Three Chimneys presents Good News Friday

Three Chimneys Presents Good News Friday: Spreading Equine Cheer

As the last-minute holiday shopping season gets into full swing, the organizers at the Kentucky Equine Humane Center in Nicholasville, Ky. are hoping that racing fans will be competing to put a halter under their Christmas trees. The Center launched its first eBay auction of halters from well-known racehorses and breeding stock on Sunday, Dec. […]

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Three Chimneys Presents Good News Friday: Four-Legged Artists

If you were priced out of Keeneland’s recent sporting art auction (the sales from which totaled over $3.1 million), supporters of ReRun are hoping that you might add to your art collection during their upcoming Moneigh auction. The paintings, each done and “autographed” by notable racehorses or breeding stock, have been increasingly popular since their […]

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Three Chimneys Presents Good News Friday: Time for Some Humble Pie

What better time than the day after Thanksgiving to have a healthy serving of humble pie? Some of you may remember back in early August I threw down the gauntlet and challenged anyone and everyone to take me on in a handicapping challenge, specifically for year two of FantasyCapping.com, the Breeders’ Cup fantasy league. I […]

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Three Chimneys presents Good News Friday: Injury Research Pays Dividends

Thoroughbred injuries are clearly an ongoing and major concern for the sport of racing. Scientists around the world have been studying the issue for decades, and in recent years, have seen significant progress towards a better understanding of why certain injuries occur and what can be done to prevent many of them. At the University […]

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Three Chimneys Presents Good News Friday: The Real Winners at Breeders’ Cup

When Goldencents crossed the wire a winner in this year’s Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile, those who were in the Santa Anita winner’s circle and cashing tickets weren’t the only people cheering. For Thoroughbred Program Director Anna Ford and others associated with New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program, the most important part about the Breeders’ Cup wasn’t […]

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Three Chimneys presents Good News Friday: Sometimes, the Hammer Falls Softly

If the first few days of the season’s November breeding stock sales demonstrated anything (besides an economic revival for the industry), it was that racing, and even auctions, are not all about dollars and cents. When 5-year-old Groupie Doll, sporting a sticker reading “Hip 350” left the barns at Keeneland on Wednesday, she was accompanied […]

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Three Chimneys Presents Good News Friday: Taking the Long Way to Breeders’ Cup

While flying at 30,000 feet above the Rocky Mountains it occurred to me that taking a jet from Kentucky to California for the Breeders’ Cup is a lot faster than driving to the Golden State. But for the Paulick Report’s fifth annual Breeders’ Cup or Bust fundraiser on behalf of Breeders’ Cup Charities, we couldn’t […]

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Three Chimneys Presents Good News Friday: Secretariat Lives On … in the Showring

As the 40th anniversary of Secretariat’s Triple Crown run has come and gone, Big Red’s blood seems to fade further into the distance of today’s Thoroughbred breeding. But in the sport horse world, that blood is still very much in demand. In 1988, the Mr. Prospector mare Sue Babe foaled a strapping bay colt by […]

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Three Chimneys Presents Good News Friday: Finding Hay While the Sun Shines

Nieema Thasing wasn’t about to let anything, including the government shutdown, rain on her parade. “I want to be able to be a ray of sunshine,” she said. “If it’s too much sunshine, then I can get you a pair of sunglasses. I do the best that I can with what I have.” Thasing is […]

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Three Chimneys presents Good News Friday: The Most Patient of Rides

Any good jockey knows horse racing isn’t just about speed. Often, the race goes to the rider who shows the most patience. John Morris isn’t a jockey – he’s well over six feet tall – but every day of his life is now an exercise in taking things slow.  The 24-year-old was paralyzed last year […]

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