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Three Chimneys Presents Good News Friday: Time for Some Humble Pie

What better time than the day after Thanksgiving to have a healthy serving of humble pie? Some of you may remember back in early August I threw down the gauntlet and challenged anyone and everyone to take me on in a handicapping challenge, specifically for year two of FantasyCapping.com, the Breeders’ Cup fantasy league. I […]

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Three Chimneys Presents Good News Friday: Taking the Long Way to Breeders’ Cup

While flying at 30,000 feet above the Rocky Mountains it occurred to me that taking a jet from Kentucky to California for the Breeders’ Cup is a lot faster than driving to the Golden State. But for the Paulick Report’s fifth annual Breeders’ Cup or Bust fundraiser on behalf of Breeders’ Cup Charities, we couldn’t […]

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Three Chimneys Presents Good News Friday: Secretariat Lives On … in the Showring

As the 40th anniversary of Secretariat’s Triple Crown run has come and gone, Big Red’s blood seems to fade further into the distance of today’s Thoroughbred breeding. But in the sport horse world, that blood is still very much in demand. In 1988, the Mr. Prospector mare Sue Babe foaled a strapping bay colt by […]

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Three Chimneys Presents Good News Friday: Finding Hay While the Sun Shines

Nieema Thasing wasn’t about to let anything, including the government shutdown, rain on her parade. “I want to be able to be a ray of sunshine,” she said. “If it’s too much sunshine, then I can get you a pair of sunglasses. I do the best that I can with what I have.” Thasing is […]

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Three Chimneys Presents Good News Friday: An American Girl in Ecuador

Jockey Ashley Yodice may not have made many starts in the last year, but she is a winner in two countries after capturing the recent Válida Campeonato Internacional de Jockettas “Copa Nature ́s Garden” in Ecuador. The competition pitted female riders from six countries against each other for three races at El Hipódromo Miguel Salem […]

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Three Chimneys Presents Good News Friday: Learning Trust — And Horses

It’s around 90 degrees in the shade at Nellie Cox’s Greenfield Farm in Cumberland, Va., and the humidity is so thick that the air sits on your skin. But Odilon “Lorne” Rodriguez isn’t slowing down, and he hasn’t lost his smile. Rodriguez has worked at the farm for eight years now, caring for mares and […]

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Three Chimneys Presents Good News Friday: Continuing the Tradition

Taylor Rice sat completely still aboard 3-year-old Giggle Fit in the stretch of Presque Isle Downs on Sunday … except for her head, which kept turning back to see the field one, two, three and three-quarters lengths behind her. It was Rice’s first start as a jockey, but she may as well have been looking […]

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Three Chimneys Presents Good News Friday: The Animal Crime Institute

In her time as an officer with the Pennsylvania State Police, Colleen Shelly learned very quickly just how complicated the investigation of animal-related crimes can become. Shelly, who worked on several high-profile equine cases, says that beyond their offensiveness, cases of animal abuse or neglect can widen into other, heftier crimes. Consider a trainer who injects […]

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Three Chimneys Presents Good News Friday: ‘Stars That Last Awhile’

It’s fair to say that Ernie Semersky is a mysterious figure. The owner of Semersky Enterprises, which includes several high-end car dealerships in the Chicago area, told me straight away that he doesn’t talk to Forbes or Fortune, and doesn’t discuss business or family. Thoroughbreds, though, were a different story. Semersky, together with business partner […]

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Three Chimneys Presents Good News Friday: Racing’s Jack Kerouac

When Tom Miscannon says he’s been around, he isn’t kidding. Miscannon is on a quest to visit as many racetracks as possible in his lifetime. So far his trek has taken him to 311 tracks on three continents. The project began when Miscannon was stationed in Scotland with the U.S. Navy in the 1980s. He […]

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