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Champion Hansel, 1991 Preakness And Belmont Winner, Euthanized In Virginia At 29

Lazy Lane Farm’s Hansel, winner of the Preakness and Belmont Stakes, and subsequently an Eclipse Award winner as champion 3-year-old male of 1991, was euthanized Tuesday at his owner’s farm in Upperville, Va., due to the infirmities of old age. He had been pensioned from stud duties in 2012. Bred in Virginia in 1988 by Marvin Little, […]

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Granddaughter To Agent Bob ‘Barron’ Frieze Helps USA Claim Team Silver At Olympics

Bob Barron Frieze has served as agent to Hall of Fame jockeys Eddie Maple, Jerry Bailey and Edgar Prado. But this week, he took on a different role; that of supporting his 23-year-old granddaughter as she competed in the Rio Olympics for Team USA. Lucy Davis was one of four members of the US show […]

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NBC Sports Network Televising Wood Memorial, Blue Grass, Santa Anita Derby

NBCSN presents live horse racing Saturday, April 9, at 5 p.m. EDT, with coverage of the Wood Memorial, Blue Grass Stakes, and Santa Anita Derby. The winner of each race receives 100 points, enough to guarantee a spot in the gate for the Kentucky Derby, May 7 on NBC. Saturday will mark NBC Sports Group’s […]

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‘Betting The Breeders’ Cup’ Seminar To Benefit PDJF, Other Charities

True horseplayers and handicappers at the “Betting the Breeders’ Cup” event Tuesday night at the Grand Reserve in Lexington will rely on statistics, times, facts and professional advice; if there’s one sentimental play in this year’s Cup races, though, it may well be the top notch sprinter Private Zone, owned in part by former jockey Rene […]

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Keeneland Select Presents Breeders’ Cup Heartbreak: The Last Dance

The silence by ESPN broadcasters prior to the 2010 Breeders’ Cup Classic spoke volumes about the moment and the mare. No one said a word for four minutes and nine seconds as defending champion Zenyatta did her signature “dance,” parading in front of an admiring Churchill Downs crowd of 72,739. The millions who tuned in […]

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Remembering A Champion: Horse Park Unveils Cigar Memorial

The Kentucky Horse Park will unveil a new memorial statue dedicated to the great Thoroughbred champion Cigar on Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 3 p.m. Created by artist Douwe “Dow” Blumberg, the statue will be placed at Cigar’s gravesite at the Hall of Champions and features Cigar with jockey Jerry Bailey winning the 1995 Breeders’ Cup […]

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Keeneland Select Presents Breeders’ Cup Photo Finishes: The Great Cigar Denied

Heading into the 1996 Breeders’ Cup Classic, defending champion Cigar was not the “incomparable, invincible, unbeatable” horse announcer Tom Durkin had described a year earlier. And David Hofmans, the trainer of Alphabet Soup, knew it. “This is the time to take Cigar on,” Hofmans told LA Times reporter Bill Christine the week before the ’96 […]

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Keeneland Select Presents Breeders’ Cup Epics: An ‘Awesome’ Classic

There’s been a lot of buzz about this year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic and how it could be one of the best fields ever, featuring a Triple Crown winner, a mare unbeaten this year, and a dangerous Grade 1-winning closer. But it’ll be hard to top the 1998 edition of the race. The field of 10 […]

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NBC Travers Telecast To Include Forego, Sword Dancer

American Pharoah, Thoroughbred racing’s 12th Triple Crown winner, is set to return to the track this Saturday, August 29, at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.,  in the $1.6 million Travers Stakes for 3-year-olds at 4 p.m. ET on NBC. The 146th running of the Travers is the highlight of an outstanding two-hour program […]

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‘Tears Of Joy’: NBC Team Reflects On First Triple Crown In 37 Years

Two days after American Pharoah broke the Triple Crown spell, NBC anchors and staff members admitted that of all the great sports moments they’ve seen in their careers, last weekend’s Belmont is at the top of many of their lists. In the group that included analysts Bob Costas, Tom Hammond, Randy Moss, Jerry Bailey, Eddie […]

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