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A Dig At Dirt - By Mark Popham

Santa Anita, with its Pro-Ride synthetic surface, may have evened things up between the Europeans and North Americans. But reverting to dirt in 2010 at Churchill Downs and the likelihood of the same at Belmont Park in 2011 is a distinct turn-off.... Read More

Redemption - By Joe Hickey

Looking back at Windfields Farm's 1982 Keeneland July Sale consignment which included Devil's Bag, Secreto, and a small, backward, and timid filly that needed a good friend and lots of time.... Read More

Let's Move Forward - By Graeme Beaton

I was training a weanling filly the other day and was struck by how she had shaped herself into a metaphor for racing. She will go sideways and backward, but, stubbornly to the point of frustration, never forward.... Read More

Death of a Champion - By Jessica Yeargin

A few months ago the Thoroughbred world lost a champion. Rare Menace was euthanized due to infirmities of old age. He raced six times at ages 2 and 3 at Suffolk Downs and Meadowlands, in six-furlong maiden-claiming races, never finishing better than eighth.... Read More

Storm Song - By Linda Dougherty

Aug. 4 started out innocently enough, as my two daughters and I planned to drive to Churchill Downs to see the Kentucky Derby Museum. It turned out to be an adventure that will no doubt be vividly remembered by all three of us for years to come. ... Read More

Safety Net - By Helen Alexander

Formed in 1943, The Jockey Club Foundation is a charitable trust that provides financial relief and assistance to needy members of the Thoroughbred industry and their families.... Read More

Get in the 'Zone' - By Bobby Jones

In almost every publication pertaining to our industry, the number-one concern is what to do with the dying fan base at our racetracks. My suggestion is not a new one, just another look at the problem. It certainly won't fix all of the internal problems, but it might help the industry have a better chance at survival. ... Read More

Decadent Derby - by Evan Hammonds

One of Louisville's favorite sons, the legendary (and late) Hunter S. Thompson, added his own flair to the art of news reporting and journalism in the 1970s with his "Gonzo" brand of writing.... Read More

Fan Appreciation - by Susan Hayden Kennedy

Not too many years ago racing had one less fan. She was a "sometimer," one of the many who watch the Derby, the Preakness, maybe the Belmont Stakes (all gr. I) if it appears a horse might duplicate the feat of Secretariat, Seattle Slew, and Affirmed. This casual observer loved the beauty and grace of the horse but knew nothing of stakes, furlongs, stud farms, or Bluegrass.... Read More

Unprecendented Progress - by Alex Waldrop

Even though the Kentucky Derby is a month away, the spotlight is shining brightly on safety issues relating to Thoroughbred racing. Recent media accounts provide ample evidence that over the next two months, and perhaps for a much longer period, we are going to be under the microscope like in no other time as we near the one-year anniversary of Eight Belles' tragic accident.... Read More

Gaming Analysis - by Nick Nicholson

Picking up a newspaper or turning on the television to learn today's bad economic news has become part of our daily lives. It is not exclusively a Kentucky problem by any stretch of the imagination. In Kentucky, as in other states, government officials are forced to make difficult decisions.... Read More

Putting the Horse First? - by Dr. Patricia M. Hogan

The American Association of Equine Practitioners recently released its White Paper containing veterinary recommendations for improving the safety and welfare of the Thoroughbred racehorse. It is an admirable effort and contains many constructive suggestions for the racing industry to consider.... Read More

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