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Racehorses in History

June: Fairy Chant
b. 1937
Why: A champion at 3 and 4, Fairy Chant won the Beldame twice. She was in the money for 26 of her 42 races.

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What Can a Commissioner Do? Ask MLS.

With winter settling in in earnest, there’s not a lot going on in the racing world Stateside. The Rachel Alexandra/Zenyatta Horse of the Year debate continues apace, of course, with Jess Jackson suggesting he’s happy for a little controversy – after all, it keeps horse racing (somewhat) in the public consciousness. The same [...]

NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance Report

Along with my fellow distaff racing bloggers Jess and Dana, I attended the NTRA’s Safety & Integrity Alliance press conference this morning. While acknowledging that the NTRA lacks centralized control over the industry in the US, Robert Elliston, the executive chairman of the NTRA (and president of Turfway Park) framed it as a ‘convening [...]

Like G-Force, But Different

As Dana put it, the rumors are indeed true; a few of us horse racing blogger types (along with a number of other fine people affiliated with the racing industry) have been arguing working on the NTRA Marketing Task Force for the past few weeks. We’re not all going to Vegas (although as I [...]

A Great (Secret) Weekend of Racing

There is a great weekend of racing to look forward to – it’s a shame it’s going to be hidden away on HRTV and TVG. Check out today’s Green but Game for a fantastic open letter to the NTRA on this very topic; she is spot on!

Here’s what anyone who does [...]

Musings

The good news is that the NTRA is taking what happened to Eight Belles in the Derby very seriously; president and CEO Alex Waldrop has a blog entry musing about how we can make racing safer (and he invites comments and suggestions). I’ve weighed in with quite a few already, and Green but [...]