Golden Lad, whose first crop are newly minted three-year-olds, is off to a fast start, with stakes winners and sales toppers among his first to hit the track.
Under fire for equine fatalities, racing’s leadership is flailing for responses — while ignoring the almost-good story it could be telling.
Maryland-bred Sharing is – like her sire and dam – a Breeders’ Cup winner, but unlike her pedigree suggests is impressively precocious.
The racing industry’s criticism of PETA and other antagonists has been swift, harsh — and a distraction from the issues that really matter.
The Breeders’ Cup provided the outcome that Teresa Genaro wanted — and the one she feared – and has her wondering about the future.
Hard-hitting sprinter Call Paul – a multiple graded winner – and promising juvenile Pink Caddy are half-siblings whose lineage didn’t presage greatness.
The euthanized Mountaineer Park horse dumped in a landfill raises troubling questions, opines Teresa Genaro. Why won’t anyone in the industry answer them?
Racing fan/historian April I. Smith is jumping for joy at The agreement to keep Pimlico in Baltimore — but says more must be done to meld new and old.
Maryland Million has grown into exactly what Jim McKay envisioned: a mini-Breeders’ Cup for Maryland that for many participants represents the pinnacle.
While the stallion and breeding business often focuses on what’s new and shiny, several regional sires are striking a blow for the tried and true.
First crop stallion Hangover Kid has only six named two-year-olds — but at least one of them looks to be a real runner, in On Breeding.
The MHBA may be cause for optimism that Maryland’s new stallions are going to have a major impact, in on breeding.
A grab bag of Belmont thoughts: why Tacitus won’t win, how much Chad will we see, which Midlantic-breds are in action, and more.
Derby winner Country House won’t contest the Preakness – first time in 23 years that’s happened – and that’s only one part of the strangeness.
The first-ever Kentucky Derby disqualification for an in-race infraction has generated plenty of controversy. Our thoughts…
The Santa Anita Park situation needs to be a lesson to the Thoroughbred industry: define a crisis response protocol now, and not after an issue becomes a disaster.
We went silent for a week — quite by accident — and we owe our readers an apology, and a promise.
With the release of the second phase of the Maryland Stadium Authority study on Pimlico, momentum is building towards a resolution of one kind or another. We believe three principles must guide those decisions.
During the just-completed Breeders’ Cup, the boys were fine – but it was clearly the fillies’ turn to shine.