Channel Archives: Racing

The Queen’s Plate: Come and Get It

Here's a handy little trivia nugget for you... What is the longest continuously run horse race in North America? Kentucky Derby? Belmont Stakes? Preakness? Travers? Nope. If you read the...

The King of Canada: Northern Dancer

On the evening of September 17, 1962, dozens of horsemen gathered just outside Toronto for the annual thoroughbred yearling sale at Windfields Farm. The farm's owner, Canadian business tycoon E.P....

You Bet Your Ascot!

Ascot Racecourse has been staging horse races since its establishment in 1711 by Queen Anne. Her Majesty was enjoying a ride near Windsor Castle, so the story goes, when she...

Dream On!

The First Saturday in May could not have come soon enough for Todd Pletcher. The venerable trainer who has won (*cue the Eagles*) everything, all the time, brought his usual...

Off to the Races

There are many events that have provided me much excitement in the racing industry. Covering big races and horses as a journalist, meeting racing people I worshipped as a child, and...

The “Wizard” of Dubai

"What a freak!" gushed Terry Spargo following the "Wizard's" most recent mesmerizing Carnival performance. But this Carnival is not a circus; it's the annual Dubai World Cup Carnival. Spargo is...