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…

Buying an OTTB: Things to Know

I am happy to see that more and more people are looking at Thoroughbreds for pleasure, eventing, and pasture partners. However, I have also seen quite a few people jump into something that they are not prepared for and this article is intended as a starting point so that you don’t bite off more than…

Pennsylvania Will Suspend Horses of Cheating Trainers

The racehorse and its supporters have struck a blow to the cheaters on Friday when the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture approved a new rule that would suspend any horse that tests positive for Class 1, 2, or 3 drugs and force their trainers to the sidelines as well. This was reported by Bill Finley on…

From: The Racing Addict To: The Industry Part 2

My second interview in my five part series is of a fellow racing addict: Katie Marie. She got into racing at the age of 16 after her first experience with Thoroughbreds came in the form of an honest, and willing OTTB. The thing she remembers most about him was his heart and how hard he…

From: The Casual Racing Fan To: The Industry Part 1

The sport will soon turn its eyes to Del Mar for the Breeders’ Cup but much of the public will be solely focused on New York, and not for a good reason, to the dismay of many in the industry. While the racing world is waiting for the gates to break open, many are questioning…

The Galloper Is Back!

After a bit of a hiatus, I am very happy to announce that The Casual Galloper has returned with a vengeance and with a new perspective! I will not longer just be covering American racing and breeding but I will be expanding into the Polish Racing scene as well. My grand wish is to bring…