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Kentucky Derby

The 1953 Kentucky Derby: Native Dancer's Only Blemish

POSTED: July 17, 2020

The 1953 Kentucky Derby was supposed to be the coronation of Native Dancer as the king of Thoroughbreds. The gray son of Polynesian was unbeaten...

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Upset by a Saggy Onion

POSTED: May 17, 2020

Great horses become legends because they win more than they lose. They win when they're expected to win, That being said, strange things happen in...

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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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Japan Boosts Stallion Book With New Imports

POSTED: November 24, 2019

California Chrome Taylor Made Farm.Taylor Gilkey photo Fans react to California Chrome's expatriation on social media Breeding Thoroughbreds is big business that spreads across many...

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Breeders' Cup

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Features Future Stars - Sometimes

POSTED: October 25, 2019

Photo: Courtney Snow The Breeders' Cup Juvenile, held on Nov. 1 this year at Santa Anita Park, is always a race in which fans hope...

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Native Dancer's Genes: Too Much of a Good Thing?

POSTED: October 23, 2019

Native Dancer was a massive horse, standing 16.3 hands tall and weighing more than 1,100 pounds. He won 21 of 22 races at 2 and...

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Native Dancer's Legacy Lives On

POSTED: September 27, 2019

Native Dancer’s Legacy Lives On By: Peter Lee Native Dancer had a great career - 21 wins in 22 races, for an outstanding 95.5% winning...

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Native Dancer, Close to Perfection

POSTED: August 31, 2019

Native Dancer - Close to Perfection By Peter Lee A head. About 20 inches. That's all that prevented Native Dancer from becoming an undefeated, immortal...

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Unfulfilled Potential: 7 Horses Injured Before Greatness

POSTED: March 11, 2019

The latest controversy surrounding the deaths of 21 horses at Santa Anita reminds us how fragile horses can be. A typical Thoroughbred weighs about 1,100...

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Great article and you are absolutely right. However your piece is sensible and logical- something that doesn't register with the opposition (who rely on emotion and "siege tactics")

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