Tattersalls presents An American Invader in the UK

Tattersalls presents An American Invader in the UK: A Trip to Treasure

On my long plane ride back to the States this week, I thought about what I learned during my two-week racing adventure in the UK and Ireland with the University of Louisville’s Equine Industry Program. I learned that while our racing industries differ in some ways, they face a lot of the same issues.  Declining […]

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Tattersalls presents An American Invader in the UK: Breeding’s Next Frontier?

Here in Dublin, I got a glimpse into what could be the future of Thoroughbred breeding. Our group with the University of Louisville’s Equine Industry Program was invited for a private lecture by one of the world’s leading equine geneticists, Dr. Emmeline Hill at University College Dublin.  In 2009, Dr. Hill and a team of […]

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Tattersalls presents An American Invader in the UK: Think Globally

There’s an emerging theme on this trip, and the U.S racing business might want to pay attention to it. Our group with the University of Louisville’s Equine Industry Program set off for the Curragh Sunday to take in a day of racing featuring the Irish Derby.  Before plowing into the Racing Post, we had a […]

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Tattersalls presents An American Invader in the UK: On the Curragh

History takes on a different scale when you visit a place like Ireland. My journey with the University of Louisville’s Equine Industry Program continued at the Curragh, a 5,000-acre grass plain about an hour outside Dublin in County Kildare.  It has a long and rich past, to say the least.  The Curragh was first used […]

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Tattersalls presents An American Invader in the UK: On The Newmarket

I knew I must’ve died and gone to horse heaven when I walked into a pub in Newmarket and every single TV in the place was tuned to racing from somewhere around the world.  They were even showing Indiana Downs.  On the bar was a copy of the Racing Post, officially welcoming me to The […]

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Tattersalls presents An American Invader in the UK: Down on Ye Olde Farm

There are stark differences and surprising similarities between the U.S. and British racing industries, and both were on display today. Our group with the University of Louisville’s Equine Industry Program headed out into the English countryside, first for a visit to the Manton Estate, home base for Thoroughbred trainer Brian Meehan. Meehan’s highly successful career […]

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Tattersalls presents An American Invader in the UK: First Time at Ascot

No photo I had seen, no description I had read could prepare me for the sheer elegance and powerful beauty of Royal Ascot.   I got my first glimpse of the famous grandstand as our group from the University of Louisville’s Equine Industry Program pulled into the car park for a pre-race picnic.  We sipped […]

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Tattersalls presents An American Invader in the UK: The Next Hundred Years for Man and Horse

I read a passage today that struck a chord with me after a couple of days here in London. It goes: “That the passing of our friend the horse is only a question of time, few will, we think, be disposed to deny; and however much the breeders of the animal may strive to arrest […]

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Tattersalls presents An American Invader in the UK: Getting My Fix(ed Odds)

I placed my first bet with a bookie today. No, my bookie wasn’t wearing a fedora and didn’t threaten to break my legs, although I admit, that comes to mind when I say those words.  Instead, my bookie was a pleasant middle-aged woman sitting behind a counter at Ladbrokes, one of the largest bookmaking shops […]

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Tattersalls presents An American Invader in the UK: Bon Voyage!

There’s been a lot of discussion lately about the differences between horse racing in the United States and other parts of the world.  Much of the talk has focused on medication rules, so the tenor of the debate has appropriately been serious and in most cases, tense. But in other ways, there is reason to […]

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