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The Juvenile Stakes Schedule is Dumb

So let's fix it.

Gold Cup Open Thread

This is your open thread.

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Stronach takes huge step forward in medication regulation

Frank Stronach announced Wednesday that all Stronach-owned racetracks will have an in-house "strictly regulated pharmacy" and will prohibit "anyone from having any medications in their possession u...

Midweek Thoughts

It's Wednesday. Time for thoughts. Or something like that.

Horseplayers: A Review

A review of the debut episode of Horseplayers on the Esquire Network.

Young at heart

In the sport of horse racing, short-term and long-term goals don't have to be at odds with one another. We can focus on both.

Happy New Year - The Year of the Horse

Yes, it's the Year of the Horse... at least in terms of Chinese zodiac.

Goodbye, Hollywood Park

An 11-race card closes out the 75-year history of Hollywood Park on Sunday, December 22nd.

2013 Year In Review

The 2013 racing season is a couple of weeks away from conclusion, offering us a moment to reflect back on the year that was both on and off the track.

Saratoga: Racing at its best

If you're a horse racing fan, nothing beats a weekend at Saratoga

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John Henry's race - ESPN

"Much like it is hard to discuss the Belmont Stakes without referencing Secretariat, it is almost impossible to talk about the Arlington Million without uttering John Henry's name."

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John Henry

(via America's Best Racing)

Weekend Ramblings: Wise Dan is Ridiculous Edition

I mean seriously? The best way to win on the turf at Churchill is apparently to run through the bushes.

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Aqueduct will run the race that bears her name on Saturday, April 6. Here's a look back at the brilliant Ruffian from NYRA.

Going Back In Time At The Fair Grounds

History runs deep in New Orleans and the Fair Grounds, site of the 100th running of the Louisiana Derby.

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2013 ABR Sizzle Reel

A cool video from America's Best Racing.

Kentucky Derby Power Rankings: Week of March 10

You can call it a late edition, but here is the ADTSTC Derby Top Ten:

NASCAR & Horse Racing: A Comparison of Horsepower

As a NASCAR neophyte (and auto racing in general), last weekend's race at Las Vegas was a chance to view a different kind of horsepower.

Kentucky Derby Power Rankings: Week of March 3

A look at our top 10 contenders for the 2013 Kentucky Derby.

Races Moved Off The Turf

A summary of races taken off the turf over the past year at Belmont, Fair Grounds, Gulfstream Park and Santa Anita.

Animal Kingdom set to begin his global journey

The 2011 Kentucky Derby winner will make his seasonal debut in the Grade 1 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap on Saturday, Feb. 9.

What Happened to IEAH?

Once a finalist for the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Owner, International Equine Acquisitions Holdings (IEAH) Stables has seen a drastic turn in their fortunes.

Eclipse Awards: Wise Dan named Horse of the Year

Results from the 2012 Eclipse Awards banquet.

Napravnik Cracks Top 10

She's put in years of solid riding, but 2012 was a breakout campaign for the NJ native.

This stream has:

2012 Year in Review

A look back at the year that was on the track (and off) in the world of thoroughbred horse racing.

2012 Year in Review: Part III

Reviewing the top racing action from July through September.

2012 Year in Review: Part II

April, May and June brought us to the edge of finally breaking the Triple Crown drought.

2012 Year in Review: Part I

We start a look back at the year in racing with the first three months of the season.

Does Derby Starter Always Equal Good Horse?

After looking at the Breeders' Cup Juvenile fields back to 2006, I wondered what, if any, correlation there was between graded stakes success and a start in the Kentucky Derby moving into the fall and throughout their careers.

Will the 2012 BC Juvenile Field Matter Next Year?

In recent years, the form of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Field has done anything but impress as they moved into their 3 year old campaigns. Knowing the relative weakness of the current crop of 4 year olds, is it just an issue with our short memories?

Monday Quick Notes

A look at some of the items coming up in the next few weeks in horse racing.


No, not that election. The one that really matters: 2012 Eclipse Awards.