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  • Texas Chrome (2-1) bravely squeezed through on the rail for an Oklahoma Derby win.Posted 3 days ago
  • Unbridled Mo (4-1) rides the rail to victory in the Remington Park Oaks.Posted 3 days ago
  • Accelerate (1-1) rallies to win the Los Alamitos Derby (G2).Posted 4 days ago
  • Connect (10-1) upsets the Pennsylvania Derby.Posted 4 days ago
  • Songbird (1-5) gets win number 11 in the Cotillion (G1) at Parx Racing.Posted 4 days ago
  • Noholdingback Bear (3-1) wins the Gallant Bob (G3) at Parx Racing.Posted 4 days ago
  • 2015 Turf Champion Big Blue Kitten has been retired from racing, via the Chad Brown barn.Posted 7 days ago
  • No catching Sarah Sis (10-1) in the Presque Isle Downs Masters.Posted 9 days ago
  • Victory to Victory  7-1) pulls clear in the Grade 1 Natalma Stakes.Posted 10 days ago
  • Good Samaritan (3-1) rolls to a Breeders' Cup birth with a Summer Stakes win.Posted 10 days ago
HRN Original Blog:
View From The Bluegrass
Posted Friday, April 08, 2016
War Emblem, the winner of the 2002 Kentucky Derby and Preakness, had a long and winding road to his, now, happy retirement at Old Friends.
Posted Saturday, October 31, 2015
It was 3-year-old filly Found who scored an upset over race-favorite Golden Horn to win the $3 million Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (G1).
Posted Friday, October 30, 2015
Golden Horn, 4-5 on the morning line, leads a field of 12 horses in the $3 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf.
Posted Thursday, October 29, 2015
The Pizza Man looks to win big on Saturday in the Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) at Keeneland against an impressive field of 12 horses, led by European star Golden Horn.
Posted Thursday, June 04, 2015
Meanwhile, two farms right across the street from one another – Old Friends Retirement Farm and Summer Wind Farm – prove just how small the world of Thoroughbred racing is these days.
Posted Saturday, April 25, 2015
All went well on Saturday, April 26, 2015, as Carpe Diem had his final workout at Keeneland for trainer Todd Pletcher in preparation for next Saturday's, May 2, running of the Kentucky Derby.
Posted Thursday, April 23, 2015
Gov. Brereton Jones and trainer Larry Jones won the Kentucky Oaks together with Proud Spell and Believe You Can. The two team up once again, as they'll go for a third with Lovely Maria.
Posted Friday, April 17, 2015
With a powerful stretch run, Deceptive Vision fought on the outside of a group of four horses, and crossed the finish line the winner by a head in the Doubledogdare Stakes.
Posted Thursday, April 16, 2015
On Friday, April 17, 2015, the 21st running of the $100,000 Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare Stakes (G3) will be held at Keeneland. The race itself is named after Doubledogdare, one of the great fillies in Thoroughbred racing. Who is she and what is her story? Read on to find out.
Posted Saturday, April 11, 2015
Rallying along the outside around the final turn, Divining Rod charged into the lead at the top of the stretch and went on to win the Coolmore Lexington Stakes by three lengths.
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Meet Rick Capone
                                  
Rick Capone has been a horse racing fan since the Saturday afternoon when he saw Riva Ridge, his all-time favorite horse, win the Kentucky Derby on television.
 
Today, he is the sports editor for The Woodford Sun, a weekly newspaper in Versailles, Ky., a town just outside of Lexington and only 15 minutes away from Keeneland.
 
In addition to his duties at the Sun, Rick is a volunteer at Old Friends, the thoroughbred retirement farm in Georgetown that is owned by Michael Blowen. He even is part owner of one of the retirees there, Miss Hooligan, the grand daughter of 1988 Eclipse Award – Champion Turf Horse, Sunshine Forever, who is also on the farm.
 
Rick grew up in Havertown, Pa., just outside of West Philadelphia. At 20, he moved to South Florida with his family and lived a stones throw from Gulfstream. After some stops in North Carolina, Georgia and California, he currently lives in Georgetown, Ky., where he gets to drive by some of the greatest horse farms in the world on his way to work every morning.
 

(Photo: Miss Hooligan and Rick at Old Friends this past December. (Photo by Steve Blake)

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