Just read Steve Haskins’ article that Empire Maker is coming back to the United States to stand at Gainesway. I’ve loved him since seeing him win the Florida Derby. In the book instead on an owner’s quote on Empire Maker’s page, we used a quote from a conversation I had with his Hall of […]
If you happen to be flying out of Lexington Bluegrass Airport and have a minute; consider stopping by the Paddock Gallery. John Hockensmith has put up a beautiful exhibit through the Breeders’ Cup and I’m thrilled to have a selection of prints. Each print is from a Robert Clark painting of a horse in the […]
Owners Dean and Patti Reeves, their racing manager Finn Green, trainer Kathy Ritvo and jockey Gary Stevens teamed up with the big bay horse, Mucho Macho Man, to create one of the best stories in racing.
The 2013 Horse of the Year looks amazingly a lot like the 2012 Horse of the Year. With the simple explanation being Wise Dan has done it again! His 2013 campaign is probably more impressive than his first HOY campaign as Dan’s record was unblemished with one exception and that was a race at […]
In the world of Thoroughbred racehorses, it’s nice to have a horses that look good, but in reality it’s about having fast horses. Some will tell you that the best horses have good looks, but it’s not always the case. How many humans can win the Miss America contest and an Olympic Gold Medal? (That […]
In Beholder’s case, beauty can come in many ways; her stunning good looks or the way she moves around the track. Something she did so well that she captured back-to-back Eclipse Awards for Spendthrift Farm. At the 2013 Breeders’ Cup Mare Classic Gary Stevens rode her. However, in 2012 when she won the BC Juvenile […]
The past decade can be called “The Decade of the Filly”, as the sport produced a handful of the greatest female race horses we’ve seen in the past century. There was Zenyatta and Rachel Alexandra who captured everyone’s fascination, each taking home the Horse of the Year honors. One more followed on their heels, maybe […]
The spring meet at Keeneland is highlighted by the Toyota Bluegrass Stakes. It is also one of the major qualifying races for the Kentucky Derby. The 2013 Bluegrass was a battle of wills and in the end the battle would be decided by war, Java’s War. He is homebred of Charles Fipke and is sired […]