Breeders' Cup 2019

Louisville Thoroughbred Society

Louisville Thoroughbred Society Update: A Look Inside

(Things are looking good at the Louisville Thoroughbred Society / Photo by Gene McLean) The work continues at the Louisville Thoroughbred Society, which will be housed in the historic Hughes Lofts at 209 East Main Street in downtown Louisville. The parking garage is going up. The North staircase tower has new metal stairs now...

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McLean’s “Shopping Cart” List for the First 2 Days of the Kentucky October Yearling Sales at Fasig-Tipton

(Our homework is nearly complete / Photo by Gene McLean) The horses just keep coming. So do the horse sales. On Monday, Oct. 21, both will be on hand at the beautiful Fasig-Tipton Sale’s Grounds in Lexington for the annual Kentucky October Yearling Sales. And, for four days, somewhere close to 1,589 yearlings will be...

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McLean’s Selections for Keeneland on Sunday, Oct. 13

Gene McLean

Day Results 10-3-6-3 2019 Overall 1,087 1,087/387-383-498 Win % of Top Pick 35.60% Payoff % of Top 3 Picks Overall 38.88% 2019 Top Pick in the Money –728 of 1,087 66.97% Top Selection ITM / KEE 37-69 53.62% Top Selection Win / KEE 20-69 28.99% “Key Horses” @ KEE 7-1-0-0 14.29% “Key Horses” in...

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Notes & Quotes From the G1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup: Cambier Parc

(Cambier Parc after winning the G1 QE II Challenge Cup / Photo Courtesy of Keeneland) From the Keeneland Media Team: Chad Brown (winning trainer of Cambier Parc) “We talked about (the race strategy) in the Paddock. There wasn’t a lot of pace in the race. We know from her works – we’ve used her...

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Opinions & Observations: After An Amazing Weekend of Racing All Over the Globe

(Blare the horn. It’s time for some announcements and observations / Photo by Holly M. Smith) What a wonderful weekend of horse racing. Graded Stakes all over the globe. Great horses running all over the place. Grand races all over, now. And, we are left with some horses and thoughts moving. Forward. Upward. Onward....

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Happy Birthday to The Best Friend a Guy Can Ever Have: His Wife

Forty-two years ago today, a little girl was born to Debra and Johnny Sears in a little West Kentucky town. Little baby. Big dreams. Little fingers and tiny toes. Big feet to follow in. Little bundle of joy. Lots of responsibilites. Little did anyone know then, but that little girl would turn out to...

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The Pressbox Show Saturday October 12

The Pressbox Show Saturday October 12. 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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Work Tab for Saturday, Oct. 12: Binoculars Focused on Code of Honor, Guarana, Come Dancing & Others

(Code of Honor before this year’s KY Derby / 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...

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