Keyword: Dan Liebman

  • Jerry and Ann Moss

    Mosses to Speak at UK Lecture Series

    Jerry and Ann Moss, owners of 2010 Horse of the Year and three-time champion older mare Zenyatta, will speak at the University of Kentucky Equine Initiative Distinguished Industry Lecture Series Sept. 14.

  • Buy The Book

    Once again Keeneland has listened to its customers, recently announcing changes to the structure of its September yearling sale.

  • Dan Silver

    Inside Track: NYRA's Silver Lining

    As the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) approaches, discussions often turn to the last Triple Crown winner, Affirmed in 1978, or to Secretariat's 31-length spectacle in 1973. Dan Silver, the new director of communications and media relations for the New York Racing Association, appreciates those historic races, even though he wasn't born when they occurred. Silver is only 29 years old.

  • Ricardo Benedicto

    Argentine Aspirations

    From just 14 starters, Argentina has been represented as the breeding ground of the winners of four Breeders' Cup World Championships races.

  • The 2008 Hall of Fame inductees pose with their plaques.

    Hall of Fame: It's All About the Horse

    The message at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame induction ceremony Aug. 4 was plain and simple: "It's all about the horse."

  • Commentary: Healing the Wounds

    <i> by Dan Liebman</i> - There were 417 races run on the flat in North America May 3, but only one captured the attention of the public.

  • Commentary: The Sound of Silence

    <i>by Dan Liebman</i> - After winning the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) May 2, Airdrie Stud owner Brereton Jones talked of the relationship his family has developed with trainer Larry Jones and his wife, Cindy.

  • Dan Liebman, Editor-in-chief

    Commentary: Dear John

    <i> by Dan Liebman </i> - One night during the 2007 Keeneland November sale, Eoin Harty was enjoying a leisurely dinner when the topic turned to horses, in particular those in his Southern California stable.

  • Dan Liebman,
Editor-in-chief

    Commentary: Just Like Yesterday

    <i> by Dan Liebman</i> - There are moments along the Triple Crown trail that remain forever etched in our minds. For this writer, one of those was April 27, 1978.

  • Commentary: Sales Sold

    <i> by Dan Liebman </i> - Few have the resources to do anything they want in the Thoroughbred industry. Sheikh Mohammed would be one of the exceptions.

  • Dan Liebman, Editor-in-Chief

    Commentary: The Next Steps

    <i>by Dan Liebman</i> - Alice Chandler has no intention of shooting craps in a fancy, glitzy casino. Wouldn't be the same. Now 82, she harkens back to her youth when she would try to make her point in a tack room with the men on her dad's Beaumont Farm.

  • Dan Liebman, Editor-in-Chief

    Commentary: Losing Gamble

    <i> By Dan Liebman</i> - Wallace Wilkinson did what the voters asked him to do. Steve Beshear did not.

  • Dan Liebman Editor-in-Chief

    Commentary: Detox

    <i> By Dan Liebman</i> - Imagine using something in your profession for 25 years because you believe it to be beneficial, and then having regulators take it away from you.

  • Dan Liebman, Editor in Chief

    Commentary: Right to Know

    <i>By Dan Liebman</i> - It leaves a bad taste in the collective mouths of the betting public when it believes it has been misled.

  • Dan Liebman: Editor-in-Chief

    Commentary: Fresh Start

    <i>By Dan Liebman</i> - The franchise extension is only the beginning. NYRA has many hurdles to return to profitability.

  • Dan Liebman: Editor-in-Chief

    Commentary: Half Empty

    <i>By Dan Liebman</i> - The Breeders' Cup should be a win-win for the organization and the host track.

  • Dan Liebman: Editor-in-Chief

    Commentary: 'Roid Rage

    <i>By Dan Liebman</i> - The industry has one chance to get it right or the federal government may intervene.

  • Dan Liebman: Editor-in-Chief

    Commentary: Hall Worthy

    <i>By Dan Liebman</i> - Years after Kent Hollingsworth's death, many issues he wrote about are still at the forefront.

  • Dan Liebman: Editor-in-Chief

    Commentary: Holding Court

    <i>By Dan Liebman</i> - A contemporary of Bob Courtney's was asked how he would best describe the 86-year-old owner of Crestfield Farm, who retired from selling horses following the Keeneland January sale. "If you asked 100 people who the most honest guy in the sale pavilion is, all 100 would say Bob Courtney," he said.

  • Blood-Horse Launches Stallion Tour

    Blood-Horse Publications has announced the launch of its Blood-Horse New Stallions Tour, a specialized online video library available on BloodHorse.com and BloodHorseNOW.com.

  • Dan Liebman: Editor-in-Chief

    Commentary: Broad Cast

    <i>By Dan Liebman</i> - During dinner with colleagues the night of Dec. 29, a member of the party returned to the table and mentioned how the New York Giants were leading the New England Patriots in the fourth quarter. A television in an adjacent room was showing the game on CBS.

  • Dan Liebman: Editor-in-Chief

    Commentary: Hall of a Career

    <i>By - Dan Liebman</i> - I never met Dale Baird. In fact, I never even saw one of his horses win in person. But in 2005 I voted for him to gain inclusion in racing's Hall of Fame.

  • Dan Liebman: Editor-in-Chief

    Commentary: By the Numbers

    <i>By - Dan Liebman</i> - Usually, if sales of young horses are up, so too are sales of broodmares and broodmare prospects. As this issue devoted to the auction market shows, 2007 was a bit different.

  • Dan Liebman: Editor-in-Chief

    Commentary: Pitching In

    <i>By - Dan Liebman</i> - Compile a list of important issues facing the Thoroughbred industry in 2008 and integrity would surely be included. Well, racing is not alone.

  • Dan Liebman: Editor-in-Chief

    Commentary: Another World

    <i>By - Dan Liebman</i> - On Dec. 9, the Cathay Pacific International Races were held in Hong Kong. The following day, the Breeders' Cup announced it was adding three new races to its World Championships program. The terms "international" and "world" may imply the same thing, but there is little that is similar about the two events.

  • Dan LiebmanEditor-in-Chief

    Commentary: Step Lively

    <i>By - Dan Liebman</i> - In 2007, at least one Thoroughbred flat race was run at 129 different racetracks in North America (another 24 ran steeplechase races only). Of those racetracks, nine now have a synthetic track surface.

  • Dan Liebman
Editor-in-Chief

    Commentary: Rough Ride

    <i>By - Dan Liebman</i> - In some ways, jockeys are no different than coal miners, oil-rig workers, and police and firemen. There is inherent risk in their everyday job. But you can't think about the risk. To dwell on it would make the job impossible to perform.

  • Dan Liebman
Editor-in-Chief

    Commentary: Performance-based

    <i>By - Dan Liebman</i> - In a perfect world, professional athletes would all have one-year contracts. The results of their previous season would determine whether or not they would receive a raise for the following year.

  • Dan Liebman
Editor-in-Chief

    Commentary: One Small Step

    <i>By - Dan Liebman</i> - It was an item that didn't draw many headlines. But, as Neil Armstrong so eloquently said about one small step, it can lead to a giant leap.

  • Dan Liebman
Editor-in-Chief

    Commentary: Cloud Cover

    <i>By - Dan Liebman</i> - "Trainer of record" is important, but in many ways, it is a meaningless term.

  • Dan Liebman
Editor-in-Chief

    Commentary: To Market

    <i>By - Dan Liebman</i> - There were many longtime industry participants at Monmouth Park Oct. 26-27 for the first Breeders' Cup World Championships spread over two days. But perhaps more importantly, there was a newcomer to the sport intently watching the goings on.

  • Dan Liebman
Editor-in-Chief

    Commentary: Have Courage

    <i>By - Dan Liebman</i> It was a routine early December night in Kentucky, when suddenly residents of South Frankfort were startled by late night fireworks. The pyrotechnics display from near the state capitol could mean only one thing -- Kentucky's first female governor had closed the deal to land the Toyota manufacturing plant.

  • Dan Liebman
Editor-in-Chief

    Commentary: Short of the Mark

    <i> By Dan Liebman</i> - The preliminary recommendations of the Sales Integrity Task Force were released Oct. 15, and though the diligent work of the group is admirable, it fell far short of providing a strong blueprint for needed changes in the public auction arena.

  • Video Q&A With Dan Liebman

    Dan Liebman, newly appointed editor-in-chief, took part in a video question-and-answer session Oct. 12.

  • Dan Liebman&lt;br&gt;Executive Editor

    Commentary: Substandard

    <i>By Dan Liebman</i> - For baby boomers, 60 is the new 40; for airlines, 6 a.m. is the new 8 a.m.; and, according to a recent advertisement in <i>The Blood-Horse</i>, for the Thoroughbred industry, 6% stakes winners from foals is the new "gold standard."

  • Dan Liebman&lt;br&gt;Executive Editor

    Commentary: Running Start

    <i>By Dan Liebman</i> - Thankfully, someone at the time did have an interest in standing Danzig, Storm Cat, and Mr. Prospector, respectively. And, our breed has been changed forever because of their decisions.

  • Dan Liebman&lt;br&gt;Executive Editor

    Commentary: Howdy, Partner

    <i>By Dan Liebman</i> - What was the most interesting thing about the $2.2 million sale topper of the annual Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale was not the breeder, consignor, or sire of the colt, but the buyer and underbidder.

  • Commentary: Chip In

    <i>By Dan Liebman</i> - Pre-sale surgeries didn't keep horses such as Real Quiet and Curlin from becoming classic winners. Disclosure wouldn't have, either.

  • Commentary: Follow That Car

    <i>By Dan Liebman</i> - But just imagine if the owner of every racetrack in North America could agree to do what is best for the sport overall, realizing what is best for all is best for one. Think of one network carrying every race televised across the continent with a cohesive schedule understood by fans.