The Biz

An Interview with Zenyatta

West Coast turf writer Art Wilson claims to have gotten Zenyatta’s cell phone number and posted his interview with her online. Things we didn’t know about Zenyatta: She calls Mike Smith Mikey, she doesn’t like Andy Beyer very much and she uses “horse manure” as an expletive. Something we probably assumed about Zenyatta: She doesn’t […]

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CASNER ON WINSTAR: This Has Been One of the Most Gratifying Experiences Any of Us Have Ever Had

Alicia Wincze of the Lexington Herald-Leader caught up with Bill Casner a day after the surprise announcement that he would step down from WinStar Farm ownership. There has been much talk about the “real reason” behind this split but Casner insists this was nothing more than a legacy decision and that the friendship between him […]

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Keeneland Moves Back First Post for Remainder of Meet

PRESS RELEASE Keeneland has announced that beginning Wednesday, October 13, post time for the first race will be 1:15 p.m. (ET) for the remainder of the fall meeting. Post time has previously been 1:05 p.m. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> “In order to accommodate our patrons, fans and horseplayers, we are changing the post […]

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Liver Issue Knocks Devil May Care from Breeders’ Cup

Due to a non-contagious case of hepatitis, three-year-old filly Devil May Care will not be able to run in the Ladies Classic at Churchill Downs next month. Owner John Greathouse says the Kentucky Derby 10th place finisher is doing okay but has elevated liver enzymes. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> If all goes well, Devil May Care […]

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UPDATED: FILM CRITIC O’HEHIR CLAIMS SECRETARIAT ‘ABLAZE WITH ITS OWN CRAZY SENSE OF PURPOSE…AS IF SOMEONE JUST OFF-SCREEN WERE BURNING A CROSS ON THE LAWN’

Andrew O’Hehir, film critic for the left-leaning Salon.com, wrote a scathing review of Secretariat calling it “a work of creepy, half-hilarious master-race propaganda almost worthy of Leni Riefenstahl”. Outside of the fact few know who Riefenstahl was (a quick Wikipedia search reveals her as a German film director and actress closely associated with Adolf Hitler), […]

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CHAMPION PLEASANT TAP EUTHANIZED

PRESS RELEASE Champion racehorse and influential sire PLEASANT TAP was euthanized on October 8 due to laminitis at Mr. and Mrs. William S. Farish’s Lane’s End Farm near Versailles, Kentucky. Bred and raced by Thomas Mellon Evans, the 23-year-old stallion was the son of champion and Kentucky Derby winner Pleasant Colony. Out of […]

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Cowan Dispersal to Begin at Fasig-Tipton October

The bloodstock holdings of Irving Cowan, who along with his late wife Marjorie bred and campaigned Breeders’ Cup champions Hollywood Wildcat and War Chant, will be dispersed at public auction beginning with the 2010 Fasig-Tipton October Fall Yearling Sale, it was announced October 11. Phase One will take place over three days at Fasig-Tipton with […]

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Walt Robertson to Retire from Fasig-Tipton

PRESS RELEASE Walt Robertson, who has been the principal feature of Fasig-Tipton’s auction stands for more than thirty years, will retire at the end of November from his day-to-day involvement in the company’s Thoroughbred sales and from his role as senior auctioneer. Robertson, who will celebrate his 62nd birthday on October 22, started with […]

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Dubai Majesty Wins Throughbred Club of Club Stakes at Keeneland

Dubai Majesty ground out a victory in the Grade 2, $200,000 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes on Keeneland’s main track Saturday. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> With Jamie Theriot on board, the five-year-old mare passed frontrunning Old Time Religion, who finished second at 69-1.   Favorite Informed Decision closed late to get third. Read […]

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Proviso Wins Fourth Straight G1 with Victory in Keeneland’s First Lady Stakes

By Scott Jagow Proviso showed her “winstinct” once again Saturday, powering home from the back of the pack to capture the Grade 1, $400,000 Abu Dhabi First Lady Stakes on the Keeneland turf.  The five-year-old mare was second to last in the field of nine at the top of the stretch, but jockey Mike Smith took […]

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