Cotillion a big test for Ceiling Crusher

Sep 20, 2023 at 07:32 pm by Danny Brewer

  In the Thoroughbred racing game, every trip to the starting gates is a test. When it’s a Grade 1 worth $1 million it is definitely more than a pop quiz. For one f.... Read More

Turf Cup Day adds to Kentucky Downs legend

Sep 12, 2023 at 10:12 pm by Danny Brewer

  Two of the things that make Thoroughbred racing the greatest game in the world are predictable unpredictability and the adrenaline rush the thrill of victory produces..... Read More

The Cup runneth over at Kentucky Downs on September 9

Sep 06, 2023 at 07:45 pm by Danny Brewer

  If you are thirsty for some top notch competition, there will be plenty of Cups to drink from at Kentucky Downs on September 9.   Located just north of the Tennes.... Read More

Mandella riding a Rocket into Pacific Classic

Aug 30, 2023 at 09:05 pm by Danny Brewer

    Hall of Fame Thoroughbred trainer Richard Mandella has enjoyed many wonderful achievements since opening his own stable back in 1976. As a force in the Sout.... Read More

Blue Raiders Bama bound as 2023 season opens

Aug 27, 2023 at 11:16 am by Danny Brewer

  College football is set to begin play in full force this coming week and for many, that means exciting times. Our local gridiron gladiators at Middle Tennessee State ha.... Read More

Live Racing meet opens at Kentucky Downs on August 31

Aug 27, 2023 at 09:14 am by Danny Brewer

  One of the most wonderful times of the year is now upon us. Like a shooting star, Kentucky Downs is about to light up the Thoroughbred racing sky as their live racing m.... Read More

Saratoga Special winner makes for a Hopeful situation

Aug 20, 2023 at 09:45 pm by Danny Brewer

  When speaking of young athletes, “special” and “hopeful” can be two commonly used terms. Or at least those are two words that an athlete wants t.... Read More

Bobby Bowl to be played at Riverdale on August 18

Aug 15, 2023 at 08:12 pm by Danny Brewer

Remembering long-time Rutherford County high school football coach Bobby Wells, the season-opening matchup between Smyrna and Riverdale has been dubbed, “The Bobby Bowl&.... Read More

What they are Saying about high school football 2023

Aug 08, 2023 at 09:44 pm by Danny Brewer

  That magical time is upon us. Yes, that’s right, it is high school football time here in Tennessee. With that in mind, let’s hear what some of the Rutherfor.... Read More

Everything was all White in Whitney Stakes

Aug 06, 2023 at 07:55 pm by Danny Brewer

  The 95th running of the Whitney Stakes at Saratoga was supposed to be all about heavily favored Cody’s Wish winning his seventh straight race. Somebody forgot to.... Read More

A pair of streakers earn grade 1 glory in Sprint division

Jul 30, 2023 at 09:43 pm by Danny Brewer

  Question of the day…Are all streakers sprinters?... I think in some cases the answer is yes…depending of course on the type of streaker we are referencing.... Read More

Geaux Rocket Ride makes the grade in Haskell

Jul 23, 2023 at 07:11 pm by Danny Brewer

  The athletic playing field is always a test and that’s especially true in the Thoroughbred racing game. The three-year-old division features more pop quizzes than.... Read More

Del Mar magnificence begins July 21

Jul 18, 2023 at 09:07 pm by Danny Brewer

  There are special places and then…there is Del Mar.   All sports have venues that seem to echo greatness and the Seaside Oval in Southern California is tha.... Read More

Why is Saratoga the graveyard for favorites?

Jul 16, 2023 at 08:07 pm by Danny Brewer

  Life can pose many questions. As we navigate through it all there are certain things we begin to wonder about. The meaning of life…the definition of happiness&he.... Read More

Giant Game executes to perfection in Cornhusker

Jul 09, 2023 at 05:49 pm by Danny Brewer

  The beauty of an executed  Game plan can be Giant. The Cornhusker Handicap on July 8 was that and then some.   This grade 3 run for three-year-olds and up ma.... Read More

Bobby Wells will be missed by many

Jul 09, 2023 at 08:20 am by Danny Brewer

  These are the columns a sports scribe never wants to write but understands in certain cases it is a must. This is absolutely one of those times.   The recent pass.... Read More

Foster day at Ellis Park speaks for the sport

Jul 02, 2023 at 02:15 pm by Danny Brewer

  For those familiar with the wonderful world of Thoroughbred horse racing the following assortation has long been understood. If you are not quite as familiar, this stat.... Read More

Stephen Foster Stakes looks like a loaded baked potato

Jun 27, 2023 at 10:48 pm by Danny Brewer

  For those of us that like to eat, a loaded baked potato is a delectable delight. Piled high with potatoey goodness, this mouth-watering dish does a body good. A quick g.... Read More

Hoosier Philly makes it look easy in Monomoy Girl Stakes

Jun 18, 2023 at 10:48 am by Danny Brewer

  Does making things look easy signify quality in the athletic arena? If that’s the case, then the running of the Monomoy Girl Stakes on June 17 means Hoosier Phill.... Read More

Belmont Stakes will be the Test of a Champion

Jun 06, 2023 at 09:23 pm by Danny Brewer

    The 155th running of the Belmont Stakes on June 10 will absolutely live up to one of its monikers. Long considered the “Test of a Champion”, thi.... Read More