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Class Dismissed - By Richard Zwirn

Class Dismissed - By Richard Zwirn

While Avalyn Hunter takes a rather hopeful view on whether high-class racemares make the best producers in her piece "From Fame to Foals" (The Blood-Horse of Feb. 12, page 390 ), sad to say, I am a bit more skeptical. Read Blog

Going for Gold - By Jacqueline Duke

Going for Gold - By Jacqueline Duke

The largest, deepest pool of equine talent ever assembled has arrived in Kentucky. And, no, it's not the contenders for the 2010 Breeders' Cup World Championships. Read Blog

Remembering Betty Mabee

Remembering Betty Mabee

Betty Mabee believed a Thoroughbred should bear a name commensurate with its stature as one of God's noblest creatures. Read Blog

Commentary: Feeling the Chill

by Evan Hammonds - Cold lies the heart of Thoroughbred racing following Eight Belles' untimely end after Kentucky Derby 134. The dark side of the toughest game in town showed itself once again on the national stage, this time in the nation's biggest race.

Commentary: Farewell to the Meadows

by Morton Cathro - Bay Meadows, California's pioneering racetrack, has been this aging fan's delight for nearly my entire lifetime. Now, barring an unlikely last-minute reprieve, it is marching inexorably toward May 11, the final day of its final meeting.

Commentary: Affirmed Career

by Patrice Wolfson - Affirmed was both the focal point and cement that would bind my husband's and my wonderful 35-year relationship. From the outset of our marriage in Miami in 1972, we dearly enjoyed driving up to spend time at Harbor View Farm near Ocala

Commentary: He Touched Many

by Headley Bell - My mother, Alice Chandler, and I were scheduled to meet with the Editor-in-Chief of The Blood-Horse April 4 to reflect on her life and the transition of our family's Mill Ridge Farm. But it was hard that morning to also not reflect on the life of our dear friend Buddy Bishop, who had passed away the previous night after struggling with cancer for more than two years.

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