The Palio of Siena

Palio

Imagine being transported back to medieval times, surrounded by a procession of men in armor, white oxen pulling carts, and the frantic hoofbeats of horses racing around a town square, piloted by jockeys who ride bareback. That’s exactly what happens twice each summer — on July 2nd and August 16th — when the Palio, is […]

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Old Friends Daylily Sale Benefits TB Rescue

Only 10 lucky people will have the chance to add a Hemerocallis ‘Old Friends’ daylily their garden. In this fundraiser for Old Friends, the thoroughbred retirement farm, you have the chance to purchase one of 10 beautiful 6.5” tetraploid daylilies hybridized by John and Annette Rice of Paris, KY. It was specially chosen by Old Friends President […]

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Mandaloun Wins Haskell after Hot Rod Charlie is DQ’d

Mandaloun wins Haskell

The highly anticipated rematch between Hot Rod Charlie, Mandaloun and Midnight Bourbon in the Haskell took an unexpected turn today. Although Hot Rod Charlie managed to sneak his nose under the wire first, he was disqualified for interfering with Midnight Bourbon, giving Mandaloun the win. In the home stretch, Hot Rod Charlie cut to the […]

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Derby Upset! Medina Spirit Wins

Derby upset

With all attention focused on Essential Quality, Medina Spirit (12-1) put in a perfect trip, led almost the entire way, and fought off a home stretch challenge by Mandaloun and Hot Rod Charlie. Essential Quality made a bid on the stretch but finished fourth. In fact the run down the stretch was quite exciting, with […]

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Who will Win the 2021 Kentucky Derby?

2021 Kentucky Derby

The 2021 Kentucky Derby is back to is “regular” scheduling — the first weekend in May. Nineteen horses will compete for the 147th running of the race — King Fury was scratched when he spiked a fever after this morning’s gallop. This year there will even be a limited number of fans. The stands (reserved […]

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Do Whips Win Races?

Do whips win races

Ever since racing authorities announced new rules on the use of whips, there’s been debate whether or not whips win races. Many jockeys are still upset about the ban, both from a competitive standpoint and because of safety issues. “I’m not happy about (the new whip rule),” he said. “This will change the races a […]

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Maximum Security wins San Diego Handicap by a Nose

Maximum Security wins San Diego Handicap by a nose

In his first start since winning the Saudi Cup on Feb. 29th, Maximum Security has made a successful return to racing winning the San Diego Handicap by a nose. The colt has been under scrutiny for his past wins, after his previous trainer, Jason Servis, was arrested on federal criminal charges stemming from an FBI […]

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