Eddie Graham trains steeplechase horses, and knows what he’s looking for when he goes over a prospect. And he loved Hardest Core when he saw him at the Keeneland Sales last fall.
In the midst of Breeders’ Cup fever in Thoroughbred racing, the National Steeplechase Association circuit turns its final corner with three weekends to go in the season. Let’s play catch up from the weekend.
The wait is over. Well, almost over, since only the fields for the 13 Breeders’ Cup World Championship races will be drawn Monday afternoon and evening. The races will be long in the books in a week’s time, results left to dissect, scrutinize, analyze and reflect upon.
Like plenty before her, Ageless heads to Hollywood in search of her big break – only she’s not looking for a part in a movie.
Less than a week remains until all eyes look to Santa Anita Park for the 2014 Breeders’ Cup World Championships.
Get right back on the horse. After a Saturday of championship races at the richest stop on the circuit last week at Far Hills, the steeplechase crowd goes racing in Virginia and South Carolina Saturday.
Despite the absence of several marquee names that include two notable defending champs – or perhaps because of those very defections – pre-entries for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships were as strong as ever for North American racing’s signature event next week at Santa Anita Park.
There is a rare peace to a racehorse loose in a paddock. He’s relaxed, and can choose to do what he wants. He can eat grass, scuff at dirt, watch, take note. He’s fenced, in but free.