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Colonial Downs Reopening

2019-03-21T09:46:26-05:00March 21st, 2019|

    Colonial Downs Reopening in August By Mary Dixon   On July 21, 2012, I drove 26 miles past Richmond, Va. to New Kent. It was Virginia Derby Day at Colonial Downs Racetrack and the parking lot was almost full. I had been interested in thoroughbred horse racing for [...]

A Closer Look: Pioneerof the Nile

2019-03-18T15:40:23-05:00March 18th, 2019|

    A Closer Look: Top Stallion Pioneerof the Nile Dead at 13 by Nicolle Neulist   Leading stallion Pioneerof the Nile has passed away suddenly at age 13, WinStar Farm announced this morning.   Born in 2006, he was a homebred for Zayat Stables, by Empire Maker through their [...]

Pioneer of the Nile Dies

2019-03-18T14:43:56-05:00March 18th, 2019|

  Pioneer of the Nile, the WinStar Farm stallion by Empire Maker out of Star of Goshen by Lord at War has died this morning following breeding a mare. Pioneer of the Nile was raced by Zayat Stables and was a Grade 1 winning millionaire who had hit the board [...]

The End

2019-03-18T15:21:36-05:00March 18th, 2019|

  No, you are not about to enter the Twilight Zone, you are about to read one of the most "Spot On" articles on the Sport of Kings. The End By Charles "Chuck" Simon   “This is the end, Beautiful friend This is the end, My only friend, the end” [...]

Santa Anita to Allow Lasix

2019-03-17T06:20:26-05:00March 17th, 2019|

In the latest in what has become a sad joke at the expense of our equine athletes and the entire Thoroughbred Racing Industry, Santa Anita has now backed off their Lasix ban for a possible phase out of the drug. Let us be clear, this is not about Lasix right [...]

Omaha Beach Upsets

2019-03-17T05:32:38-05:00March 17th, 2019|

    Omaha Beach showed some brutal stubbornness to hold off a charging Game Winner to win the second leg of the Grade 2, $750,000 Rebel Stakes on Saturday at Oaklawn Park. Under Mike Smith, Omaha Beach broke alertly and grabbed the early lead out of the gate but Smith [...]

Long Range Toddy in Rebel

2019-03-17T05:23:17-05:00March 17th, 2019|

  Long Range Toddy and jockey Jon Court tracked down 2/5 favorite Improbable to score by a head in the Grade 2, $750,000 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park on Saturday. Although off slowly, Galilean set the early pace under Flavien Prat and long shot Classy John joined the front runner. [...]

Midnight Bisou takes Azeri

2019-03-17T05:14:48-05:00March 17th, 2019|

  Midnight Bisou showed her class and made short work of some top females in the $350,000, Grade 2, Azeri Stakes at Oaklawn Park on Saturday. Tapa Tapa Tapa assumed the early lead out of the gate and Shamrock Rose tracked in second after veering out at the break through [...]

Oaklawn Error

2019-03-15T05:14:47-05:00March 15th, 2019|

Oaklawn Park is not only a great place to prep for the Kentucky Derby but also a track that normally gets it right. In their upcoming Derby prep not so much. Horses trained by Bob Baffert, Jerry Hollendorfer, and Richard Mandella were split equitably into the two divisions of the [...]