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That Handicapping Show: Kentucky Turf Cup 2013

That Handicapping Show: Kentucky Turf Cup 2013

Tom LaMarra and Claire Novak handicap the Kentucky Turf Cup at Kentucky Downs this week. With a competative field, who do you think will win? Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Kentucky Turf Cup.

That Handicapping Show: Iroquois Stakes

That Handicapping Show: Iroquois Stakes

Tom LaMarra and Claire Novak handicap the Iroquois Stakes and mention the Super Derby and Masters Stakes. The Iroquois Stakes is a win and you're in race for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile. Sponsored by Racing2Day.com Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Iroquois Stakes.

Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale Preview 2013

Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale Preview 2013

Claire Novak takes us around the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sales grounds with interviews and insight into this week's sale. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales

That Handicapping Show - Jim Dandy Stakes 2013

That Handicapping Show - Jim Dandy Stakes 2013

Tom LaMarra and Claire Novak handicap the Jim Dandy Stakes this week. Can the up and coming Code West defeat the proven Palace Malice and Mylute? Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Jim Dandy Stakes.

Novak, MacAdam Win Hirsch Writing Awards

Claire Novak and Mike MacAdam earned honors in fourth annual Joe Hirsch Memorial Writing Contest, named after legendary Turf scribe, for articles chronicling 2012 Belmont Stakes.

THS: Breeders' Cup

THS: Breeders' Cup

Tom LaMarra and Claire Novak handicap a few choice races from the Breeders' Cup providing insight from past performances and on site impressions. The Classic will be covered in tomorrow's show. watch video

THS: Breeders' Cup Preview - Friday Card

THS: Breeders' Cup Preview - Friday Card

Pete and Claire examine the fields for the Friday card of Breeders' Cup weekend. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic

Mine That Bird Out of Travers Stakes

Mine That Bird Out of Travers Stakes

The Aug. 29 Shadwell Travers Stakes (gr. I) lost some of its luster hours before entries were taken Aug. 26 when it was announced that Mine That Bird, winner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), would not run in the "Mid-Summer Derby" at Saratoga Racecourse.

Surgery for Mine That Bird; Travers Still On

Surgery for Mine That Bird; Travers Still On

Mine That Bird, winner of the 2009 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), will have surgery Aug. 18 to correct an entrapped epiglottis, trainer Chip Woolley said. The son of Birdstone will still be pointed for the $1-million Shadwell Travers Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga on Aug. 29.

Setback for Jockey Douglas in Recovery

Setback for Jockey Douglas in Recovery

Jockey Rene Douglas, seriously injured in a May 23 racing accident at Arlington Park, suffered a setback in his recovery process June 21 when he was transferred from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago back to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Exercise Rider Parker Buckley Dies

Exercise Rider Parker Buckley Dies

Former jockey Parker Buckley, an exercise rider for trainer Steve Asmussen, died Aug. 19 at Albany Medical Center in Albany, N.Y., following an Aug. 18 accident on the Oklahoma training track at Saratoga Race Course.

Inside Track: Tribute to a Champion

Inside Track: Tribute to a Champion

In the back of the courtyard at the Lane's End stallion barn, a new equine figure has been given permanent residence. It is a life-sized bronze of the farm's greatest stallion, A.P. Indy, commissioned by co-breeder William S. Farish.

Inside Track: A Natural

Inside Track: A Natural

She may have been Miss Preakness 2008, but Maggie Wolfendale spent more time on Pimlico's backstretch than she did around the grandstand in the days leading up to the Preakness Stakes (gr. I)

Inside Track: Great Expectations

Inside Track: Great Expectations

On the morning of April 30, as the eyes of the nation turned to Churchill Downs for the upcoming running of the 134th Kentucky Derby, a Brook Ledge horse van arrived at Stephens Thoroughbreds in Ocala, Fla.

Morning Line: It's All in the Draw

Morning Line: It's All in the Draw

The best drama in Louisville today takes place in the racing office on the backside at Churchill Downs. It's the pill pull to see what order post positions will be drawn later this afternoon in the made-for-television post position show on ESPN.

Inside Track: Colton Riding for 4,000

Inside Track: Colton Riding for 4,000

To say that Robert Colton is back in the saddle could be slightly misleading, since he never really left. The 51-year-old jockey has been galloping horses since he stopped race riding in 2002, but now he's donning silks in an attempt to reach a specific milestone. Colton wants to ride 4,000 winners.

Commentary: Genuine Talent

By - Claire Novak - Members of the racing industry noted Bill Hartack's Nov. 26 death at 74 with more sorrow than one would expect, given his enigmatic reputation.

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