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  • Blingismything wins a wild photo in the Wilshire at Santa Anita.Posted 11 hours ago
  • Irish Jasper comes from last to upset the Belle Harbor at the Big A.Posted 16 hours ago
  • Big Looie upsets Social Inclusion in the latter's first race since the Haskell.Posted 16 hours ago
  • Cinco Charlie goes gate to wire in the William Walker at Churchill Downs.Posted 1 day ago
  • Effinex runs to victory in the Excelsior; Wicked Strong finishes third.Posted 1 day ago
  • Mr. Jordan DQ'd at 1-5 in the Tarpon Stakes; Royal Squeeze placed first.Posted 1 day ago
  • Dortmund worked 6F in 1:13.60 (12/22) at Santa AnitaPosted 1 day ago
  • Carpe Diem covers 4F in :48.60 (2/63) at Keeneland on SaturdayPosted 1 day ago
  • El Kabeir drills 4F in :46.81 (3/55) at Belmont on SaturdayPosted 1 day ago
  • Derby points leader International Star worked 4F in :50.80 (8/9) at Churchill TrainingPosted 1 day ago

Giving Thanks

As we draw towards the close of 2012, I would like to take this opportunity to give thanks. It has been a year filled with the blessings of talented horses and great races. To these racing gifts, which are so frequently enjoyed that we can at times take them for granted, I am thankful. The majestic thoroughbred horse, in my opinion the most beautiful of all animals that walk the earth, and whom give us their effort, their heart, and their soul on a daily basis simply for the opportunity to test their physical talents, and for our sporting enjoyment, I am thankful. To all the men and women who have had their hearts penetrated by the lure and the love of the horse, and have dedicated their lives to being by their side, I give my thanks. Truly not just for Kings, horse racing is a sport, a game, a life choice, that can both lift your spirits incredibly high and tear your heart to pieces within a single afternoon. A needed diversion to some, lifeblood to others, I am thankful that it has been a big part of who I am for as long as I can remember. Finally, I give thanks to my family, friends, colleagues, and for that matter, fans of the horse, and race fans everywhere. Thank you for joining me in this lifetime journey … Godspeed to us all. 

 

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Couldn't have said it better myself, chief.
Nice choice of words. I say thanks to everyone passionate for Thoroughbreds. I do not really consider this a sport, for me this is a game, a game of winning $ and trying to stay in the black. Happy Thanksgiving everyone- especially to the grinders. Salute and keep hitting those overlay$.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFTTxz9TTTQ Talk about racing never stopping
Great college football tomorrow that I will have to tape as nothng closes down the races and I have to work.
Turkey roasting, check. Ham roasting, check. Pies cooling, check. Tables set for 20, check. Computer set up in backroom with windows opened to HRN and Twinspires, check.
Thank you, Brian Zipse. Thank you, Horse Racing Nation. Thank you to all of my new friends on the staff of HRN!

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