Opinion

Opinion

On Breeding: British Idiom goes the distance

On Breeding: British Idiom goes the distance

A Breeders’ Cup victory by two-year-old British Idiom bespeaks the distance influences in her pedigree – and is a boost to her PA-based sire Flashback.

On breeding: Golden start for Golden Lad

On breeding: Golden start for Golden Lad

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.

Genaro: Not be a racing Grinch, but…

Genaro: Not be a racing Grinch, but…

Not to be a Grinch, but unless those involved with horses see them as more than profit centers, 2020 won’t be much to look forward to.

On breeding: Sharing early to the party

On breeding: Sharing early to the party

Maryland-bred Sharing is – like her sire and dam – a Breeders’ Cup winner, but unlike her pedigree suggests is impressively precocious.

On breeding: The (Avani) Force is strong

On breeding: The (Avani) Force is strong

Hard-hitting sprinter Call Paul – a multiple graded winner – and promising juvenile Pink Caddy are half-siblings whose lineage didn’t presage greatness.

Genaro: Mountaineer questions need answers

Genaro: Mountaineer questions need answers

The euthanized Mountaineer Park horse dumped in a landfill raises troubling questions, opines Teresa Genaro. Why won’t anyone in the industry answer them?

Op-Ed: New Pimlico needs the old

Op-Ed: New Pimlico needs the old

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.

On breeding: In with the… old?

On breeding: In with the… old?

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.

Belmont analysis and observations

Belmont analysis and observations

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.

An apology

An apology

We went silent for a week — quite by accident — and we owe our readers an apology, and a promise.

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