• Minding rolls home an easy winner of the Group 1 Pretty Polly Stakes at The Curragh.Posted 1 day ago
  • Melatonin powers home a strong winner of the Gold Cup at Santa Anita.Posted 2 days ago
  • Lord Nelson lunges late to nip Subtle Indian in the Triple Bend.Posted 2 days ago
  • By the Moon proves best in the Grade 3 Bed O' Roses at Belmont Park.Posted 2 days ago
  • Mo Tom finds a trouble free trip, and rolls home an easy Ohio Derby winner.Posted 2 days ago
  • Isabella Sings strolls to victory in Monmouth's Eatontown.Posted 2 days ago
  • Sarah Sis makes all the running as the Chicago Handicap favorite.Posted 2 days ago
  • Harzand holds off Idaho in the Irish Derby to become a dual Derby winnerPosted 2 days ago
  • Far From Over wins his return today at Belmont after more than 16 months away.Posted 3 days ago
  • Champion Untapable has been retired from racing, according to owner, Ron Winchell.Posted 8 days ago

HRN Original Blog:
Past the Grandstand
Posted Friday, June 17, 2016
As Folded Wings, a mare with a special story, prepares for her season debut at Churchill Downs, racing fans touched by the story of her and her connections send the team well wishes.
Posted Monday, June 13, 2016
Mary Cage shares photos of an action-packed weekend at Belmont Park, highlighted by the Belmont Stakes.
Posted Sunday, June 05, 2016
In honor of attending her first Belmont this upcoming Saturday, Mary Cage takes a look back at her top three favorite Belmonts since she became a racing enthusiast.
Posted Monday, May 30, 2016
Cyrus Alexander, a half-brother to Super Saver, notched the first graded stakes victory of his career with a win in the Lone Star Park Handicap.
Posted Monday, May 23, 2016
Mary Cage shares a photo blog of a recent trip to Kentucky, which included visits with the likes of champions Wise Dan and Tepin.
Posted Saturday, May 14, 2016
Tyler Rotstein is the latest to be featured in Mary Cage's series "Racing's Future," which features young racing fans who plan to pursue a career in the Thoroughbred industry.
Posted Friday, May 06, 2016
Mary Cage takes a look at the pedigrees of each Kentucky Derby entrant from a distance-focused standpoint.
Posted Tuesday, May 03, 2016
Read about Slinger, an eye-catching outrider pony who belongs to a little girl, in the latest edition of Mary Cage's "Ponies of the Track" series.
Posted Friday, April 22, 2016
Julie Witt is the latest to be featured in Mary Cage's series "Racing's Future," which features young racing fans who plan to pursue a career in the Thoroughbred industry.
Posted Monday, April 11, 2016
Mary Cage shares photos of a weekend full of great racing at the opening weekend for Keeneland's spring meet, highlighted by the Blue Grass Stakes.
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Mary Cage, a 20-year-old avid fan of horse racing, has been around horses all her life, having owned, shown, and judged them for as long as she can remember. She began writing her own horse racing blog, Past the Grandstand, in August 2011 and has since been published in America's Horse, American Racehorse and the Appaloosa Journal, as well as with the websites of The Blood-Horse and The Equine Chronicle. She has also had photos published with Paulick Report and Thoroughbred Daily News. In addition, she works as one of the social media coordinators for the Texas Thoroughbred Association.

In her personal horse experience, Mary has been around horses all her life and has won several Appaloosa National Champion and Reserve World Champion titles in the show ring. 

Mary has always aspired to have a career with horses and since her love for horse racing began, she has dreamed of pursuing a career in the Thoroughbred racing industry, possibly as a writer/photographer and marketing/communications specialist. She is currently attending the University of North Texas, where she is studying photojournalism with a minor in marketing. With this blog, she hopes to show readers horse racing through the eyes of a young fan as she writes about assorted horse racing topics.

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