A Life of Showmanship

When I was a small child I earned the nickname “Ramrod”. My beloved Uncle Bob would giggle as he watched my evil pony attempt to…

4 months ago
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The Ghosts of Saratoga

Summer at Saratoga is like a spiritual revival for North American horse racing. Opened in 1863, this iconic palace of thoroughbred purity is America’s oldest sporting venue…

5 months ago


Horse Trainer Dead in Apparent Suicide

The body of 37-year-old horse trainer Monique Snowden was pulled from the Green River Sunday night near her home in Enumclaw, WA. Authorities believe Snowden committed suicide…

6 months ago
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Always a Horseman

If Andrew Lakeman had never returned to Belmont Park for the rest of his life, no one could blame him. It was on that very…

7 months ago
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When the Fairytale Becomes a Nightmare

Last year’s most intoxicating horse racing story not involving American Pharoah was that of the perfectly named and impossibly fast colt, Runhappy. As the 3-year-old…

7 months ago