Three Chimneys presents Good News Friday

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Three Chimneys Presents Good News Friday: Writing For a Cause

Much like horse trainers, writers are never truly retired from their craft. After a lengthy career that has included seven books, numerous legal articles and time spent as an editor of a regional weekly newspaper in California, Merle Horwitz isn’t … Continue reading

Three Chimneys presents Good News Friday: Breaking the Advertising Mold

What would horse racing in the United States become if some 22 percent of the population placed a bet each year? In a world with increasingly diverse entertainment and gaming options and the sport’s fan base shrinking by 4 percent annually … Continue reading

Three Chimneys presents Good News Friday: CANTER Kentucky Making New Strides

The Communication Alliance for Networking Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses’ Kentucky division took its operation to a new level this month when it opened its first official retraining facility in Georgetown. For both CANTER Kentucky executive director Amanda Graham and trainer Stephanie Calendrillo, the … Continue reading

Three Chimneys Presents Good News Friday: A State of Cooperation

The racing industry isn’t exactly known for having an atmosphere of cooperation. The conflicts within the sport stack up fast after a quick glance at the headlines. Change is on the horizon in at least one area, though—drug regulation. Officials … Continue reading

Three Chimneys Presents Good News Friday: ‘A Guardian Angel’

To this day, Mike DeMent isn’t sure what drove him to look over the entries at Beulah Park in early January. The Chicago-based art director was idly clicking through a claiming race when he spotted 11-year-old Oh So Awesome. Something … Continue reading

Three Chimneys Presents Good News Friday: A Win-Win Parlay

At least one contestant in the upcoming National Handicapping Championship on Jan. 24-26 will be playing for more than the sizable winner’s purse. Brent Sumja, a former trainer who recently emerged the winner of the 2013 National Handicapping Championship Tour, … Continue reading

Three Chimneys Presents Good News Friday: A Horsey New Year

New Year’s Day dawned rainy and windy as London’s New Year’s Day Parade took to the streets. The weather didn’t deter the crowds though, and it couldn’t rinse the smiles off four riders who tacked up their off-track Thoroughbreds for … Continue reading

Three Chimneys Presents Good News Friday: Racing in the Blood

When Courtney Hernandez took to the track for her first start on December 7, she and mount Wildshoes for Me had tougher competition than the horse’s $5,000 claiming pricetag would suggest. Hernandez left the gate just two spots away from … Continue reading

Three Chimneys Presents Good News Friday: All About Heart

Gallyn Mitchell has been on a streak of bad luck lately. It started in 2012 when he had a thumb snapped off by a horse’s hoof in a gate accident. He recovered, but wasn’t back in the saddle long before … Continue reading

Three Chimneys Presents Good News Friday: A New Year of Horses and Hope

The world of horse rescue isn’t easy for anyone to take day in and day out. For volunteers who frequent horse auctions along the Canadian or Mexican borders, bidding against agents for meat processing plants, the constant onslaught of confused, … Continue reading

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