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Breeder/Owner William Patterson Dies at 88

William Stacy Patterson, a prominent Lexington businessman and Thoroughbred breeder/owner, died Feb. 25. He was 88. He bred, or co-bred two grade 1 winners and raced several graded…

Ayr tomorrow – 8 runners!

A quiet day, mild and settled as is the forecast for the next couple of weeks so conditions will dry up fast.  And quiet here as well, a…

ST Academy Graduates | February 2021

In February 2021, nine Scholars in the ST Academy from Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, the UK, and the US passed a Touchstone in the Scholars Program! (Names…

The Best Pineapple & Black Bean Chili Recipe

Pineapple and black bean chili is an easy slow cooker meal. Back in January of 2014, I originally posted this recipe for pineapple and black bean chili. Fast…

Sunday Musings

On a rainy Sunday morning what better to do than find your inner entertaining self. If we can’t invite friends to dine, why not still plan a special…

‘Full steam ahead’: Royal Windsor to run on different dates this year

Royal Windsor Horse Show 2021 has been pushed back from its usual May date to run from 1 to 4 July, organisers have confirmed. The event had been…

Rock Your World Green But Triumphant in Pasadena Stakes

Rock Your World, who stretched out off an impressive debut, rallied powerfully late and left no doubt about who was best in the $100,000 Pasadena Stakes at Santa…

Medina Spirit to Join Life Is Good in San Felipe Stakes

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert said Feb. 27 he plans to run both Life Is Good and Medina Spirit in the March 6 San Felipe Stakes (G2) at Santa…

Greatest Honour Wins 3rd Straight in Fountain of Youth

Midway on the final turn of the $300,000 Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth Stakes, trainer Shug McGaughey’s nerves were as jumpy as the legion of fans who had bet…

Wholebodemeister Delivers 52-1 Davona Dale Shocker

The $200,000 Davona Dale Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream Park shone a spotlight on an unexpected contender: Wholebodemeister, who ran away with the mile test at odds of 52-1…

Got Stormy Returns a Winner in Honey Fox

Multiple grade 1 winner Got Stormy held off a furious late bid from graded stakes winner Zofelle by a nose to make a triumphant 6-year-old debut Feb. 27…

ST Academy Website Makeover

As I’ve watched the ST Academy and team grow over the years, I have also had the pleasure of watching our programs and website mature, which has been…

USA’s Sabine Schut-Kery and Sanceo Maintain Momentum to Win the FEI Grand Prix Special CDI5*

Wellington, Fla. – February 27, 2021 – Week 7 of the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) continued on Saturday, February 27, with a second victory for the USA’s Sabine…

Fearless a Peerless Winner of Gulfstream Park Mile

He might have brought a lackluster record in grade 2 stakes into the $200,000 WinStar Gulfstream Park Mile Stakes (G2), but Fearless has been peerless at the race’s…

Great British Bonus Set for Milestone Year

The Great British Bonus’s final registration deadline for 2-year-old fillies arrives Feb. 28 and, with numbers up on the 2018 crop, a landmark figure of £2 million paid…

Mystic Guide Makes Successful Return in Razorback

Godolphin, already owning one of the leading 4-year-olds in training in the country in Maxfield, showcased another promising runner when Mystic Guide swooped to a six-length victory in the $600,000…

Distinguished Equine Veterinarian Gary Lavin Dies

Dr. A. Gary Lavin, a distinguished equine veterinarian, Thoroughbred breeder, and exemplar of leadership in his profession, passed away at his home in Louisville, Ky., Feb. 27. He…

Mr. Buff Overpowers Stymie Rivals

New York-bred Mr. Buff tallied another stakes win Feb. 27 at Aqueduct Racetrack, commanding a swift pace on the front end and holding on for victory against Limonite’s…

It’s Friday!

I am still teaching remotely. It was definitely a real struggle in the beginning, but there are things about it that I have grown to love. I can…

Spencer Wilton: ‘I’m as competitive as I ever have been – maybe even more so’ *H&H Plus*

IN a year full of chaos and confusion, arriving at Spencer Wilton’s new base, the swanky Cotswold Club Equestrian, feels like stepping into an idyllic bubble of peace…

Hush of a Storm Rallies to John Battaglia Score

Hush of a Storm bested 10 other 3-year-olds in the Feb. 26 $100,000 John Battaglia Memorial Stakes at Turfway Park, earning 10 points toward the Kentucky Derby Presented…

Steffen Peters Claims 20th Consecutive CDI Win Aboard Suppenkasper at Wellington 5*

Wellington, Fla. – Feb. 26, 2021 – Featuring the only CDI5* competition in the western hemisphere, the Adequan Global Dressage Festival welcomed international athletes under the stadium lights…

Performer Highlights Gulfstream Park Mile

Graded stakes winner Tax and Hooper runner-up Eye of a Jedi are also entered in the Gulfstream Park Mile Stakes (G2). Take all the Work out of Currying…

Wanamaker’s February Sale Grosses $86,000

The sale was topped by the multiple stakes-placed Blame mare Don’t Blame Judy. Take all the Work out of Currying The New Powered CurryVac will do all the…

Lucky Vega to Stand in Australia After Racing Career

Yulong Investments will look to stand their Irish group 1-winning 2-year-old Lucky Vega on the roster at their Nagambie farm in Victoria this year. Take all the Work…