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West Coast won the 148th Travers, and Bob Baffert repeats as winning trainer in the Mid-Summer Derby. West Coast certainly seems like the real deal, he’s been first or second in seven career starts, and won the Travers pretty convincingly. … Continue reading

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Saturday is Travers Day at Saratoga. The day is a FEAST for racing fans. Six Grade 1’s, equine and human stars everywhere, an excellent betting race in the Travers, and if you’re able to get to the Spa, good for … Continue reading

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Saturday is the 27th running of the Pacific Classic at Del Mar. It’s one of my favorite races on the calendar every year, and the highlight of the Del Mar summer season. The Pacific Classic elevated Del Mar’s presence in … Continue reading

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Fasig Tipton’s July yearling sale in Lexington this week was pretty succesful. The average was up, and number not sold was down. A million dollar Medaglia D’ Oro filly made headlines, but to me the real news was that the … Continue reading

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Happy retirement to Maryland’s horse, Ben’s Cat. Ben retired at age eleven with earnings of more than $2.6 million, and won 32 of 63 starts, including 26 STAKES wins. He reminded me of Gravano, a son of Pioneering that my … Continue reading

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Secret Circle

Current economics of Thoroughbred racing are pretty interesting. For less than a $7,500 stud fee, breeders have many solid stallion choices in Kentucky alone. Pedigrees, race records, proven sires and promising young stallions are all available in that range. A horse … Continue reading

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Alchemy

Happy Breeders’ Cup Saturday. I’m going to let you in on a secret. Use it if you like, if not that’s fine too, that’s what makes racing fun. Having said that,  the combination of Mr. Prospector sire line runners, trained … Continue reading

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Ten Races

Ten races I look forward to every year: Kentucky Derby– The Run for the Roses. Over one hundred forty years of tradition. Mint juleps. Louisville in May. Past winners’ names in the Churchill paddock, watching over each Derby field like … Continue reading

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