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Years after Fair Hill visit, Reid gets 2nd Super Bowl chance

After the Kansas City Chiefs dispatched the Tennessee Titans Sunday to grab a spot in Super Bowl LIV, Thoroughbred trainer Graham Motion sent a text to congratulate Chiefs coach Andy Reid.

And, like he always does, Reid responded with a thank you.

Throwback Thursday: History Maker

Gabby Gaudet made history Wednesday at Keeneland. She broke the Internet in the process – thankfully not completely – when becoming the first female to announce at a major Thoroughbred auction in North America.

TIHR Top 10 for 2019: 1

The word “great” is thrown about rather loose these days. This horse is great, this jockey, this trainer, this track, this race … you get the picture. We attached the word to champion steeplechaser McDynamo in a headline announcing his passing and there’s nothing loose about it.

TIHR Top 10 for 2019: 2

Here we go, down to two. Nothing dominated the headlines in racing more in 2019 than reports, analysis and commentary about the rash of breakdowns at Santa Anita Park. A lot came out of the crisis, aside from the gnashing of teeth from those inside the sport and suggestions on solutions from those outside.

TIHR Top 10 for 2019: 3

We mentioned previously on the countdown about the steeplechase world enduring more than its share of losses. Another hit a member of our team hard when three-time Maryland Hunt Cup winner Paddy Neilson died in early September after a bout with cancer.

TIHR Top 10 for 2019: 4

Then there were four. We’re down to the final quartet of most read stories of the year here at This Is Horse Racing and back to the most publicized annual event of the season.