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…

Missing in Racing: Retirement Farms

There is a pandemic in racing: not enough places for racehorses to retire. Now, I’m not talking about the mares and stallions that people spend heavy thousands (and even millions) on, like Songbird in the picture above; I’m talking about the old, the permanently lame, and those destined to be pasture ornaments. You can surf…

In Loving Memory: Penny Chenery

Near this spot Are deposited the Remains of one Who possessed Beauty without Vanity, Strength without Insolence, Courage without Ferocity, And all the Virtues of Man without his Vices. -excerpt from Lord Byron Racing has lost its First Lady. Penny Chenery passed away Saturday, September 16th, 2017 at the age of 95. It is being…