In Tenfold, Injured Veterans Have Their Belmont Horse

The announcement of sports sponsorships, in Thoroughbred racing and elsewhere, can often elicit an eye-roll. Monster Energy logos bedecking American Pharoah before the 2015 Belmont? UPS capitalizing on Big Brown’s name back in 2008? Big Brown’s jockey Kent Desormeaux accepting sponsorship from Hooters? You get the idea. When Audible the audiobook company sponsored Audible the racehorse before…

Brian Nadeau’s Road to the Triple Crown: The Preakness

Pimlico: The Grade I, $1.5 million Preakness at 1 3/16 miles by Brian Nadeau #1 Quip (12-1): GII Tampa Bay Derby winner gutted it out for a well-beaten second behind the then-undefeated Magnum Moon in the GI Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park, then opted to skip the Kentucky Derby to run here as a fresh…

It’s Preakness 143! Or Is It?

According to the Maryland Jockey Club’s logo for the feature race at Pimlico this Saturday, this year is Preakness 143. That would mean that the first edition of the race was run in 1873, when Survivor won it. (1918 counts twice, because there were two divisions that year.) If you go by the June 3,…

Audible.com Has a Kentucky Derby Horse

It all started with a bunch of Google alerts. “We started seeing notifications for Audible popping up in our newsfeed, and we went, ‘Wait, this isn’t about us. This is about a horse,’” said John Harrobin, senior vice president of marketing at Audible the audiobook company. Audible the horse began to get national attention in…