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About Trixie Hammer

Trixie Hammer

Trixie Hammer

American thoroughbred news writer for beginner’s at the track. Lover of roulette, donkeys, champagne, and fast horses. Playful mother and lucky lady.

Posts By Trixie Hammer

Arrogate Seizes Travers in Track-Record Time

August 27, 2016 |

Arrogate Seizes Travers in Track-Record Time: Making his stakes debut and staking a claim to leadership of the 3-year-old division in one fell swoop, Arrogate wrested command from stablemate American Freedom into the first turn and ran right into the history books Saturday, winning the Grade 1 Travers Stakes in a record time of 1:59.36 […]

Flintshire Dominated American Turf in Longines Sword Dancer

August 27, 2016 |

Flintshire Dominated American Turf in Longines Sword Dancer: Juddmonte Farms’ European sensation Flintshire continued his dominance of the American turf Saturday afternoon with a 1 ¾-length victory in the Grade 1, $1 million Longines Sword Dancer at Saratoga Race Course. Flintshire settled at the back of the seven-horse field, saving ground along the hedge as […]

Preakness Winner Exaggerator and Belmont Stakes Winner Creator Face Off in Travers

August 25, 2016 |

Preakness Winner Exaggerator and Belmont Stakes Winner Creator Face Off in Travers: Preakness Stakes winner Exaggerator and Belmont Stakes winner Creator headline a full field of 14 3-year-olds set to battle this Saturday, August 27 at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBC in the $1.25 million Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., […]

Miracle Filly Lady Eli Returns in 2016 Ballston Spa

August 24, 2016 | | One Comment

Miracle Filly Lady Eli Returns in 2016 Ballston Spa by Jordan Sigmon: This time last summer Lady Eli was fighting for her life after being stricken with laminitis, a disease that affects a horse’s hoof and often proves fatal. On Saturday, the unbeaten filly will look to make a triumphant return to the races in […]

Mid-Summer Travers Stakes Dream Becomes Reality For Robin Buchanan

August 24, 2016 |

Mid-Summer Travers Stakes Dream Becomes Reality For Robin Buchanan: It is finally that time, I have waited what seems like an eternity but tomorrow is here after a long wait and it’s time to leave for Saratoga. By the time you read this I may be in Saratoga already. I get to see my very […]

Track Fashion: Top Five Horse Racing Accessories

August 23, 2016 |

Track Fashion: Top Five Horse Racing Accessories– There are countless options when dressing up for the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita Park or Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park. Regardless of the many choices, there are five essential accessories one must consider while planning the perfect outfit for a day […]

Songbird Rates Perfect ’10’ for Alabama Win

August 20, 2016 |

Songbird Rates Perfect ’10’ for Alabama Win: The search for superlatives to describe Songbird goes on after the undefeated champion stretched her winning streak to 10 with a dominant performance in Saturday’s Grade 1, $600,000 Alabama at Saratoga Race Course. The 136th running of the summer’s signature event for 3-year-old fillies produced an early test […]

Fans Flock to Saratoga for Songbird

August 17, 2016 |

Fans Flock to Saratoga for Songbird: Bird is the word for Saturday’s Grade 1, $600,000 Alabama at Saratoga Race Course, where Fox Hill Farm’s stellar Songbird will continue her pursuit of perfection in the meet’s marquee race for 3-year-old fillies. First run in 1872 when Woodbine earned $2,650 for August Belmont, the Alabama has been […]

A World of Possibilities in Arlington Million XXXIV

August 12, 2016 |

A World of Possibilities in Arlington Million XXXIV by Jordan Sigmon: The Arlington Million has seen its fair share of quality fields, but this year a superb mix of American runner and European invaders has lined up in a field of 13. The morning line favorite is Tryster at 7/2 for Godolphin Racing, but you […]

Catching Up With Future Super Sire Palace Malice

August 12, 2016 |

Catching Up With Future Super Sire Palace Malice by Madison Feldhahn: After Exaggerator’s commanding Haskell performance, Curlin is being regarded as a future super sire. His two-year-olds bring an average of $447,833 and his yearlings bring $157,250. Curlin has proved that he is a great racehorse sire, but how will he fare as a sire […]