Natalie Voss

Sexual Harassment In Racing And Why The Industry Is Not Ready For ‘Silence Breakers’

In the broader news world, every morning seems to bring a new name of a high-profile man accused of sexual harassment or assault, followed by (sometimes) swift removal of Hollywood stars, producers, political figures, writers, and news anchors from their jobs. As Time magazine put it in its Person of the Year article on ‘Silence […]

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Breeders’ Cup Countdown Presented By DRF Bets: Saturday Longshots, ‘Old Days In Del Mar’

Our Friday picks found some success with Mendelssohn taking home the Juvenile Turf and Forever Unbridled scoring in the Distaff. Frankly, they didn’t end up being such longshots, so let’s see if we can keep rolling in our hunt for Breeders’ Cup bombs. There are some pretty tasty prices looming for Saturday’s card, if you’re […]

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Breeders’ Cup Countdown Presented By DRF Bets: A Million Reasons

By Scott Jagow There’s betting on the Breeders’ Cup, and then there’s the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC). In what already must be one of the most nerve-wracking gambling events horse racing has to offer, in the last couple years the BCBC and the tournament industry have ramped up the stakes to life-changing levels. Nearly […]

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Breeders’ Cup Countdown Presented By DRF Bets: Juvenile, Classic Hopefuls

This week, we’ll be counting down to the Breeders’ Cup world championships with a mix of history about first-time host Del Mar, behind-the-scenes perspectives about getting ready for a big race, stories about connections, handicapping info and more. Juveniles Keep Romans On His Toes, Hopeful — Natalie Voss Two-year-olds aren’t just puzzling to handicappers – […]

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Breeders’ Cup Countdown Presented By DRF Bets: Old Firsts And New Ones

With the Breeders’ Cup less than a week away, we’ll be counting down to the world championships with a mix of history about the first-time host Del Mar, behind-the-scenes perspectives about getting ready for a big race, stories about connections, handicapping tips and info and more. Enjoy! Behind the Scenes with a first-time Breeders’ Cup […]

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Barn Buddies: Roxy A ‘Fixture’ At Newmarket Stable

The purpose of Dr. Mike Shepherd’s visit to George Margarson’s training yard in Newmarket, England was mostly to do follow-up radiographs on a filly recovering from a lameness. Before he packed up his lead aprons and machinery, however, Margarson brought out another patient for Shepherd. Margarson, 65, and his family have long made a practice […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Catholic Boy’s Victory Brings Young Trainer Thomas Full Circle

No one could blame Jonathan Thomas, 37, if he had been jumping for joy as the Grade 3 With Anticipation field entered the stretch at Saratoga on Aug. 30. After a bumpy exit from the starting gate, Thomas trainee Catholic Boy found a gap in traffic and inched steadily to victory through the final sixteenth […]

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Saratoga Fatalities: Any Common Risk Factors Involved?

Saratoga has been in the news this summer not just for its excellent racing and traditionally popular, fan-friendly atmosphere, but also for equine fatalities. So far this year at Saratoga, 17 horses have died, compared to 16 deaths in 2016 and 13 in 2015. The New York State Gaming Commission, New York Racing Association, and […]

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PR Special Fasig-Tipton Saratoga NY-Bred Sale: Big, Bad Dynaformer

This PR Special for the second and final session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York-Bred Yearling Sale concludes our series, “Exceeding Beyond Expectations,” focusing on influential stallions who went to stud without great fanfare yet made a significant impact on the breed. The final horse chronicled by Eclipse Award-winning writer Natalie Voss is Dynaformer. Frank Mitchell’s […]

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PR Special Fasig-Tipton Saratoga NY-Bred Sale: Storm Cat’s Rise And Influence On The Breed

This PR Special for the first session of the two-night Fasig-Tipton Saratoga New York-Bred Yearling Sale chronicles the career of Storm Cat, who has had a major influence on the Thoroughbred breed, including in New York where his son Freud is the leading sire. It’s part of the “Success Beyond Expectations” series authored by Eclipse Award-winning writer Natalie […]

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