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.
There’s plenty of info for the novice fan of horse racing. But what about those looking to take the next step: It’s the next big step in fan education.
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.
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.
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.