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  • Sightseek closed out her career in impressive fashion

    Look Back: Sightseek Gives Fans Final Winning Memory

    This week is a recap of the Oct. 9, 2004 Beldame Stakes (G1), the final race for Sightseek. The story, headlined "Last Sighting" was written by Steve Haskin and appeared in the Oct. 16, 2004 issue of The Blood-Horse.

  • Priceless Gem after her 1965 Futurity victory at Aqueduct Racetrack

    Look Back: Priceless Gem Tops Buckpasser in Futurity

    This week's Look Back feature is a recap of the 1965 Futurity Stakes at Aqueduct won by filly Priceless Gem. The story, headlined "Priceless Gem Beats The Boys" was written by William H. Rudy and appeared in the Oct. 2, 1965 issue of The Blood-Horse.

  • Tomy Lee in the winner's circle after taking the 1958 Del Mar Futurity

    Look Back: Tomy Lee Cruises to Del Mar Futurity Win

    In conjunction with Tom Hall's Throwback Thursday features in BloodHorse Daily, BloodHorse.com each Thursday will present corresponding race stories from the pages of the magazine. This week is a recap of the 1958 Del Mar Futurity won by *Tomy Lee.

  • Hip 62, a Too Much Bling filly that was co-sale topper at $100,000

    Too Much Bling Yearlings Top Texas Sale

    A colt and filly by perennial Texas leading sire Too Much Bling each brought final bids of $100,000 to share top billing at the Texas Thoroughbred Association's summer yearling and mixed sale that saw across-the-board gains for the yearling section.

  • Shuvee wins the 1969 Coaching Club American Oaks, completing a Filly Triple Crown

    Look Back: Shuvee Completes a Filly Triple Crown

    Big, powerfully muscled Shuvee, daughter of champions Nashua and Levee, won New York's Triple Crown for Fillies by taking the $100,000-added Coaching Club American Oaks. All she had to overcome was luck.

  • Ponder's record-breaking American Derby win in 1949

    Look Back: An American Derby to Ponder

    This week is a race recap of the 1949 American Derby at Washington Park won by Ponder written by Blood-Horse staff titled "Ponder: He Sprints to Conquer." The story ran in the Sept. 3, 1949 issue of The Blood-Horse magazine.

  • Skip Away, Jose Santos up, after his 1996 Ohio Derby win

    Look Back: Skip Away Found his Footing in Ohio Derby

    This week is a race story headlined, “Skipper Shipper,” written by Steve Hettinger recapping Skip Away's victory in the 1996 Ohio Derby (G2). The story ran in the June 29, 1996 issue of The Blood-Horse.

  • Street Cry overwhelms rivals in the 2002 Stephen Foster Handicap

    Look Back: Street Cry Rolls to Stephen Foster Victory

    This week is the race recap of 2002 Stephen Foster Handicap (G1) won by Street Cry. The story, written by Lenny Shulman, carried the headline, "Street Song." The story ran in the June 22, 2002 issue of The Blood-Horse.

  • Tom Fool wins the 1953 Metropolitan Handicap

    Look Back: Tom Fool All Business in 1953 Met Mile

    This week is a column that included the headline, "A Low Curtsy for Tom Fool," written by George F. T. Ryall followed by a stakes report of the 1953 Metropolitan Handicap won by Tom Fool. Both stories ran in the May 30, 1953 issue of The Blood-Horse.

  • Dr. Marvin Cain performs an acupuncture procedure on a horse in 1986

    Dr. Marvin Cain, 86, Dies

    Dr. Marvin Cain, who advanced acupuncture therapies in Thoroughbreds in the early 1980s, died Aug. 6 at 86.

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