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Archive for the Horse Racing History Category


American Pharoah Rules

American Pharoah Ends Triple Crown Drought Saturday’s running of the Belmont Stakes is one for the ages. After 37 years of near misses and disappointments thoroughbred racing has crowned its 12th Triple Crown winner in American Pharoah. He is truly a champion and left no doubt about it. He absolutely demolished his seven rivals with […]

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Santa Anita- Santa Ynez & San Gabriel

Santa Ynez Stakes at Santa Anita The $200,000 Grade 2 Santa Ynez Stakes is the 2nd race on the card at Santa Anita for Saturday and will feature a field of 4 three year old fillies traveling 6 ½ furlongs. 2 close favorites seem to have the morning line all tied up. The morning line […]

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Triple Crown History- Sir Barton

HHR’s History of the Triple Crown- Sir Barton The year was 1919 and the U.S. was going through some changes. Bills were being passed for Women’s Suffrage and Prohibition. President Wilson is awarded the Noble Peace Prize. Babe Ruth is smashing home run records and the White Sox became known as the Black Sox for […]

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The Sanford Stakes and its Notorious Legacy

The Spa Celebrates 150 Years This Friday, to much fanfare, Saratoga begins its summer meet.  This year is special for the historic track, though – Saratoga is celebrating its 150th year of existence.  It has been 150 years of great history, as “The Spa” has played host to champions for a century and a half.  […]

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The History of the Triple Crown

HHR’s History of the Triple Crown- Introduction Can you feel it? The 139th Kentucky Derby is over and now that Orb rallied down the stretch and captured the Running of the Roses in truly impressive form, that same old feeling rises up in every horse racing fan mere seconds after the race. That same feeling […]

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