Keyword: jim squires

  • Monarchos' Greatness Was Cut Way Too Short

    Monarchos was not your average Kentucky Derby winner. He and his training team of John Ward, who was listed trainer, and his wife Donna paved new ground in how to prepare a horse to win the Derby.

  • Talkin' Horses Podcast with Jim Squires

    Jim Squires answers questions about his new book, including reactions from the Thoroughbred industry, ideas for change, Monarchos, and much more. <P>Transcript Now Available!

  • Larry Jones

    Update: Squires Reacts to Jones' Ruling

    After several months, members of the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission have upheld the decision of Delaware Park stewards to suspend and fine trainer Larry Jones because of an incident this spring in which his horse, Stones River, tested positive for clenbuterol.

  • Larry Jones

    Jones Appeals Clenbuterol Suspension

    Trainer Larry Jones has appealed a seven-day suspension and $500 fine levied by the stewards at Delaware Park in connection with the highly-publicized case in which the horse Stones River tested positive for the prohibited substance Clenbuterol.

  • A to the Croft

    Breeders' Cup Focus: A to the Croft

    Though A to the Croft has been experiencing a case of "seconditis" lately in stakes company, trainer Kenny McPeek still believes the filly has enough talent to put it all together in the Oct. 27 Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) at Monmouth Park.

  • Grand Opportunity

    <i>By Jim Squires</i> -- Being both an incurable reformer and a glutton for punishment, it is hard not to be envious of the opportunity Gov. Ernie Fletcher has given his newly constituted Kentucky Horse Racing Authority.

  • Full Sister to Monarchos Born

    A full sister to Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Monarchos (by Maria's Mon) was foaled April 25 at Jim Squires' Two Bucks Farm near Versailles, Ky.

  • Dealing With MRLS on the Farm: No Magic Bullet

    Kentucky farm managers and owners are taking steps to prevent the reoccurrence of mare reproductive loss syndrome while fervently hoping last year's devastation was a one-shot deal. There are almost as many theories of what caused MRLS as there are people addressing the problem, so preventative measures differ from farm to farm.

  • Buying Culled Mare Pays Off For Breeder Squires

    No one likes to use the word "cull" when talking about broodmares. But everyone does it. In fact, if you don't, you never improve your stock. When he "retired" to Kentucky and decided to become a horse breeder 10 years ago, Jim Squires went out looking for "culled mares." They weren't hard to find. But who would have thought they included the dam of a future Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner?

  • Ray Paulick&lt;br&gt;Editor in Chief

    Memory Boost

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- In some ways, Maria's Mon was a forgotten champion when he arrived at Pin Oak Stud near Versailles, Ky., for the 1997 breeding season.