Adam's Turf

An adventure through the eyes of a "newbie" in the Thoroughbred horse industry.

Dubai World Cup 2014 Thoughts

The Dubai World Cup is quickly approaching. Many of the world's best are likely entrants for the March 29 Dubai World Cup race card. Here are my thoughts on the Dubai World Cup races. Be sure to follow all the Dubai World Cup coverage on BloodHorse.com with previews, analysis and a live stream of the entire day! As far as handicapping, I have two categories; sentimental picks and just normal picks... Read More

Kentucky Derby Analysis - Exceed the Speed

With so much speed entered in this year's Kentucky Derby, you have to consider that stalkers, and closers who sit just off the pace this year could pull out a victory. The catch is …with so much speed, you have to wonder if the mass traffic jam of tired horses will allow the one or two speed horses who have either stamina, or a second gear, to gallop ahead. Secondly, I wonder if off-the-pace horses... Read More

Odds and Ends 2011

Holiday Happening If you are planning to entertain guests for the holidays before driving through the Kentucky Horse Park for the lovely Southern Lights spectacle, go see their exibit of The Horse . The Horse definitely lives up to the advertising and hype. Amazed by the detail and leaving with a deeper understanding of the equine picture as a whole. Aside from the Samurai and European suits of armor... Read More

A Good Combination

I recently ventured out to Antebellum Farm in Lexington, KY for the Antebellum Combined Test with a couple of co-workers. OTTBs in Second careers proudly succeeded in performing well.... Read More

'Aiken' for Thoroughbreds

Corinne Ashton is a world class, four-star eventer and now Grand Prix dressage hopeful...and my first official riding lesson was with her. Hear about how she trains Thoroughbreds, whom a few are OTTB's.... Read More

Work to Ride

Kids from Philadelphia discover horses as an outlet from society, as many of the horses/ponies are also given a second chance in their new career. Also, a few other items that are must read.... Read More

The Skinny on NBC hosting all three...consistency

Television show content has been heavily disputed by many of you loyal racing fans. The every day fan enjoys the generic pre-race profiles, and of course I do too. The long time racing fans, horsemen and serious bettors understandably have had issues with pre-show content. Not necessarily all of it, but one common criticism was more meat or depth to the stories.... Read More

In The Media

An article by Tanya Tyler at bizlex.com on the first of three "Women Leading Kentucky" luncheons was sent to me by Erica Larson. The article was very interesting, because the round table topic was 'How Kentucky Became Southern.' The article brought a brief history lesson, which of course involved horses. Notably Lexington, who graces the cover of our Blood-Horse Stallion Register . Cover image can... Read More

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