I’ll Have Another will be declared out of the June 9 Belmont Stakes according to trainer Doug O’NeillRead More
Lenny Shulman is features editor of The Blood-Horse magazine and author of Ride of Their Lives.
Articles by Lenny Shulman
The Secretariat Festival at the Bourbon County Fairgrounds Sat., Sept. 26 has extra-added importance this year, as producers of the upcoming Walt Disney Pictures film Secretariat will be picking one of the horses to star in the lead role in the movie.
Rusty Hendrickson, lead wrangler for the film, has all ready selected four horses for the title role, but left one slot vacant for a horseRead More
Dunkirk, who ran a gutsy, front-running second in the June 6 Belmont Stakes, came out of the race with a non-displaced condylar fracture of the left hind cannon bone and will undergo surgery June 9 at the brand new Ruffian Equine Medical CenterRead More
NBC Universal is planning a full-court press when it comes to handling the 135th Kentucky Derby, with all-week coverage featured in a variety of programming and platforms.
The race itself will be part of a three-hour show from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. EST Saturday, May 2 airing on the NBC network, but Derby segments can be seen on the Today show. The show will air live from Churchill Downs Friday,Read More
About 40 Southern California-based trainers met with Pro-Ride head Ian Pearse Jan. 7 at Santa Anita Park to voice their concerns over the condition of Santa Anita’s synthetic racing surface, which Pearse installed a year ago.
Unlike meetingRead More
“Jockeys,” a TV series billed as a ‘docu-soap,’ will premiere on the Animal Planet channel Feb. 6 with a pair of 30-minute episodes. The program is a behind-the-scenes look at the lives of seven jockeys at work and home. Featured are riders AaroRead More
Funny Cide was officially welcomed to his new home at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Hall of Champions Dec. 5, becoming the second Kentucky Derby winner and champion to take up residence there in just over a month.
Like his immediate predecessor atRead More
Hundreds of racing fans packed the Hall of Champions pavilion at the Kentucky Horse Park Oct. 31 to officially welcome back to Kentucky “America’s Horse,” Alysheba.
At 1:15 p.m., a long Sallee horse van pulled up in back of the pavilion, anRead More
Owner Michael Paulson said he bought back Azeri’s first yearling in the hopes of retaining a portion of the A.P. Indy colt to race. Paulson bought back the yearling for $7.7 million during the opening session of the Keeneland September yearling salRead More
Perhaps no other sport is as bound to tradition as racing Thoroughbreds. From the sheer length of its history, to the grand old venues in which it takes place, to the top-hatted and red-suited bugler calling the horses to post, racing loves itsRead More