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Get a Handle - by Dan Liebman

The single most significant number relative to a racetrack’s business is handle. Pure and simple. It not only fuels the second-most-important number—purses—but is clearly reflective of the acceptance of... Read More

Moments from Magdalana

On Thursday, July 10, a friend and I visited the wonderful training facility of Kenny McPeek. Caption: Magdalana - Photo: Joey Mai The horses of McPeek were rather calm and complacent upon visiting them... Read More

Fun Times With Stephen Foster

Caption: Stephen Foster - Photo: A. Duckworth Everyone said my experience on Stephen Foster day at Churchill Downs would be totally different than my experiences on Derby day. Man, there is no comparison... Read More

Big Brown is No Curlin

By John Clay, Lexington Herald Leader Unlike last Saturday, this time the superstar delivered. Big time. There is only one true superstar on the Thoroughbred racing planet right now, and it isn't that... Read More

Q&A: Joe Drape from Churchill Downs

The Rail invites readers to submit questions for Joe Drape , The New York Times’s Eclipse Award-winning horse racing writer. To submit a question, add a comment below. Joe will be checking in from Churchill... Read More

Blinker's Off - Wednesday, April 30

From Railbird - Graham Motion, a great guy but not exactly a human quote machine, has one good line this week for reporters about Adriano and he's sticking to it: "I must be the only trainer in the world... Read More

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