• Exaggerator is going in the Haskell, according to Steve Edelson of the Asbury Park Press.Posted 13 minutes ago
  • The Gurkha wins a Sussex thriller over Galileo Gold and Ribchester.Posted 3 hours ago
  • Amis Gizmo romps home in the Prince of Wales at Fort Erie.Posted 17 hours ago
  • Long On Value (7-2) cuts back and rolls in the Lucky Coin Stakes.Posted 1 day ago
  • Songbird repels the challenge of Carina Mia, and romps home in the CCA Oaks.Posted 2 days ago
  • Up With the Birds swings to victory in Woodbine's Nijinsky Stakes.Posted 2 days ago
  • Tin Type Gal rides the rail to victory in Monmouth's Boiling Springs.Posted 2 days ago
  • California Chrome edges Dortmund in a San Diego Handicap showdown.Posted 3 days ago
  • Mokat (7-1) turns the San Clemente into a one-filly show.Posted 3 days ago
  • Dacita just gets up in the Grade 1 Diana in a four-horse photo.Posted 3 days ago

HRN Original Blog:
Past the Grandstand
Posted Friday, July 22, 2016
Mary Cage shares her favorite photographs from the spring meet at her home track, Lone Star Park.
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.
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About Mary Cage


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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