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A new children’s book by former Major League Baseball player Chris Carpenter that tells the story of a real-life racehorse is set to be released in July with a percentage of the proceeds to be donated to the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to rescuing and providing sanctuary to retired racehorses.

Mage recently joined a long list of horses who have won the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve, notching his name on that familiar glass and guaranteeing that this colt by Good Magic out of Puca will live on the history of the sport.

There are athletic feats of achievement that have left us all in states of stunned disbelief and unadulterated ecstasy. Then there are others which simply defy time and run counter to the old adage that “records are meant to be broken.” Here’s our list of seven of the top athletic achievements that seem destined to be untouched.

Well, it’s officially that time of year! The cherry blossoms have bloomed, the temperatures are on the rise, moods are improving substantially as the seasonal depression lifts and … yes, the spring fashion has dropped!

Twenty years into his retirement from a Hall of Fame career in college basketball, Denny Crum was at the Keeneland sales pavilion shopping for a stakes winner with trainer Dallas Stewart.

This was no new venture for Crum, who had been a racehorse owner since the mid-1970s and bred nearly a dozen winners through the late 1980s and ‘90s. Thoroughbred racing was yet another outlet for the man who loved to compete, whether it was basketball, golf, fishing, horse racing, or poker.

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