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What is the Triple Crown?


The Triple Crown in American Thoroughbred Racing is a series of three races:  wthe Kentucky Derby (Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY); the Preakness Stakes (run at Pimlico in Baltimore, MD); and the Belmont Stakes (run at the Belmont, outside New York City). Only 12 horses over the past 98 years have won the three races, so it’s a very,  very very rare accomplishment.


Whatever happened To Rachel's Babies?

Do you catch yourself wondering, whatever happened to Jess's Dream and Rachel's Valentina, Rachel's two offspring? (Here is Jess's Dream on the left and Rachel's Valentina with her mom on the right)

Rachel Alexandra is Officially Available


Well, I can hardly believe the time has come, but March 1, 2017, is the official publishing date for my book about Rachel Alexandra. Feels like some festivities are in order, but probably I'll just pat myself on my back in the privacy of my own house/office. Speaking of that office, how about a tour of mine?  I thought of this when my eye landed on one of my favorite knick knacks. 


Wondering What the Book is all About? Read This

Here is a link to an interview I did at my publisher's blog (Chicago Review Press). It gives a pretty good overview of my book, Alexandra the Great: The story of the Record-Breaking Filly Who Ruled the Racetrack.

Win a Copy of Rachel Alexandra!



What's the Deal with Racing Silks?

Have you ever watched a horse race and wondered how to tell the horses apart?

Let’s face it — running in a pack like that they all look pretty much the same. That’s where racing silks come in!

My Book Has Arrived!

See Rachel Run

Want to know what all the fuss is about? Watch this video of Rachel winning the Kentucky Oaks. It's one of the most fun races you'll ever see! Here is Calvin looking for his competition, which isn't even in the frame of the photograph!

Churchill Downs


Wimbledon, Indianapolis Raceway, Wrigley Field, Churchill Downs. Places like this, where epic sporting events happen, have their own kind of mystique. When you are there you can't believe you are really there. Is this really where Martina Navritilova won her nine Wimbledon singles titles? Or the 100th Indianapolis 500 took place? 




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