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The Fast Track

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On the Fast Track to Success: A Spotlight on Thoroughbred Horse Breeder Bjorn Nielsen

Have you ever wondered what it takes to breed a champion thoroughbred? For accomplished horse breeder Bjorn Nielsen, to produce a racehorse that can rise to the highest level of competition requires an understanding of pedigrees, finding the best trainers, and sometimes a little bit of luck too. Ever since Nielsen began breeding thoroughbreds, his […]

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Horse Racing 224: Horse Tips & Stories By John Furgele

Love Horse Racing? Find Saratoga Racetrack stories, horse racing tips and more by John Furgele!

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We’re Back–How Ya Been

It has been a long winter hasn’t it?  Since my last column, there have been many things that have happened in both horse and harness racing, so let us recap and look forward. -In harness racing, the legendary colt, Somebeachsomewhere lost his battle with cancer.  He raced 21 times in his career and won 20 […]

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In The Home Stretch

Horse racing photos and more

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My Credentials

Watching a horse race from the stands is an exciting and awe inspiring experience. But getting close enough to take photos for publication requires media credentials that I did not have. It is an awesome story, which only required…

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