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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

Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course 2012 Hansen

August 20, 2012 |

America’s oldest horserace for thoroughbred champions, the Travers Stakes, is scheduled for Saturday August 25th. The Travers Stakes is for three-year-old male thoroughbreds and is a G1 race and is often referred to as the “Mid-Summer Derby” in Saratoga. Our white hero Hansen is among the many awesome contenders running in the 143rd Travers Stakes. […]

The 2012 Arlington Million Odds

August 17, 2012 |

The 2012 Arlington Million takes place this Saturday (Aug. 18) with Boisterous leading the pack with 4/1 odds.

Olympian Michael Phelps New Career Path: Horse Racing

August 2, 2012 |

The most decorated Olympic competitor Michael Phelps may become involved in Thoroughbred ownership in the future for the purpose of horse racing.

Del Mar Opening Day Recap; Owner’s Circle Photos

July 20, 2012 |

Horseracing is alive and well in California. Del Mar Racetrack hit a record in attendance yesterday with 47,399 race fans betting $14.1 million on opening day. That’s a substantial increase in betting from last year with only $13.2 million. Wednesday marked the eighth straight year attendance had reached over 40,000 race fans. Midnight Crooner and […]

Fashionable Ladies Win Big at Del Mar

July 20, 2012 |

Opening day of the 75th horseracing season “Where Turf Meets The Surf” kicked off Wednesday July 19, 2012 at Del Mar Racetrack. The day was filled with excitement and glamour as men came out in their best suits while the ladies wore designer dresses, hats, and fascinators. The highlight of opening day at Del Mar Racetrack was […]

Clever Racehorse Names

July 10, 2012 |

Kentucky Derby is filled with so much excitement, there’s the amazing fashion, the adrenalin of betting on a horse, watching them race and there’s my favorite part of Derby racing, learning the unique names of the horses. Some of which are funny, boring, over the top and others are meaningful. Naming a horse is by […]

Royal Ascot 2012 Fashion

June 25, 2012 |

The 2012 Royal Ascot is definitely the most fashionable horse race in the entire world. Compared to the hats of the KentuckyDerby or the Dubai World Cup Stakes, London’s Royal Ascot wins the prize for the most glamorous horseracing event. New rules were enforced this year to the 2012 Royal Ascot’s dress code. According to the official […]

Queen Elizabeth II Royal Ascot 2012

June 25, 2012 |


I’ll Have Another Moving to Japan

June 25, 2012 |

The 2012 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I’ll Have Another is moving to Japan for stud duty. The 2012 Triple Crown hopeful’s highest bidder was announced as Shigeyuki Okada of Big Red Farm on the island of Hokkaido. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed but experts speculate that the numbers were somewhere between […]

Union Rags Belmont Stakes Winner 2012

June 11, 2012 |

Union Rags finished first in the 2012 144thBelmont Stakes this year. I’m happy to say I placed a bet on Union Rags after the last minute jockey switch. Union Rags and jockey John Velazquez won the third jewel of the Triple Crown by just a neck’s length. They rode the rail and shot up to […]