Posted: July 20, 2021

The Enduring Kingston

It should come as no surprise that the horses with the longest careers on the racetrack are the ones that have no value in the breeding shed – geldings. Old Rosebud. Exterminator. Kelso. Forego. John Henry. Lava Man. Wise Dan. And most recently, Whitmore. Yet the North American record for races won is held not by a gelding but rather a stallion who raced through the age of ten and won 89 of 138 starts before retiring to a successful stud career. His name was Kingston. Foaled in 1884 at...

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Posted: July 24, 2021

Whitmore records final work for G1 A.G. Vanderbilt

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Reigning Champion SprinterWhitmore registered his final serious breeze Friday in preparation for the Grade 1, $350,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt on July 31 at Saratoga Race Course. The 8-year-old gelding, who won the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Sprint in November at Keeneland, went a half-mile in 48.78 seconds over a fast main track at the Spa, 12 days after travelling the same distance in a swift 47.21 seconds. Trained by Ron Moquett, Whitmore has amassed more than $4.4 million in lifetime earnings through a record of 41-15-13-4,...

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Posted: July 15, 2021

Racetrack tales and then some, meet Ray Destefano

If there ever was a Zelig or Damon Runyon type character from the racetrack Ray Destefano fits the bill pretty good. You name it Ray has seen and done it on the racetrack, and even off it. In this series of racetrack tales you will meet Ray. Ray is one of two people who cradled the great Ruffian when she was euthanized following The Great match Race with Foolish Pleasure. This is just the beginning in a series of talks with Ray where he shares some of the best racetrack...

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