all in The Life

What should I wear to the Far Hills Race Meeting? Can I bet? What’s good to eat? You have questions, we have answers! Here’s what you need to know before you go to Saturday’s famed New Jersey jump races.

1. Know which races are being run.

“History does not repeat itself. It rhymes.” This aphorism was realized in abundance on Sunday at Santa Anita Park on an early fall day so glorious it might have been left over from paradise.

Patty Tipton fell in love with the right horse.

When she began studying yearlings available at Keeneland’s 2017 September sale, she started and stopped with a prospect whose sire was Overanalyze and whose dam was Candy Fortune, by Candy Ride.

Her initial analysis involved nothing more scientific than her belief that she tends to overanalyze everything she does and she has a daughter named Candy. She asked her veterinarian, Dr. Rick Pelphrey, to inspect that yearling. And no other.

Airdrie Stud between Versailles and Midway, Ky., is built on the land that formerly housed the most influential stallion of the 19th Century. Since it was founded in 1972 by Brereton and Libby Jones, Airdrie has been a constant leader in the Central Kentucky Thoroughbred industry, breeding, campaigning, and selling major stakes winners and building a reputation as a stud farm known for astute stallion signings and bloodstock matings.

Saturday’s Ricoh Woodbine Mile has attracted a competitive field of turf specialists who will vie for a $1 million purse and a spot in the TVG Breeders’ Cup Mile. ABR’s Penelope Miller was in Toronto on Friday morning to capture the scene as the Woodbine Mile contenders trained through a glorious sunrise for Saturday’s big race.

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