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All quiet at Keeneland

Kurt Becker likes his spring routine. He’s honed it for more than two decades as Keeneland’s track announcer – its only announcer, sans a short stretch early in his tenure – and like everyone across the country saw it thrown off kilter in the midst of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Throwback Thursday – April 2

Kiaran McLaughlin changed direction last week, ending a successful two-plus-decade run as one of the country’s leading trainers to return to work as a jockey’s agent for Luis Saez.

Florida Derby Q&A: Jack Knowlton

It’s been 17 years since Funny Cide took Sackatoga Stable, trainer Barclay Tagg, assistant Robin Smullen on a ride of their lives, winning the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and nearly the Triple Crown. The team is back with another chance to get to the Kentucky Derby with Tiz The Law, favorite for Saturday’s Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park.

Social-media star, or ‘Bean’ for short

Rosie Margarson jokes that her parents bred her in the hopes of “free labor” and the plan appears to have worked out well for George and Gaye Margarson with their daughter involved in racing from a young age.

Throwback Thursday – Feb. 27

How did it suddenly become almost seven years since Orb provided a legend with a coveted Kentucky Derby victory?

Throwback Thursday - Feb. 20

American steeplechasing fans rejoiced at the news that top European runner Footpad is joining the Jack Fisher barn.