seabiscuit

For Sale: Historic Normandy Farm, Final Resting Place Of Man O’ War’s Parents

Following the death of Nancy Polk in August of 2018, the historic Normandy Farm on Paris Pike has now been listed for sale with Rector Hayden Realtors. The 250-acre farm features one of Lexington’s oldest brick homes built in 1803, three tenant houses, a carriage house, and a total of six barns with 83 stalls, […]

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PR Special Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale: Seabiscuit Keeps Watch Over The Hall Of Fame

The Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale resumes Tuesday, and the Paulick Report is pleased to offer a second special print publication for the auction in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Saratoga Springs is home to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, and in this edition of the PR Special, Joe Nevills shares the story of the […]

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Over 170 Riders Participate In Canter For The Cause Event at Pimlico Benefits TAA

More than 170 riders from across the Mid-Atlantic region, ranging in age from 2 to 80, took part in the sixth annual Canter for the Cause at Pimlico Race Course Sunday, June 2, to raise awareness and funds for the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA). Sponsored by the Maryland Jockey Club and The Equiery, Canter for the […]

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Project Underway To Analyze DNA From Seabiscuit

Seabiscuit was not an impressive looking horse and was considered to be quite lazy, preferring eating and sleeping to exercise. The horse had been written off by most of the racing industry after losing his first 17 races, however, he eventually became one of the greatest Thoroughbred champions of all time. The grandson of Man o’ […]

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Vox Populi Award ‘Born Of The Heart And Not The Statistical Sheet’

“If racing is going to capture the imagination of the public in years to come, it will (be) because of the horses that touch the heart,” writes Steve Haskin in his blog at bloodhorse.com. Penny Chenery created the Vox Populi Award in 2010 to acknowledge a horse whose “popularity and racing excellence best resounded with the […]

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Hunt Just Able To Hold On For Seabiscuit Victory

Michael House’s Irish-bred Hunt, off at 3-1, was all-out late to hold off the closing rush of He Will by a nose in Sunday’s G2 Seabiscuit Stakes. The 5-year-old son of Dark Angel, ridden to victory by Flavien Prat, stalked the early pacesetters and took over the lead in the stretch to earn his eighth […]

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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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Seabiscuit, Neckties, And The Grey Ghost Of Sagamore: Vanderbilt Was Racing’s Consummate Promoter

Every now and then, when the mood struck him, Alfred G. Vanderbilt Jr. would stop shaving. After a couple of days, he’d pull a hat down over his brow and get dressed without putting on a tie. He’d forego the reserved boxes and the company of Broadway stars and slip in with the masses through […]

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Ridgewood Ranch, Home Of Seabiscuit, Features New Additions

Another season of guided historic walking tours are offered at Seabiscuit’s home, Ridgewood Ranch, a few miles south of Willits where Hwy 101 bisects the 5,000-acre property. “We are very grateful for our newest additions,” said Seabiscuit Heritage Foundation President, Jacqueline Cooper. Seabiscuit descendant, Bronze Sea, a 10-year-old Thoroughbred mare, for one is in foal. […]

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Author Laura Hillenbrand Finally Made Her Pilgrimage To Ridgewood, Home Of Seabiscuit

Fulfilling a long-held dream, best-selling author Laura Hillenbrand (Seabiscuit; An American Legend and Unbroken) arranged a private visit to Ridgewood Ranch, the home of the legendary racehorse Seabiscuit, the subject of five years of research. After a serious illness prevented Laura from leaving her hometown of Washington, DC for twenty-five years, an improvement in her […]

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