Keyword: Esther Marr

  • Inside Track: Second Chances

    When Windswept Lady arrived at Shannon Hahn's Argyle, N.Y-based Double L Stable Equine Rescue and Sanctuary near Saratoga Springs with her newborn foal, the outlook looked grim for the granddaughter of Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew.

  • Inside Track: A True Original

    Attorney Jim Philpott has taken a lot of journeys throughout his life. And though he was casually involved with horses at a young age, he never imagined his career path after law school would eventually revolve around the Thoroughbred world.

  • Randy Gilbert

    Inside Track: Lucky Stars

    Many Thoroughbred farm workers consider themselves lucky if they played a part in buying, selling, or raising at least a couple successful horses throughout their careers.

  • Surgery Details for Springside Revealed

    Springside, who suffered a fracture to her right-front pastern after capturing the Nov. 29 Demoiselle Stakes (gr. II) by 9 1/2 lengths at Aqueduct, is recovering well at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pa.

  • The late Luke Kruytbosch was one of the honorees at the NTWA dinner Oct. 22.

    NTWA Dinner Honors Three

    National Turf Writers Assoc. hosts annual awards dinner; honors Chris McCarron, the late Luke Kruytbosch, and Turf writer Maryjean Wall.

  • Keeneland: Market for Good Horses

    With the second week of the Keeneland September yearling sale drawing to a close, numbers continue to be down, though buyers and consignors are still claiming it's a strong market for a quality horse.

  • Jim Barbetta and Michelle Mattiske

    Inside Track: Wedding at the Wire

    A relationship that began nine years ago will culminate in a wedding revolving around two passions the betrothed couple share: horse racing and Saratoga Race Course.

  • Inside Track: Happy Trails

    In the midst of the disappointments and tragedies that sometimes occur in the horse industry, it's refreshing to hear a story with not one, but two happy endings.

  • Inside Track: Burnett's Journey

    On April 28, long time racetrack worker and paraplegic Rodney Burnett began a daunting journey with a worthy mission. Burnett, 51, is currently en route to the West Coast in a covered wagon on a 2,500-mile cross country trip that began in Williston, Fla.

  • Commentary: Bye George

    <i>By - Esther Marr</i> - I've only worked in the Thoroughbred industry for two years, so I don't pretend to know the history of horse racing to the extent of most people I encounter each day in my profession.