The Triple Crown

Looking back at 2019 Triple Crown

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Louisville Thoroughbred Society

LTS’ Event & “Hard Hat Tour” — Successful

On Wednesday night, just after President Donald Trump jumped on board Air Force One and left Louisville, the Louisville Thoroughbred Society had its’ own version of a “Celebration” and “Take Off.” We held our second “Open House and Hard Hat Tour” at the new facility located at 209 East Main Street and we entertained...

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Breeding

Half-Brothers to Higher Power, Cambier Parc Catalogued for Keeneland’s September Sale

(Higher Power after winning the G1 Pacific Classic at Del Mar / Photo Courtesy of Del Mar) From the Keeneland Media Team: Half-brothers to G1 winners Higher Power, Cambier Parc cataloged for September Sale Keeneland sales graduates ran 1-2 in the three Grade 1 stakes held Saturday – the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic...

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Handicapping

McLean’s Saratoga “Spot Plays” on Travers’ Day — Including All of the Stakes Events

Gene McLean

It is here. Travers’ Day — 2019. The Mid-Summer Derby, and one of the greatest races in the world — squeezed in-between the Triple Crown showdowns and the Breeders’ Cup Championships. The card also boasts some of the greatest races on the calendar and makes the day one of the best in the yearly...

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Notes & Quotes From the G1 Travers Stakes: Code of Honor

(Code of Honor wins the G1 Travers Stakes on Saturday at Saratoga / Photo by Chelsea Durand & Courtesy of NYRA) From the NYRA Media Team: Trainer Shug McGaughey won his first Travers in 21 years and joined a select group of Hall of Fame conditioners with his fourth “Mid-Summer Derby” triumph when Code...

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Latest News

Opinion

OPINION: Department of “You’ve Got To Be Kidding Me, Right?” Monmouth Park, Saez, Drazin Are a Hot Mess

(Maximum Security, and rider Luis Saez, after this year’s KY Derby / Photo by Holly M. Smith) 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

Why Iceland? Why Not! It’s Beautiful

(Icelandic money and currency. Interesting. Photo by Gene McLean) (Our group walks toward the harbor. The wind was, er, windy, to say the least. Photo by Gene McLean) Earlier this week, I told a few friends that I was traveling and would be out of the country for a few days. All of them,...

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Podcast

The Pressbox Show Saturday August 24

The Pressbox Show Saturday August 24. 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 Sunday, Aug. 25: Binoculars Focused On Bricks and Mortar, Vasilika, Rare Form & Others

(Bricks and Mortar winning at Churchill Downs earlier this year / 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...

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