Authentic, connections top Eclipse Award finalists

Authentic and his Breeders’ Cup Classic- and Kentucky Derby-winning owner, breeder, trainer and jockey were named finalists for Eclipse Award honors Saturday by the National Turf Writers And Broadcasters, National Thoroughbred Racing Association and Daily Racing Form.

The Saturday Special presented by Thoroughbred Racing Calendar – Jan. 16

Who’s ready for the weekend? Even though things were a little more quiet this week – formal impeachments always being a bit more tame than violent insurrections – we’re ready for another break from the never-ending news cycle and for the top-shelf racing from around the globe.

The Friday Special - Jan. 8

Bonus coverage. Another Friday Special. Why not? Send the kids to school (virtual or the real thing), put the dog out, tell the world you're on a conference call and enjoy racing from France to Fair Grounds. 

Sheppard retirement leaves plenty of memories

Jonathan Sheppard retired Monday, and now racing knows how baseball felt the day Joe Dimaggio retired from the Yankees. The center fielder was an all-timer, author of a 56-game hitting streak, a three-time MVP, a nine-time World Series winner and an all-star in each of his 13 seasons when he retired in 1951.