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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Goodnight Olive Gave Owners Much More Than A Ghost Story

There’s an old black-and-white photo of an early 1900’s actress hanging on the wall of a theater in New Amsterdam, N.Y., with which half the members of the Thoroughbred ownership group First Row Partners have taken a “selfie.” Following the back-to-back success of First Row-owned racemare Goodnight Olive in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Filly […]

Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Colasanti ‘Locked’ In With New Lucky Charm

The favorite for this year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, Locked, will be carrying a bit of extra weight when he enters the starting gate on Friday, Nov. 3.  Rosa Colasanti, breeder of the 2-year-old Grade 1 winner, will be sending the colt positive vibes from all the way across the Atlantic as she tucks into a […]

Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: The ‘Surreal’ Moment Prince Maverick Became A King

There’s a spot near the rail at Woodbine where you’ll find Ericka Rusnak on race day afternoons, a place at which her long-range camera allows her nearsighted eyes a clearer view of the action.  Those well-worn footprints have seen their fair share of heartache, to be sure, but on Aug. 20, 2023, that is where […]

Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: 61-Year-Old Jockey Beats All Odds For Milestone Victory

Longtime jockey Cindy Murphy was just seven wins away from her milestone 2,000th victory last June at Prairie Meadows, but a pre-race incident left her with injuries severe enough that that goal could easily have been ripped from her grasp forever. Riding the 2-year-old filly Crypto Mo, trained by her husband Travis, Murphy was approaching […]