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Gwen Reardon, Well-Known Sculptor Of Thoroughbreds, To Sell Personal Equine Art Collection

Gwen Reardon, the sculptor and artist responsible for the spectacular bronze horses at Lexington’s Thoroughbred Park, will sell over 60 pieces from her personal collection at auction on November 8, 2019 conducted by Bluegrass Auction, Appraisal & Realty LLC. Reardon, 87, is well known for her life-size bronze sculptures of famous equines, which have been […]

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Bloodlines: Tacitus Honors Ancestors With Road To The Kentucky Derby Win

One of the quotations of the great Roman historian Tacitus is most appropriate to racing: “As you go into battle, remember your ancestors and think upon your descendants.” That sentiment is appropriate to the racehorse Tacitus, a son of three-time leading sire Tapit (by Pulpit) and of champion racemare Close Hatches, by First Defence. If […]

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American Pharoah Colt Born On Live Web Cam At Pennsylvania’s Walnut Green Farm

Mark Reid, owner of Walnut Green Farm 40 miles west of Philadelphia in Chester County, Pennsylvania, planned to capture at least some of that same excitement with a webcam that follows the birth of a foal to one of the most famous stallions in horse racing history. That legendary sire is American Pharoah, who captured […]

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A Horsewoman Through And Through: Bellocq’s Courage Reflects Her Devotion To The Sport

On Wednesday evening, longtime horsewoman Martine Bellocq received the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters’ Bill Mooney Award for “displaying courage in the face of tremendous adversity” – a salute to her well-documented bravery during the wildfire which ripped through San Luis Rey Downs in Bonsall, Calif., last December. As has been detailed extensively in newspaper […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Seattle Slew Son Finally Leads Hero’s Life

There’s no time like Kentucky Derby week to reminisce about the champions of years past. One of the horses most often referenced in discussions of “bests” and “greatest” is 1977 Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew, who went into the Kentucky Derby having never tasted the bitterness of defeat and exited the Belmont with a story […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: They Don’t Always Bring Their ‘A’ Game

There were 16,568 racing fans on hand at Del Mar racetrack to watch Saturday’s Grade 2 San Diego Handicap – plus one notable no show. Juddmonte Farms’ Arrogate, billed by some as the Horse of the World, “laid an egg,” in the words of his trainer, Bob Baffert. In what was by far the worst performance […]

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Llegó El Momento De Considerar Cambios En La Triple Corona Norteamericana?

Muchos periodistas, analistas y aficionados se hacen la misma pregunta cada vez que culmina la Triple Corona: es acaso el momento de cambiar? Comencemos por detallar la cantidad de tresañeros que han participado en las tres competencias (Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes y Belmont Stakes) en cada uno de los últimos diez años: 2008: Big Brown* […]

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Time Passages: 40 Years Later, Turner Has Fond Memories Of Seattle Slew’s Wood Memorial

Bill Turner will shake his head in disbelief when it is mentioned to him that 40 years have passed since Seattle Slew’s spectacular Triple Crown season of 1977. “It is amazing to think about that. That’s a lot of time,” he said with a slight laugh. Yet Turner will happily embrace any chance to once […]

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Dr. George Bagby, Inventor Of ‘Seattle Slew Basket,’ Dies

Dr. George Bagby, MD, an orthopedic surgeon from Spokane, Wash., and inventor of the “Bagby Bone Basket” or “Seattle Slew Basket” – made famous when it was implanted into the neck of Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew to prolong his life – died on Dec. 12 at the age of 93. Bagby and equine surgeons […]

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