Horse Racing

  • Announcer Travis Stone Faces Test at Monmouth Park's Haskell Invitational

    Travis Stone will have his biggest career test yet at the $1 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park in New Jersey this weekend, where he has been the announcer since May.

    The Wall Street Journal
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    After a Life of Labor, a Place to Grow Old Grazefully.

    ABC News
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  • Untapable 2-1 favorite in the Haskell Invitational

    OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) -- The filly Untapable is the 2-1 favorite for her first race against the colts, the $1 million Haskell Invitational on Sunday at Monmouth Park.

    The Associated Press
  • Blue Grass winner Dance With Fate euthanized

    Blue Grass Stakes winner Dance With Fate has been euthanized after the colt severely injured his leg in a training accident. A veterinarian at the seaside track said Thursday that Dance With Fate ruptured two of the three large patella ligaments in his right rear leg earlier in the morning. Dr.…

    The Associated Press
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    COMMON PHRASE ORIGINS: The phrase 'Dead Ringer' is from horse racing in the late 1800's. Race horse owners would have two horses, a slower one, and a 'dead-on' identical one that was a lot faster. The slow one would lose a bunch of races, until the odds go high enough, then the 'dead ringer' would…