Headed to the Breeders' Cup Turf at Santa Anita in a few days, Hardest Core put in his last proper work before the Grade 1 stakes Sunday in Pennsylvania for trainer Eddie Graham. It's a unique workout, requiring two trips up a hill on a turf gallop at Fat Chance Farm. Photos by Nolan Clancy.
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It’s official. Icabad Crane is “America’s Most Wanted Thoroughbred.”
Icabad Crane is continuing his steady progress up the ladder in three-day eventing. He makes his debut at training level today at the Fair Hill Summer Horse Trials with Olympian Phillip Dutton in the saddle. During a recent visit, Dutton had plenty to say about Icabad Crane – his education, his work ethic, and his ever-burgeoning fan base.
Ron Winchell's star filly Untapable, winner of the Kentucky Oaks in May, made her New York debut in smashing style on Saturday, taking the Grade 1, $300,000 Mother Goose by 9 1/4 lengths for trainer Steve Asmussen and jockey John Velazquez, subbing for injured Rosie Napravnik. Photographer Tod Marks has the day in pictures (www.todmarks.photoshelter.com)
Last week saw the end of the yearling sales season in North America and the release of the 2014 Jockey Club Report of Mares Bred. Let’s take a look at some figures and trends from the Jockey Club data followed by some insights on 2014 yearling averages.
Photographer Tod Marks looks back at the stakes races he covered on this spring's NSA circuit.
The last race was simply too bad to be true. The racetrack wasn’t to her liking. She’s reached that point in the year, and maybe her career, when she’s had enough with the whole racetrack thing.
Photographer Tod Marks shares memories of Belmont Stakes Day. This is part 1. Stay tuned for part 2.
Icabad Crane has passed all the tests. It’s no longer a question of “Can he?” or “Will he?” get the hang of his new career in combined training – he’s proven his ability and his affinity for the job. Now back at Phillip Dutton’s farm in West Grove, Pa., Icabad Crane is considered by the trainer to be “well ahead of the curve.”