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Racing

Arrogate Catches Chrome in The Classic

The crowd was ready. Packed into every nook and cranny of the Santa Anita grandstand on Saturday to witness America’s horse, their horse, take his rightful…

4 months ago

Racing

The Heart of the Breeders’ Cup

I’m not a blueblood. At least not in the racing industry. My father was not a famous trainer. My mother did not own Secretariat. My…

4 months ago

Racing

Beholder’s Last Stand

Gary Stevens has seen some things. The kinds of things only visible from the saddle in a career spanning nearly four decades and 28,700 races.…

4 months ago

History

The Legend of “Old Bones”

Exterminator (1915-1945) Chestnut gelding by McGee, out of Fair Empress, bred in Kentucky by F.D. “Dixie” Knight Nicknames: Old Bones, The Galloping Hatrack Record: 99…

5 months ago

Life

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…

6 months ago

History

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…

6 months ago