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Things to Do In Del Mar During Racing Season

Family Friendly  Try Flower Child across from Milton’s. You never know who might run into there. Head to Milton’s Deli for breakfast or an early lunch. This is a favorite spot amongst jockeys and trainers. Take a sandwich from Board and Brew and walk or drive to the beach, Seagrove Park, or Powerhouse Park to […]

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 your coffee and copy of the Saratoga Special newspaper at the Morning Line. It’s even money you’ll see the West Point team and Partners. Attend […]

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 on here, and what happens next? Stakes races are a planner’s dream in racing. Unless weather or something unusual comes into play, the date is […]

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 owner understandably is eager for progress … and a timeline—how long til my horse will be back to the races? Well we know by now […]

The Condition Book: How It Works and Types of Races for Thoroughbred Racehorses

When are we running? That’s probably the most popular question any Thoroughbred racing manager or trainer is asked. While the question is rather simple, the answer is not always as easy. Why? Well, owners and trainers are really at the mercy of the track’s racing secretary, the person who writes the condition book, also known […]

The many ways to watch a race online

By Jeff Lowe Okay, so your horse is entered, now where to go online to watch the race? The good news is that watching a horse from somewhere other than the racetrack has never been easier, both in the availability and quality of live video, with most tracks now streaming in high definition. But there […]

Ins and Outs of Optional Claiming Races

We wanted to cover a type of race that by its nature can be a bit of confusing. When you throw in the possibility of someone claiming your horse in the process, it is an important topic to unpack and, hopefully, explain in case there’s any confusion. An optional claiming race is both a claiming […]

13 Easy Ways to Grow Thoroughbred Racing
Monday, December 9, 2019

13 Easy Ways to Grow Thoroughbred Racing

I want to share my ideas as a young person in the sport. If you’re reading this, chances are you love Thoroughbreds and racing. I want my grandchildren to experience horse racing like I’ve been so blessed to experience. It sounds simple, but we all really need to do our part to bring in new […]

What Do Racehorses Eat? 35,000 Calories and Counting

by Jeff Lowe Feeding a racehorse : It’s all about energy. These are athletes in high-level training. The goal is to get them to an ideal body condition for training and racing while giving them enough fuel for them to perform in the morning and in the afternoon. Like an Olympic athlete, say a Michael […]

What Does West Point Thoroughbreds Do With Retired Racehorses?
Monday, October 7, 2019

What Does West Point Thoroughbreds Do With Retired Racehorses?

When we speak with prospective owners, it’s pretty clear they come to us loving Thoroughbred racing and appreciating the horse itself. There is a deep respect for the sheer beauty and an awe of the racehorse as an athlete. In discussing ownership, our conversations inevitably turn to “What happens to horses when they can no […]