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Shug McGaughey on Easy Goer

Shug McGaughey on Easy Goer

Shug McGaughey talks about the story of Easy Goer. Sunday Silence and Easy Goer battled through the Triple Crown 25 years ago. Read the full feature in the April 26, 2014 issue of The Blood-Horse.

Arthur Hancock on Sunday Silence

Arthur Hancock on Sunday Silence

Arthur Hancock shares the story of Sunday Silence. Sunday Silence and Easy Goer battled through the Triple Crown 25 years ago. Read the full feature in the April 26, 2014 issue of The Blood-Horse.

McGaughey Honored by TCA

McGaughey Honored by TCA

The Thoroughbred Club honored Hall of Fame and Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) trainer Shug McGaughey Sept. 29 at Keeneland during the club's 82nd annual testimonial dinner.

Waldens Sell Gracefield

Waldens Sell Gracefield

Ben P. Walden Jr. and his wife, Elaine, prominent members of the Kentucky Thoroughbred industry, have sold their 310-acre farm near Lexington. The property, called Gracefield, was purchased by Robert and Lisa Lourie of Setauket, New York, for an undisclosed amount.

Intense Concentration

Intense Concentration

PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter

Monba's success could be tied to an intensifying of the influences of La Troienne. The Derby contender's pedigree is rich in the blood of Raise a Native and Buckpasser.

Inbreeding Propels Spring Waltz

Inbreeding Propels Spring Waltz

PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter

Silver Charm has not been as dazzling a sire as he was a racehorse. Still, the son of Silver Buck is proving he can produce top-notch runners, such as Rampart Handicap (gr. II) winner Spring Waltz. The 4-year-old filly is apparently drawing her racing prowess from the same genetic well as her sire -- inbreeding to the great mare La Troienne.

The Art of Matsurida Gogh

The Art of Matsurida Gogh

MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter

When Fumie Takahashi's 4-year-old colt Matsurida Gogh swept across the finish line of the Arima Kinen (JPN-I), all Japan was once again reminded of the loss of Sunday Silence. A member of the stallion's last crop, Matsurida Gogh's upset victory, his first in a group I event, placed an exclamation point on the legacy of Japan's greatest sire.

Breeders' Cup Focus: Corinthian

Breeders' Cup Focus: Corinthian

Corinthian seemed to be on the fast track early, however, winning two of his first three races, including an allowance victory over Jazil to start his 3-year-old campaign. Bred in Kentucky by Gracefield Equine and Hargus Sexton, Corinthian then crossed the finish line first in the Fountain of Youth (gr. II), but was disqualified to third.

Author Bill Nack Wednesday's Guest on Talkin' Horses

Author Bill Nack Wednesday's Guest on Talkin' Horses

Seven-time Eclipse Award-winning writer Bill Nack, one of sports' most distinguished authors and writers, will be the special guest live online for the Wednesday, April 19th edition of bloodhorse.com "Talkin' Horses" beginning at Noon ET (9:00 a.m. PT).

Author Bill Nack Wednesday's Guest on Talkin' Horses

Author Bill Nack Wednesday's Guest on Talkin' Horses

Seven-time Eclipse Award-winning writer Bill Nack, one of sports' most distinguished authors and writers, will be the special guest live online for the Wednesday, April 19th edition of bloodhorse.com "Talkin' Horses" beginning at Noon ET (9:00 a.m. PT).

Day is Done: Hall of Fame Jockey Announces Retirement

Day is Done: Hall of Fame Jockey Announces Retirement

As the Churchill Downs bugler played "My Old Kentucky Home," an emotional Pat Day officially hung up his saddle today during a press conference at the Louisville, Ky. track, where he is the all-time leading rider with 2,481 wins, including 155 stakes wins.

Ramsey, Romans Attempt to Buck Belmont History

In the 136-year history of the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), according to New York Racing Association officials, no maiden has won the "Test of the Champion." Challenging that time-tested theory in the 1 ½-mile classic Saturday are breeder-owner Ken Ramsey and trainer Dale Romans with Nolan's Cat.

Classic Spotlight: Defer & Survivalist

This year, Ogden Mills Phipps is represented by two possible Triple Crown contenders in Defer and Survivalist. Both are by Danzig out of Mr. Prospector mares, the same cross as grade/group I winners Pas de Reponse, Brahms, and Dayjur.

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