1. Updates and Virginia ADW Dispute

    Glory, aka Prepare the Way, has taken the first step towards being a race horse...she accepted the bit for the first time. Horray! Progress! Next stop...Louisville!! OK, maybe not...

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  2. DeAngelo Hall-Perplexing But Not a Train Wreck

    Today, the Washington Redskins signed CB DeAngelo Hall, late of the Atlanta Falcons by way of Oakland Raiders. My first reaction to this signing was nothing but shear panic...

    gordon calhoun Written by gordon calhoun about over 5 years ago 40 reads 0 comments

  3. Updates and Post Election Matters

    Farm Updates-My Messenger, our nine year old thoroughbred gelding, and Prepare the Way, a yearling filly, left for our trainer's place in Gordonsville, VA yesterday...

    gordon calhoun Written by gordon calhoun about over 5 years ago 39 reads 0 comments

  4. Breeder's Cup-The Best Horse Won

    In the 2008 edition of the Breeder's Cup Classic, the European invaders placed 1-2 in the race. When asked after the race why the $10 million man Curlin lost, trainer Steve Assmusen stated "It was a turf race...

    gordon calhoun Written by gordon calhoun about over 5 years ago 64 reads 0 comments

  5. Breeder's Cup-1/2 star Lukewarm Paper Lock Picks

    Here they are...the three I am most intrested in are the Classic, the Dirt Mile, and the Turf. Go Tiago and go Virginia-bred Winchester (owned by the Firestones of Geniune Risk fame)...

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  6. Breeders Cup 2008-Waiting on Sally

    The Breeder's Cup is this Saturday and this year has a very very good line up. Every year, my favorite horse in Classic is like the 3rd or 4th choice and this year is no different...

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  7. ADW betting and Virginia Breeders Fund Disptue

    We received an e-mail from the Virginia Thoroughbred Association informing us that there is currently a major dispute involving the Internet wagering in Virginia that could affect the Virginia Breeders Fund...

    gordon calhoun Written by gordon calhoun about over 5 years ago 95 reads 0 comments

  8. ADW betting and Virginia Breeders Fund Disptue

    We received an e-mail from the Virginia Thoroughbred Association informing us that there is currently a major dispute involving the Internet wagering in Virginia that could affect the Virginia Breeders Fund...

    gordon calhoun Written by gordon calhoun about over 5 years ago 61 reads 0 comments

  9. Cozzene, the Sheik Mohammad, NASCAR and the Greatest Trainer Ever

    First, I will say up front that none of four topics have anything to do with other. Just lots to write about.Cozzene-I am quite sad to hear that Breeders Cup winner and very successful thoroughbred stallion Cozzene died...

    gordon calhoun Written by gordon calhoun about almost 6 years ago 115 reads 0 comments

  10. Perfect Peace Whata Blessing/Keenland September Sale

    First our farm: Our half-Welsh Pony Perfect Peace Whatablessing is going to be at the Fox Chase Farm show sale this weekend. See more at http://foxchasefarm...

    gordon calhoun Written by gordon calhoun about almost 6 years ago 58 reads 0 comments

  11. The Green Monkey-Time to Fire Up the Countdown Machine

    It has been announced that the biggest financial flop in the history of horse racing, the Green Monkey, has a stud fee for the 2009: $5,000. Time to fire up the Countdown to Profitable meter...

    gordon calhoun Written by gordon calhoun about almost 6 years ago 204 reads 0 comments

  12. Keenland September Sale-If you had $7,700,000 in your account-You Lost

    If someone offered you $7.7 million for something...ANYTHING...you would take it wouldn't you? Well, not if you are Michael Paulson. He turned down $7,700,000 for a colt by A.P. Indy out of the magnificant race mare Azeri...

    gordon calhoun Written by gordon calhoun about almost 6 years ago 60 reads 0 comments

  13. Maryland Slots Vote-The Importance to Virginia's Industry

    I normally don't write two entries in a day, but the Maryland slots issues is heating up (referendum on the issue is this November) and I found something in an article today in the Baltimore Sun that needs to be commmented on...

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  14. Bigfoot-ish Kind of Sighting

    Nothing much to report on the farm except we are entering another period of drought. Not as bad as last years, but fields have looked better.Perfect Peace Whats Blessing enters her second "A"-rated show this weekend in Culpepper...

    gordon calhoun Written by gordon calhoun about almost 6 years ago 52 reads 0 comments

  15. Kentucky Derby Winner Big Brown Losing Ground Fast For Three Year Old Title

    2008 Kentucky Derby winner Big Brown's owner IAEH stable had big plans for Big Brown's life after racing. They and Three Chimneys Farms were all set to have Big Brown stand for huge money as a stallion...

    gordon calhoun Written by gordon calhoun about almost 6 years ago 257 reads 0 comments