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A Pair of "Neighborhood Kids" to Run in the Breeders' Cup

Liz O'Connell | Posted 12.05.2011 | Sports
Liz O'Connell

In New York's upper Hudson Valley, it's high-five time for Giant Ryan and Weemissfrankie. Both horses were bred just up the road, both have won "Win and You're In" Breeders' Cup Challenge races and it looks like both are going to the Breeders' Cup!

The Upcoming Jockey Club Gold Cup Invitational & The Goodwood Stakes. Where Being Virtual Can Be Rewarding!

Liz O'Connell | Posted 11.26.2011 | Sports
Liz O'Connell

There are two more chances for everyone attending "Win and You're In" Breeders' Cup qualifying races, to have an ownership interest in a horse running in the Breeders' Cup Classic at Churchill Downs on November 5.

2011 Breeders' Cup Shaping Up With 35 Challenge Winners

Liz O'Connell | Posted 11.14.2011 | Sports
Liz O'Connell

Fields for the 2011, at Churchill Downs on November 4th and 5th, are starting to fill. Thus far, 35 horses have qualified by winning races in the Breeders' Cup Challenge Series.

Not Furlong: Anti-Bleeding Medication Banned

Posted 10.13.2011 | Sports

The United States is one of the last places in the world where horse trainers can treat their horses with the anti-bleeding medication Furosemide, kno...

Meet Uncle Mo

Liz O'Connell | Posted 06.07.2011 | Sports
Liz O'Connell

Thoroughbred racing sensation Uncle Mo arrived in New York this week to prep for his run in the 2011 Wood Memorial, Saturday April 9 at Aqueduct Race ...

Six Horse Racing Highlights From 2010

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

This year, advocates for the welfare of horses stepped up their game. And as for the sport? Some relatively new, relatively young race horse owners' commitment to the sport paid off.

Zenyatta's Last Dance

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

Over 1500 fans turned out on a blustery winter night to both greet and say farewell to the great champion race mare, Zenyatta. This would be the final gig of this rock star's farewell tour.

Happy Trails, Zenyatta

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

It's just a month since Zenyatta ran her final race -- the Breeders' Cup Classic. We all know she lost by a nose. When Blame edged her out of the win, the race was over, the horses galloped out unharmed and the crowd was not ready to let Zenyatta go.

Zenyatta's Walk of Fame -- Racing Cinéma Vérité

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

With hand held video camera, Frances J. Karon joined Zenyatta's entourage, covering the big mare's race prep and the race -- from on the race track!

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.

Zenyatta Is Favorite At Breeders' Cup Classic

fanhouse.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Zenyatta will try to end her career a perfect 20-0 at the Breeders' Cup Classic, and oddsmakers like her chances. The mare was installed as an early ...

Proviso: Always on Track

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

Like many quality race horses, Proviso has a strong sense of self, knows the track routine as well as she does the bottom of her feed tub, and she likes to change things up a bit.

She is Simply... Zenyatta

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

She dances. She guzzles Guinness. She is a premier athlete. She is... Zenyatta.

Racing Superstars Readying for $25.5 Million in Breeders' Cup Purses

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

A total of $25.5 million will be disbursed as winnings, earning the Breeders' Cup (BC) the distinction of being the world's richest prize money event.

Ten Minutes With Eric Wing

Fabio Periera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Fabio Periera

Horse racing is an awesome sport to watch and as today is the first day of racing at Del Mar, I asked Wing a little bit about how one can make safe bets in the world of sports and in general society.

Jeff Mullins: Horse Trainer Gets Six-Month Ban For Drug Violation

AP | RICHARD ROSENBLATT | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — New York's top racetracks are off limits to trainer Jeff Mullins for six months. The New York Racing Association barred the trainer ...

Breeders' Cup: Zenyatta Wins $5 Million Prize

AP | BETH HARRIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ARCADIA, Calif. — What a gal! Zenyatta overcame early trouble to beat the boys in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic on Saturday, running her...

Breeders' Cup 2009: Zenyatta Favored In $5 Million Classic

AP | ANDREW DALTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ARCADIA, Calif. — She's a mare set to race against a dozen of the world's most daunting male horses for the first time in her career, but Zenyat...