In 1999, the Blood-Horse published a list of the top 100 American racehorses of the 20th century, which caused a great deal of discussion (Man o'War ahead of Secretariat? Ruffian at only #35?). We're almost one-fifth of the way through the 21st century; what horses may make the Blood-Horse's top [...]
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.: [...]
Kentucky Derby Memories: When the Lady Became the Champ By Geo Sette Our Man Geo "The dynamic Filly Genuine Risk emerges victorious in the 1980 Kentucky Derby!" I remember it like yesterday. Sure I was living life at the tender age of 17, but as a [...]
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 [...]
In this week's column we go back to one of my earliest favorites. A great filly and race mare known for whipping the boys and swishing her tail. Read A Very Long List Here............ Watch our latest Past the Wire Broadcast here, listen at the end for our first "giveaway [...]
For the second time, Jonathan Stettin has been in Thoroughbred Daily News. A special thank you to his dear friend Raymond DeStefano and Sue Finlay. Read Jonathan's letter and a great racing story here......
Past the Wire By Jonathan Stettin * Angel Cordero Jr., 11 Straight Saratoga Riding Titles * Kelso, Horse of the Year 5 Consecutive Years * Woody Stephens, 5 Consecutive Belmont Stakes * D. Wayne Lukas, 6 Consecutive Triple Crown Race [...]