A sensational weekend of graded racing concluded with some standout winners. And while it's easy to recognize their respective efforts, I took notice of three juveniles who left an impression on me in defeat. CHOCOLATE KISSES Candy Ride filly drew the impossible 13 post in the Alcibiades (G1) at...|
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by DICK POWELL Two legendary female Thoroughbred runners delivered epic performances 10,427 miles apart this past weekend. They were so good that it doesn't even get noted that they again beat male counterparts since they do it all the time. On Saturday, WINX put her 27-race winning...|
TwinSpires.com is among 12 prominent Thoroughbred industry personalities and organizations invited by Sky Racing World to participate in "Climbing Everest," a charity promotion linked to this week's running of the A$13 million Everest (G1) at Royal Randwick in Sydney, Australia. Sky Racing World,...|
Here’s how our featured events played out: Thursday, Oct. 4 An attempt to beat the big favorite at Hoosier in a sires-stakes final failed in our sole feature. We finished fourth with Lion Safari AS (68-1). Friday, Oct. 5 International Stallion Stakes (ISS) at The Red Mile for...|
Here is our special addendum TwinSpires harness blog with our examination of the major races at The Red Mile on Sunday, Oct. 7, the last program of the Grand Circuit meet in Kentucky. ALLERAGE RAVE ON The women pacers and trotters are the focus for two Allerage Farms event....|
Keeneland (c) Coady Photography by Dick Powell Keeneland’s Sunday 10-race card can get off to a good start in RACE 1. Portal (#2) (9-2) looked like he might have a future last year when he broke his maiden going two turns on the dirt at Churchill Downs in June 2017. Unfortunately, he did...|
Keeneland (c) Coady Photography by Scott Shapiro The first weekend of the Keeneland fall meeting concludes on Sunday with a 10-race card headlined by three “Win & You’re In” Breeders’ Cup races. Here are a few horses I will build my afternoon around in Lexington: RACE 2 Guest Suite (#4...|
It’s a blockbuster Saturday card at Keeneland with five graded stakes races, none with less than 10 horses entered. Mike Smith ranks 11th all-time in stakes wins at the Lexington, Kentucky venue and I’ll lean on “Big Money” more than once this afternoon. Here are my thoughts on the stakes action...|