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Horse Racing: The 2014 Haskell Invitational…..A Look Ahead

One of Horse Racing’s major summer events, the 2014 Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park in New Jersey, is beginning to take shape and it could include the enormously talented Untapable, a filly. While owner Ron Winchell and trainer Steve Asmussen think about what they want to due with their fleet Tapit filly, either run her vs. the boys July 27 in the Grade 1 Haskell or in the...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Woodward Stakes preview and 2009 look back

This Saturday, August 31, 2013, the 60th running of the Woodward Stakes for 3YOs and up will be run. The race is a very prestigious Grade I race, named for the prominent horse owner George Nicholas Woodward, that has helped to determine the end of the year championships in Thoroughbred racing.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Paynter’s miracle comeback

The 2012 Haskell winner, and 2012 Belmont Stakes runner up, Paynter fell ill in late July, 2012 right after winning the Haskell. He was sick with colitis, which could have killed him. He then had to fight the beginnings of laminitis in 3 of his four feet.
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June 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Rachel Alexandra Doing “Better Than Expected” After Second Procedure

2009 Horse of the Year, and the immensely popular, Rachel Alexandra is doing  “better than expected” despite a second (minor) surgical procedure performed this past Saturday according to a statement from owner Stonestreet Farm. Veterinarians at Rood & Riddle in Lexington, Ky. have been closely monitoring the champion since she underwent abdominal surgery following foaling...
March 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Previews of the 2013 Fountain of Youth and Risen Star Stakes’; Rachel Alexandra Update

We have lots to go over in this weekend’s Horse Racing Race of the Week…or should I say race(s) of the week. This weekend we will be looking at two top 2013 Kentucky Derby prep races in the 2013 Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds where Normandy Invasion has been installed as the 5/2 morning line favorite and the 2013 Fountain of Youth at Gulfstream Park where top contender...
February 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Rachel Alexandra has a procedure

Rachel Alexandra continues to make a ''remarkable'' recovery despite undergoing a surgical procedure to drain an abscess discovered Thursday morning. She remains bright with a good appetite after the standing procedure to drain the abscess adjacent to her reproductive tract and rectum. Veterinarians at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital said the development wasn&...
Via AP on Fox
February 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Rachel Alexandra recovering from surgery

In this blog, I will be writing yet another blog about a broodmare named Rachel Alexandra, who lives at Stonestreet Farms. The late Jesse Jackson, who founded the farm, bought Rachel after her Kentucky Oaks triumph.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
February 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Horse Racing “Backtrack”: Algorithms knocks off champ; Rachel Alexandra hospitalized

Algorithms gunned down 2010 two year old champion Hansen in mid stretch and drew away to a very impressive 5 length victory in the $400,000 Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream Park in Florida on Saturday. In the process, the good looking, beautifully strided son of Bernardini put himself squarely in the mix as a top three old and a Kentucky Derby threat. The day before, also at Gulfstream...
January 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Rachel Alexandra, foal taken to hospital

A spokeswoman says Rachel Alexandra, the 2009 Horse of the Year, and her newborn colt have been taken to an equine clinic for pain management related to the birth. Spokeswoman Caroline Shaw said in an email Friday that Rachel Alexandra and the colt are expected to return to Stonestreet Farm in a couple of days, barring unforeseen issues. They were taken to Rood and Riddle Equine...
Via AP on Fox
January 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Rachel Alexandra, new foal doing well in Kentucky

Rachel Alexandra and her first foal are ''doing well'' a day after the 2009 Horse of the Year gave birth to a bay colt. Stonestreet Farm says on its website Monday that the focus will be on allowing Rachel and her foal to adjust to one another, and farm manager Gary Megibben adds that Rachel is ''a natural mother who took to the colt immediately.''...
Via AP on Fox
January 23, 2012  |  Discuss
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