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History

Dead Man Riding

Frank Hayes, stableman and trainer by trade, and maiden racer Sweet Kiss, hold a bizarre distinction in racing history. The pair competed in only one…

1 year ago

History

The Legend of Smarty Jones

One of horse racing’s most beloved modern stars is back in the news this week. 2004 dual classic winner Smarty Jones is leaving his native…

2 years ago

History

Ruffian’s Last Dance

The horse who could not lose strutted onto the track at Belmont Park on a hot July day, 40 years ago. The eyes of all…

2 years ago

History

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

History

The Picture of Exquisite

War Admiral’s owner, Sam Riddle, initially disliked the foal for being too small—certainly not like his majestic father, Man o’ War. The colt, however, proved…

3 years ago