Chelsea Hackbarth

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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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Kentucky Equine Research: Post Position Fortunes?

Not only is the field of 20 set for Saturday’s 145th running of the Kentucky Derby but today we learned exactly how they’ll line up in the gates and what each horse’s starting odds will be. In today’s edition of the Triple Crown News Minute, Scott Jagow and Chelsea Hackbarth discuss the results of the […]

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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Kentucky Equine Research: Longshots Yea Or Nay?

Kentucky Derby week has finally arrived. We know the field of 20 but according to most observers, this year’s race is wide open. In today’s edition of the Triple Crown News Minute, Scott Jagow and Chelsea Hackbarth discuss Chelsea’s upcoming final Derby 20, zeroing in on longshots to watch and others to perhaps stay away […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Hometown ‘Country Boy’ Takes Charles Town’s Biggest Prize

Timothy Grams was 24 years old when he first realized he wanted something different out of life. The all-around handyman had just been switched to the night shift with a roofing supply company, and it just wasn’t working out. A friend got Grams a job breaking young Thoroughbreds at a farm in Maryland, and that […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Cambra Enjoying Ride With ‘The Coolest Dude’

Taylor Cambra may be just 21 years old, but he sounds significantly older when he speaks about his horses. It could be because he has spent nearly every day in a saddle since before he was able to walk, that he spent time on the rodeo circuit riding bucking horses, or because he grew up […]

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