Chelsea Hackbarth

Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Nexus Provides ‘A Newer Concept In Racing’

Horse racing executives have long been sitting in dusty board rooms trying to envision new ways to broaden the sport’s reach to include a younger generation of fans, but 20-somethings Dare Sutton and Sam Bussanich were a step ahead with an idea birthed in 2016. Neither grew up in racing, however, and the prohibitive costs […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: A ‘Lightbulb Moment’ In The Quest To Teach A Horse To Accept Contact

Top U.S. show jumper Candice King grew up riding cutting horses in California and showing a pair of Appaloosas in the jumpers, all the way up to the puissance at age 14. The internationally successful King has a well-earned reputation for being able to effectively work with the most difficult and sensitive horses, but I […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Chasing A Louisiana ‘Wild Card’

Kevin Atwood has always liked speed. His boots were in stirrups more often than on the ground while he was growing up in Hopkinsville, Ky., and he carried on that tradition with barrel racing through adulthood. In 2008, however, Atwood had to admit he needed to slow down. Then 46, he started searching for another […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Derby Perspectives, Preakness Picks

A lot of people in the horse racing industry are ready to move on from the controversy of the 2019 Kentucky Derby, but even as the second leg of the Triple Crown approaches, the buzz in Baltimore still revolves around what happened in Louisville. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Chelsea […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: From Father To Son, A Golden Blue Blanket

On a damp, chilly Thursday morning at Pimlico, most Preakness contenders were being walked around the shed row wearing blankets emblazoned with their name, or perhaps their trainer’s name. One was unique, however. It’s a bright blue and square wool blanket with white edges and big block letters emblazoned across the left side, and it […]

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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Kirkwood Stables: Moving On To The Preakness

There’s never been a post-Kentucky Derby experience like the one the horse racing industry has seen in the last 10 days. But despite the disqualification of Maximum Security and then defection of the resulting winner, Country House, the second leg of the Triple Crown goes on and this year’s Preakness Stakes is shaping up to […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: From Head Injuries To Shingles, Larry Jones Refuses To Quit

A little more than five years ago, trainer Larry Jones suffered a head injury that by all accounts should have ended his riding career. He missed five weeks before he was back on his pony. Last year, Jones broke several ribs in another fall. He didn’t miss a single day of galloping. The only malady […]

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Right Or Wrong? Derby DQ Leaves Unanswered Questions

Kentucky stewards made a controversial decision after the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby… Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. In context of how the rules of racing are written in Kentucky, the stewards made the only possible call in their disqualification of Maximum Security from first to 17th. But was it the […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: So Many Stories To Tell

Kentucky Derby week is always filled with a plethora of storylines; it’s hard to get to all of them. In this Kentucky Derby 145 edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Chelsea Hackbarth touch on a couple of stories that may not be so well known, starting with an assistant trainer for Kentucky Oaks […]

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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Kentucky Equine Research: It’s All Relative

Kentucky Derby 145 was dealt a tough blow Wednesday with word that favorite Omaha Beach would scratch with a throat issue. It was difficult news for Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella’s team, as well as his many supporters, but Mandella kept his sense of humor on the track Thursday morning. Omaha Beach will be […]

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