Lost And Found

Lost And Found Presented by Horseware: Class Of 2017

As the dust clears from the 2017 Breeders’ Cup and the racing world’s attention shifts to the 2017 Eclipse Awards, a lot of people are looking at the 3-year-old male category somewhat wistfully. For a couple of seasons, we were spoiled by Triple Crown trail stars like California Chrome and American Pharoah, but not every […]

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Lost And Found: Former Jockey Now Enjoying Racing From The Ground

This month marks a full year since jockey Taylor Rice booted her last horse home at the end of Presque Isle Downs’ meet, and four years since she picked up her first career victory there. You can still find her commuting across the country with the racing calendar, but these days she’s staying on the […]

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Lost And Found Presented By Horseware: ‘Taxi’ Is All Grown Up

In 2013, readers fell in love with miracle baby Magna Fortuna, the subject of a profile we published when the gelding went into training. The son of Magna Graduate was rescued in utero when the Illinois Equine Humane Center (IEHC) pulled his dam, Silver Option, from a kill pen for $300. Gail Vacca, president and founder […]

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Lost And Found Presented By Horseware: The Next Chapter For Caracortado

The story of Caracortado, the Mike Machowsky homebred who went from a maiden claiming race at Fairplex Park to Grade 1 company, captured the imagination of many racegoers in Southern California. After a six-season campaign in which he won three graded stakes and hit the board in 15 of 22 starts, a few of the […]

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Lost And Found Presented By Horseware: Wherefore Art Thou, Kegasus?

This week marks five years since Kegasus, the famous centaur-like mascot dubbed “Lord of the InfieldFest” last graced the infield at Pimlico – an ongoing disappointment, no doubt, to fans of the character. The party has certainly gone on without Kegasus, who was stabled at a booth in the infield during Preakness weekend, amusing partiers […]

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Lost And Found Presented By Horseware: Former Jockey Kevin Krigger Mulls Comeback

When jockey Kevin Krigger walked away from racing in 2014, the year after he piloted Goldencents in the Kentucky Derby, he didn’t intend to return to the game. Krigger took several consecutive spills in 2014, one of which gave him a second fracture of the L3 vertebrae. It was not his first spinal injury, and […]

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Lost And Found Presented By Horseware: The Horse Whose ‘Heart’ Carries Him

To anyone else, he was just another dark bay racehorse crossing the wire in front on a Friday afternoon at Tampa Bay Downs. The self-assured way he jogged back to the winner’s enclosure hinted at something more, suggesting he knew exactly what he’d accomplished. It had been 21 months since Captain Genius was seen on […]

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Lost And Found Presented By Horseware: Perfect Drift Keeps Busy In Retirement

Perfect Drift has never been the type of horse to sit around in a field during a sedentary retirement. After he left the track in 2008 at the age of nine, the multi-millionaire Dynaformer gelding spent some time as the resident Thoroughbred at the Kentucky Derby Museum, but he was bored. He started to get […]

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Lost And Found Presented By Horseware: Sutherland ‘Loves The Fight Again’

Just over two years after she announced her retirement from race riding, Chantal Sutherland is back in the starting gates and approaching a personal milestone of 1,000 career victories in the United States and Canada. Sutherland, 40, announced her return to full-time riding one year ago, in December 2015. The rider told The Guardian last […]

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Lost And Found Presented By Horseware: Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Winners

Aside from the Classic and the Distaff, the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile is one of the most closely watched contests during the two-day racing festival. The Juvenile gives 2-year-olds one last chance to showcase their skills ahead of Eclipse Award voting and is often the start of Kentucky Derby fever for the next racing […]

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