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CALLING ALL NEW OWNERS BY DAN MASON, HRRN PART 4

GUIDELINE 10: HAVE A STRATEGY By now, you may be a few years into your new racing business. Assuming you are still alive and well, it’s now time to contemplate a new stage. For me, it was my strategy to take advantage of my state’s (Maryland) bonus program. I claim Maryland breds. Maryland breds are eligible for 30% bonuses on winnings. That is a great situation for an owner if you have a winning horse. Almost every state has some type of bonus program...

CALLING ALL NEW OWNERS BY DAN MASON, HRRN

From time to time, I’m asked how do you get into the horse business? I too asked that question many years ago. This is the third of a five-part series that might help some in the HRRN Nation who are contemplating jumping into the business. In this series, I will cover 15 guidelines that have shaped my experiences over three decades.

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CALLING ALL NEW OWNERS BY DAN MASON, HRRN

From time to time, I’m asked how do you get into the horse business? I too asked that question many years ago. This is the second of a five part series that might help some HRRN fans who were contemplating jumping into the business. In this series, I will cover 15 guidelines that have shaped my experiences over three decades...

CALLING ALL NEW OWNERS BY DAN MASON, HRRN

From time to time, I’m asked how do you get into the horse business? I too asked that question many years ago. This is the first of a five part series that might help some HRRN fans who were contemplating jumping into the business. In this series, I will cover 15 guidelines that have shaped my experiences over three decades...

THE BREEDERS CUP CLASSIC: THE STAGE TO PROVE GREATNESS

SATURDAY’S CLASSIC WILL BE THE STAGE TO PROVE THOROUGHBRED GREATNESS. SHOULD CALIFORNIA CHROME WIN, THE WORLD’S LEADING MONEY EARNER WILL CATAPULT HIMSELF TO A RECORD LEVEL OF WINNINGS THAT NO HORSE MAY EVER REACH. SHOULD ARROGATE WIN THE CLASSIC, IT WILL BE A STUNNING WIRE TO WIRE REPEAT OF THE TRAVERS BY THE ONLY 3 YEAR OLD IN THE RACE...

UNDER THE BIG TENT OF THE BREEDERS CUP CLASSIC: LET’S LOOK AT SOME SIDE SHOWS

AS WE APPROACH THE CLASSIC, LET’S STEP BACK A MOMENT AND LOOK AT THE RACE AS A BIG TENT FOR NOW. WE ARE STILL A WEEK OUT. IT ISN’T TIME TO FOCUS ON X’S AND O’S. WE’LL GET TO THAT LATER WITH THE DRAW COME. FOR NOW, LET’S JUST TAKE A LOOK AT THE STORIES INSIDE THE TENT. I FOUND SIX. FOUR BIG ONES AND TWO SMALLER ONES.

The Beauty of Barbados

Ernest Hemingway said, “Write drunk. Edit sober.”

No matter how dubious the request, a Clancy brother will have to edit this.

I’ve been drinking rum from the Foursquare distillery since I woke up at 6 a.m. Sunday morning. There is nothing I like more than having rum in my morning coffee when I am in the Caribbean. Sir David Seale sent us home with a case of Doorlys X-O and a case of R.L. Seale’s Finest as parting gifts after we interviewed him Thursday afternoon. If there is a more gracious man on the planet or a better ambassador for Thoroughbred racing in Barbados, I have no knowledge of them.

Jockey Finds New Outlet

Click the following link to read the Mount Carmel Register's article about HRRN's Jock Talk host, Kristina McManigell: JOCKEY FINDS A NEW OUTLET.

 

 

 

 

The Big A Pays Tribute to "The Chief"

By Anthony Stabile

In my fifteen-plus years covering this amazing sport, there have been some emotional days. Breeders’ Cup day 2001 at Belmont, held about 20 miles away from where the Twin Towers had stood less than two months earlier, quickly comes to mind.