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Final ‘Stretch’ for racing TV show

Mark Cusano gave up one career that required working most weekends nearly four decades ago for another that did just about the same and he doesn’t look back with even the slightest tinge of regret.

Throwback Thursday: The Lure of It

Claiborne Farm’s Hall of Famer Lure passed away Wednesday at the age of 28, triggering tributes and look backs at the career of the legendary two-time winner of the Breeders’ Cup Mile.

Guest Column: Wonderful Winx

I have been in Australia for nearly three months as part of the Godolphin Flying Start program. The stint could not have been timed more perfectly, as I have been privileged to see Winx run five times in part of her astonishing campaign.

Jumping Around Podcast: Talking Fair Hill

Part of Thoroughbred racing in one way or another since the 1930s, Maryland's iconic Fair Hill property is home to plenty of horse activity – racing, training, eventing, showing, fox hunting, trail riding and everything else in between. New efforts are underway to substantially upgrade the outdoor event space at Fair Hill to host a four-star event, additional days of racing and more. Terry Hasseltine and Ross Peddicord, of the Maryland Sports Commission and Maryland Horse Industry Board respectively, stopped in to talk about some of the progress. 

Guest column: Unbreakable Bond

Take notes they said. Record or write down all the stories he tells you. When people told me that as I was growing older, I never fully understood the weight behind it.

“He’s 75, he’s forgotten more than most people in this game will ever learn,” we’d say.

Time To Write

It’s about 4:40 in the afternoon Travers Day and the field is heading from the paddock to the track for the Grade 1 Sword Dancer. I’m covering the race for The Saratoga Special and I’m fixated on the Aiden O’Brien runner Idaho.