Final Turn

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

Stormy 'N Me - By Esther Marr

As the end-of-the-summer weather couldn't have been more perfect, and Overbrook was reaching the end of an era, I thought it appropriate to make some on-site observations of the historic operation.... 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

Labor Day Pains - By Evan Hammonds

The Woodward will be shown on TVG and HRTV, networks known to hard-core fans of Thoroughbred racing, but it's doubtful their reach is enough to grab the general sports fans that may want to see how Rachel stacks up against her elders.... Read More

Take Two - by Steve Haskin

An unusual article appeared in the Aug. 21 New York Post. TV critic Linda Stasi not only reviewed Animal Planet's reality series "Jockeys," she gave it four stars.... 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

The Whitney Line - By Antony Beck

Perhaps the most important influx of new blood for the future of the long and illustrious Whitney bloodlines came in 1958, and her name was Marylou Whitney. Marylou has carried on the remarkable Whitney breeding traditions just as her late husband, C.V., and his father before him. ... Read More

Leadership Points

Some of the elements in selling the great sport of Thoroughbred racing revolve around nostalgia, social networking, the allure of the track, and new initiatives and technologies.... 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

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