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A chapter in the history of the BBAG (Baden-Baden Auction Company) sales house in Baden–Baden, Germany, closes this week when the final Monsun yearlings come under the hammer. [...]
Tue, Sep 02, 2014 5:00 AM, Read at the source >
JM Miracle, winner of Monday’s $2.6 million All American Futurity at Ruidoso Downs, was vanned off the racetrack in distress, suffering from an unknown internal ailment immediately after his half-length victory in Quarter Horse racing’s most prestigious event. One hour earlier, JM Specialwynn – owned and trained by the same [...]
Mon, Sep 01, 2014 11:04 PM, Read at the source >
A Day in the Life of Wise Dan
Via Blood-Horse: Haskin
The dawn is breaking on a beautiful, cool Saratoga morning. This is the day everyone in Charlie LoPresti’s barn has been waiting for. The day begins as any other, but there is a sense of excitement and anticipation in the air. This is the day of Wise Dan’s long-awaited return [...]
Mon, Sep 01, 2014 7:38 PM, Read at the source >
Durkin punched the air with his right hand before getting in the back of a pick-up truck and shooting T-shirts to the crowed as he went up the stretch while Mozart’s Symphony No. 41, the composer’s last symphony, blared over the loudspeakers. [...]
Mon, Sep 01, 2014 1:22 PM, Read at the source >
On Sep. 1, the breeding season kicks off in the Southern Hemisphere. In Australia, 445 stallions will serve duties, of which 42 are shuttlers. [...]
Mon, Sep 01, 2014 11:21 AM, Read at the source >
Named for the outlook that most owners have going into the race about their prospects of having a champion, find out more this Grade 1 for 2-year-olds. [...]
Mon, Sep 01, 2014 10:00 AM, Read at the source >
This Is a Betting Game
Via Left at the Gate
Hope everyone has been having, or had, a fantastic holiday weekend. And I hope that some of you got to get away, as we have. Been up in Saratoga, and the weather has been, with the exception of Sunday, rather exceptional. Hasn't been a total track trip; spent [...]
Mon, Sep 01, 2014 9:46 AM, Read at the source >
LIFE LABOUR
Via Thoroughblog
DAVE LANDRY PHOTO TIME TO BUY A YEARLING! Breeders sell tomorrow – a labour of love After  a tumultuous few years, breeders of Thoroughbreds in Ontario have fingers crossed that the industry is on the upward swing and that those precious horses they have raised will sell well tomorrow and Wednesday [...]
Mon, Sep 01, 2014 9:41 AM, Read at the source >
PAUSE
Via Thoroughblog
♥  In both Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing on Saturday  fans saw some remarkable performances from WISE DAN at Saratoga to the 2yo pacers JKshealady and Artspeak, undefeated after big wins in the She’s A Great Lady and Metro Pace last night with the former equaling a world record time.   THIS POST [...]
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 9:09 AM, Read at the source >
It's was a big night at Mohawk Raceway this evening. Three "Grade I" races were contested, along with several "Grade III's". In total, $2.4 million in purses were given away.Big night for handle I bet? Yes.Over $5.1 million was wagered on the card. It was the largest handle at the [...]
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 12:29 AM, Read at the source >
Won by a Horse of the Year 26 times since its first running in 1954, this race has also seen its fair share of monumental upsets. [...]
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 9:45 AM, Read at the source >
Looking for a Lucky Conquest
Via Blood-Horse: Maiden Watch
Two entries at Del Mar for Saturday, filly Conquest Archangel (Blame), and colt One Lucky Dane (Lookin At Lucky). Plus, another stakes try for Four Leaf Chief (Lookin At Lucky). ...(read more) [...]
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 9:19 PM, Read at the source >
On day 33 of the 2014 Saratoga meeting, Jonathan Sheppard was ready to go home. “I’ve been ready,” he said frankly, standing outside his barn in the Oklahoma annex, a short walk from the training track. “It’s too stressful up here. I love it here, but I am a bit of [...]
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 1:29 PM, Read at the source >
I had a fun conversation today with Brad Thomas and Chuck Simon on twitter about horse ownership, big stables and the ever-changing game.We've all seen what's been happening: Big stables get bigger, vet bills and supplement costs grow, partnerships are formed which drives down the price of breeding stock (both [...]
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 12:36 PM, Read at the source >
CHRB Chair Winner advocating consensus for racing
Via Thoroughbred Racing Commentary
Even if you’re just skimming the biography of Charles (“call me Chuck”) Winner on the Winner & Associates website, paragraph four is an eye-catcher. [...]
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 10:17 AM, Read at the source >