thoroughbred racing

Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: UPS Driver Grant Trains Millionaire, G1 Winner

Little-known trainer Gaston Grant describes his journey with millionaire New Jersey-bred Green Gratto as “once in a million.” Whatever the odds attached to their success, they are long. Grant remains in the early stages of building his credentials as a horseman as he scrambles to find time to oversee his small stable at Aqueduct Racetrack while maintaining […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘All The Ingredients’ For A Derby Dream

It’s all so improbable, from the $8,500 colt to the second-chance racehorse owner to the jockey who’d learned he would never ride again. But when Conquest Mo Money turned back California invader Irap in Sunland Park’s Mine That Bird Derby Feb. 26, drawing away to win by two lengths, the Derby dream started to catch […]

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Around The Track Podcast Presented By Taylor Made: NBC Sports’ Donna Barton Brothers

For nearly two decades, Donna Barton Brothers has played an integral role in NBC Sports’ coverage of the Triple Crown and other important events. Her interviews on horseback have captured some of the most dramatic moments horse racing has to offer. In this episode of Around the Track, Brothers gives us a peek behind the scenes […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Climax Stallions: Malagacy Shines For Shackleford

With a victory in the Grade 2 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn, Malagacy (by Shackleford) remained unbeaten in three starts, put himself squarely in contention for the classics, and became the third Triple Crown candidate this year by a sire standing at Darby Dan Farm. Darby Dan owner John Phillips has been in the horse business […]

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The Friday Show: A Numbers Game, Hole In The Derby Trail?

It was a record-setting week at OBS March, with the 2-year-olds in training sale hitting all-time marks for gross and average, plus selling more than five horses at $1 million or more. In this week’s edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the current state of the auction marketplace. Are new […]

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Around The Track Podcast Presented By Taylor Made: The Master Storyteller

Few writers have captured the brilliance and majesty of the Thoroughbred as well as Bill Nack. His prized Sports Illustrated features and books on racing legends Secretariat and Ruffian are infused with a voice that hovers “somewhere between that of Yeats and a stablehand,” as judges wrote after honoring him recently with a lifetime achievement […]

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Around The Track Podcast Presented By Taylor Made: Making A Hall Of Fame Career

Chris McCarron has been on the backs of some of the greatest racehorses ever, and his career ranks him among the all-time great jockeys in wins, earnings, and victories in Thoroughbred racing’s biggest events. In the latest episode of Around the Track presented by Taylor Made, hear the remarkable story of how McCarron went from sneaking […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Merck Animal Health: Malibu Moon ‘Incredible Success Story’

The results of the Grade 2 Rachel Alexandra, won by Farrell (by Malibu Moon), and the G2 Risen Star, won by Girvin (Tale of Ekati), provided plenty of fodder for ruminations on their pedigrees. The most striking point is that the A.P. Indy stallion Malibu Moon was sire of the first and broodmare sire of […]

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The Friday Show: Horsemen Helping Horsemen In Court?

Funds exist in many areas of society to help people defend themselves in court. The latest such legal defense fund has been created for horse racing trainers and owners in light of a federal case in Pennsylvania. In this week’s Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the reasons behind the fund, the broader […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Southwest Winner’s Dam A Keeper For Pinhooker Wachman

For Roderick Wachman and David Egan, the 10-year-old Cherokee Run mare Cayala is a gift that keeps on giving. Egan pinhooked Cayala as a weanling in 2007, paying $75,000 for her at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale and re-selling the filly for $140,000 the following September at Keeneland’s yearling sale – a tidy profit. […]

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