The Triple Crown

Looking back at 2019 Triple Crown

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Louisville Thoroughbred Society

Louisville Thoroughbred Society To Host 2 “Membership Sessions” / Come Take a Look

You are probably aware of the exciting news recently about the Louisville Thoroughbred Society opening soon downtown. With the recent announcement that the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission unanimously approved Churchill Downs’ request to open and operate a “Racetrack Extension” at The Louisville Thoroughbred Society premises and offer on-site wagering opportunities for members and their...

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Breeding

Fasig-Tipton Ready to Host Saratoga Sale on Aug. 5-6

From the Fasig-Tipton Media Team: Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 223 selected yearlings for the 99th Saratoga Sale, to be held on Monday and Tuesday, August 5 and 6, in Saratoga Springs, New York.  Sessions will begin each evening at 6:30 pm in the Humphrey S. Finney Sales Pavilion. “We have an outstanding group of yearlings...

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Handicapping

Ryan Dickey’s Saratoga “Spot Plays” for Friday, July 19

By Ryan Dickey Things are heating up at Saratoga. Too much, in fact, as the Saturday race card has already been cancelled due to expected extreme heat. It’s the right thing to do, and for a track that takes in such a large handle, shutting down on a Saturday is a big deal but...

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Marylou Whitney, “Queen of Saratoga,” Passes Away

(Marylou Whitney, left, passed away on Friday, July 19 / Coglianese Photo & Courtesy of NYRA) From the NYRA Media Team: Marylou Whitney, whose philanthropic initiatives and contributions to racing earned her the nicknames “Queen of Saratoga” and “Grand Dame of Saratoga” among other honors, died Friday, July 19, at her Cady Hill home...

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Latest News

Opinion

OPINION: Department of “You’ve Got To Be Kidding Me, Right?”

(Trainer Rodolphe Brisset / Photo Courtesy of Keeneland) (Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer / Photo Courtesy of Santa Anita) In addition to our regular, “Muck Pit” columns and opinion pieces, which are fan favorites and wildly entertaining (well, at least I think so!), “The Pressbox” is starting a new feature that we like to call: “The Department of:...

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Perspective

Happy 4th of July: Celebrate Independence, Embrace Freedom, & Be Proud To Be a Horse Person

(Photos by Gene McLean) (Photos by Holly M. Smith) Thursday is the 4th of July. The day we set aside to celebrate the birth of a nation and our independence from tyranny, injustice, heavy-handed laws and coercion of government. Hope that we don’t have to do that again, sometime in the future. Hope that...

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Podcast

The Pressbox Show Saturday July 13

The Pressbox Show Saturday July 13. The Pressbox show is hosted by world renowned broadcaster Dave Baker and Gene McLean. Drop us an email or give us a shout on Twitter or Facebook as we entertain and educate on this week’s great upcoming Stakes schedule.

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Workouts

Work Tab for Friday, July 19: Binoculars Focused On Tom’s d’Etat, Covfefe, Plus Que Parfait & Others

(Tom’s d’Etat at Churchill Downs / Photo by Holly M. Smith) Every day, we scour the work tabs at racetracks all over the country.  We are looking for workouts that may be of interest and helpful to you — as both race fans and handicappers.  Some of the horses we will be tracking, you...

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