Sean's Blog

Monday Meeting

If we were a football team, we’d have a big, long meeting Monday afternoon. Watch film. Analyze the game plan. Look at missed assignments. Talk it over. Process and decompress. Make changes for next week. No video room in this sport. We are a far-flung racing stable with horses, trainers … Read More

Good Day

Four starters. One win. Two seconds. One third.

Full Saturday

Include it on a four-race win streak makes his stakes debut in the My Lady’s Manor. Elizabeth Scully rides for Todd Wyatt. Post time is 1:30. Jimmy Dan makes his NSA hurdle debut for Graham Watters and Jack Fisher in the opener at Tryon. Post time is 1:30. Queens Empire … Read More

Throwback Thursday: Mod Man

With Include It taking aim at the My Lady’s Manor Saturday, we delve into the only other time a Clancy won the Monkton feature. Dad with Mod Man. • Courtesy of American Steeplechasing 1979 Several stories unfolded at Maryland’s annual springtime triple run in successive weeks (April 14, 21, and … Read More

Enter Here

Just as one weekend finishes, another weekend looms. That’s life. But never more than in horse racing, especially American steeplechasing. You get a day to digest/process/analyze the decisions/performances/results from the weekend before filling out the entry forms for the next weekend. Sometimes, the runners still have poultice on their legs … Read More

Mission Accomplished

The lucky seven ventured to Old Dominion in southern Virginia Saturday. And all headed home with their missions accomplished. Tiz A Giant bounded to the lead after one hurdle, jumped well and finished hard on the bridle in second. Apprentice Whitney Schweizer rode the hurricane with poise. “He’s a hell … Read More

Lucky Seven

We are on the board. Riverdee launched into the 2024 season with a win and a second last weekend. Include It returned to the races with a gallant win at the Cheshire Hunt Races for Todd and Blair Wyatt and jockey Elizabeth Scully. Snow Geese just missed for Bernie and … Read More

Throwback Thursday

The circuit rolls through Ben Venue Farm for the Old Dominion Hounds Point-to-Point Saturday for three sanctioned races and perhaps eight unsanctioned races. We entered seven. Fifty years ago, it went like this (courtesy of the Steeplechasing in America)… The second of the Point-to-Points to be run over the Glenwood … Read More

Live Music

Anyone near Elkton April 12? Go see Chris Smither at the Elkton Music Hall. Friday night. 8:00. We need all the local venues, live music and folk/blues/rock singers we can find. And we need all the Chris Smithers in the world. Just go. You’re not too tired. You’re not too … Read More

Tuesday shuffle

Not a lot of time to decompress in this sport. This world. Digesting and analyzing performances from the weekend. Where should we go next? Who’s fit enough? Who needs another spin? Who rides next? Where and when? Looking to the weekend overnight. We entered six and adding one more at … Read More