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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 […]

2022 Royal Ascot: Top 10 takeaways

June 20, 2022 0

Another sensational Royal Ascot is in the books. With sunny skies making for good-to-firm going, the tricky soft-ground variable was eliminated, and the results were generally logical. […]

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. […]

Three points to ponder: 2022 Rebel Stakes

February 25, 2022 0

The field for Saturday’s $1 million Rebel (G2) gives a sense of déjà vu, with the top five from the Southwest (G3) reuniting over the same 1 1/16-mile circuit at Oaklawn Park. But the result might not be the same. […]

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