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Rachel Alexandra’s 10th Anniversary

2019-05-17T11:25:49-05:00May 17th, 2019|

  Rachel Alexandra: It's Been 10 Years By Mary Dixon Reynolds     It is difficult to believe it has been ten years since the super filly, Rachel Alexandra took us all on the ride of a lifetime during her 2009 campaign which culminated in an Eclipse Award for Horse [...]

Delta Don

2019-04-22T10:55:21-05:00April 22nd, 2019|

  Delta Don   By Mike Valiante   Don Stevens has been the track announcer at Delta Downs since 2003. His racetrack work experience goes all the way back to the mid-90’s, however, and includes stints in media relations, chart calling, handicapping as well as being involved on both sides [...]

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 [...]

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” [...]

Unfulfilled Potential

2019-03-11T10:50:34-05:00March 11th, 2019|

  Unfilled potential: 7 horses who were injured before greatness By Peter Lee   The latest controversy surrounding the deaths of 21 horses at Santa Anita reminds us how fragile horses can be.   A typical Thoroughbred weighs about 1,100 pounds, and running at 40 miles per hour, a horse [...]

Great Too Early

2019-02-26T19:21:13-05:00February 24th, 2019|

    Great Too Early: Five 2-Year-Olds Who Failed as 3-Year-Olds By: Peter Lee   In the book American Pharoah, author Joe Drape recounts an incident in which Vinery Farm manager Frances Relihan, impressed with American Pharoah's smooth movements, appetite and maturity, called owner Ahmed Zayat about the colt. Even [...]

Ghost Trophy by Nick D’Agostino

2019-01-31T12:59:15-05:00January 31st, 2019|

  Ghost Trophy   By: Nick D’Agostino   It had come to my attention that one of the 13 Triple Crown trophies had shown up in of all places, a Las Vegas pawn shop. It wasn’t just your average pawn shop, it was none other than Rick Harrison’s Gold and [...]

Second Place is the First……….

2019-01-24T19:23:46-05:00January 24th, 2019|

  We've heard the cliches before. Runner up. Second fiddle. Second best. Bridesmaid. Second place is the first loser. In the Sport of Kings, and The Kentucky Derby in particular running second to a Triple Crown winner is no easy task or laughing matter. It is as hard to call [...]