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Sara Dacus

Sara Dacus is a lifelong Arkansan who teaches eighth grade English. While she was dating her now-husband, he took her to Oaklawn Park, and a love affair with both ignited. Dacus is now an avid racing enthusiast who follows the sport closely.

Remembering the Run for the Roses: longtime attendee looks back on his best Derby memories
Remembering the Run for the Roses: longtime attendee looks back on his best Derby memories

2022-05-08T10:03:00.000ZSara Dacus

Charles VanDyne has attended approximately 60 editions of the Kentucky Derby. The still-practicing attorney from Ada, Ohio, who has been in his present office for 66 years, is proud to say he is 91 years old.
Art Sherman's lifetime horsemanship hit the stratosphere
Art Sherman's lifetime horsemanship hit the stratosphere

2021-12-20T16:18:30.669ZSara Dacus

Art Sherman had a storied career in horse racing before California Chrome walked into it.
TRF Second Chances farm is changing human and equine lives
TRF Second Chances farm is changing human and equine lives

2021-11-02T22:42:57.001ZSara Dacus

Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s Second Chances farm at Blackburn Correctional Complex has been changing lives—both human and equine—since 1999.
Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation's Second Chances at Lowell Horse Show
Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation's Second Chances at Lowell Horse Show

2021-10-22T09:18:00.000ZSara Dacus

Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation's Second Chances at Lowell Horse Show
What is the history of entering a horse into a horse race?
What is the history of entering a horse into a horse race?

2021-09-09T21:24:04.317ZSara Dacus

The roots of racing in medieval England were planted when horses for sale were ridden in competition to demonstrate their speed to potential buyers. During the reign of Richard the Lionheart (1189-99), the first known purse was offered for a three-mile race, and knights were the riders.
Del Mar Track Highlights for Sept. 8
Del Mar Track Highlights for Sept. 8

2021-09-08T21:42:14.629ZSara Dacus

Del Mar Track Update for Sept. 8
Saratoga Track Highlights for Sept. 8
Saratoga Track Highlights for Sept. 8

2021-09-08T20:54:15.007ZSara Dacus

Saratoga Track Highlights for Sept. 8
Del Mar Week 7 highlights
Del Mar Week 7 highlights

2021-09-02T19:41:29.444ZSara Dacus

Del Mar’s iconic summer meet ends Monday, and the shore is serving up plenty of action in its final days.
Saratoga Week 7 highlights
Saratoga Week 7 highlights

2021-09-01T18:34:52.368ZSara Dacus

Travers S. weekend featured eight graded stakes races with the meet’s final week including another eight graded stakes.
Saratoga racing highlights for week 6
Saratoga racing highlights for week 6

2021-08-26T21:11:30.547ZSara Dacus

North American racing’s biggest stars meet at Saratoga.
Del Mar racing highlights for Week 6
Del Mar racing highlights for Week 6

2021-08-26T20:25:47.455ZSara Dacus

Del Mar set a new single-day all-sources wagering record Saturday with $36,024,030 on the Pacific Classic card.
Saratoga Week 5 highlights
Saratoga Week 5 highlights

2021-08-19T17:26:51.412ZSara Dacus

Here’s a look back at what bettors found to be so intriguing and a look ahead at the high-class racing at the Spa.
Del Mar Week 5 highlights
Del Mar Week 5 highlights

2021-08-19T17:01:31.040ZSara Dacus

Here’s a look at what has been happening at the seaside track leading up to this signature day of racing.