Great race! Right up to the end. 19-1 longshot VE Day just squeezes out Wicked Strong at the end giving Trainer Jimmy Jerkens a 1-2 win in the $1,250,00 Travers. Gotta love those races that keep you on the edge of your set right up to the end.
Apparently Fort Larned, the 2012 Breeder’s Cup Classic Winner, knows how to race with or without his jockey. After losing jockey Brian Hernandez at the starting gate of the Gulfstream Park Classic, he not only caught up with the field . . . he passed them. Taking the rail position, For Larned sailed by the […]
If you don’t already know about CANTER (The Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses), you should. In a landscape of “horse rescue” organizations with dubious pedigrees and murky financials, this is one of the good ones. There are affiliates now in 11 locations (Arizona, California, Colorado, Gulf South, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Mid-Atlantic, New England, Pennsylvania […]
Check out Zenyatta’s workout from 10.22 at Hollywood Park. The queen ran 7 furlongs in 01.27.1 with Mike Smith on board. For all Zenyatta fans, she will also be featured in an upcoming 60 Minutes segment on October 31st.
There’s been a lot of discussion on the forums about the accuracy of the Secretariat movie. I saw it and enjoyed it. Sure, it wasn’t the most accurate portrayal, but then again, except for us hard core equestrians who would watch a move that was really all about Secretariat! Here’s an interview with Penny Chenery […]
For all the well-deserved glory heaped on Secretariat, when it comes to saving The Meadows, Penny Chereny Tweedy’s farm, the credit should go to Riva Ridge. The colt had a spectacular 2-year old season — which made the Chereny family decide to keep The Meadows — and as a three year old won both the […]
Yup, Zenyatta did it again with another breath holding finish as she came from last around the far turn and passed her four rivals. Three-year old Switch made a game effort but in the last quarter, Zenyatta showed her speed and won the Lady’s Secret Stakes for the third year in a a row. She […]