Out of the Mists and on to History

On May 19th, looking like ghosts in the mist, two horses emerged from the fog. Two white blazes battled side-by-side, matching stride for stride as both steeds tried to pull away. For the crowds that waited in the grandstand, watched in the Club House, stared from the infield, they were heart-wrenching, agonizing moments that seemed […]

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The Man and The Magician

Usually a week after the Kentucky Derby, the dust has settled and most eyes will turn to the second leg of the Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes with mild curiosity. Some Thoroughbreds bring a large following due to an impressive two-year-old campaign or impeccable breeding and connections. Some Thoroughbreds bring a rags-to-riches story that warms […]

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Rainy days and memories.

It is the first Saturday in May. For Churchill Downs, it means that 150,000-plus people will be clamoring beneath its twin spires to get a glance of that year’s winner of the most prestigious race in North America, the Kentucky Derby. While racegoers and contenders alike might wish for sunshine, they will continue to drown […]

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