60 Minutes

Son Of Human Dr. Fager Looks Back At The Equine Dr. Fager

For Jeff Fager, Thoroughbred owner and executive producer of 60 Minutes, 1968 was an important year. For one thing, it was the year the television news magazine aired its first episode, beginning what would become a Sunday evening routine for many Americans. It was also the year Dr. Fager, a son of Rough’n Tumble trained […]

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‘Like Winning The Lottery’: Team Winx Reflects On ‘One Of The Best Horses That’s Ever Lived’

Australian supermare Winx has won 20 races in a row, and is showing no signs of slowing down. This week, the 6-year-old daughter of Street Cry was featured on Australia’s 60 Minutes, alongside the team who has helped her reach the pinnacle of the racing world. “It’s a dream,” said trainer Chris Waller. “I don’t think […]

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‘America’s Steeplechase’: 60 Minutes To Feature Segment On Timber Racing

Strategically placed cameras capture the exhilarating action, while Charlie Rose provides the wit and reportage, when 60 Minutes goes to the Timber Races — an American version of the Steeplechase. Rose’s story will be broadcast on 60 Minutes Sunday, April 23 at 7 p.m. ET/PT. America’s Timber Races — so named for the wooden fences […]

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60 Minutes Poll: More Cheaters Than Jerks in Horse Racing

The 60 Minutes brand on CBS television expanded into the sports world last year with the creation of “60 Minutes Sports,” a new series on Showtime. One of the show’s first subjects was Doug O’Neill, trainer of 2012 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I’ll Have Another. 60 Minutes also has an ongoing relationship with the popular culture, […]

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New ’60 Minutes Sports’ show delves into racing

“What could possibly go wrong?” That was my first thought when I heard cable network Showtime’s new program, “60 Minutes Sports,” is planning an April 2013 segment on horse racing featuring Doug O’Neill, trainer of this year’s Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I’ll Have Another. Then I realized “60 Minutes Sports” was an extension of […]

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Polo player Ignacio Figueras: ‘It’s like playing golf in an earthquake’

Like horse racing, polo has long been known as the sport of kings. Polo has been played for over 2,000 years. In the past it has drawn royalty, the rich, and the famous. In the 1920s and 30s, a match could draw a crowd of 30,000. Now, Ignacio Figueras is trying to reignite a passion […]

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Oprah the Oddsmaker?

Oddsmaker Mike Battaglia was set to make Zenyatta the 5-2 favorite. But outside forces influenced his decision to make her 8-5 require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> “Then my wife showed me the latest issue of Oprah (O magazine), where Zenyatta was among the 20 most influential females in the country, so I knocked her down to […]

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Zenyatta on 60 Minutes: Behind the Scenes

Before they produced the “60 Minutes” feature airing Sunday night, the CBS show’s producers had almost no knowledge of horses, racing or the amazing charisma of Zenyatta. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> One of the show’s younger staffers grew up around horses and proved to be a tremendous asset on the shoot of the Zenyatta story, as you’ll learn […]

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Zenyatta: Best Racehorse Ever?

The much-anticipated 60 Minutes profile was aired tonight on CBS. Whether you believe she will win or not Saturday, it is hard to doubt this sort of publicity is a great thing for the sport of horse racing. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> Watch it at 60 Minutes

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