• There's no catching Moonlight Song in the John Morrissey over Saratoga's slop.Posted 9 hours ago
  • La Verdad wins another, dominating today's Honorable Miss at Saratoga.Posted 1 day ago
  • Solow wins the Qatar Sussex Stakes over a stubborn Arod.Posted 1 day ago
  • Breaking Lucky edges Shaman Ghost in the Prince of Wales.Posted 2 days ago
  • Shore Runner turns it on late to win the Lucky Coin.Posted 3 days ago
  • I'm A Chatterbox DQ'd giving Curalina the win in the Grade 1 CCA Oaks.Posted 4 days ago
  • In defense of her Royal North win of last year, Ageless sets a new course record at Woodbine.Posted 4 days ago
  • Catch A Flight gets up in the final stride to win the San Diego.Posted 5 days ago
  • Hard Not to Like gets up in the final jump to win the Grade 1 Diana.Posted 5 days ago
  • Big Book remains undefeated with a score in the Fleet Treat.Posted 5 days ago

HRN Original Blog:
Past the Grandstand
Posted Sunday, June 07, 2015
When American Pharoah won the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, he became the first Triple Crown winner 19-year-old Mary Cage had seen in her lifetime.
Posted Friday, June 05, 2015
Long before a Triple Crown bid, American Pharoah was a yearling at Taylor Made prepping for the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale...
Posted Monday, June 01, 2015
American Pharoah completed his final training for the Belmont Stakes at Churchill Downs and Mary Cage was there to take plenty of photos of the Triple Crown hopeful.
Posted Saturday, May 30, 2015
Mary Cage takes a look at the highlights of Churchill Downs' May 30 card.
Posted Friday, May 29, 2015
Wise Dan was recently cleared to resume galloping and Mary Cage was there to take photos of his first gallop of 2015.
Posted Wednesday, May 27, 2015
After a recent re-evaluation, two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan has been cleared to resume galloping.
Posted Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Mary Cage takes an in-depth look at the field for the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby
Posted Monday, March 09, 2015
Read about Amanda Ropar's pony horse, Cisco, in the newest installment of Mary Cage's blog series featuring pony horses from tracks across the nation.
Posted Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Sarah Siciliano 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 Sunday, February 08, 2015
Liam Benson 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.
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Mary Cage, a 19-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 with the BloodHorse's website, the American Quarter Horse Association's magazine America's Horse, and Southern Racehorse Magazine. Blogging about the sport of horse racing combines her love for horse racing and writing. In her personal horse experience, she has won several Appaloosa National 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 and marketing/communications specialist. She is currently attending Tarleton State University, where she is studying Agricultural Communications. 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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