The road to the Kentucky Oaks continues through Santa Anita Park this weekend with the Grade 3, $100,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes, which drew a field of nine 3-year-old fillies.
I found plenty of knocks on most of the field, so it’s a tough one to figure out for the top spot. For this race, I will focus on keying a horse in the top three spots and using four other horses to surround her in the trifecta.
As I sit here typing from the frozen tundra that is New York City, I can’t help but dream about the countless clothes and accessories I’ll get to wear come spring, which I hope is sooner than later because I know people are beginning to think the only things I own is my cape coat and bean boots.
One of the most wonderful aspects of horse racing is that it can produce magic at virtually any moment, even at 2:04 on a Wednesday afternoon. At that exact time this past week, a horse who had already stolen the hearts of hundreds of fans became the focus of thousands of spectators. All eyes were on Juba.
At age 23, Billy Blake will be one of the youngest contestants in this weekend's NTRA/DRF National Handicapping Championship (NHC) at Treasure Island in Las Vegas. Only 519 people qualified and Blake, a product of Albany, N.Y. who started playing in qualifying tournaments for the NHC last July, is among the most humble and unassuming.
The regally red shade of “Marsala” has been named Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2015. Pantone, which originated as a printing company in the 1950s, gained its popularity for creating color guide swatches with varying color tones which have been instrumental in the manufacturing, paint, interior design & fashion world ever since.
The warm days of summer are long over, especially here in New York, but don't let the chill stop you from going out to enjoy the races. Forget about hibernating and use these winter essentials (headwear, neckwear, hand wear and footwear) to give you an excuse to cozy up and hit the great outdoors! The best part of these winter essentials is that they’re perfect accessories to dress up your look and can be mixed and matched countless times.
Jason Beem never planned on writing a book, it just happened.
Beem, 34, is the racetrack announcer at Portland Meadows in Portland, Ore. He’s experienced many highs and lows in racing, and some of the lows are transcribed in his recently released novel, “Southbound”.
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile contender Texas Red might be a longshot on the tote board but he is a star in the Brehm family stable. The colt, who they own in partnership, finished third in the Grade 1 FrontRunner Stakes behind American Pharoah and is their first Breeders’ Cup horse. Read on to hear from Erich Brehm Jr., who chatted with ABR ambassador Dan Tordjman about the family’s involvement in racing and the thrills the Brehms have experienced so far.
A well stocked at-home bar is wonderful for entertaining at home.
Sure, a fully stocked bar looks nice, but it's not too practical. You probably are limited by space or budget or both, but there’s no reason to skimp on the variety you offer your guests.
Whether you are scanning over the Billboard charts or the Belmont past performances, one thing is for certain: you are likely to come across some pretty outrageous names! It is no surprise that musicians tend to be a little creative when it comes to the “art” of naming, and Thoroughbred owners have also gotten into the innovative spirit when naming their young horses over the years as well.