Louisville Thoroughbred Society

Works Continues on Louisville Thoroughbred Society at the Hughes Lofts

It may be cold outside. It may be snow in the forecast. It may be dreary and gloomy, a bit wintery, as well. But it is work season, too, at the Hughes Lofts — which will soon be the home of the Louisville Thoroughbred Society, at 209 East Main Street in downtown Louisville. On...

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Breeding

52 New Entries for Fasig-Tipton’s KY Winter Mixed Sale Released / Including First Kiss

(First Kiss, daughter of Smart Strike and a Graded Stakes winning mare, has been supplemented to the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale. First Kiss is a winner (also placed on both dirt and turf) and comes from the same female family as Tiznow. Selling as a broodmare prospect. Photo by Holly M. Smith) From...

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Handicapping

McLean’s Selections for the Fair Grounds on Thursday, Jan. 24

Gene McLean

Day Results 8-3-0-2 2019 Overall 112 112/35-35-58 Win % of Top Pick 31.25% Payoff % of Top 3 Picks Overall 38.10% 2019 Top Pick in the Money –71 of 112 63.39% Top Selection ITM / FG Nov-Mar 198-291 68.04% Top Selection Win / FG Nov-Mar 108-291 37.11% “Key Horses” @ FG Nov-Mar 64-30-15-5 46.88%...

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Interview with Jockey Adam Beschizza, currently #2 in the Jockey Standings @ the Fair Grounds

Interview with Jockey Adam Beschizza, who is currently #2 in the Jockey Standings at the Fair Grounds & just 3 wins away from being the winningest rider this meet! Listen to Adam talk about his win in the G3 Bewitch Stakes at Keeneland last October & his ride on Mom’s on Strike in the...

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Opinion

OPINION FINAL VERSION: 10 of 10 Best Things That Happened in Kentucky Horse Racing in 2018

(Justify runs away to win the KY Derby and the first of the Triple Crown races that he would crush / Photo By Holly M. Smith) Over the next few days, we will be taking a look back, over our shoulders and in the rear view mirror, to remember and celebrate some of the...

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Perspective

Ryan Dickey: Playing the Pick 4s at the Fair Grounds on Saturday

  (Ryan Dickey, a man on a mission and a man with a dream, handicaps the Pick 4s at the Fair Grounds on Saturday) Editor’s Note / Gene McLean:  (I first made my introduction to Ryan Dickey over Twitter about a year ago. At the time, he was a full-time fireman in Dearborn, Michigan...

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Quotes

The trip was good from the one-hole. We got into the pocket and we were going slow, and when they picked up, the good thing is that he was always there for me.”

Brian Hernandez, Jr., Jockey of Wicked Indeed, fourth

Beautiful trip, and a great little horse. Every time he runs, he runs his heart out, and today he made it look easy to get into position from a tough post. He punched hard – the winner ran a monster race.”

Channing Hill, Jockey of Manny Wah, third

I would have like to have won, of course, but he ran well.”

Vickie Foley , Trainer of Hog Creek Hustle, runner-up

I wish I had some more horses in front of me to follow. I was following some horses who stopped right behind War of Will, and by the time we got out the winner was gone.”

Florent Geroux, Jockey of Hog Creek Hustle, runner-up

This was about a month ago, but I had some friends over and I said ‘We have a big chance to win the Derby this year.  I don’t usually say things like that, so that tells you what I think of him. I’ll talk to (owner) Gary (Barber) but (the Grade II $400,000 Risen Star Stakes on February 16) would make the most sense, it’s why we’re here. We love this place and it’s a great place to get a horse ready. I don’t know that there would be a real reason to leave.”

Mark Casse, Trainer of War of Will, winner

Podcast

The Pressbox Show Saturday January 19

Pressbox Show Saturday January 19. 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 Wednesday, Jan. 23: Binoculars Focused On Limonite, Once On Whiskey

(Trainer Steve Asmussen conditions Limonite for the ownership team of Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC and Willis Horton / Photo Courtesy of Keeneland) 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...

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