From the notes: “Mil’s Life” examines the intimate relationship between an aspiring jockey, Jamil Pratis, and his one-eyed horse, Dusty. The film will explore one man’s passion for racing while uncovering the true nature of the environment that has defined his character and determination. My nephew Nick Colt, a film major at Temple, is editor on … Continue reading ‘Mil’s Life’ is about an inner city jockey and his one-eyed horse
Words and Photos by Rosana Rivera [Video of race below] Every January 6th Puerto Ricans commemorate the “Día de los Reyes” (Day of the Epiphany), the date on which according to Catholic tradition, the Magi, or Three Wise Men, visited Baby Jesus with offerings of gold, frankincense and myrrh. Moreover, on this day, the islanders … Continue reading Santa Claus wins a photo finish at Hipodromo Camarero
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This story starts with the son of two English Triple Crown winners. He only won one race, but John O’Gaunt left much more of a mark on Thoroughbred history than just that. His sire was Isinglass, the magnificent nearly undefeated horse whose other son Star Shoot would sire the very… Continue reading Pedigree Profile – Swynford’s Success
By Major Srinivas Nargolkar (Retd.) [Video of Indian Oaks below] A brilliant tactical ride, planned by jockey David Allan and that very astute trainer S. Padmanabhan, saw Isn’t She Special (Ace – Rain Splasher) lift the Villoo Poonawalla Indian Oaks, Gr.1 at Mahalakshmi on Saturday. She was quickly off the blocks but the jockey was … Continue reading Indian Oaks: Isn’t She Special lives up to her name at Mahalakshmi
Or is he? People want to know where Ed DeRosa, or @EJXD2, is. The dude eating wings. Why no Derosa on twitter. MT @SheaLeparoux Great scene here at eclipse award party pic.twitter.com/L43YnkjqV6 — Pullthepocket (@Pullthepocket) January 17, 2014 I think DeRosa isn't tweeting because all CDI employees except @jeremyclemons are not allowed to in 2014 … Continue reading He’s coming back…or is he?
The following excerpt is from a blog post about a day at the races at the Hippodrome in Moscow. My Twitter pal Ani Wandaryan (@goldentent) brought it to my attention, and when I read the paragraph below I was fascinated by its similarity to a day of winter racing in New York. The post can … Continue reading Middle-aged men and a rough racing culture sounds familiar
The polar ends of racing were randomly depicted in two recent and unrelated blog posts that appeared on back-to-back days this week, and their juxtaposition here shows how stark the contrast in air is from the top of the game to the bottom. On the 16th, the America’s Best Racing blog—which exists to publicize (and glamorize) … Continue reading Commonalities in racing despite differing climates