Phenom to Journeyman: The Riding Life of Bill Boland
Phenom to Journeyman: The Riding Life of Bill Boland

2019-04-24T18:00:23.000ZVance Hanson

For almost seven decades, Bill Boland has been able to call himself a winner of the Kentucky Derby. The Hall of Fame jockey recently looked back on his career and his stories are priceless.
LONGFORM: The Story of Majestic Prince
LONGFORM: The Story of Majestic Prince

2019-03-12T16:33:18.000ZVance Hanson

Majestic Prince: The leading lights of this generation of colts were also to a large extent an aristocratic one -- conceived of the best blood...
History is against Beholder in the Breeders’ Cup Classic
History is against Beholder in the Breeders’ Cup Classic

2015-10-18T20:36:59.000ZJen Caldwell

Beholder will be going for a history-making win when starting in the 32nd Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) at Keeneland on October 31. If the Henny Hughes mare breaks from the gate, she’ll become just the sixth distaffer to even compete in the 1 1/4-m ...
Among the Giant's killers, Beau Purple was best
Among the Giant's killers, Beau Purple was best

2015-03-20T19:34:55.000ZVance Hanson

Hall of Fame trainer Allen Jerkens, who died this week at 85, is best remembered for defeating great champions rather than training them. Indeed, only one in his plethora of stakes winners – Sky Beauty in 1994 – ever topped a year-end poll as divisio ...
Genesis of a Triple Crown drought: Spectacular Bid & the 1979 Belmont Stakes
Genesis of a Triple Crown drought: Spectacular Bid & the 1979 Belmont Stakes

2014-06-10T13:07:28.000ZTwinSpires Staff

The 36-year streak of Triple Crown futility dates back to unquestionably one of the greatest racers in history, the mighty Spectacular Bid. Coming into the 1979 Belmont Stakes, the Triple Crown had been captured three different times in the last s ...