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Keeneland on Bluegrass Stakes Day

Snow on the Jocks

Snow covered Keeneland

Monomoy Girl

The break of the Blue Grass Stakes

Good Magic

Thoroughbred Insider: Good Magic Lasts

Good Magic made history last year, but yesterday, he asserted that he’s not just a one-trick pony.  In my latest at Thoroughbred Insider, I visit one of the many wonderful moments that Curlin’s babies brought us this weekend.


By Earth


By Earth (The Witches of Portland) by T. Thorn Coyle

Haunted by the dead, she fights for the living.

Cassiel thought she had outrun the ghosts, but here they were again, in Portland, Oregon, whispering in her ears.  885 more words


What Comes Next for Good Magic?

Good Magic was empty in the Fountain of Youth on Saturday. I didn’t play the race, only having time to handicap the final five races at Tampa for Saturday. 354 more words

Horse Racing

Derby Trail Preview: The Fountain of Youth (G2)

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Greetings from Hallandale Beach, home of Gulfstream Park and Saturday’s G2 Fountain of Youth. This stop along the Derby trail features the return of Good Magic, last year’s Breeders Cup Juvenile winner. 982 more words

Stakes Preview

#7: the fourth annual Twelve Days of Curlin Babies

Welcome back to the Twelve Days of Curlin Babies, where we celebrate the twelve most memorable races from Curlin’s progeny throughout 2017.  Through all the hundreds of races in which they ran this year, these are the ones that keep reappearing in my mind. 785 more words


Good Magic for Curlin in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile

I would never have expected Curlin’s first Breeders’ Cup winner (or any, for that matter…) to come in a two-year-old race.  Not only did Curlin never race at two, but he has not emerged as a two-year-old sire so much as a sire of Classic horses and older horses. 780 more words