Behind the Lens: Two Million Photographs, One Passionate Historian

Two summers ago, when six-time Eclipse Award-winning photographer Barbara D. Livingston acquired the entire five-decade archive of noted 20th Century racetrack photographer Jim Raftery, she thought the hard part would be getting the 300 oversized boxes from Florida to New York in the middle of a pandemic. Turns out Livingston was wrong. After two years of sifting through the massive collection, she said the truly "impossible task" ended up being having to select some 60 images out of more than two million for a just-opened exhibit titled "Jim Raftery: A...

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Horses Of All Ages On Offer At Newtown Paddocks Monday

Fasig-Tipton will offer racehorses during their traditional July time slot for the 10th straight year Monday, but with an added twist. After adding a broodmare portion to last year's auction, most of which was a dispersal, the sales company has decided to incorporate breeding stock again this year and has therefore renamed the auction the Fasig-Tipton July Horses of All Ages Sale. "Last year with the dispersal, it kind of sparked the concept," said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. "And you know, we had some people this year who reached out...

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Dew Sweepers On Track For July Sale

When Jack Goldthorpe and Ciaran Dunne came up with the Dew Sweepers partnership, the plan was always to buy yearlings, try and get them to Royal Ascot, and then sell them all in the Fasig-Tipton July Horses of All Ages Sale. On Monday, the final step of their plan will go into action when seven juveniles go through the ring in a complete dispersal through the Grovendale Sales consignment. "Ciaran went to Royal Ascot last year and said, 'Goldie, this was some sort of fun. We've got to do it.'...

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Gerrymander A 50th GSW for Into Mischief in Mother Goose

The 13-2 longest price on the board in a compact field of four, Klaravich Stables' Gerrymander (Into Mischief) sat a perfect inside trip and responded when push came to shove to comfortably take out Saturday's GII Mother Goose S. at Belmont Park, becoming the 50th winner at the graded level for her outstanding sire. Quickly into stride for Joel Rosario, the $375,000 Keeneland September acquisition set the pace in advance of heavily favored Juju's Map (Liam's Map), but last year's GI Darley Alcibiades S. winner and GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile...

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Where Are They Now: Zenyatta's Sons, Cozmic One and Ziconic

In this new TDN column, Christie DeBernardis will tell the stories of popular and/or accomplished former racehorses who are now enjoying second careers as show horses, track ponies, etc. The first two foals out of the mighty Zenyatta, Cozmic One (Bernardini) and Ziconic (Tapit), never reached the winner's circle during their brief careers on the racetrack, but they are both thriving in their second careers as jumpers and ambassadors for off-track Thoroughbreds. The elder brother, Cozmic One's second career has been well documented in these pages (Cozmic One: Shining New...

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Wanamaker's to Host Pre-Saratoga NY-Bred Sale

The New York Thoroughbred Breeders' Inc. is partnering with Wanamaker's to provide a New York-bred horses of racing age sale in advance of the 2022 Saratoga meet. Horses will sell Wednesday, July 13, the day before the 40-day Saratoga meet begins. Entries for the sale will close July 5 and the catalogue will be released the following day. The NYTB partnered with Wanamaker's for its annual stallion season auction in January.

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Bidding Open for Fasig May Digital Sale

Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 24 entries for its May Digital Selected Sale, which may now be viewed here. Bidding is officially open and will close this Tuesday, May 17, at 2 pm EDT. "Successful results in our initial online auctions are generating substantial interest from sellers in the Fasig-Tipton Digital platform," said Leif Aaron, Fasig-Tipton Director of Digital Sales.  "This May Digital catalogue features another quality group of breeding stock offerings and some very exciting horses of racing age. Included among the horses of racing age are some impressive recent stakes...

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Keeneland January Sale Kicks Off Tuesday

The Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale gets underway at 10 a.m. Tuesday with the first of four sessions. The sale was originally scheduled to kick off Monday, but was delayed due to a winter snow storm in Lexington, which also pushed back the ship in date. The 1,631-horse catalogue is comprised of broodmares, racing/broodmare prospects, newly turned yearlings, horses of racing ages and stallions/stallion prospects. "It is a very solid catalogue with a lot of depth," said Cormac Breathnach, Keeneland's Director of Sales Operations. "The January Sale catalogue...

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Are you Maximizing Your Tax Deductions and Minimizing Your Taxes?

By Len Green, CPA and John Wollenberg, CPA In horse racing, the contest is not over until the horse crosses the finish line. The same is true with maximizing your tax deductions and minimizing your taxes. For those who think it is too late to save on your 2021 taxes, we are here to tell you, it is not! With over 40 years' experience saving our clients taxes along with our knowledge of the new tax laws, we are confident the following information will help you as you approach the...

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Mares and Foals Join Racehorses at Fasig-Tipton Monday

Fasig-Tipton's July Horses of Racing Age Sale returns to Newtown Paddocks Monday for the ninth straight year. It will be preceded for the first time by the Fasig-Tipton July Breeding Stock Sale, which gets underway at 2 p.m. The Horses of Racing Age Sale is comprised of 175 racehorses, 11 of which were supplements added late last week. Some of the standouts in this year's catalogue are recent Iowa Derby victor Stilleto Boy (Shackleford); GSW Fearless (Ghostzapper); GIII Bashford Manor S. runner-up Vodka N Water (Fed Biz); Wicked Bisou (Wicked...

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From the TDN Look: Kentucky Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center Hits the Marc

On my first trip to the Kentucky Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center, better known as KESMARC, I was actually there to see a Jack Russell Terrier receive a hyperbaric chamber treatment. Troy Hamilton, who operates the chamber and oversees around 1,000 treatments per year, was kind enough to explain the process to me and describe the chamber's many benefits. He also regaled me with tales of some of the greats he had the pleasure to work with, such as Blame and Stephanie's Kitten. I only met owner and founder...

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Horse Health: How Common Are Heart Attacks in Horses?

In horses, humans and all other mammals, the heart is responsible for delivering oxygenated and nutrient-rich blood throughout the body and removing metabolic waste through a vast network of blood vessels, therefore any disruption in this process can have detrimental effects. In horse racing, and most other equestrian sports, the term "heart attack" has become a catch-all phrase for suspected fatal cardiac events, as was the case recently with the passing of G1 Dubai Golden Shaheen winner XY Jet (Kantharos), who died of an apparent cardiac event the morning of...

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