James Willoughby makes his first stop on 2019’s Kentucky Derby trail via the perspective of TRC Global Rankings with a look ahead to Saturday’s Risen Star Stakes, the first of the 50-pointers (races for which the winner will receive 50 qualifying points for the great race itself).
Fittingly, with such a major day coming up down under on Saturday – Winx returns to the fray in the G2 The Star Apollo Stakes over seven furlongs at Randwick and some of the leaders of the new generation of top Aussie sprinters contest the A$750,000 G1 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes at Flemington – it was Australia that attracted much of James Willoughby’s attention when he sat down to hand Read more
There’s nothing like good company for the holidays, and the 2018 holiday season will forever be extra special for Secretariat fans. It was in late November that Bev Dee’s Bright Futures Farm acquired then 29-year-old Trusted Company, a recently discovered daughter of Secretariat who had been living quietly on a New Jersey farm for years.
I made my very first visit to a Thoroughbred racetrack on June 1, 1980, which was the 75th anniversary of the opening of Belmont Park. In a remarkably short time, I became a serious and enthusiastic racing fan.
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