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From Stately Affairs To Supertracks

2019-09-07T14:19:50-05:00September 7th, 2019|

From Stately Affairs To Super-tracks By MB Kalinich    Jerome Park (1866), Rockingham (1906), Bowie (1914), Ak-Sar-ben (1919), Beulah (1923), Longacres (1933), Atlantic City (1946) ... By the early 20th century, there were dozens and dozens of Thoroughbred race tracks across the America. As the sport of horse racing became [...]

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 [...]

A Stamp of Greatness: Citation by Nick Costa

2019-02-11T17:22:11-05:00February 11th, 2019|

  A Stamp of Greatness: Citation By Nick Costa   In 1978, when Affirmed crossed the finish line by a head in front of Alydar in the Belmont Stakes to sweep the Triple Crown, thoroughbred racing and its audience could not foresee a plunge into an abyss of nearly four-decades [...]

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 [...]