Loren Schumacher


Life Abundant at Old Friends

It is difficult to tell the claimers from the Derby champions as they press against their paddock fences hoping to seduce the passing tour into…

10 months ago


An Afternoon With American Pharoah

More than thirty years ago, Ireland’s Coolmore Stud added to its holdings a 500 acre slice of Kentucky bluegrass called Ashford Stud. Included with the farm was…

2 years ago


Farewell to the Pharoah

Of American Pharoah’s Travers Stakes loss in late August, turf writer Steve Haskin wrote, “He and Frosted gutted each other and crawled home.” NBC’s Jerry…

2 years ago


Under the Pharoah’s Spell

I have to admit I’ve fallen under the spell of American Pharoah. The computer advises me that it doesn’t recognize that spelling of “Pharaoh”, and…

2 years ago


The Legend of B.F. Wano

Baseball, boxing and horse racing. At the turn of the 20th century they were the big three of American sports. And clearly the most favored…

3 years ago