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Top 10 for 2016: No. 4

December 28, 2016

Now we’re really into the nitty gritty. The four most popular stories of the year are right here, along with the last four days of 2016.

Top 10 for 2016: No. 5

December 27, 2016

The end of the year is always a time filled with reflection and remembrance of those we lost. In October the world of steeplechasing lost an old school horseman in Dr. John K. Griggs who was successful in many aspects of the game.

Top 10 for 2016: No. 5

December 27, 2016

The end of the year is always a time filled with reflection and remembrance of those we lost. In October the world of steeplechasing lost an old school horseman in Dr. John K. Griggs who was successful in many aspects of the game.

Top 10 for 2016: No. 6

December 26, 2016

Faithful readers know that we hinted there would be more stories from the world of steeplechasing – the tip coming plainly in our Christmas Day post – and the sixth most read story of the year is our recap of one of the game’s most interesting and historic races.

Top 10 for 2016: No. 6

December 26, 2016

Faithful readers know that we hinted there would be more stories from the world of steeplechasing – the tip coming plainly in our Christmas Day post – and the sixth most read story of the year is our recap of one of the game’s most interesting and historic races.

Top 10 for 2016: No. 7

December 25, 2016

The racing world is filled with stories of horses and humans overcoming the odds, bouncing back from injury and even staring death in the face and somehow coming through alive.

Top 10 for 2016: No. 7

December 25, 2016

The racing world is filled with stories of horses and humans overcoming the odds, bouncing back from injury and even staring death in the face and somehow coming through alive.

Boxing Day Special – December 26

December 25, 2016

Now that the presents have been opened, the eggnog polished off and in-laws sent on their merry way it’s time to get back to the serious business of the season. The end of the Christmas holiday means the start of racing for the winter and spring at Santa Anita Park and we’ve got that and other top tier action covered in the annual Boxing Day Special presented by Pin Oak Stud.

Boxing Day Special - December 26

December 25, 2016

Now that the presents have been opened, the eggnog polished off and in-laws sent on their merry way it’s time to get back to the serious business of the season. The end of the Christmas holiday means the start of racing for the winter and spring at Santa Anita Park and we’ve got that and other top tier action covered in the annual Boxing Day Special presented by Pin Oak Stud.

Top 10 for 2016: No. 8

December 24, 2016

We rolled out a new feature in 2016 and it proved plenty popular with readers. Born from conversations with each other and during the annual ST Publishing “Summit” in January, the feature wanted to get into the minds of the game’s players to find out who the one horse was that made all the difference. And thus, the Horse Who Changed Everything was born.

Top 10 for 2016: No. 8

December 24, 2016

We rolled out a new feature in 2016 and it proved plenty popular with readers. Born from conversations with each other and during the annual ST Publishing “Summit” in January, the feature wanted to get into the minds of the game’s players to find out who the one horse was that made all the difference. And thus, the Horse Who Changed Everything was born.

Mooney continues to battle, inspire

December 23, 2016

A little more than two years ago when he penned a touching letter to his colleagues, fresh from surgery to remove one of his kidneys and still dealing with the diagnosis of Stage 4 cancer, Bill Mooney wasn’t about to let the circumstances get him down.

Mooney continues to battle, inspire

December 23, 2016

A little more than two years ago when he penned a touching letter to his colleagues, fresh from surgery to remove one of his kidneys and still dealing with the diagnosis of Stage 4 cancer, Bill Mooney wasn’t about to let the circumstances get him down.

Top 10 for 2016: No. 9

December 23, 2016

The Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup continues to gain popularity and recognition here in the U.S. but it’s always been a big deal in the eastern Caribbean island and the heart of Jude Feld.

Top 10 for 2016: No. 9

December 23, 2016

The Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup continues to gain popularity and recognition here in the U.S. but it’s always been a big deal in the eastern Caribbean island and the heart of Jude Feld.

Top 10 for 2016: No. 10

December 22, 2016

As amazing as it seems we are down to the final 10 days of the year, so what better way to reflect back than with a review of the most popular stories of 2016 from the “pages” of This Is Horse Racing.

Top 10 for 2016: No. 10

December 22, 2016

As amazing as it seems we are down to the final 10 days of the year, so what better way to reflect back than with a review of the most popular stories of 2016 from the “pages” of This Is Horse Racing.

Saturday Special – December 17

December 16, 2016

The deep freeze arrived a tad early this year; a blast of seriously cold weather a little more than a week out from Christmas forced some cancellations this week as we gear up for the third to last Saturday of the year. Pegasus World Cup preps in California and Florida highlight the weekend and we’ve got those and many more races previewed in this week’s of Saturday Special presented by Pin Oak Stud.

Saturday Special - December 17

December 16, 2016

The deep freeze arrived a tad early this year; a blast of seriously cold weather a little more than a week out from Christmas forced some cancellations this week as we gear up for the third to last Saturday of the year. Pegasus World Cup preps in California and Florida highlight the weekend and we’ve got those and many more races previewed in this week’s of Saturday Special presented by Pin Oak Stud.

Garrett Gomez through the years

December 15, 2016

Thoroughbred racing learned of the loss of one of its brightest stars Wednesday with the news of the sudden passing of champion jockey Garrett Gomez.