup presents Pop Quiz: The Sport of Kings and Pageant Queens

Acacia Courtney is the current title holder for Miss Connecticut, and is also the president of Racing for Home, a 501(c)3 which works to rescue off-track Thoroughbreds from slaughter. A frequent attendee of the races, she has used her status … Continue reading

Cosequin presents OTTB Showcase: Seeing Through Tough Times

Trish Bowman had a life-long love of horses and had loved racing for nearly as long. When she hit adulthood at the age of 18, she decided to take the plunge into horse ownership by purchasing a retiring racehorse. What … Continue reading

FTBOA presents Florida Stars: Istanford Gets Around

If multiple graded stakes winner Istanford had a theme song, it might be the old Beach Boy’s tune “I Get Around.” Either that or “California Girls,” since the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association’s Florida Star seems to have found … Continue reading

Woodbine presents Bloodlines: The Return of Calumet

By any measure, sportsman Brad Kelley has taken a bold position with his acquisition of Calumet Farm and with the money and energy that he has poured into that historic farm. Last year, Calumet won the Preakness Stakes with Oxbow … Continue reading

Absorbine presents Photos of the Week: The Boys of Summer

Even though summer is winding down, the racing action continues to be ‘hot and heavy’ as Saratoga and Del Mar each played host to their biggest day of racing over the weekend. The action kicked off at Saratoga, with 3-year-olds … Continue reading

The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Coast to Coast Classics

Get the errands done, the lawn mowed, the refrigerator stocked. A huge weekend of racing awaits you with Saturday’s 14-race Travers card from Saratoga racecourse in New York and Sunday’s Pacific Classic day program of 11 races from Del Mar … Continue reading

Keeneland presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Mott on the Move

Although she was making her first foray into graded stakes company, Besilu Stables’ Crown Queen showed her class with a sharp half-length score in the G2 Lake Placid Stakes at Saratoga. The victory by the half-sister to Royal Delta provided … Continue reading