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December 12th, 2018

Eclipse Award jockeys

Some years, the Eclipse Awards do not require a lot of research as some horse or person is far ahead of everyone else. We know […]

December 11th, 2018

Mendelssohn poised to be a good thing in the breeding shed

If any horse this year has earned his retirement and a subsequent lifetime of “work” in the breeding shed, it’s MENDELSSOHN. He made six cross-Atlantic […]

December 7th, 2018

Savagery an intriguing prospect in Los Alamitos Futurity

The American Graded Stakes Committee announced recently that the Los Alamitos Futurity (G1) would be downgraded next year to Grade 2 status. Trainer Bob Baffert […]

December 5th, 2018

Hong Kong does it right

Recently, I was added to the media mailing list of the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC). With their four big international races coming up this […]

Maximus Mischief
December 2nd, 2018

Kentucky Derby Pedigree Profile: Maximus Mischief

Although Maximus Mischief stayed 1 1/8 miles to win the Remsen (G2), pedigree suggests that could be his maximum trip. Bred by Martha Jane Mulholland […]

Signalman works at Churchill Downs
November 27th, 2018

Kentucky Derby Pedigree Profile: Signalman

If Kentucky Jockey Club (G2) winner Signalman has a blue-collar pedigree up front, you don’t have to go far to find influential players along with […]

November 8th, 2018

Kentucky Derby Pedigree Profile: Game Winner

Game Winner wins the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) at Churchill Downs (c) Coady Photography by Dick Powell Gary and Mary West’s GAME WINNER capped off […]

October 28th, 2018

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile 2018 Pedigree Profiles

by Dick Powell CODE OF HONOR is from the first crop of Noble Mission, a full brother to superstar Frankel. Noble Mission is off to […]