The Saturday Special – Feb. 4

Weekends like this are made for sojourns to all points south, fireplaces or at the very lease hunkering down on the couch with a warm beverage and an even warmer blanket. Welcome to the deep freeze edition of The Saturday Special, a week removed from the Pegasus Day edition when temps were in the mid-70s … Read more

Nifty at 9: Red Knight still going strong

Editor’s note: Reprinted from the New York Thoroughbred Breeders’ Inc.’s website. Tom Egan and Chad Stewart strategized a plan late last year to give Red Knight a break after the Grade 1, $4 million Breeders’ Cup Turf in advance of a 9-year-old campaign in 2023. “How long should we turn him out here?” Egan asked … Read more

Master craftsman: Mott adds Pegasus to Hall of Fame resume

Bill Mott sauntered down the steps at the end of Gulfstream Park’s truncated grandstand, to the ground level from the box seats after turning the seventh Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes into a showcase of his skills. Binoculars in one hand and a program in the other, Mott walked past fellow horsemen and horseplayers, so-called … Read more

Pegasus Day Special – 2023

The first big racing day of the year comes Saturday in South Florida – Pegasus World Cup Day replete with a stakes-laden card at Gulfstream Park. The Grade 1, $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational tops the day with a field that lacks a true superstar but features plenty of depth. Gone are the days … Read more

Flightline crowned Horse of the Year

Edited NTRA Press Release. The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Daily Racing Form, and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters announced this evening that Flightline, who captivated Thoroughbred racing fans with three dominating performances in New York, California and Kentucky last year, was named the 2022 Horse of the Year at the conclusion of the 52nd annual Eclipse Awards … Read more

The Saturday Special – January 7

Happy New Year and welcome back to The Special for 2023. We took a bit of a hiatus for the holiday season, with spotty appearances here and there but we’re back with another big weekend of racing. We’ll kick things off with some of the favorites, and catch up one some news from 2022. Here’s … Read more

Tom Law wins Eclipse Award

Tom Law, managing editor at ST Publishing and a longtime Thoroughbred racing writer, will receive an Eclipse Award for his coverage of the 2022 Preakness Stakes in Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred magazine. Law’s story about Early Voting’s win in the second jewel of the Triple Crown was recognized in the News/Enterprise category of the annual media Eclipse … Read more

The Saturday Special – Dec. 10

Rolling toward the end of 2022 and sure signs the winds of winter are on the way. Woodbine winds down its meet while Oaklawn Park revs up for the season in Hot Springs. Aqueduct, Fair Grounds and Los Alamitos keep things rolling after a strong few days to kick off December last weekend. A somewhat … Read more

The Saturday Special – Dec. 3

The holidays are here. Well, almost at least. Thanksgiving in the books and into the final month of 2022 we go. The first Saturday in December always packs a decent punch, with the closing of Del Mar’s Bing Crosby meeting, a graded-stakes quartet at Aqueduct, jump racing overseas and plenty more to keep one occupied … Read more

Godolphin’s ‘A wish that came true’ tells story of Cody’s Wish

Godolphin recently released a short documentary telling the story of a very special bond between an exceptional boy, Cody Dorman, and his racetrack namesake, Cody’s Wish. The approximately 12-minute video tells the emotional story from the start at a Make-A-Wish event at Godolphin’s Gainsborough Farm in Versailles through the Breeders’ Cup World Championships last month … Read more