A Thanksgiving List

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One of my trackside friends, Lisa Frieze, who I ran into again in Kentucky at Old Friends much to our surprise and delight. She’s pictured here with Special Ring and Popcorn Deelites. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Perhaps it’s because …

Breeders’ Cup Recaps

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I never intended on NOT updating at all during my Breeders’ Cup week excursion, which was of course incredible and in every way unforgettable. I had my usual laptop in the repair shop (of course for a very minor problem …

Breeders’ Cup Classic Profile #9: Effinex

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(Photo by NYRA/Joe Labozzetta) (Mineshaft x What a Pear, by E Dubai) Trainer: Jimmy Jerkens Jockey: TBD Owned by: Tri-Bone Stables Career Record: 18:6-1-3 Earnings: $912,250 Vital Stats: 2015 Record: 6:3-0-1 2015 accomplishments: G2 win in the Suburban Stakes (II) …

Breeders’ Cup Classic Profile #8: Hard Aces

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(Photo by Benoit Photo) (Hard Spun x All in With Aces, by Quiet American) Trainer: John Sadler Jockey: TBD Owned by: Hronis Racing Career Record: 25:6-3-7 Earnings: $592,645 Vital Stats: 2015 Record: 7:2-0-1 2015 accomplishments: G1 win in the Hollywood …

Breeders’ Cup Classic Profile #7: Frosted

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(Tapit x  Fast Cookie, by Deputy Minister) Trainer: Kieran McLaughlin Jockey: Joel Rosario Owned by: Godolphin Racing Career Record: 12:3-6-1 Earnings: $2,062,800 Vital Stats: 2015 Record: 8:2-3-1 2015 accomplishments: G1 win in the Wood Memorial, G2 win in the Pennsylvania …

Countdown to Breeders’ Cup Week

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An overview look at my 13 ½ hour drive (according to Google Maps) After months of planning and anticipation (as well as a lot of “we better not do/buy that, we gotta have money for Kentucky”), I’m excited/anxious about my upcoming …

Breeders’ Cup Classic Profile #6: Smooth Roller

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(Photo by Alex Evers) (Hard Spun x Catch the Moment, by Unbridled) Trainer: Victor Garcia Jockey: Tyler Baze Owned by: Lucky Charm Stable Career Record: 4:3-0-0 Earnings: $261,810 Vital Stats: 2015 Record: 4:3-0-0 2015 accomplishments: G1 win in the Awesome …