TDN Weekend

The TDN Weekend

TDN Weekend February 2017

Several months into a long, grey winter, it’s hard to imagine that somewhere, people are sitting on a warm beach. In this month’s TDN Weekend, you’ll be inspired to do just that. It’s February, and for those of who grew up in the Northeast (and grew tired of the cold-weather racing at Aqueduct or Laurel) that means one thing: it’s [...]

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TDN Weekend January 2017

Who doesn’t love a new year? A clean slate? A chance to see the world with fresh eyes. And show you the world we will in this month’s TDN Weekend, taking you to five countries on four continents to talk to some of racing’s most interesting people and go to some of its most interesting [...]

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TDN Weekend December 2016

Writing this from high up in the Northern Hemisphere as winter sets in, it seems odd to be talking about next month’s “summer” racing festival, but summer it is in South Africa, and if your seasonal affective disorder is setting in, do we have the cure for you. The G1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate is Africa’s [...]

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TDN Weekend November 2016

The most successful man in Kentucky likes to say that the ideas that propelled him to his success aren’t that brilliant or complicated. It’s just that nobody else had ever thought of them. This month, we sit down with B. Wayne Hughes, whose brilliant ideas (sorry, Mr. Hughes) seem to be coming even more fast [...]

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TDN Weekend October 2016

With the exception of two brief interruptions during World War II, the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe—Europe’s most prestigious horse race—has found its home at Longchamp Racecourse in Paris’s Bois de Boulogne since its inception in 1920. But there’s change in the air in France this year, and with the rebuilding of its ancestral home, [...]

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TDN Weekend September 2016

Racing from town to town, steeple to steeple, was one of the earliest forms of horseracing. Every fall in the United States, tens of thousands of people pack a picnic and head to the steeplechase races. In this month’s TDN Weekend, we give you a primer of the top fall meetings. We also visit with [...]

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TDN Weekend August 2016

Normandy, of course, is the site of the world’s largest invasion, but many forget that the D-Day landings looks place near the launching of another: that of William the Conqueror’s successful quest to conquer England in 1066. This month, we visit Deauville for the August sals in racing and guide you through the restaurant scene [...]

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TDN Weekend July 2016

Saratoga used to be called the August place to be—a glorious four weeks’ respite from urban life, complete with the best racing the country had to offer–but its popularity is such that it has now also become the July and September place to be, as well. This month, we take a look at an old [...]

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TDN Weekend June 2016

There will be no Triple Crown winner this year, but that doesn’t at all deter from the majesty that is Belmont Park on Belmont Stakes Day. Sitting in the clubhouse on a big race day and a beautiful afternoon to take in the sheer scope of the place, with all of its expanse and its [...]

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TDN Weekend May 2016

In May, our thoughts turn to the first two legs of the Triple Crown, hosted in two iconic locations: the beautiful Bluegrass of Kentucky and the Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. This year’s renewals will feature new owners, new places to stay, and new ways to attract racing fans to the sport of Thoroughbred racing. This edition [...]

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