A century ago, January 21st saw racing in the midst of its yearly changing of the guard, the champions of 1920 giving way to their successors.
Enter Pinnacle Race Course; By 1936, racing in Michigan was thriving, Seabiscuit ran his first race for Tom Smith there. Fast forward 70 years and MI tracks were floundering.
For almost seven decades, Bill Boland has been able to call himself a winner of the Kentucky Derby. The Hall of Fame jockey recently looked back on his career and his stories are priceless.
In June 1972, Riva Ridge was firmly on top of the US Thoroughbred world, less than 10 days after the arrival of July, the entire racing season surprisingly began to change.