Keyword: Final Turn

  • 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.

  • Support the TCA - By Erin Crady

    Many rely on our funding for basic horse care needs, while others may use the grants to build new pastures so they can expand their facilities.

  • Reconnecting - By Rick Gold

    We need to help each potential fan, horseplayer, or owner make that personal connection.

  • Thrill of a Lifetime

    Minus the expenses, Zenyatta is a trip to Paris, France, or Florence, Italy.

  • Technology and the Racing Fan

    People want convenience, low prices, and a game that is easy to learn and play; exchange wagering fits that description.

  • Quiet Passing - By Richard R. Gross

    Sure enough, Real Quiet's early performance was underwhelming; he did not break his maiden until his seventh race as a 2-year-old.

  • 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.

  • Dreams Really Do Come True - By Randy Romero

    When I sat down at the beginning of the Hall of Fame induction ceremony last Friday in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., a thousand thoughts went racing through my mind.

  • One Site Only - By Bill Casner

    Breeders' Cup is at a crossroads. Will it continue rotating host sites annually or take the bold step of designating Santa Anita as the permanent venue for the near future? Controversy surrounds this approach.

  • Derby Weekend: Tears and Roses

    Digital media editor Evan Hammonds remembers the Derby doings of good friend John Mahan, racing enthusiast, handicapper extraordinaire, and a Thoroughbred owner.

  • Bowie Race Course

    Bowie Days - By Joe Hickey

    Adversity forged the character and the characters that gave the track a flavor all its own.

  • Remembering Betty Mabee

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

  • Commentary: Feeling the Chill

    <i> by Evan Hammonds</i> - 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

    <i> by Morton Cathro </i> - 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

    <i>by Patrice Wolfson </i> - 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

    <i> by Headley Bell </i> - 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.