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Showdown - By Eric Mitchell

Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta couldn't share Horse of the Year honors, but the fans of both outstanding females should be thrilled. Not only will both be racing this year, the owners are already talking about hooking up.... Read More

Regional Differences - By Dan Liebman

Researching the leading regional sires of 2009, a coincidence was noted among the leading sires of the year in Maryland, California, and Florida: Not For Love, Unusual Heat, and Montbrook have more in common than being the leading sire in their respective states; they are also all members of the 1990 foal crop.... Read More

Perfect Tens - By Dan Liebman

Asked to compile a series of "best of" lists for the first decade of this century, Blood-Horse senior correspondent Steve Haskin eagerly took up the challenge. It may sound easy, but thinking back over a 10-year period, and the people, horses, and races that were part of it, is not a simple task.... Read More

Fee Feasibility - By Dan Liebman

So, fewer mares were bred in 2009, and one would expect even fewer to be sent to the breeding shed in 2010. That affects both the stud fee receipts and yearling sales for multiple years.... Read More

Partnership - By Dan Liebman

The owner/trainer relationship is an interesting one because it is about more than business; it is about equine athletes, each of whom requires individualized care.... Read More

Stars In Our Eyes - By Dan Liebman

Writing in The Daily Telegraph following Sea The Stars victory in the Oct. 4 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I), Marcus Armytage noted: "With a fair wind behind him, it would be fantastic to see him cross the pond and annihilate the Americans in the Breeders' Cup.... Read More

Classic Ladies - By Dan Liebman

Rice was a natural for the profession, a third-generation horseperson. She is the daughter of highly respected horseman Clyde Rice, a former trainer who has operated a training center in Florida since leaving the racetrack.... Read More

Customer Service - By Dan Liebman

The blog software being used by Daily Racing Form on its Web site never experienced a problem with only allowing 100 comments on a post until Steve Crist asked readers how they perceived medication issues in Thoroughbred racing. ... Read More

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