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Weekend Lineup Presented By BetMakers: Big Match-Ups Spark Fireworks At Churchill, Belmont

A trio of fascinating match-ups are on tap this holiday weekend, all occurring on Saturday, July 2. Up first is the Life Is Good vs. Speaker’s Corner bout in Belmont Park’s Grade 2 John A. Nerud Stakes. The former comes off a somewhat disappointing effort in the Middle East, while the latter was just defeated […]

The Friday Show Presented By Monmouth Park: Amplifying Welfare And Safety Summit

The Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit, established in 2006 out of concern over the industry’s response to Barbaro’s severe injury in the previous year’s Preakness, was held for the 10th time on June 22. It has become an important gathering for those in the scientific, research and veterinary communities working to make racing […]

Bloodlines: For Into Mischief, First-Year Success Caused More, Better Mares To Come Courting

Let us then praise good broodmares. Theirs is the more dangerous and less celebrated part of the breeding equation. Yet without them, even the best stallions do not shine as brightly or accomplish so much. Take, for example, leading sire Into Mischief (by Harlan’s Holiday), who had his 50th graded stakes winner when Gerrymander won […]

Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘Nothing Like A Horse That Really Inspires You’

When his second-generation homebred Stitched was beaten almost 32 lengths in his first start, Nathan McCauley could have lost faith in the Mizzen Mast colt.  Instead, assistant trainer Travis Foley called Nathan and urged him not to give up just yet. “I was thinking, ‘Okay, what’s the cheapest maiden claiming race they run at the […]

Weekend Lineup Presented By BetMakers: Summer Derby Season Kicks Off In Ohio

While the Kentucky Derby may be the biggest and most famous race for 3-year-olds in North America, there are more “derbies” throughout the summer months than you can shake a stick at. Early season races like the Florida, Arkansas and Santa Anita Derbies serve as major preps for the big prize at Churchill Downs that […]

The Friday Show Presented By Monmouth Park: DeShawn Parker On 6,000 Wins And Beyond

It’s been a busy week for DeShawn Parker, who recorded his 6,000th career win on June 21 at Horseshoe Indianapolis aboard a colt named For Mama. He dedicated the victory to his late father, highly respected Ohio racing official Daryl Parker, who died in 2021. On Saturday, Parker will be at JACK Thistledown near Cleveland […]

Kirkpatrick & Co. Presents In Their Care: Schosberg Always Answers The Call On Aftercare

Michael Sternklar shared two vignettes that say everything about Richard Schosberg’s integrity as a trainer and his passion for Thoroughbred aftercare. During their first meeting in 2005, an interview of sorts, Sternklar was blunt about how he wanted to proceed as a first-time owner. “I don’t want to cheat. I care about the horses,” he […]

Bloodlines: Stolen Holiday’s Third-Generation Inbreeding To Northern Dancer A Modern-Day Rarity

With thousands of airline flights canceled across the country over the past holiday weekend, many would-be vacationers can identify with the subject of this week’s column: Stolen Holiday. This highly pedigreed daughter of leading sire War Front (by Danzig), however, isn’t a taker. She’s a giver, and she gave an impressive front-running performance in the […]

Weekend Lineup Presented By BetMakers: Revving Up On The Jersey Shore

Last week, Belmont Park was the focus of the racing world with the final leg of the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes, preceded by a host of stakes for other Thoroughbred divisions. Earlier this week, the action shifted across the pond to England’s Ascot racecourse for the Royal meet. On Saturday, the Jersey Shore will […]

The Friday Show Presented by Monmouth Park: Haskell Preview Day

With the 2022 Triple Crown in the history books and no dominant leader in the 3-year-old division, racing fans begin to look ahead to important summer Grade 1 contests like the TVG.com Haskell Stakes at Monmouth Park on July 23 and the Runhappy Travers at Saratoga on Aug. 27. In this week’s Friday Show, Ray […]