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War Hero: Whirlaway and the War-Relief Effort

POSTED: December 11, 2021

By Andrew Hanna On December 7th, 1941, Japan unleashed a series of surprise attacks on islands across the Pacific– most notably the infamous bombing of...

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Bill Hartack; Record Tying Jockey For Most Wins Of The Kentucky Derby

POSTED: June 4, 2020

Every jockey dreams of winning the Kentucky Derby, but it is a feat that is hard to come by. It takes a great jockey, a...

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Off-the-Pace Horse Racing: The Ultimate Thrill

POSTED: April 9, 2020

Wendell Eads On Whirlaway at Hialeah 1941 Photo Credit: Keeneland Library; Cook Collection Is there anything greater than watching a horse win from off the...

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Lightning Strikes and Pioneering Wins: A Horse Named Thanksgiving

POSTED: November 25, 2019

Keeneland Library Morgan Collection My job requires spending time in the past, always looking back to what and who has come before and then finding...

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Preakness History and Trivia

POSTED: May 17, 2019

By: Margaret Ransom This year marks the 144th Preakness Stakes, held once again at the historic Pimlico Race Course just outside of Baltimore. With many...

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Race Riding or Foul for David Cohen?

POSTED: April 25, 2019

Race riding is an art. Knowing how far you can push a horse out, or intimidate a rider or his mount without fouling to the...

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The Right Call For The Kentucky Derby

POSTED: April 23, 2019

  [caption id="attachment_25238" align="aligncenter" width="228"]  [/caption] The Right Call By Kaitlin Free Each year when the Kentucky Derby rolls around a few jockeys in the...

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Mike Smith Opts for Omaha Beach over Roadster

POSTED: April 17, 2019

In what jockey Mike Smith described as the toughest decision of his career, he opted to ride Omaha Beach in the upcoming Kentucky Derby. This...

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Shut Out vs. Devil Diver

POSTED: April 6, 2019

1942 – Shut Out – Devil Diver By Nick Costa and Mary Dixon Reynolds For the 1942 Kentucky Derby, jockey Eddie Arcaro had the choice...

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