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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Hot Start For Velazquez At Saratoga

Saratoga kicked off its 147th season last week with a bevy of graded stakes racing action. Jockey John Velazquez got off to a hot start at the meet by riding the winners of three graded stakes – two of which … Continue reading

Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: Getting The Urge To Take Action

It was the evening before Thanksgiving in 2013, and Rhiannon Toman was perusing her Facebook timeline before going to sleep. She had recently “liked” the Camelot Weekly page, where pictures and information on horses being sold at the weekly all-breeds … Continue reading

Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Choosing To Work For The Horse

When Dr. Doris Tummillo purchased acreage in Aiken, S.C., she initially thought of the farm as a place to get away from the stresses of her job as a physician in nearby Augusta, Ga., and maybe dabble in farming hay … Continue reading

Bloodlines: What Will Be The Legacy Of Storm Cat Clone?

When I read the nearly off-hand comment that Storm Cat had been cloned last week in a Vanity Fair article profiling Crestview Genetics, I felt that electric sensation that the future was already here. Or perhaps, the past was actually … Continue reading

Photos Of The Week: Coast To Coast

Great racing was on tap from coast to coast over the weekend as Saratoga kicked off its 147th race meet. The Spa joined Del Mar, which opened the week before, as the two “must visit” destinations for racing fans. At … Continue reading

Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: An Ice Man With A ‘Heart Of Gold’

Robert Davis didn’t always like horses. In fact, he hated them. His mom liked them though, and she made sure he got his hands dirty. “Our first horse’s name was Penny,” said Robert. “I could not stand horses, but my … Continue reading

The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Spa Treatment

The weather forecasts look sweet on both coasts as we enter this year’s first weekend with racing at both Del Mar and Saratoga. The Spa kicks off its 147th meet Friday with two of the 35 graded stakes that will be … Continue reading

Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Shades Of Success For Lezcano, Mott

Tiz Shea D broke through to notch his first graded stakes victory when he charged to a 1 ¼-length win in the G2 Indiana Derby on Saturday. The victory provided jockey Jose Lezcano with his ninth graded stakes win of … Continue reading

Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: An Owner With A Flair For ‘Drama’

Even before Sheer Drama’s victory in last Saturday’s $750,000 Delaware Handicap, the 5-year-old Florida-bred mare’s owner and breeder, Harold L. Queen, was looking ahead to the Grade 1 Personal Ensign Handicap at Saratoga on Aug. 29. “That’s one of those … Continue reading

Bloodlines: Gabriel Charles Earns Top-Level Victory For Classy Family

When Gabriel Charles powered home the winner in the Grade 1 Eddie Read at Del Mar on July 18, he established several firsts. The victory was the bay’s third stakes but first G1 success, and Gabriel Charles is the first … Continue reading

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