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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Controversy Plagues Lukas Classic

Lukas Classic

It was a helluva race. It’s the kind of race that brings the fans to their feet. HRC is a real fighter. He broke well from the gate and led the field for most of the race. Rich Strike rallied with a late move, showing the type of speed that won him the Derby. He […]

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Which Horses to Watch for the Breeders’ Cup

Breeders' Cup contenders

Like much of the world, horse racing in the US suffered from the Covid-19 pandemic. According to Statista, the racing industry was worth $5.25 billion in 2018, but the latest estimates suggest the market size in 2022 at $3.68 billion, all be it up slightly on last year. With a field of very talented horses running […]

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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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