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An Owners Rx to Combat Short Fields

2019-09-10T13:24:29-05:00September 10th, 2019|

An Owners Rx to Combat Short Fields By Michael Valiante   Nick and Delora Beaver started Bell Gable Stable in July of 2017. In a very short period of time it grew to be a mid-sized stable, racing to-date primarily at Delaware and Laurel. I reached out to Nick recently [...]

Is Horse Of The Year Clear?

2019-09-10T18:58:34-05:00September 10th, 2019|

Is Horse Of The Year Clear?   Midnight Bisou noses out Elate at the wire in the Personal Ensign Stakes (Grade 1) on August 24th, 2019. Photo: Steve Heuertz       After the rocky Triple Crown and the first half of the racing calendar concluded front runners [...]

Keeneland Fall 2019 Yearling Sale Book 1

2019-09-08T19:20:04-05:00September 8th, 2019|

The Keeneland Fall 2019 Yearling Sale: Book 1 By Kaitlin Free     The annual Keeneland September Yearling Sale is finally once again upon us. Arguably the finest yearling sale on the planet, the best of the best come together in hopes of finding the next great one. Often but [...]

Swim in the Right Pool

2019-09-03T14:56:56-05:00September 3rd, 2019|

SWIM IN THE RIGHT POOL By Adam Dodge   You’ve printed your PPs. You’ve studied. You have a couple of really strong opinions and you cannot wait for your sequence to start. You’re chomping at the bit to get to the windows and fire away! Like most horseplayers in this [...]

An Approach to a Favorable Outcome: Seth Benzel

2019-09-02T08:36:16-05:00September 2nd, 2019|

An approach to a favorable outcome; Benzel enjoys success in both art and Thoroughbred racing  By Ben Baugh     The subject matter and practical experience have taken artist and horseman Seth Benzel to destinations that are not only inspirational but compelling in their unique and poignant nature.  Art and [...]

A Saratoga Experience

2019-09-01T01:52:55-05:00September 1st, 2019|

A Saratoga Experience By Sean Alvarez   The Thaddeus Kosciusko Bridge has become a landmark for race fans heading to Saratoga Springs to attend the races as it signifies that you are minutes away from Saratoga Racecourse. After touching down at the Albany International Airport, Peter and I, headed towards [...]

Native Dancer, Close to Perfection

2019-08-31T10:44:01-05:00August 31st, 2019|

Native Dancer - Close to Perfection By Peter Lee A head. About 20 inches. That's all that prevented Native Dancer from becoming an undefeated, immortal racehorse - bigger than Man O' War, even Secretariat. Instead, he suffered a defeat in the most important race of his career - the 1953 [...]

I Have The Horse

2019-08-30T11:19:00-05:00August 30th, 2019|

I Have the (Horse) Book Right Here By Mike Valiante I have been reading handicapping books since I began betting in the 1970’s and I am often asked by  individuals that would consider themselves at a beginner or intermediate level of handicapping which books they should read. For me the [...]

Improving Semen Quality

2019-08-29T10:11:42-05:00August 29th, 2019|

Improving Semen Quality by Feeding Fish Oil and Vitamin E  Two of the key ingredients in Equine Omega Complete and Equine Omega Vitamin E   Everyone in the horse breeding business eventually comes across a stallion with questionable fertility. Research has focused on feeding omega-3 fatty acids like fish oil, [...]