Hot Rod Charlie Retired to Stud in Japan

Hot Rod Charlie Retired

Hot Rod Charlie, the Grade 1 winner and earner of over $5.6 million on the racetrack, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Shadai Farm in Japan for the 2023 breeding season. I’ll miss watching him race. He showed up to every race and gave it his all, often battling down the […]

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Churchill Downs release Official Art of the 2023 Kentucky Derby

Churchill Downs release official 2023 Kentucky Derby Artwork

It made be months until the Kentucky Derby but with the release of the 2023 “Official Art of the Kentucky Derby” by international artist, Romero Britto, Churchill Downs has set the stage for this most iconic of races.Known for his vibrant colors and bold patterns that evoke joy and fun, Britto is one of the […]

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Secretariat Mural Unveiled in Paris, KY

Secretariat Mural

A three-story mural of the great Secretariat was unveiled November 19th in the stallion’s hometown of Paris, Kentucky. The Paris community choir sang “My Old Kentucky Home, Goodnight,” and a stereo played Chic Anderson’s memorable call of the 1973 Belmont Stakes, in which he declared that Secretariat was “moving like a tremendous machine!” The mural was […]

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Gamine Sells for $7 Million

Gamine sells for $7 Million

Champion sprinter Gamine, now in foal to Quality Road, topped the Fasig-Tipton November Breeding Stock Auction, selling for a cool $7 million to Coolmore’s M.V. Magnier. Gamine won nine races of her eleven career starts, including the 2020 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint and the 2020 Acorn, earning more than $1.7 million. Technically, Gamine […]

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Shares in Flightline Sell for $4.6 Million!

Well, I guess I won’t be a partial owner of Flightline! The 2.5% share in the Breeders’ Cup Classic winner sold for $4.6 million tonight at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. The buyer, represented by Freddie Seitz of Brookdale Farm, remained anonymous. Bidding started at $500,000 on Monday and went up in increments of […]

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It’s a Hollywood Ending for Cody’s Wish

Cody's Wish made Cody Dorman's dreams come true

While this year’s Breeders’ Cup had a number of exceptional races, none was as emotional as the triumph of Cody’s Wish in the Breeders Cup Dirt Mile because the 4 year old was not just racing for his owner: he carried the hopes and dreams of 16 year old Cody Dorman, who has such genetic […]

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Flightline Runs Away with the Breeders’ Cup Classic

Flightline wins the Breeders' Cup Classic

Wow. Just wow. Anyone who doubted Flightline’s dominance of racing right now is eating their words. After watching Flightline win the Breeders’ Cup Classic by 8 1/4 lengths, it seems that the comparison to Secretariat after his win in the Pacific Classic is valid. He’s the type of racehorse you rarely get the privilege to […]

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Breeders’ Cup Safety Protocols

Safety Protocols at Breeders' Cup

The Breeders’ Cup Classic is tomorrow. All indications are that it will be an incredible race, with an impressive field of eight of the top horses in racing. To make sure the horses stay safe (and to avoid the problems that have arisen with horses testing positive for drugs), extensive protocols are in place. Every […]

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