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Noble Mission colt Sold Out
Noble Mission colt Sold Out

This yearling son of multiple Group I winner Noble Mission definitely carries a strong resemblance to his powerful sire line.  Below are photos of his grand sire Galileo and his uncle Frankel (who is a full brother to Noble Mission).  The likeness is uncanny. This yearling son of multiple Group I winner Noble Mission definitely […]

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Managing an Aging Superstar
Managing an Aging Superstar

Hall of Fame baseball manager Tony La Russa was once quoted as saying,“One of the most complex tasks in sports is the challenge of managing an aging superstar.”     LaRussa’s difficulties with fellow HOFer, St Louis Cardinal shortstop Ozzie Smith (whom he managed at the end of The Wizard’s spectacular career) are well chronicled. […]

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Don’t Be That Guy — Tom Bellhouse on Taking Losses in Stride
Don’t Be That Guy — Tom Bellhouse on Taking Losses in Stride

Are you “that guy”?  I used to be him. You know him…He's your buddy, your fellow partner, or maybe even you. He's the guy, who no matter the outcome of a race, can explain to you why his horse should have won and can detail the shortcomings of the ride, the break, the post, the […]

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Tom Bellhouse: There’s No Shame in Running in Claiming Races
Tom Bellhouse: There’s No Shame in Running in Claiming Races

What's the toughest decision you may face as a Thoroughbred racehorse owner? I would argue it is whether or not to place your horse in a claiming race. Most owners, including myself, try to look at their horses with a "glass half full" approach, believing that their talent level and performance are always on the […]

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Four Pros and Cons of Owning With a Racing Partnership
Four Pros and Cons of Owning With a Racing Partnership

by Terry Finley Partnerships allow thousands of people to get involved in owning a racehorse for a fraction of the cost of doing it on their own.  I’d love to tell you there’s not a single drawback to going this route, but it’s true that racing partnerships aren’t for everyone. The question is not “are […]

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Tom Bellhouse on Eclipse Award Leading Trainer Nominee Dale Romans
Tom Bellhouse on Eclipse Award Leading Trainer Nominee Dale Romans

If only I could pick horses this well… One of my favorite parts of the Saratoga meet is getting the opportunity to see most of our horses and trainers on a daily basis. I get to witness, up close, the inner workings and styles of the various horsemen and their respective barns. I love walking […]

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