Tere Albanese

‘Night And Day Difference’ When Goats Care For Racehorses

When you think of goats, you usually think of them being on a farm and/or being used for their milk. But they’ve also been known to be pets and – at the racetrack – a friend for a horse in need. Horse trainer Dan Hendricks has a goat at his barn named Jack. He is […]

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‘Our Way Of Giving Back’: Auerbach Talks CARMA

CARMA stands for California Retirement Management Account. But we’re not talking about a retirement account for people. This retirement account is a fund for horses. Not just any horses, though; these are Thoroughbred racehorses. Thoroughbreds are true athletes. They are just like the human athletes sitting on top of them, the jockeys. Some of these […]

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The Quiet Man: Mandella And His Horses Find Their Comfort Zone (Last Of Four Parts)

In this last installment of a four-part series we’ll find out what Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella has to say about racetrack surfaces, his philosophy of choosing jockeys and exercise riders, what he thinks of the stewards currently officiating the sport, and how racing has changed over the last 40 years. If you missed […]

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The Quiet Man: ‘I Don’t Think You Ever Stop Learning’ (Part Three)

Yesterday, in the second of a four-part series on Richard Mandella, we shared the story of the Hall of Fame horseman’s early years in the industry and wrote about his first “big” horse – Bad ‘n Big, who raced into his 7-year-old season, winning races short and long, on dirt and turf, then lived the […]

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The Quiet Man: Mandella Lets His Horses Do The Talking (First Of Four Parts)

(Over the next four days, Tere Albanese goes inside the stable of Hall of Fame horseman Richard Mandella to learn more about his background, training methods and philosophy. In part one, Albanese looks at the overall career of Mandella, 66, and some of the champions and other memorable horses he’s trained.) In 1993 I wrote a Q&A […]

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