Mary Simon

Mary Simon’s Presentation On Regret Earns Multi-Media Eclipse Award

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), Daily Racing Form, and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters (NTWAB) announced today that Mary Simon of Daily Racing Form has won the 2015 Media Eclipse Award in the Audio/Multi-Media and Internet category for “Regret’s Derby at 100: Filly Made a Case for Equality,” which explored the impact of […]

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Simon: Kentucky Derby Fillies As Broodmares

In a story for the Daily Racing Form, Mary Simon takes a look at the history of fillies running in the Kentucky Derby and their later careers in the breeding shed. Forty fillies have run in the Kentucky Derby, with just ten finishing in the top three. Three of those ten took the prize: Regret […]

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Reilly: Main Sequence, Not Chrome, Should Top Horse of the Year List

In the contentious battle for 2014 Horse of the Year honors, there is no shortage of opinions. In a Paulick Report commentary this week, Mary Simon made her case for California Chrome. On the blog, Kellie Reilly takes a different view: “Four Grade 1 victories make for a fantastic season, especially when two of them […]

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Simon: California Chrome Has Earned Horse of the Year

I do not believe the Breeders’ Cup Classic should automatically decide Horse of the Year. Didn’t feel that way in 2010 when Blame beat Zenyatta by a head-bob, nor do I now. To this day I still have hair-pulling arguments over Blame versus Zenyatta, usually with male friends incorrectly supporting their Y chromosome equine counterpart. […]

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Simon: ‘Painful end of a terrific publication’

No one thought it would end like this, because no one wanted it to end, like this or any other way. But when Thoroughbred Times was closed on Friday, our owner filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, it marked a painful end (at least for now) of a terrific publication. I know this because I was the […]

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By Bradford Cummings There are few things in this world less lucrative and potentially more impactful than writing a book on a certain subject. One of those even less lucrative endeavors is writing a book on the Thoroughbred industry. An author is lucky to make $5,000 on a book, considering it probably won’t sell more […]

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