Take the First Exit off US-41

bold and bossy

Two-year old Bold and Brossy’s first race didn’t go exactly to plan. The filly unseated jockey Miguel Mena in the post parade but rather than heading back to the barn, the filly jumped a rail, and made it over the levee before heading out to U.S. 41N, briefly onto Interstate 69 and then Veterans Memorial […]

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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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Legendary Breeders’ Cup Winner Arazi Dies at 32

Legendary Breeders' Cup Winner Arazi Dies at 32

Everyone remembers Secretariat’s spectacular run in the Belmont, but how about Arazi’s legendary win in the 1991 Juvenile Breeders’ Cup? He makes a jaw-dropping run that positioned Arazi as the top 2 year-old in the world. And it was his first race on dirt. Arazi came into the race as the top European 2-year old […]

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Essential Quality Wins the Belmont

Essential Quality wins Belmont

Essential Quality wins the Belmont after a stretch run duel with Hot Rod Charlie. The handsome gray colt, who was the favorite for the Kentucky Derby, came through today and showed his “quality”. After a clean break, the colt trailed the leaders — Hot Rod Charlie and Rock Your World, who set a fast pace […]

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Can any HOrse Live up to Secretariat?

Secretariat Wins the Belmont

On the eve of the Belmont Stakes, it’s hard not to think back to 1973, the day that Secretariat captured the Triple Crown with a Belmont win so decisive that the other horses weren’t even in the same race. If you’re old, like I am, you might even remember watching the race live, on your […]

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Medina Spirit Fails Second Drug Test; Bob Baffert Banned from Churchill Downs

The “B” sample of Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit has tested positive for betamethasone, at a prohibited level, putting his Derby win in contention. Trainer Bob Baffert chose a laboratory at the University of California, Davis, from a list of approved labs, to perform the second test. In response to the findings, Churchill Downs immediately […]

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Rombauer Wins Preakness

All eyes were on the battle between Medina Spirit and Midnight Bourbon as they pulled away from the field neck and neck. Until Rombauer came charging past them, pulling away to win the Preakness by 4 1/2 lengths. Midnight Bourbon finished second and Medina Spirit faded to third. As reported yesterday, Rombauer is a homebred […]

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2021 Preakness Line Up

2021 Preakness Line Up

Ten horses will contest the 2021 Preakness Stakes, including Medina Spirit, who passed three rounds of pre-race drug tests. There was some debate over whether Pimlico would let the Kentucky Derby winner run, even while officials in Kentucky wait for results from the “B” sample of his blood test, but Preakness organizers announced they would […]

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