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  • Accelerate (7-1) wins in a romp as Arrogate finishes way back in the San Diego Handicap. Posted 13 hours ago
  • Hunt (3-1) waits and then blows by in the Grade 2 Eddie Read.Posted 16 hours ago
  • Lady Eli (9-10), giving eight pounds, edges Quidura on the wire of the Grade 1 Diana.Posted 16 hours ago
  • Firenze Fire (12-1) holds off Free Drop Billy in the Sanford Stakes.Posted 17 hours ago
  • Twisted Tom (7-10) scores a hard-earned win in the New York Derby.Posted 18 hours ago
  • Proctor's Ledge (6-1), with first-time Lasix, rolls on the turf in the Lake George.Posted 1 day ago
  • Dream It Is (4-1) romps in the Grade 3 Schuylerville at Saratoga.Posted 1 day ago
  • Indycott (7-5) wins the opener, as they're off at Saratoga!Posted 1 day ago
  • Bowies Hero (3-1) much the best in the Oceanside Stakes on opening day at Del Mar.Posted 3 days ago
  • Irap (7-5) romps home a big winner of the Indiana Derby.Posted 7 days ago
Saratoga and Del Mar 2017

HRN Original Blog:
Past the Grandstand
Posted Sunday, June 18, 2017
Stephen Foster night was highlighted by a brilliant win from Gun Runner, but four other graded stakes added to an action-packed night at Downs After Dark.
Posted Monday, May 08, 2017
Jade Cunningham 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 Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Mary Cage chronicles her first visit to Sam Houston Race Park, highlighted by the Houston Ladies Classic
Posted Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Devon Dougherty 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 Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Laurel Humbert, a graduate of the University of Louisville's Equine Industry Program, is making her mark in the Thoroughbred industry at only 24 years old.
Posted Wednesday, November 09, 2016
Mary Cage summarizes a historic Breeders' Cup through photos from Santa Anita.
Posted Thursday, October 13, 2016
Mary Cage takes a look back at Keeneland Fall Stars Weekend through photos.
Posted Friday, September 02, 2016
Natalie Rietkerk 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 Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Songbird is the latest to be featured in this series featuring active racehorses whose brilliance and great performances have contributed to what appears to be a new golden era of racing.
Posted Thursday, August 18, 2016
Frosted is the latest to be featured in this series featuring active racehorses whose brilliance and great performances have contributed to what appears to be a new golden era of racing.
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Mary Cage, a 21-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 and is currently interning at WinStar Farm with a marketing focus - with projects involving photography, videography, giving tours, data entry, etc. 


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. She has also worked as a hotwalker and groom.


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 a journalism major with a concentration in advertising and a minor in marketing. With this blog, she hopes to show readers horse racing through the eyes of a young fan and transport you to some of racing's biggest events through her photos and words.

University of Louisville College of Business Equine Program

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