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Street Band Takes Fair Grounds Oaks

POSTED: March 24, 2019

Street Band surprised the field in the $400,000 Fair Grounds Oaks, cruising to a 3 3/4-length victory over Liora. 1/5 favorite, Serengeti Empress was hustled...

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2019 Louisiana Derby Preview

POSTED: March 22, 2019

Once again George Sette has taken his considerable talent to Past the Wire to preview the 2019 Louisiana Derby for us. [caption id="attachment_29599" align="aligncenter" width="173"]...

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Colonial Downs Reopening

POSTED: March 21, 2019

Colonial Downs Reopening in August By Mary Dixon On July 21, 2012, I drove 26 miles past Richmond, Va. to New Kent. It was Virginia...

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The End of Horse Racing?

POSTED: March 18, 2019

By Charles "Chuck" Simon “This is the end, Beautiful friend This is the end, My only friend, the end” Modern American horse racing surely wasn’t...

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An Epic 2016 Breeders Cup Distaff

POSTED: March 13, 2019

An Epic Distaff By Jonathan Stettin There have been many great horse races that turned into epic battles of heart and will. The 2016 Breeders'...

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Aristides: The Other Horse

POSTED: March 12, 2019

By Nick Costa and Mary Dixon Reynolds 1875 - Aristides – Chesapeake On May 17, 1875, in front of what was an estimated roaring crowd...

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Bourbon and the Deacon at the Derby Bar

POSTED: March 4, 2019

By Kate Richards    There must be something in the country air, limestone soil and the bluegrass carpet of Kentucky to produce the spirit of...

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Backside Blurbs

POSTED: March 3, 2019

Some horse racing news to get caught up on the Sport of Kings:   Code of Honor redeemed himself with a nice win in the...

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Great Too Early: 5 2-Year-Olds Who Failed as 3-Year-Olds

POSTED: February 24, 2019

Great Too Early: By: Peter Lee In the book American Pharoah, author Joe Drape recounts an incident in which Vinery Farm manager Frances Relihan, impressed...

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