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Racing’s Leading Worldwide Source of News & Information
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TDN Writers’ Room for October 16, 2019

How do we make TDN Rising Stars? While the writers discuss the week’s races, the Breeders’ Cup and the divisional championships, it’s the behind-the-scenes look into how Rising Stars are made that will capture the industry’s interest this week. Tune in...
Sue Finley author

TDN Writers’ Room for October 10, 2019

What Breeders’ Cup race should Omaha Beach choose? The TDN Writers make their case for the Classic. Check in with 30 minutes of interesting racing news and opinion with Joe Bianca, Brian DiDonato and Alan Carasso. And, after missing last week’s podcast...
Sue Finley author

Behold. Her.

With four Eclipse Awards, three Breeders’ Cup victories, 11 Grade I wins and over $6 million in earnings, Beholder is truly the horse of a lifetime-of many lifetimes, really. The future Hall of Famer has accomplished what most can only dream about and ...
Sue Finley author

TDN Writers’ Room for October 2, 2019

TDN Senior Editor Steve Sherack makes his TDN podcast debut today, joining Joe Bianca, Brian DiDonato and DJ Stables’ Jon Green. The writers debate the Vino Rosso DQ, talk Horse of the Year picture, and spend a little bit of time mocking Bill Finley, w...
Sue Finley author

TDN Writers’ Room for September 25, 2019

This week, the writers talk about the three-year-old picture after the disruptive Pennsylvania Derby, which did nothing to clarify the division. We recap the weekend’s races, and look ahead to this week. The TDN team also welcomes Jon Green back to the...
Sue Finley author

Keeneland Life’s Work Project: John Phillips

His grandfather’s greatest achievements, on the Turf, were all about looking outward; about opening minds and dismantling boundaries. Listening to John Phillips, however, you realize that the impetus for the whole adventure–for the mutual enlightenment...
Sue Finley author

TDN Writers’ Room for September 18, 2019

This week, the writers–Joe Bianca, Alan Carasso and Bill Finley–talk about the story about the Justify Scopolamine positive, the three-year-old picture, the upcoming Pennsylvania Derby and Cotillion Stakes at Parx, and next year’s Derby picture. Plus, ...
Sue Finley author

The Man O’ War Project

Of all the terrible things that mankind has inflicted upon one another, there is none so terrible as war. Estimates of the total number of people killed in war in the history of the world range up to a billion lives, and for the combatants, oftentimes ...
Sue Finley author

Newmarket: A Place of Wonder for the Racehorse

It has been 400 years since the first Spring Meeting was run at Newmarket, during the reign of James I, in 1619. While racing took place in different guises and at other locations around the world before that time, the formalised sport of horseracing a...
Sue Finley author

Horologist Owner Cameron Beatty is Getting a Second Chance at Life

Saturday, 27-year-old Cameron Beatty will watch his filly Horologist compete as one of the favorites in the $1 million Cotillion Stakes at Parx. Just eight years ago, however, he thought he had lost everything when a motorcycle accident cost him his co...
Sue Finley author

TDN Writers’ Room Podcast: September 12

This week, Joe Bianca, Alan Carasso and Bill Finley discuss the astronomical returns at Keeneland, the upcoming weekend’s racing, and Finley’s horrible understanding of the apostrophe rule.
Sue Finley author

The Curragh: Ireland’s Bedrock of Champions

The Curragh has recently undergone a much publicised €80 million redevelopment, but it is much more than just a racecourse. Set in Ireland’s Thoroughbred heartland of Kildare, it is home to the country’s largest training centre and more than 800 raceho...
Sue Finley author

TDN Writers Room: September 5, 2019

In this week’s TDN Writers’ Room podcast, Joe Bianca, Brian DiDonato and Bill Finley welcome Jon Green from DJ Stables. Green co-authors the TDN’s popular tax column, Proven Strategies, with his father Len Green as part of the accounting firm The Green...
Sue Finley author

Keeneland Life’s Work Project: Seth Hancock

“You ever see me around the sales wearing short pants, you better run for cover-because the world’s getting ready to come to an end.” Seth Hancock is remembering Swale. Bittersweet animal! He slaked Claiborne’s ancestral thirst for a Kentucky Derby, tr...
Sue Finley author

Writers’ Room Episode 1: Thursday August 29 2019

Welcome to the Writers Room, the first edition of the new weekly TDN Podcast. Today, writers Joe Bianca, Alan Carasso and Bill Finley wrap up the Travers Stakes, the Personal Ensign Stakes, and the rest of the week’s racing. They debate the three-year-...
Sue Finley author

The Incontri: A Magical Meeting in Siena

The experience of sitting in a semi-darkened church overlooking the Val d’Orcia, one of Italy’s most beautiful vistas, with just around 200 other people and listening to this music is so profound, and such a rare chance to focus in today’s world full o...
Sue Finley author

Magic In Chile: Taking a Wine Tour on Horseback

It is easy to think of ‘The Cowboy’ as an American entity, but plenty of other cultures have their own equivalent. As part of the celebration for the G1 Longines Gran Premio Latinoamericano—which was won by Ya Primo (Chi), who since ran second for Chad...
Sue Finley author

David Burke: A Celebrity Chef with Racing Connections

Not unlike the rise of supertrainers in racing, the last decade has given birth to the rise of the super celebrity chef-restaurateurs who operate in multiple locations, compete in televised competitions, and have their own shows on the Food Network. Da...
Sue Finley author

Serena’s Song: Still Going Strong at Denali at 27

There were few people more visible in the highest echelons of the sport of horse racing in the 1990s than Bob and Beverly Lewis. The California couple spent large sums at the yearling sales and were rewarded with six champions-including two Kentucky De...
Sue Finley author

King Leatherbury

King T. Leatherbury is a horse racing legend, but not in the manner of a Bob Baffert or a Wayne Lukas. Leatherbury has been grinding it out since with 1958, primarily with claiming horses. But the 85-year-old trainer has been so good at what he does th...
Sue Finley author

Chuck Zacney

Owner Chuck Zacney had quite the run in 2005 when Afleet Alex (Afleet) won the GI Preakness and GI Belmont and was named champion 3-year-old male. He’s had a good horse here and there over the next many years, but nothing like the duo he’s ready to lau...
Sue Finley author

John Gosden

Not that anyone necessarily needed reminding, but John Gosden proved at this year’s Breeders’ Cup that not only is he one of most gifted trainers in the sport, he is among the most durable. Way back in 1984, the then-33-year-old trainer won a race at t...
Sue Finley author

John Sadler

After he won the GI Breeders’ Cup Classic with Accelerate (Lookin at Lucky) John Sadler said the story wasn’t about him. He wanted all the glory to go to the horse. But he was only partially right, as Sadler was widely admired for how he guided Acceler...
Siara Spreen author

Oisin Murphy

It’s not the least bit uncommon for European jockeys to win a Breeders’ Cup race, but the names are usually familiar ones…like Frankie Dettori, or Ryan Moore. But this year it could be that the star among the European jockeys in the Breeders’ Cup is a ...
Siara Spreen author

Jim McIngvale

Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale has been known for his innovative nature, his enthusiasm, his philanthropy and for owning some fast horses. Now, he’s about to make his mark as a stallion owner. Runhappy (Super Saver), the brilliant sprinter he owned who ...
Siara Spreen author

30 Years After Personal Ensign’s Distaff

It its 34-year history and over hundreds of races, the Breeders’ Cup has provided many a thrill and many a great race. But virtually everyone agrees that one race stands alone, that the 1988 Distaff, won by Personal Ensign, was the greatest Breeders’ C...
Sue Finley author

Tom Ludt

Tom Ludt has done a lot in the horse racing industry. He was the president of Vinery, the chairman of the Breeders’ Cup and has worked for the Stronach Group. But never has he been involved with a project as ambitious as Phoenix Thoroughbreds. Ludt was...
Siara Spreen author

Trevor Denman

Trevor Denman burst onto the announcing scene in 1983 when the South African was hired to call the Oak Tree meet at Santa Anita. American racing fans had never heard anyone quite like him. He didn’t just announce a race; he painted a picture. He had a ...
Sue Finley author

Pat Cummings

What is The Thoroughbred Idea Foundation? According to the press release announcing its formation, it been established to create an active forum for the exchange and curation of ideas which will improve the overall prospects for the Thoroughbred indust...
Sue Finley author

Ahmed Zayat

A new chapter in the career of American Pharoah will begin July 10 in Lexington, Kentucky when his first crop of yearlings sells at the Fasig-Tipton July Sale. This is not just another first crop sire, but a sire who become the first Triple Crown winne...
Sue Finley author

Dennis Drazin

The Supreme Court has ruled that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 is unconstitutional and the floodgates are about to open, with legalized sports betting expected to be up and running in dozens of states within the next few ye...
Sue Finley author

Bob Baffert

He did it again. On May 5, Bob Baffert won his fifth Kentucky Derby and did so with style as Justify lived up to the tremendous hype that followed him into the starting gate after his win in the GI Santa Anita Derby. The Preakness is next and already t...
Sue Finley author

Duncan Taylor

Everyone knows that there are not enough horses to go around to adequately fill the 40,0000 races that will be run in North America this year. But to say there is a horse shortage is to simplify things. One of the reasons there is a horse shortage is b...
Sue Finley author

Ogden Phipps II

You certainly know the given name Ogden and the surname Phipps, but you may not know much about this particular Odgen Phipps.  He is Ogden Phipps II, the 40-year-old son of Odgen Mills “Dinny” Phipps, who passed away in April, 2016. Going back to the l...
Siara Spreen author

Michael Wallace

The China Horse Club is a relatively new name in American horse racing, but it has wasted little time letting the world know that it intends on being nothing less than a major player on the U.S. racing scene. The Horse Club had a breakthrough when Abel...
Sue Finley author

Emmeline Hill

Emmeline Hill is Associate Professor of Equine Science at University College Dublin and, along with trainer Jim Bolger, was the co-founder of Equinome Ltd. She is now Chief Science Officer for the equine science company Plusvital Ltd, a world leader in...
Sue Finley author

Criquette Head-Maarek

On February 1, Criquette Head-Maarek will retire, concluding one of the greatest careers any trainer has ever had. A member of what one may call France’s first family of racing, she has won the Arc de Triomphe three times, established herself at a time...
Siara Spreen author

Ron Paolucci

Two things are certain about Ron Paolucci-his enthusiasm for the sport is unsurpassed and he thinks outside the box. That’s why it comes as no surprise that not only will he partake for the second straight year in the GI Pegasus World Cup, but he has t...
Lia author

Louis Cella

A lot has changed in racing since 1904, but one thing has remained the same. When it comes to Oaklawn Park, for the last 114 years the person in charge has been named Cella. Following the death of Oaklawn owner Charles J. Cella in December, his son Lou...
Sue Finley author

Mandy Pope

Mandy Pope is a breeder, an owner, an equestrian. She’s also a collector, but not of fine art or vintage wines, but of great broodmares. Since 2011, she has purchased some of the greatest mares ever to race at the fall breeding stock sales at Fasig Tip...
The TDN author

Tim Ritvo

Few people have come as far and as fast in this sport as Tim Ritvo has. Starting out as a jockey on the Massachusetts Fair circuit, he went on to become a trainer and then the head man at Gulfstream Park for the Stronach Group. Today, he’s much more th...
Sue Finley author

Marshall Gramm

He’s the son of an economist who also happens to be a former United States Senator and a one-time candidate for the Republican nomination for he presidency. Marshall Gramm did follow his father’s path, at least when it comes to economics. The younger G...
Sue Finley author

Craig Fravel

Formerly the president and general manager of Del Mar, Craig Fravel will be returning home for this year’s Breeders’ Cup. The CEO and President of the organization talks to the TDN about this year’s championship event, and where he sees the Breeders’ C...
Sue Finley author

Gary West

Gary West has had great success as a hospital administrator, running a private equity firm and in particular in the field of telecommunications. Along with his wife Mary, West founded the West Corporation in 1985, which went on to become one of the lar...
Sue Finley author

Corey Johnsen

When Corey Johnsen and Ray Reid took over Kentucky Downs in 2007, they were handed the reins of a track that had had financial problems and was little more than a blip on the radar when it came to the national racing scene. Today, Johnsen, the presiden...
Sue Finley author

Bill Thomason

Keeneland is unique in that it is both a sales company and a racetrack, which means its president and CEO Bill Thomason must be well versed in just about all aspects of the sport. Thomason took over the head roles in 2012 and his steady leadership has ...
Sue Finley author

Kosta Hronis

To those outside racing, Kosta Hronis is best known as the CEO, CFO and President of Hronis Inc, a family run fruit farm in California’s San Joaquin Valley. But around the racetrack, Kosta is known as one of two brothers behind one of the most successf...
Sue Finley author

Craig Bernick

Craig Bernick is very passionate about racing. You know that as soon as he starts talking about the many things he likes and doesn’t like about horse racing. The President and COO of Glen Hill Farm, a board member of the Breeders’ Cup and the Thoroughb...
Sue Finley author

Terence Collier

Think Fasig-Tipton, and you think Terence Collier. In many ways, he’s been the voice and face of one of the world’s most famous sales companies since 1976. By way of Cobham, England, Collier has been a huge part of American racing for over 40 years. Co...
Justin O'Brien author

Angel Cordero and Jerry Bailey

When it comes to the greatest riders in the history of Saratoga, there have been many, but two names top the list, Angel Cordero Jr. and Jerry Bailey. Between them, they’ve won 21 Saratoga titles, 14 for Cordero and seven for Bailey. The two Hall of Fa...
Justin O'Brien author