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First Lady of Racing – Helen “Penny” Chenery

☛ September 19th, 2017 by ☛ admin

Helen “Penny” Chenery, First Lady of Racing – The Bloodhorse

Racing ambassador Helen “Penny” Chenery died Sept. 16th at the age of 95. Most know for owning 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat, Chenery was a champion of Thoroughbreds and a pioneer for business women in the sport.

Following Secretariat’s retirement, she remained a liaison for the industry by serving as the first woman in high ranking positions and by extending her celebrity to benefit many Thoroughbred charities and racing incentive programs.

Read more at the BLOODHORSE link provided below:

Penny Chenery, First Lady of Racing Dies at 95



Photography by Jack Kanthal/Associated Press


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NORMA: Spectacular Bid gets his groove on!

☛ September 18th, 2017 by ☛ admin

Spectacular Bid rocks!

Swedish band NORMA release a new video for the song Spectacular Bid! The video is filmed at Bro Park race track outside Stockholm, starring Swedens No:1 jockey, Per-Anders Gråberg and is directed by Clara Nova Tägtström.


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GUN RUNNER Outguns in the 2017 Whitney

☛ August 6th, 2017 by ☛ admin

GUN RUNNER All Game In THE WHITNEY STAKES At Saratoga – August 5th

Watch Gun Runner out-gun the field…
Gun Runner, son of Candy Ride owned by Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm.
1 1/8 miles in 1:47.71. 1-2 favorite / $3.20



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UPDATE: Turf Filly MORTICIA—More The Best

☛ August 2nd, 2017 by ☛ admin


7/31 SARATOGA, NY: 3 yr old filly MORTICIA rallies to win by 3/4 lengths in her last start, THE CORONATION CUP STAKES (listed) at SARATOGA on Monday, going 5 1/2 furlongs on the turf. Final time: 1.01.27

Morticia, a bay filly, owned by G. Watts Humphrey and trained by George Arnold II, was ridden to victory by jockey Jose Lezcano. Her record now stands at 7 lifetime: 5-1-0.

And don’t forget to share OTP’s latest editorial about racing’s newest Queen of Speed:

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What’s the story, morning glory?

☛ July 3rd, 2017 by ☛ admin

Dana Gibbs Barnes: Morning Glory – HRN

“For every lengthening stride that one can view in a major stake, the odds are that Dana Barnes had something to do with that horse’s racing confidence…” – Kate Richards, turf writer.

DANA GIBBS BARNES, exercise rider for trainer Bob Baffert gives an one on one interview about working top contenders such as AMERICAN PHAROAH, ARROGATE, and others. Click on the link below to read more:

Dana Gibbs Barnes



Artwork by the A.E. Sabo Studio. Photo used by permission

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Librettos for Secretariat and California Chrome

☛ June 3rd, 2017 by ☛ admin

Librettos for Champions – HRN

Horse Racing Nation turf writer KATE RICHARDS reports a small town’s dedication to the preserving of two legacies—Secretariat and California Chrome. Read the full article at the link below. Artwork by OFF THE PACE creator, The A.E. SABO STUDIO.

HRN Two Champions



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☛ May 20th, 2017 by ☛ admin

ACTRESS takes center stage in the BLACK-EYED SUSAN – MAY 19th

Maiden Actress clinched narrowly the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico Race Course after a sudden and intense rainstorm turned the track to slop. Actress is owned by Gary & Mary West, trained by Jason Servis and was ridden to victory by jockey Nik Juarez.


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☛ May 6th, 2017 by ☛ admin

ABLE TASMAN scores the upset from off the pace – MAY 5th

Abel Tasman reigns supreme at the 2017 Longines Kentucky Oaks, Churchill Downs. The $1 million race teamed jockey Mike Smith along with now three time Kentuck Oaks winning trainer Bob Baffert.


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☛ October 16th, 2016 by ☛ admin


The results are in and they are official! The ‘Win and You’re In‘ racing season is now complete and a listing of which horses have won the right to race in this year’s championships is now available via HORSE RACING NATION. Follow the link below for each event category and get ready to watch your favorites compete at Santa Anita Park the first weekend of November.



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May Racing Starts Off With A BANG!

☛ May 4th, 2015 by ☛ admin


It was a powerful showcase of racing worldwide this past weekend: the Guineas festival in England, the Champions Mile in Hong Kong, the Prix Ganay in France, the Tenno Sho in Japan, and the first jewel in the US Triple Crown series—THE KENTUCKY DERBY, preceded by the premier filly race THE KENTUCKY OAKS. To learn more about the new Cinderella story of racing, Kentucky Oaks winners KERWIN CLARK and LOVELY MARIA or to read more about this year’s Triple Crown hopeful AMERICAN PHAROAH, follow the links below:

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