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A Labor of Love

2 years ago
by Jon Siegel Maybe it’s because my oldest child just graduated high school and is now embarking on her journey to find her path in life, but the saying “find what you love to do, and figure out a way to get paid to do it” is a common statement at my house right now. […] Read More...

2012 Breeders’ Cup selection show

Breeders’ Cup weekend is here, and the TCI Boys make & define their selections in all 15 championship races in this fast-paced pick show. Who do we like and why? Give us 10 minutes of your time to find out. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Pre-Entries preview

Jon & Joel take a first look at the 180 Pre-Entries for next week’s 15 Breeders’ Cup championship races. Now just a week away, they discuss expectations, story lines and contenders in many of the biggest races on tap. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Preview

A week out from Pre-Entries, Jon & Joel focus on some turf divisions in this year’s Breeders’ Cup that they believe North American contenders will hold an upper hand over their foreign counterparts, and do some film study on key final preps to show you why. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup final preps recap

The TCI Boys recap the final major weekend of Breeders’ Cup preps and tell you which contenders they think are moving in the right direction as top contenders next month. They also break down the 2-year-olds and who will be the future stars to watch in the Juvenile and Juvenile Fillies. Read More...

Major Breeders’ Cup preps at Keeneland & Santa Anita

The TCI Boys dig into another huge weekend of major Breeders’ Cup preps from coast-to-coast, including the opening of the Keeneland Fall meet which hosts a number of important preps. They also take a deeper look into this year’s 2-year-old crop and tell you the ones they feel will “make the grade” in the Breeders’ […] Read More...

Super Saturday recap

Jon & Joel compare the results of major Breeders’ Cup preps from coast-to-coast on “Super Saturday”, identifying the key preps and separating the contenders from the pretenders. With most of the Breeders’ Cup Classic preps now in the books, who are the Top 5 names with a chance of taking down the featured $5 million […] Read More...

Super Saturday Prep Preview

The TCI Boys breakdown Super Saturday — a critical day of major preps in California and New York that will undoubtedly have huge implications on this year’s Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita. Does the strength among North American contenders lie on the West Coast or East Coast this year? We’ll tell you what we think. Read More...

Cotillion, Pennsylvania Derby and Gallant Bob preview

Jon & Joel unveil the new TCI set as the Breeders’ Cup moves into full Final Prep mode with only 6 weeks left until the championship event at Santa Anita. They break down a replay of Wise Dan’s dominant win in the Woodbine Mile and tell you what it means for his chances in this […] Read More...

Animal Kingdom working toward fall return

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening 0 Megan Jones/Team ValorAnimal Kingdom has worked five times since returning to training following a fractured pelvis.It is ... Read More...

Preakness winner Deputed Testamony dead at 32

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
Deputed Testamony, the most recent Maryland-bred to win his home state's most prestigious event, the Preakness at Pimlico, died Tuesday at Bonita Farm in Darlington, Maryland. At the time of his death, Deputed Testamony, 32, was the oldest living wi... Read More...

Alpha, Questing Head $1 Million Pa. Stakes

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
Godolphin pair the likely favorites in the Pennsylvania Derby and Cotillion Read More...

Woodbine Mile preview

Jon & Joel discuss the Top 5 debutantes in the country leading up to what is an intriguing Breeders’ Cup division in 2012 — the Juvenile Fillies. The boys also recap leading female sprinter Groupie Doll’s big comeback last weekend, and take a look at the potential impact this Sunday’s Woodbine Mile will have on […] Read More...

Bernardini Colt Brings $1.55 Million at Keeneland on Wednesday

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Brisk business drove across-the-board gains during the third session of Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale on Wednesday. The session was boosted by the sale of a Bernardini colt for $1.55 million, the second-highest-priced yearling to date in the au... Read More...

Five Seven-Figure Yearlings Highlight Keeneland Sale Opener

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Five yearlings commanded seven-figure prices during Monday’s opening session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Leading the way was the $1.65 million paid by Shadwell Estate Company for a colt by Distorted Humor, the sale-topping colt is the f... Read More...

Distorted Humor yearling tops session 1 with $1.65 million bid at Keeneland September

Breeding Farm News | , WinStar Farm | 2 years ago
A pair of colts by Distorted Humor wrapped up the first session of the 2012 Keeneland September yearling sale with some rousing bidding at the Lexington auction, including the $1.65 million session topper... Read More...

Zayat Family: Paynter Continues Improvement

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
Zayat Stables reported Sept. 7 that its 3-year-old colt Paynter continues to improve after a rough couple of days and remains comfortable in casts he wears because of laminitis. Read More...

Masters & Super Derby preview

The TCI Boys go on location to Keeneland on the heels of next week’s world-renowned September yearling sale. They discuss key races that are sure to have Breeders’ Cup implications, and catch up with Taylor Made Sales’ Mark Taylor to talk about the wide-ranging impact the upcoming sale has on the Thoroughbred horse racing industry. Read More...

Nine entered in Super Derby

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
Blueskiesnrainbows will face eight rivals off a two-month break in Saturday's Grade 2, $500,000 Super Derby at Louisiana Downs as he seeks his second straight stakes score. Read More...

Grade 2 Hopeful S. winner Shanghai Bobby vaults Harlan’s Holiday to top of 2yo sire list

Breeding Farm News | , WinStar Farm | 2 years ago
Shanghai Bobby's sprinted away powerfully in the stretch en route 3 3/4-length victory in the $400,000 Hopeful S... Read More...

To Honor and Serve prevails in G1 Woodward S.

Live Oak Plantation's To Honor and Serve returned to top form Saturday to win the Grade 1, $750,000 Woodward S. at Saratoga... Read More...

Emcee gets his Grade 1 in Forego S.

Unbridled's Song 4-year-old Emcee broke into the stakes-winner ranks in a big way with a 4 1/2-length win in the $500,000 Forego S. (G1)... Read More...

Woodward & Forego preview

2012 Breeders' Cup | 2 years ago
The TCI Boys discuss an action-packed Labor Day weekend full of key graded stakes that are sure to have major Breeders’ Cup implications, including the Woodward (G1), Forego (G1) and multiple graded stakes for up-and-coming 2-year-olds. Read More...

Speightstown leads way with 16 SW

Breeding Farm News | , WinStar Farm | 2 years ago
Weekend Hideaway's victory in the $100,000 David S. on Aug. 29 at Saratoga put Speightstown atop the 2012 General Sire list... Read More...

Speightstown’s Golden Ticket shares historic dead heat victory in Grade 1 Travers

Breeding Farm News | , WinStar Farm | 2 years ago
Golden Ticket rode the inside rail to battle to finish on even terms with favorite Alpha in the Grade 1 Travers S. Saturday at Saratoga... Read More...

Travers & Pacific Classic weekend preview

2012 Breeders' Cup | 2 years ago
The TCI Boys go on location to WinStar Farm where they visited Elliott Walden and exchanged views on a power-packed weekend in Thoroughbred racing, including the prestigious Travers S. (G1) and Pacific Classic (G1). They also tackle the topics regarding the recent retirements among this year’s star 3-year-olds, including WinStar’s own Bodemeister. See what Elliott […] Read More...

Frankel romps to extend win streak to 13

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
The awesome Frankel made a seamless transition to the about 1 1/4-mile distance in Wednesday's Grade 1 Juddmonte International Stakes, rolling to a facile seven-length triumph over Farhh and St Nicholas Abbey in the opening-day of the Ebor Festival ... Read More...

Little Mike Goes the Distance in Arlington Million

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Florida-bred Little Mike took control of the Arlington Million (G1) at Arlington Park on Saturday immediately after the break and never relinquished the lead. Priscilla Vaccarezza’s charge made the pace throughout and withstood a late surge by Darley... Read More...

Questing Dazzles in Alabama Speed Show

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
Questing turned in a dazzling performance Aug. 18 in the $600,000 Alabama Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course, blazing the first half-mile in :46.01 and still pulling away to take the 1 1/4-mile test by nine lengths. Read More...

Union Rags to Enter Stud at Lane’s End

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Union Rags will enter stud next year at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky., the farm announced Aug. 16. Read More...

King: Favor Europeans in Arlington Million

DRF | 2 years ago
Byron King Four-Footed FotosEuropean import Crackerjack King could find his way to the Million winner's cirlce.Betting Europeans running in the U.S. is a little bit like wagering on first-time st... Read More...

Paynter Out of Travers Stakes Consideration

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
Zayat Stables' Paynter, who was sent to an equine medical center after spiking a fever following his victory in the July 29 Haskell Invitational (gr. I), will not run in the Aug. 26 Travers Stakes (gr. I). Read More...

Kauai Katie victorious in G2 Adirondack S.

Kauai Katie, the Spendthrift Farm bred daughter of Malibu Moon, is two-for-two after her sharp 2 3/4-length victory in the $200,000 Adirondack S. (G2)... Read More...

Saratoga Special and Adirondack Stakes preview

2012 Breeders' Cup | 2 years ago
It’s “Baby Talk” time with the TCI Boys. Now that the Saratoga and Del Mar meets are well underway, they discuss the best 2-year-olds that have been revealed so far in 2012, and break down Sunday’s Saratoga Special (G2) and Adirondack (G2) for juveniles at Saratoga. Read More...

Executiveprivilege Takes Care of Business in Sorrento Stakes

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Executiveprivilege remained perfect in three career starts with a victory in the Sorrento Stakes (G3) at Del Mar on Wednesday. Sent off as the 2-5 favorite, Executiveprivilege did what she needed to do to come away with the win under Rafael Bejarano. S... Read More...

Florida Derby (G1) winner Take Charge Indy to stand at WinStar

Breeding Farm News | , WinStar Farm | 2 years ago
WinStar Farm has acquired the breeding rights to Florida Derby (G1) winner Take Charge Indy, and will stand the regally-bred colt at the Versailles-based farm following his racing career... Read More...

Fort Larned Fires First in Whitney Surprise

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
Fort Larned, impressive winner of the Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap (gr. III) last time out, became a grade I winner in the Whitney Invitational Handicap (gr. I) when he strutted clear Aug. 4 at Saratoga Race Cours Read More...

Grade 1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt S. goes to Speightstown’s Poseidon’s Warrior

Breeding Farm News | , WinStar Farm | 2 years ago
Poseidon's Warrior found the sloppy going to his liking Sunday at Saratoga as the 4-year-old Speightstown colt claimed a hard-fought neck victory in the $400,000 Alfred Vanderbilt H. (G1)... Read More...

Tiz Wonderful gets another winner, first stakes horse on same day

Spendthrift Farm's top-10 first crop sire had another solid day in his young stallion career with his third maiden winner as well as his first stakes-placed runner at Mountaineer Park... Read More...

Haskell, Jim Dandy and Bing Crosby recap

2012 Breeders' Cup | 2 years ago
Jon & Joel talk to Zayat Stables’ Justin Zayat about Paynter’s huge breakthrough win in the Haskell (G1), as well as analyze 3-year-old performances from both the Haskell and Jim Dandy (G2). Read More...