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“We use the SWAG method. Are you familiar with the SWAG method? It stands for Strategic Wild Ass Guess. We use that a lot because we’re smart enough to know we’re not very smart.”
Live Oak Plantation’s Bruce Hill, on judging young horses on the farm
and making decisions about where they go to race (Live Oak and Maryland trainer Mike Trombetta went to the Kentucky Derby with Win Win Win)
“People look at size and pedigrees and all that stuff but he’s a true racehorse. He’s an athlete.”
Luis Carvajal Jr.
Trainer Luis Carvajal Jr., about sprint star Imperial Hint,
who spent some time at Fair Hill Equine Therapy Center this spring
The arrival of Dancer’s Image at Glade Valley Farms in Frederick, Md., marked the third Kentucky Derby winner in the five years to stand in the state, joining Windfields Farm’s 1964 winner, Northern Dancer, who would stand his first season outside Canada in 1969, and 1966 winner Kauai King, standing at Sagamore Farm since his retirement in 1967.
Twenty-two times Senior Senator sized up a timber fence at the Maryland Hunt Cup. His eyes saw it first, then his ears – instantly flicked forward. The signals went to his feet, his knees, shoulders, those long muscles across his back, his stifles, gaskins, hocks and he was up and over and galloping off to the next one.
Behind him, eight foes tried to do the same. And mostly failed.
Breeders’ Cup Steeplechase heroes Blythe Miller and Lonesome Glory appeared on the cover. Miller was the first woman to take title to a Breeders’ Cup event. Lonesome Glory was trained by the rider’s father, F. Bruce Miller, in Cochranville, Pa., for owner Kay Jeffords. The duo soared to an 81⁄2-length victory at Belmont Park three weeks before the 10th annual Breeders’ Cup day at Santa Anita.
Long after training hours the day before the 143rd Preakness Stakes-G1, Bob Baffert kicked around Pimlico Race Course. His horses ate hay or dozed in the stakes barn, his staffers attended to their duties, he’d done his interviews and was – for a Hall of Fame trainer who has made the Triple Crown his personal playground for the better part of 20 years – briefly alone without much purpose.
He chatted with fellow Hall of Famer D. Wayne Lukas for a while, stepped in and out of the stakes barn to avoid intermittent rain that settled into the Baltimore area for what seemed like weeks and chit-chatted with various members of the press corps lingering around, digging for details or making up for lost time.
Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred/ The Racing Biz poll of the top Mid-Atlantic-breds of the year
The poll is conducted by media members and others involved in the Thoroughbred industry and restricted to horses who have run in 2019 and were bred in Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, and the Carolinas. (through May 12, 2019)
1. Out for a Spin (VA) 2. Alwaysmining (MD) 3. Las Setas (MD) 4. Call Paul (PA) 5. Regally Irish (NJ)
Top Older Horses
1. Runnin'toluvya (WV) 2. Prince Lucky (PA) 3. Late Night Pow Wow (WV) 4. Valedictorian (NJ) 5. Senior Senator (PA)