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Photos Of The Week: Bluegrass Bliss

This past weekend was a little light on graded stakes action, so the latest edition of Photos of the Week features scenes from beautiful Margaux Farm in Midway, Ky. Spanning 650 acres, Margaux Farm is open year-round for boarding, training, … Continue reading

The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Light Holiday Weekend

Thoroughbred racing action on this Memorial Day weekend starts off slowly with just two graded stakes on the continent Saturday, two more on Sunday, then five on Monday, highlighted by the Grade 1 Gamely Stakes, a longtime Hollywood Park fixture now … Continue reading

Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Very Ironic(us)

Stuart Janney III’s homebred colt, Ironicus, made his stakes debut a winning one when he rallied from far back to capture the Grade 2 Dixie Stakes at Pimlico May 16. The 4-year-old gray/roan colt now boasts a record of 3-3-1 … Continue reading

Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: Overcoming Hurdles

Traditionally we think of a horse’s second career being the one they transition to after retiring from racing. Jimmie Echo is different. His career after racing is actually his third career, as after moderate success as a racehorse on the … Continue reading

Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Sweet Success

Pamela Ziebarth had just gotten into buying her own Thoroughbreds at auction when she spotted one she really liked — a bay daughter of Boston Harbor at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale in 2002. The hammer fell at $100,000 for the … Continue reading

Bloodlines: Classic Winners In American Pharoah’s Family

There are at least eight classic winners in the first five generations of the pedigree of American Pharoah, who won the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago and added the Preakness Stakes on Saturday to his nearly unbeaten record. The scopy … Continue reading

Photos Of The Week: Preakness Weekend

Pimlico Race Course took center stage over the weekend as it played host to the second jewel of the Triple Crown. American Pharoah scored another impressive victory, this time in a torrential downpour, which puts the talented bay colt just … Continue reading

Eric Kalet’s Triple Crown Photo Blog: Preakness Day

Triple Crown hopes are alive and well after American Pharoah’s romp in the slop in Saturday’s Preakness Stakes. This week, we’ve seen the scenes of Preakness preparations at Pimlico through photographer Eric Kalet’s unique perspective. Eric is on-site in Baltimore … Continue reading

Eric Kalet’s Triple Crown Photo Blog: Black-Eyed Susans

Preakness Day is here at last. It’s been two weeks since American Pharoah’s triumph in the Kentucky Derby, and now the racing world holds its breath again, waiting to see whether Triple Crown hopes will be carried to Belmont this … Continue reading

The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: The Middle Jewel

Will he or won’t he? That’s the primary question for bettors and race fans regarding Saturday’s Grade 1 Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes, led by Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah. But the second leg of the Triple Crown is also the anchor … Continue reading