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  • Pedigree Insights: Bright Start for Cairo Prince
    Judging by a list in an old edition of the American Racing Manual, taking the title of leading freshman sire has often been a stepping stone to even greater success. The list features the likes of Bold Ruler, Northern Dancer, Buckpasser, What A Pleasure, Raja Baba, Roberto, Mr. Prospector, Seattle
    via Andrew Caulfield at TDN on December 31, 2018 1:55 pm
  • #2: the fifth annual Twelve Days of Curlin Babies
    Welcome back to the Twelve Days of Curlin Babies, where we celebrate the twelve most memorable races from Curlin’s progeny throughout 2018. Through all the hundreds of races in which they ran this year, these are the ones to which my mind keeps wandering back. #12: Timeless Curls Marks Herself a
    via Blinkers Off on December 30, 2018 3:03 pm
  • TIHR Top 10 for 2018: No. 2
    And then there were two. We’re down to the final pair of most popular stories according to you, our valuable readers, here at This Is Horse Racing. Any guesses what they’ll be? Certainly you’ve formulated an opinion following along for the better part of a week.
    via This is Horse Racing on December 30, 2018 10:08 am
  • #3: the fifth annual Twelve Days of Curlin Babies
    Welcome back to the Twelve Days of Curlin Babies, where we celebrate the twelve most memorable races from Curlin’s progeny throughout 2018. Through all the hundreds of races in which they ran this year, these are the ones to which my mind keeps wandering back. #12: Timeless Curls Marks Herself a
    via Blinkers Off on December 29, 2018 2:40 pm
  • #4: the fifth annual Twelve Days of Curlin Babies
    Welcome back to the Twelve Days of Curlin Babies, where we celebrate the twelve most memorable races from Curlin’s progeny throughout 2018. Through all the hundreds of races in which they ran this year, these are the ones to which my mind keeps wandering back. #12: Timeless Curls Marks Herself a
    via Blinkers Off on December 28, 2018 5:18 pm
  • Taking Stock: The Horse of the Year Debate
    What a time to be alive! I’ve seen it said on Twitter and elsewhere that the Triple Crown races are nothing more than a series of “restricted” races for 3-year-olds, and, therefore, not as important as the “unrestricted” Grade I races for older horses. To diminish the accomplishments of Triple
    via Sid Fernando at TDN on December 28, 2018 2:30 pm
  • TIHR Top 10 for 2018: No. 3
    We said it a few days ago on the countdown, remarking that 2018 will be remembered for everything from Justify, Accelerate, Monomoy Girl, Diversify, Mind Your Biscuits and other stars of the sport. Sadly the year will also be remembered like many others for the losses the sport endured, from
    via This is Horse Racing on December 28, 2018 1:16 pm
  • TIHR Top 10 for 2018: No. 4
    Gun Runner dominated racing in 2017, winning the Breeders’ Cup Classic and three other Grade 1s and his brilliant run stretched into the start of 2018 with a Horse of the Year title and one final victory in the Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park.
    via This is Horse Racing on December 28, 2018 9:28 am
  • #5: the fifth annual Twelve Days of Curlin Babies
    Welcome back to the Twelve Days of Curlin Babies, where we celebrate the twelve most memorable races from Curlin’s progeny throughout 2018. Through all the hundreds of races in which they ran this year, these are the ones to which my mind keeps wandering back. #12: Timeless Curls Marks Herself a
    via Blinkers Off on December 27, 2018 5:20 pm
  • TIHR Top 10 for 2018: No. 5
    The year will be remembered for many things, from Justify’s odds-defying run through the Triple Crown, Monomoy Girl’s definitive campaign and Accelerate’s door-slamming dominance at the classic distance.
    via This is Horse Racing on December 27, 2018 9:47 am
  • #6: the fifth annual Twelve Days of Curlin Babies
    Welcome back to the Twelve Days of Curlin Babies, where we celebrate the twelve most memorable races from Curlin’s progeny throughout 2018. Through all the hundreds of races in which they ran this year, these are the ones to which my mind keeps wandering back. #12: Timeless Curls Marks Herself a
    via Blinkers Off on December 26, 2018 4:10 pm
  • TIHR Top 10 for 2018: No. 6
    One of our favorite things at This Is Horse Racing, The Saratoga Special or anything else we do is meeting the horses that make our great game go.
    via This is Horse Racing on December 26, 2018 1:18 pm
  • Boxing Day Special – December 26
    Christmas in Alabama. Mad dashes to the Summit, jazz band and a bloody Mary at Shae’s, talk of eight-points and Busch beer, baseball on the lawn and walks around the lake. Not my Christmas, but certainly Miles’.
    via This is Horse Racing on December 26, 2018 9:10 am
  • #7: the fifth annual Twelve Days of Curlin Babies
    Welcome back to the Twelve Days of Curlin Babies, where we celebrate the twelve most memorable races from Curlin’s progeny throughout 2018. Through all the hundreds of races in which they ran this year, these are the ones to which my mind keeps wandering back. #12: Timeless Curls Marks Herself a
    via Blinkers Off on December 25, 2018 12:13 pm
  • Maiden Win Trends Among Kentucky Derby Starters
    Most people who follow two-year-old races have a general idea of what kinds of maiden races to follow in order to find potential Kentucky Derby contenders.  Though baby races begin in March and April, the real excitement begins to build through the summer with the loaded maiden special weights at
    via Blinkers Off on December 25, 2018 12:03 am
  • TIHR Top 10 for 2018: No. 7
    We follow the mantra “stick to horse racing” for the most part all year long. Not because anyone tells us to, because for the most part they don’t. We stick to it because it’s what we know best and we know there are more than enough outlets in the world
    via This is Horse Racing on December 24, 2018 12:26 pm
  • Operation Christmas Horse and How the Horse Industry Was Saved
    It all started with a note on a dark web forum populated by several horse racing people called MIDAS – “messages the industry doesn’t actually see”.“I saw Operation Gift Horse on twitter and it got me thinking,” wrote frequent BARN guest Inside the Pylons. “Let’s do something to improve the
    via Pull the Pocket on December 24, 2018 10:49 am
  • #8: the fifth annual Twelve Days of Curlin Babies
    Welcome back to the Twelve Days of Curlin Babies, where we celebrate the twelve most memorable races from Curlin’s progeny throughout 2018. Through all the hundreds of races in which they ran this year, these are the ones to which my mind keeps wandering back. #12: Timeless Curls Marks Herself a
    via Blinkers Off on December 24, 2018 10:43 am
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