Category Archives: The Outrider

One Hundred Years Since Regret

It’s been a hundred years since Regret won the 1915 Kentucky Derby with ease. The race itself wasn’t thrilling, but the idea of a filly as a Kentucky Derby winner more than made up for it.

Published on April 21, 2015 by Eliza McGraw
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Sun Briar Court, Extreme Equine Luxury

Sun Briar Court, a breeding farm in Binghamton New York, became a showplace and a symbol of what a racehorse owner could accomplish with money and imagination.

Published on April 15, 2014 by Eliza McGraw
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Al Capone, No Great Bettor

By all accounts Al Capone was a feared and successful gangster, but perhaps not such a successful horseplayer.

Published on February 14, 2014 by Eliza McGraw
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Roamer, the original American idol

Turf fans adored him, considering him almost a pet as well as an admirable athlete. But it was his humble origins that won him the most affection.

Published on December 31, 2013 by Eliza McGraw
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Reading Down the Stretch

If you are in a Derby-industry hating mood, this book is not for you, which is a shame, because it’s good.

Published on April 16, 2013 by Eliza McGraw
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Red Star

A contemporary agency traces its roots to World War I where many a Thoroughbred were enlisted as calvary horses.

Published on January 29, 2013 by Eliza McGraw
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