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Brisnet at 50 Part 2: Survival and Growth

November 24, 2021 0

Just as it would have been hard for founder Richard F. Broadbent III to avoid getting involved in the Thoroughbred business, having married into one of the industry’s most prominent families, it’s difficult to see how the bug would not have also bitten the next generation of Broadbents, in particular his eldest son, Richard IV, colloquially known as Happy. […]

Historical Cameos – Colin

January 20, 2020 0

As the bright-eyed juveniles once again sally forth at Saratoga, hopeful of achieving honor and glory, it is a fitting time to honor the unbeaten Colin, who captivated the Spa crowd a century ago. […]

Historical Cameo – Corrida

January 19, 2020 0

Originally appearing Oct. 2, 2010 Corrida — 1936-37 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe Heroine Long before Shergar, there was Corrida — a charismatic champion whose tragic end is shrouded in mystery. While the details of […]

Historical Cameo – Beldame

January 18, 2020 0

Originally appearing on Nov. 26, 2008 Beldame — 1904 Horse of the Year In light of Zenyatta’s (Street Cry [Ire]) emergence as a candidate for Horse of the Year honors, this is an opportune time […]

Historical Cameo – Equipoise

January 17, 2020 0

Originally appearing Sept. 8, 2008 Equipoise — 1932-33 Horse of the Year From time to time over the course of this season, as the status of Big Brown’s (Boundary) quarter-crack-susceptible feet dominated the headlines, it […]

Historical Cameo – Alsab

January 17, 2020 0

Originally appearing May 16, 2006 Alsab — 1942 Preakness winner With the 131st running of the Preakness S. (G1) on the horizon, it is an opportune time to remember Alsab, the 1942 Preakness hero who […]

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