Lost And Found

Lost And Found Presented By Horseware: Cantey ‘Made Horses Real’ To Her Audience

For many horse racing fans, the experience of the sport’s biggest race days comes through their television screens. Those of us who watched the Triple Crown more for the horses than the betting tips quickly learned to listen for the lilting voice of broadcaster Charlsie Cantey, who spent three decades giving audiences the horseman’s viewpoint […]

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Lost And Found Presented By Horseware: Thirty-Five Years After Sunny’s Halo, Cross Is Back To The Beginning Again

With each passing day in the week leading up to the Kentucky Derby, the Churchill Downs backstretch buzzes louder. It seems the reporters, broadcasters, cousins of neighbors of friends of horse owners – all of them multiply, parking wherever possible and snapping photos of horses eating, working, and bathing. For the locals without a horse […]

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Lost And Found Presented By Horseware: For Skiffington, The Training Game Has Changed

By 2007 Tom Skiffington had spent over three decades of his life training Thoroughbreds. Despite a resume that included 53 graded stakes wins and runners earning over $24 million, Skiffington left the business with relatively little fanfare and no hard feelings. “I’d seen it happen to guys that were better trainers than me – one […]

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Lost And Found Presented By Horseware: Craig Perret Already Has His ‘Crazy Happy’

Retired jockey Craig Perret got word recently that he is on the ballot for possible induction into racing’s Hall of Fame. It’s the ninth time since 2000 he’s been on deck and while it would be an honor, Perret isn’t waiting by the phone. Never one to sit still for long, Perret doesn’t pass a […]

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Lost And Found Presented By Horseware: Waters Now Smooth For Rough C’s Ahead

About a year ago, Rough C’s Ahead got more ink after a ninth-place claiming run than most allowance horses do in their whole lifetimes. The Marvin Davis trainee struggled home last in his third career start at Fair Grounds on Dec. 29, 2016 and was listed for sale on social media by Thompson’s Horse Lot […]

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Lost And Found Presented By Horseware: What Became Of Silent Ruler?

Most of the time, our Lost and Found subjects are horses or people who have disappeared from public view for a while, leaving readers to wonder what they’ve been up to lately. Six-year-old Silent Ruler is somewhat the opposite scenario; for most of his career, he toiled in obscurity and only made headlines this fall […]

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Lost And Found Presented By Horseware: No Brakes Finds A New Speed

The 12-year-old gelding’s name still suits him. “No Brakes” doesn’t like to do anything slowly, from eating his dinner to moving across his pasture at the Virginia Tech Foundation’s Middleburg Agricultural Research and Extension Center (MARE). “Brakey” developed quite the fan following during his eight years on the racetrack. In 111 starts, the Maryland-bred son […]

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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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