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All Hail the Retiring Rachel Alexandra, 2009’s Horse of the Year

In a way, I’m sad to report this. Filly Rachel Alexandra was 2009 Horse of the Year was retired this week. Jess Jackson, co-owner of the 4-year-old filly, said it was time to “reward her with a less-stressful life.” And I thank her for hours of enjoyment watching her race, and for the money I […]

I’m Pissed Off (How About You): Paralyzed Jockey Rejected as a Candidate for Stem-Cell Treatment

I wanted to be upbeat this week, but this story just plain pisses me off. And I hope you’ll feel the same way. Michael Martinez, the jockey paralyzed from the waist down as a result of a spill at Golden Gate Fields on Sept. 12, has been declined as a candidate for embryonic stem-cell treatments. […]

Super Saver Has Leg Injuries; Will the Kentucky Derby Winner Race Again?

Thanks to Linda Nickerson for her report in the Equestrian Examiner. Nickerson reports that Super Saver, the 2010 Kentucky Derby winner, is off indefinitely with leg injuries. Nickerson said that despite recent defeats in Haskell Invitational (4th place), Preakness (8th place) and Travers (10th place), Super Saver had been regarded by certain Thoroughbred horse racing denizens […]

Quality Road Easily Takes the Woodward Stakes

Stupendous. The horse was a heavy favorite, and after Saturday’s performance…he let no one down. Quality Road drew away in the stretch run and easily won te $750,000 Woodward Stakes at Saratoga Race Course. The race is the highlight race of the year, in Saratoga. Quality Road was the prohibitive favorite, with odds at 3-10. […]

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