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Bourbon War Probable for Preakness

2019-05-08T09:05:04-05:00May 8th, 2019|

    Always check with Past the Wire for the latest horse racing news…..   When Bourbon War ran fourth in the Xpressbet Florida Derby (Grade 1) at Gulfstream Park, trainer Mark Hennig did not enter the Bourbon Lane Stable and Lake Star Stable's colt in the Kentucky Derby, opting instead to [...]

Ruffian; The Real Story

2019-04-29T11:51:35-05:00April 29th, 2019|

    American Racehorse has published the real story of Ruffian. So much of what was written and said about her last days and the ill fated match race just was not accurate. We owe it to her and the history of the Sport of Kings to get that right.: [...]

The Road to Glory

2019-04-10T11:17:27-05:00April 10th, 2019|

  The Road to Glory: The Triple Crown Trail in 1919 By Jennifer Kelly   The road to the Kentucky Derby is paved with points: if you want to make it into the gate, your horse must win the right races to get there. That massive gate has space for [...]

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 [...]

Jockey Agent Suspended

2019-03-08T13:10:37-05:00March 8th, 2019|

      Former jockey agent Manuel "Mike" Gonzalez will have to accept a $25,000 fine and a ten-year racing suspension that the New York State Gaming Commission handed down last year, a New York state appeals court ruled last Thursday. Gonzalez had argued that the NYSGC's regulator had overstepped their [...]

Stallion Dynasties: Sovereign Dancer

2019-03-03T15:03:46-05:00March 2nd, 2019|

    Stallion Dynasties: Sovereign Dancer By Kaitlin Free The Northern Dancer Dynasty has so far provided us with a wealth of stories. We have reached a point in the family tree where we will soon be branching out into the extended grandsons and great-grandsons of Northern Dancer. For now, [...]

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 [...]

Prince Lucky Cruises to Victory

2019-02-24T10:13:20-05:00February 24th, 2019|

  Prince Lucky and John Velazquez Cruise To Victory   Prince Lucky cruised to an easy victory in the 28th running of the Grade 3, $100,000 Hal's Hope Stakes at Gulfstream Park on Saturday. Last seen at Belmont Park in June, Prince Lucky showed no signs of rust, as he [...]