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A Bob Baffert Kentucky Derby Trifecta? It Could Happen

May 3, 2019 |

  Trainer Bob Baffert Discusses His Three Kentucky Derby Runners, Says Another Should be Favored By Augusta Hosmer It’s a dream and an enormous accomplishment for someone to bring a single horse to the Kentucky Derby (GI) once, but leave it Hall of Famer and to two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer Bob Baffert to bring three […]

145th Kentucky Oaks Silks Colors And Patterns – FINAL

April 29, 2019 |

  Full Field Set For Oaks 145, Worth $1.25 million By Margaret Ransom Following are the silks for the owners of the contenders for the 14 fillies who will race in the May 3 Kentucky Oaks (GI) at Churchill Downs, in post position order, with connections, riders and morning line odds. Multiple grade 1 winner […]

En Garde, Kentucky! Master Fencer Has Arrived

April 28, 2019 |

  First Japanese-Bred Runner To Start in The Kentucky Derby By Augusta Hosmer Most North American racing fans associate Japanese horses racing at American racetracks with the wild-tempered Tapit colt Lani, who won the 2016 UAE Derby (GII) in Dubai and ran with mediocre success in that year’s Kentucky Derby (GI), Preakness Stakes (GI) and […]

Owner McClanahan Goes From “Zero To Breeders’ Cup”

November 2, 2018 |

  California-based Owner Living The Breeders’ Cup Dream In His First Year With Runners By Margaret Ransom When Jerry McClanahan thinks back on his first experience as a thoroughbred owner more than 20 years ago, he sometimes wonders how he’s still in the game. An avid handicapper who dipped his toe into a claiming partnership […]

Riley Asher-Stalbaum Is Up For The Task

July 5, 2018 |

  Teenager Represents Strong Future For Harness Racing By John Furgele When you mention harness racing to people, all the stereotypes come out.  Most will say that it is a sport for old people and that young people have no interest in it. Just when one might start to believe this, you hear stories that […]

Gomez ‘Touching The Sky’ With Justify

June 9, 2018 |

Longtime Exercise Rider Living His Dreams With Special Colt By Margaret Ransom The truth is, exercise riders are oftentimes among the unsung heroes of the racing game. While the owners pay the bills and stand proudly in the winner’s circle, the trainers receive the praise for expert conditioning and the jockeys book endorsements and bask […]

Stallion Stories: Affirmed

June 4, 2018 |

By Margaret Ransom (originally published March 22, 2017) Lexington, Kentucky native Wes Lanter has spent most of his life surrounded by some of the best thoroughbreds of the last generation. The veteran horseman served as both stallion groom and/or stallion manager at the most successful and popular breeding farms in the Bluegrass, including Spendthrift Farm, […]

Stallion Stories: Silver Charm

May 26, 2018 |

  Bob and Beverly Lewis Colt Is Perhaps The Most Beloved Dual Classic Winner (Originally published April 4, 2017) By Margaret Ransom “Racing is a funny, interesting sport,” Lanter observes. “It has to be the only sport where you can go to the farms, or the Kentucky Horse Park, or the track and see the […]

Stallion Stories: Seattle Slew

May 2, 2018 |

  Remembering the last undefeated Triple Crown winner (Originally published April 27, 2018) By Margaret Ransom This year marks the 40th anniversary of Seattle Slew’s Triple Crown. The big, black stallion was the first and remains the only undefeated Triple Crown winner in history and ranks as one of the most beloved racehorses and stallions […]

Groom Elite: Making Life Better For Horses And People

April 22, 2018 |

Lifelong equine educator Dr. C. Reid McLellan trains prospective grooms both inside and outside prison walls By Mary Perdue “I teach inmates how to take care of horses, but the horses teach them things they’re not expecting.” Dr. C. Reid McLellan, As a brand new class of inmates begins their first day of training in […]