Posted: November 30, 2022

Old Hilltop will be no more and why you should care

Photo by Eric Kalet Part I > History> Public Bonds> Owned by a State Entity> Industry provides revenue, employment, income, and taxes By Maribeth Kalinich/UPDATED 12/1/2022 3:15 PM Built in 178 days between the 1959 Spring and Fall meets at a cost of $1.5 million, the Pimlico Race Course clubhouse was a mid-century marvel of design, architecture and engineering.  The large grandstand was built in 1954 also for the cost of $1.5 million and enclosed in glass in 1973.  Both were considered revolutionary for their times with many extended amenities. And...

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Posted: December 1, 2022

Unfiltered: Breeding to sell, where are the stars? Sires of tomorrow today, who are they and why?

All too often we see three year olds who win a classic retired before they race at four. The last horse to win a class at three years old and come back at four to win The Breeders' Cup Classic was Drosselmeyer. Racing needs to find ways to keep some of our better horses racing longer. We need stars and we need fans and bettors alike to connect with our equine athletes and that happens when we see them perform with some longevity. Flightline, Life is Good, Golden Pal and...

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Posted: November 26, 2022

In a league of his own – Constitution Hill in Fighting Fifth demolition

Constitution Hill, simply superb in the Fighting Fifth Hurdle (JTW Equine Images) By Tom Williams It’s not often that words cannot be found to describe something so incredible, it beggars belief at what you have witnessed.  Yet for all at Gosforth Park on Saturday, the Oxford English Dictionary may struggle to comprehend and have enough adjectives to describe the performance that was seen by a star oh so high in the ascendency.  Spine-tingling. Scintillating. Freakish. Imperious. Those could be any number of the plethora of words to describe Constitution Hill,...

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