Yearly archive - 2012

Equine Forum Podcast – January 7, 2012

Hosts Mike Penna & Jude Feld begin today’s Equine Forum on HRRN with special guest Nelson Clemmens. The CEO of AmWest Entertainment, Nelson discusses the Dubai Carnival and the impact Dubai racing has on the international racing landscape. Hour 1 also features our interview with Keeneland Associate Director of Sales Tom Thornbury, to preview the upcoming January sale and talk about the state of today’s auction markets. In the second hour, Mike & Jude share their Eclipse Award votes for each division and visit with trainer David Wells to reflect upon the 22 race win streak for Rapid Redux.

Silly resolutions. So many lies. So many false promises.

By Eclipse Award-Winning Writer Sean Clancy

Run every day. Write every day. Won’t happen. Probably won’t get through the week. But here goes. It’s 8:06 on the first working day of 2012. I’ve been up for hours, surfing the Internet, drinking coffee, reading What I talk about When I Talk about Running (so far, a dull 10-minute-mile book about writing and running). Yes, my theme. No, not my style yet. It could get better. I’ve written in fits and starts this morning, nothing very good. I guess, I can check it off, ‘I’ve written today.’ Now for the run.
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HRRN Vignette – Animal Kingdom

2011 Preakness Stakes

HRRN Vignette – Zenyatta

2010 Breeders’ Cup

The Pontiff’s Keys to Winning – Racing’s Crystal Ball

By Jude “Pontiff of the Pick Four” Feld

A seven length victory in a horse’s most recent race stands out like a sore thumb. A 96 Beyer speed figure is a beacon on the page and three in-the-money finishes in its last three starts makes a horse an automatic contender. That’s the way most people handicap.
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Happy New Year

By Eclipse Award-Winning Writer Sean Clancy

I tiptoe past a snoring Frenchman on the couch, turn on the coffee, feed the
fish. Four hours of sleep not enough, glad I drank the water and ate half a
loaf of cinnamon bread before pulling the curtain on 2011.
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