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Things to Do In Del Mar During Racing Season

Family Friendly Have an organic latte while you wait for a table at Claire’s on Cedros in Solana Beach.  Grab a great burger and beer at Chief’s Burgers and Brew […]

Things to Do in Saratoga This Summer

Get up early. We mean really early. Head to the backside to watch morning training and then watch some works from the frontside after the break. Make sure you grab […]

Friday, December 16, 2022

Favorite Winter Racetrack?

By Jeff Lowe The Thoroughbred Daily News had a love-letter kind of piece on Aqueduct today and spurred me to think through a short list of favorite winter racetracks. Years […]

Should I Buy A Yearling or a 2-Year-Old With A Thoroughbred Partnership?

By Jeff Lifson The Keeneland September yearling is upon us (check out the catalog) and it’s a good time to answer the age-old question, should I buy a yearling or […]

Monday, July 25, 2022

Our Horse Didn’t Break Well — Just Give Him More Gate Schooling!

Originally published January 2017 Well, sort of.  A horse breaking a step slow isn’t always a bad thing. I’ll explain… Earlier this week at Palm Beach Downs, I had a […]

Monday, May 9, 2022

What Happens When Your Horse’s Race Doesn’t Fill?

Your horse has a race date but then, nothing happens. No entry notification, and then word comes that the race has been pushed back, that it “didn’t go.” What’s going […]

An Often Overlooked Benefit of Racing Partnerships: Lasting Friendships
Saturday, August 28, 2021

An Often Overlooked Benefit of Racing Partnerships: Lasting Friendships

Long time horse racing enthusiast and horse owner Sharon Balfe shares her thoughts on the unique role Saratoga plays in nurturing one of the often overlooked benefits of joining a […]

Should I Buy A Yearling or a 2 Year Old With A Thoroughbred Partnership?

Should I Buy A Yearling or a 2 Year Old With A Thoroughbred Partnership?

By Jeff Lifson Let’s start with the simple truth here, before this headline raises your blood pressure to the point of “Call the ambulance and bring my bathrobe and slippers […]

How Long Is a Racehorse’s Comeback Trail?

By Jeff Lowe Tom Petty was right, the waiting is the hardest part. When a racehorse owner has a horse who needs a break from training, anticipation builds, and an […]

The Thoroughbred Condition Book: How It Works & Race Types

The Thoroughbred Condition Book: How It Works & Race Types

Thoroughbred Racing Condition Book Podcast Watch this educational podcast about the condition book to learn about the stratifications of Thoroughbred racehorse placement, explained in layman’s terms by our West Point […]