Author Archives: Jen

Racing Myopia

It’s been two months since live racing ended in Massachusetts, and a lot is still in flux when discussing the future of the sport in New England. The New England HBPA is in talks with Suffolk Downs to negotiate a … Continue reading

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Goodbye Suffolk Downs

Suffolk Downs (at least this version of it) is closing tomorrow. There’s still some hope that another version of it will come along in the future. But for now, it’s closing, and the future is uncertain. It’s still hard to … Continue reading

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All the feelings…but stop picking on my friend.

So, the closing of Suffolk Downs really fills me with ALL THE FEELINGS, most of which I’m not really sure I can put into words just quite yet. But, in the fallout over the decision there are a few things … Continue reading

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Renegade Champion

I love reading about horses who are unlikely champions, and the people who love them. More often than not those horses are Thoroughbreds and their people are women, and I think that anyone of us who never grew out of … Continue reading

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Redefining the OTTB conversation

I just spent a good chunk of the evening catching up on the trainer’s blogs over at the Retired Racehorse Trainer Challenge. Awesome way to spend an evening, right? What I love most about the trainer challenge is that it’s … Continue reading

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More TBs please!

There’s been a lot of talk lately about how to better market TBs to the show horse crowd; to get them to the point of popularity as an all-around sport horse that they used to be 15-20 years ago. It’s … Continue reading

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The Day After

Well, I was right. The Breeder’s Cup was great.  It was historic. Zenyatta gave us a performance like the champion she is.  It just didn’t end the way any of us wanted. It was horse racing. And it was pretty … Continue reading

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Watch the Breeder’s Cup. Seriously.

I have a public service announcement for my non-horsey friends.  Watch the Breeder’s Cup this Saturday.  It’ll be great.  It’ll be historic. Trust me. Why? Well, I could go on about how the Breeder’s Cup is billed as racing’s Championship … Continue reading

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A Pre-Winter’s Tale

I spent this past weekend in Maine, closing the family cabin down for the winter.  Beds need to be aired out from the summer and bedding packed away from the reach of dust and mice, water pipes need to be … Continue reading

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Showcase Recap

Well, another Suffolk Showcase has come and gone.  I am totally, utterly exhausted. But it is totally, utterly worth every second of work we’ve put into it over the past few weeks. We had a good turnout, despite the overcast … Continue reading

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