July 20, 2024

The Long Goodbyes to Aqueduct and Laurel

May 22, 2024 1

At the turn of the 21st century it was becoming increasingly evident that the days of Thoroughbred racing being held at Hialeah Park were numbered. The impending deregulation of racing dates had rival tracks Gulfstream […]

Best of Hanson: 2022 Anthology

December 21, 2022 0

An annual tradition for me in this space is to provide a compilation of what I deem were the more interesting features (mostly of an historical bent) that I’ve written during the course of the […]

A tribute to Lester Piggott

May 30, 2022 0

In our collaborative tribute to the late Lester Piggott, Vance Hanson highlights the great jockey’s forays to North America, and Kellie Reilly commemorates several of his brightest European stars. […]

Best of Hanson: 2021 Anthology

December 21, 2021 0

With the resumption of a more normal racing calendar in 2021, there were fewer opportunities for me to dive deep into historical subjects over the last 12 months compared to the pandemic-affected year of 2020. […]

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