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Tribute To A Legend: Late NBA Broadcaster Sager’s Fond Memories Of Seattle Slew

Longtime NBA sideline reporter Craig Sager died Thursday after a long battle with cancer. He was 65. Sager, who worked for many years for Turner Sports, was beloved by players, coaches and fans. He was known not only for his extensive knowledge of the game, but also for his very extensive – and colorful – wardrobe. In June […]

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Back to the 80s: The Business of Agents

As visitors stroll through the barns at this year’s Keeneland September Sale, there are colorful shingles hanging from every corner, branded baseball caps and color-coordinated baskets of hanging flowers, helping brand each consignor’s offerings. Thoroughbred auctions haven’t always had a consignors’ index at the front of each catalogue with dozens of company names, however. John […]

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Back to the 80s: The Record-Setting Yearling

Although attendees likely didn’t know it at the time, the 1985 Keeneland July Sale was the beginning of one era and the end of another. The bullish numbers sellers enjoyed in the early part of the 1980s were over, but they went out with a bang as a bidding war resulted in a record sale […]

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Bloodlines: Tracing The Lines Of Saratoga Juvenile Stakes Winners

Both of the opening stakes at Saratoga, the Schuylerville for juvenile fillies and the Sanford for colts, were won by 2-year-olds from the A.P. Indy male line. Sweet Loretta (by Tapit) won the Grade 3 Schuylerville on July 22, and Bitumen (Mineshaft) won the G3 Sanford the next day. While Tapit puts his stock into […]

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Scan By Scan, Curators Of Leonard Photography Collection Preserve Racing History

As images come flowing from the rail at Churchill Downs and Pimlico, documenting every move of Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist’s quest for the Triple Crown, a dedicated team in Paris, Ky. is still drowning in images from Triple Crowns past. Kate Lossen isn’t quite sure what her official title is in her capacity with the […]

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Maimonides To Stand At Hand Ride Stables In Ohio

Maimonides, the Grade 1-placed juvenile and half-brother to El Corredor and Roman Ruler, will stand the 2016 breeding season at Hand Ride Stables in Dublin, Ohio. Owned by Zayat Stables, Maimonides’s fee has been set at $2,500 S&N. “We are excited for the opportunity to stand Maimonides and think it’s a great fit for the […]

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Zoetis Presents Bloodlines: A.P. Indy’s Tapestry Of Winners

While doing some work in a stall at Lane’s End Farm, the new groom thought he heard a deep rumble coming from a nearby stall. After the third occurrence, he stuck his head out, looked up and down the broad aisle. A fellow stallion groom was sweeping an errant piece of straw back into a […]

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The Friday Show: Horse Of The Year And A Trivia Question

On June 6, when American Pharoah crossed the finish line triumphant in the Belmont Stakes, it appeared the race for Horse of the Year was a done deal. After all, he had just completed the first Triple Crown in 37 years. How could he not be Horse of the Year? Then came along a two-time […]

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Edelson: American Pharoah Not A Lock To Win In New Jersey

Racing fans are looking forward to Aug. 2, the day when Triple Crown winner American Pharoah returns to the races in the G1 William Hill Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park. While there is little doubt that the talented colt will go off as the heavy favorite in the race, Stephen Edelson of the Asbury Park […]

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Layden: American Pharoah ‘Will Write Final Chapter’ To His Legacy

Triple Crown winner American Pharoah arrived at Del Mar early Tuesday morning, and will continue to train at the seaside track as he prepares for his next start in the G1 Haskell Invitational. Not only will the talented colt be training for that race, but as Tim Layden writes in Sports Illustrated, American Pharoah will […]

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