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How a Racehorse Named Afleet Alex Kept Our Daughter Alex's Legacy Alive

Jay Scott | Posted 05.01.2015 | Impact
Jay Scott

My wife Liz and I knew nothing about horse racing at the time, but in our minds, we thought, why not? We soon learned that the owners had undersold the ability of the horse, he was more than "pretty good."

'The Ride Stuff'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 12.02.2012 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

As a guy who is often compared to the back end of a horse, I had always wanted to see how the other half lives. I got a chance recently when I met Frank, the mane man at Greenlawn Equestrian Center on Long Island, N.Y., where I had gone for a horseback riding lesson.

Virginia Property Where Secretariat Was Born Is Sold

AP | ZINIE CHEN SAMPSON | Posted 07.22.2012 | DC

DOSWELL, Va. — The Virginia property where Triple Crown winner Secretariat was born has been sold at a foreclosure auction for more than $5 mill...

The Moral Case for Gambling

Jonathan_Miller | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics

Accordingly, my support for gay marriage and legalized marijuana is not reliant on an "anything goes" worldview, but rather that these policies would fundamentally strengthen society and better address its public moral needs. The same holds true for my philosophy toward gambling.

Coming Up: New York Task Force to Make Recommendations for Race Horse Retirement and Aftercare

Liz O'Connell | Posted 02.22.2012 | Sports
Liz O'Connell

We have the opportunity to forge a program in New York where we have both the finest horse racing and a secure and humane retirement program for the equine athletes.

Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation Corrects the Record, Calls for Industry Funding

George Grayson | Posted 07.05.2011 | Sports
George Grayson

This past week, the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) completed an exhaustive and comprehensive evaluation of its entire herd of 1,100 retired Thoroughbred racehorses.

Thoroughbreds: From Elite to Meat

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 07.05.2011 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

Human athletes can happily retire with money in the bank, but ten thousand castoff athletes who are thoroughbred racehorses in the U.S. will not be so lucky this year.

Keeneland: The Book

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Don McNay

Just give me one more crack at the ol' race track -The Mills Brothers As the son of a professional gambler, I spent a lot of my childhood at race t...

90-Year-Old Hero Saves Girl From Runaway Racehorse

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Race horses are trained to run -- though their high energy sometimes translates into skittishness. As a horse broke free from his handler in the w...

Seven Changes to Consider for Horse Racing in New York

Liz O'Connell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Liz O'Connell


Zenyatta Is Ready to Run

Liz O'Connell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Liz O'Connell

2010-11-05-pullhorse.jpgZenyatta gallops under the fabled twin spires of Churchill Downs, preparing for the 2010 Breeders' Cup Classic on Saturday.

Not all Race Horses Have a Hollywood Ending

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Wayne Pacelle

As moviegoers relive the dramatic days of Secretariat's successful Triple Crown on the big screen, we hope they will keep in mind that for most race horses, the story does not end at the finish line.

New York Breds Sale Back on Track

Liz O'Connell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Liz O'Connell

Make no mistake, NY thoroughbreds can and do run and win in the company of Olympian pedigrees. Funny Cide, Say Florida Sandy, Gander, and Fleet Indian are the earners of in excess of $1 million.

Racing Haut Monde Drops $32 Million On Elite Yearlings

Liz O'Connell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Liz O'Connell

The upper echelons of international Thoroughbred horse racing convened this week at the annual summer rite of the Saratoga Select Sale. The average price was $275,551.

You Can Bet on Little Larky

Liz O'Connell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Liz O'Connell

What could be so special about the pretty but plain brown four year old placing second in her initial outing in a Belmont maiden claiming? If your name is Little Larky, plenty.