Saving A Life: Candip’s Story

Churchill Downs plays host to many great events: the Kentucky Derby, the Breeders’ Cup, and prep races for their first weekend in May that draw thousands beneath the twin spires. In a matter of hours, millions of dollars in purses will exchange hands or will be wagered online through apps and live-streaming services.

Magician (IRE): A Hidden Gem

Galileo (IRE) is a world-wide breeding sensation: his sons and daughters are burning up the track over seas, with many carrying their success into the breeding world. Europe is almost plagued with Galileo offspring, as his popularity has been spurred forward by his seemingly superior genetics, and some breeders are finding it hard to breed…

Paynter: Awesome Heart and Awesome Runners

Paynter’s story is well-known and as inspiring as they come; just surviving colitis or laminitis alone would have been an incredible achievement. For him though, it wouldn’t be enough of a victory. Not only did the bay son of Awesome Again thrive after beating back four ailments that would have killed a lesser horse, he…

Fasig-Tipton November Top Pick: Queen Blossom (IRE)

The Fasig-Tipton November sale produced some of the largest fireworks in history when Songbird sold for a healthy $9.5 million and Tepin sold for $8 million not long after her. However, as much as I enjoyed seeing these mares and being witness to their record breaking nights, I fell in love with a different mare….

Post Breeders’ Cup Reaction: Disappointment

The title is self-explanatory to some degree: I am extremely disappointed and it’s not because my favorite horse didn’t win (he actually did). Breeders’ Cup is a time to celebrate the best that racing has to offer, and this year, it has fallen remarkably flat. Why? Because this year, we had an owner who thought…

Day 1 Recap: Breeders’ Cup Friday

Day one is done and we have the results! Let me know which races were your favorites and where you scored big! Juvenile Fillies Turf: Rushing Fall The same connections as the winner last year, but this filly is very nice. I see big things in her future. Dirt Mile: Battle of Midway I wagered…