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A Day of Thanksgiving

☛ November 23rd, 2017 by ☛ admin

As Americans celebrate Thanksgiving, a few amongst us racing afflicted may talk of a horse named after the very holiday. Do you remember Mary Hirsch, the first woman in the country licensed to train Thoroughbred racehorses? And you do you remember her entry to make Travers Stakes history—a horse named THANKSGIVING? Enjoy the story at the link below:

Sports writer David Hill | America’s Best Racing Blog

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Maryland’s Finest: BEN’S CAT

☛ November 12th, 2017 by ☛ admin

A Maryland legend, BEN’S CAT

US Race fans love their equine heroes. Here is a beautiful tribute to the 5 time Jim McKay Turf Sprint winnerBEN’S CAT.  A day dedicated to his honor and burial presided at LAUREL PARK, Nov 11th. Rest in peace, champion.

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Remembering Ben's Cat

Remembering the "Beast from the East" #BensCat

Posted by Laurel Park on Saturday, November 11, 2017

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Secretariat’s Daughter: ‘Iron’ Lady’s Secret – HRN Exclusive

☛ October 9th, 2017 by ☛ admin

Breeders’ Cup Memories: Secretariat’s Daughter – HRN

HORSE RACING NATION Turf Writer Kate Richards shares an in-depth perspective on the beloved and successful descendant of the great Secretariat, LADY’S SECRET. Banner artwork provided by the A.E. Sabo Studio.

Breeders Cup Memories_Secretariat’s Daughter

 

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

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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

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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

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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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ACTRESS takes the BLACK-EYED SUSAN STAKES

☛ 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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