Month: March 2021Page 1 of 19

Prospective Pinhooks: OBS Spring 2-Year-Olds Sale

Sale histories for horses previous bought at auction and are entered in the OBS Spring 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale. Take all the Work out of Currying The New…

Helium, Weyburn Top Nine Late Triple Crown Nominations

D.J. Stable’s Tampa Bay Derby (G2) winner Helium and with Chiefswood Stables’ Gotham Stakes (G3) upsetter Weyburn were among nine 3-year-olds made eligible to compete in the Triple Crown…

Kentucky Task Force to Examine HHR Tax Rate

In the months ahead Kentucky lawmakers will examine the current tax rate of historical horse racing in the state to determine if taxes can be raised while maintaining…

Art Sherman Fined, Suspended for Drug Violation

Trainer Art Sherman has been fined $1,500 and has begun serving a 15-day suspension after a horse he trains, Palm d’Oro, tested positive for the prohibited presence of…

Sorrento Winner My Girl Red Returns in Beaumont

Last summer’s Sorrento Stakes (G2) winner My Girl Red is slated to make her seasonal bow April 2 in the $150,000 Beaumont Stakes (G3), a seven-furlong sprint for…

ST Academy Graduates | March 2021

In March 2021, eight Scholars in the ST Academy from Denmark, France, Norway, the UK, and the US passed a Touchstone in the Scholars Program! (Names in alphabetical order,…

Fire At Will Back at Keeneland for Transylvania Stakes

After a try on the dirt that didn’t pan out, last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1T) winner Fire At Will returns to some very familiar ground April…

Fauci to Make 2021 Debut in Palisades Turf Sprint

Lindy Farms and Ice Wine Stable’s multiple stakes-placed winner Fauci, never worse than second in four career starts, will begin his 2021 campaign during opening day at Keeneland…

Wednesday 31st March, 2021

Beautiful People jumped round safely at Warwick yesterday but was outpaced in the final mile on ground that would not have been ideal for her.  A more galloping…

Needlepoint Finishing – the Dilemma

Now that the entire world has started stitching, there is a massive backlog of unfinished needlepoint projects.   That ship that has been blocking the Suez Canal – the…

Performer Retired to Stand at Claiborne Farm in 2022

Phipps Stable and Claiborne Farm’s multiple graded stakes winner Performer has been retired from racing and will retire to stud at Claiborne Farm beginning in 2022.  Take all…

Maraud to Stand at Potrero Los Llanos in Puerto Rico

Multiple graded stakes winner Maraud has been retired and will stand at Eduardo Maldonado’s Potrero Los Llanos in Coamo, Puerto Rico. Take all the Work out of Currying…

Plum Ali to Open 3-Year-Old Season in Appalachian

After closing out last season with a fifth place finish in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1T) at Keeneland, grade 2 winner Plum Ali will return to…

Buyers Out in Force Ahead of Gulfstream Sale

Between the hours of 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. March 30, consignors and their horses received no rest on the grounds of Gulfstream Park as a veritable “who’s…

Legacy of Racing Giants Shines in Euro Derby Prep

Legacies of Prince Khalid and Sheikh Hamdan shine in the final leg of the European Road to the Kentucky Derby. Take all the Work out of Currying The…

Simply Ravishing, Malathaat Square Off in Ashland

Keeneland’s Ashland Stakes (G1) not only opens the door to the Kentucky Oaks (G1) thanks to its rich points haul but historically it also springboards its contestants to…

Derby Dozen: Known Agenda Rises to Third

Known Agenda ranks third after winning the March 27 Florida Derby (G1), while Greatest Honour drops to No. 4 following his non-threatening third in the same race. Take…

Essential Quality Draws Post 4 for Blue Grass Stakes

Godolphin’s homebred champion is the 3-5 morning-line favorite and will be ridden by Luis Saez. Take all the Work out of Currying The New Powered CurryVac will do…

Enjoy a donkey day out on Easter Sunday

Join The Donkey Sanctuary for a fun-filled Easter Sunday and catch up with your favourite rescued equines Sunday 4 April will see the return of The Donkey Sanctuary’s…

How To Remove A Bridle

Yesterday, I took a lesson with Sean Cunningham, owner and trainer at STC Dressage. I was a little nervous about it. While I appreciate constructive criticism, I work…

Secretariat

A commemoration of the life and legacy of Secretariat. Take all the Work out of Currying The New Powered CurryVac will do all the work for you, curry…

Spring Refresh

Spring is trying very hard to arrive but it looks like old man winter is rearing his ugly head later this week.  But a spring refresh always makes…

Spring Break

Today marks the first day of my annual Spring Break, and I have never needed it more than I do this year. I know I say that every…

Faucheux Wins First Trainer’s Title at Fair Grounds

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots wrapped up the 149th season of racing March 28. Despite the lingering COVID-19 pandemic, simulcast business was exceptionally strong due to the tremendous…

Mystic Guide Takes Over Top Spot in NTRA Poll

Dubai World Cup (G1) victor Mystic Guide took over the No. 1 spot in this week’s National Thoroughbred Racing Association Top Thoroughbred Poll with 21 first-place votes and 333 points….