Lenny Shulman

Lenny Shulman is features editor of The Blood-Horse magazine and author of Ride of Their Lives.

Articles by Lenny Shulman

Triple Crown Hopeful I'll Have Another Retired

I'll Have Another will be declared out of the June 9 Belmont Stakes according to trainer Doug O'Neill Read More

Secretariat Festival Includes Film Casting Call

The Secretariat Festival at the Bourbon County Fairgrounds Sat., Sept. 26 has extra-added importance this year, as producers of the upcoming Walt Disney Pictures film Secretariat will be picking one of the horses to star in the lead role in the Read More

Belmont Contender Dunkirk to Undergo Fracture Repair

Dunkirk, who ran a gutsy, front-running second in the June 6 Belmont Stakes, came out of the race with a non-displaced condylar fracture of the left hind cannon bone and will undergo surgery June 9 at the brand new Ruffian Equine Medical Center Read More

NBC Plans Week-Long Derby Coverage

NBC Universal is planning a full-court press when it comes to handling the 135th Kentucky Derby, with all-week coverage featured in a variety of programming and platforms.

The race itself will be part of a three-hour show from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Read More

Trainers Voice Santa Anita Surface Concerns

About 40 Southern California-based trainers met with Pro-Ride head Ian Pearse Jan. 7 at Santa Anita Park to voice their concerns over the condition of Santa Anita's synthetic racing surface, which Pearse installed a year ago.

Unlike meeting Read More

Animal Planet to Air 'Jockeys' TV Series

"Jockeys," a TV series billed as a 'docu-soap,' will premiere on the Animal Planet channel Feb. 6 with a pair of 30-minute episodes. The program is a behind-the-scenes look at the lives of seven jockeys at work and home. Featured are riders Aaro Read More

Funny Cide Arrives at the Kentucky Horse Park

Funny Cide was officially welcomed to his new home at the Kentucky Horse Park's Hall of Champions Dec. 5, becoming the second Kentucky Derby winner and champion to take up residence there in just over a month.

Like his immediate predecessor at Read More

Alysheba Arrives at Kentucky Horse Park

Hundreds of racing fans packed the Hall of Champions pavilion at the Kentucky Horse Park Oct. 31 to officially welcome back to Kentucky "America's Horse," Alysheba.

At 1:15 p.m., a long Sallee horse van pulled up in back of the pavilion, an Read More

Owner Turns Down $7.7 Million Bid on Yearling

Owner Michael Paulson said he bought back Azeri's first yearling in the hopes of retaining a portion of the A.P. Indy colt to race. Paulson bought back the yearling for $7.7 million during the opening session of the Keeneland September yearling sal Read More

Synthetic Surfaces: Special Report

Perhaps no other sport is as bound to tradition as racing Thoroughbreds. From the sheer length of its history, to the grand old venues in which it takes place, to the top-hatted and red-suited bugler calling the horses to post, racing loves its Read More

New Barbaro Film in the Works

Apparently, there is no end to the nation's appetite for all things Barbaro. At least, Universal Pictures hopes there isn't. The Hollywood studio has acquired the screen rights to "Gone Like the Wind," an article written about the 2006 Kentucky Read More

Final TV Ratings for Belmont Slide 12%

Final national ratings for ABC's telecast of the June 9 Belmont Stakes from New York showed a 12% percent decline in viewership from 2006. The two-hour program, which aired from 5-7 p.m. EDT, registered a 2.9 rating and an 8 share. Each rating poin Read More

Trainer, Jockey Suing Disney Over "Ruffian" Movie

Trainer Frank Whiteley Jr., jockey Jacinto Vasquez, and Thoroughbred Legends LLC have filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against The Walt Disney Company and its subsidiaries, ABC and ESPN, over "Ruffian," a television movie that is scheduled Read More

Preakness National TV Ratings Dip 9%

Final national television ratings for NBC's coverage of the May 19 Preakness Stakes from Pimlico Racecourse in Baltimore, Md., dipped 9% from year-ago figures. The 2007 Preakness telecast drew a 4.9 national rating and a 13 share. Each rating Read More

NBC National Derby Ratings Rise 5% for Race Segment

The race portion of NBC Sports' coverage of the 133rd Kentucky Derby  May 5 brought in 13.8 million viewers, according to national ratings results released by the network Tuesday. The one-hour segment (5:41-6:42 p.m. ET) of NBC's two hours Read More

Barbaro Documentary Will Air on NBC After Derby

"Barbaro: A Nation's Horse" has finally found a home. NBC Sports has announced that the one-hour documentary focusing on the life of last year's Kentucky Derby winner will air on the NBC network Saturday, May 5, at 8 p.m. ET. That will be 90 Read More

NBC Barbaro Documentary to Air on CNBC Derby Eve

"Barbaro: A Nation's Horse," which was pre-empted April 29 by an overtime hockey game on NBC, will be presented Friday, May 4, at 9 p.m. ET and again at midnight on cable network CNBC. In addition, NBC is scrambling to see if it can find a timeslot Read More

Thoroughbred Owner Files Suit Over Heel Nerving Disclosure

Trainer Richard Mandella and owner B. Wayne Hughes have been named as defendants in a lawsuit brought by a Thoroughbred owner in Arizona for allegedly failing to disclose that a surgical procedure had been performed on a horse claimed from Hughe Read More

Barbaro Documentary Airs April 29 on NBC

One week before this year's Run for the Roses, NBC Sports will present a one-hour documentary on Barbaro, who took last year's Kentucky Derby in dramatic fashion. "Read More

Pine Island Euthanatized; Fleet Indian Injured in Distaff

The two 5-2 co-favorites in the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) both broke down during the running of the race and failed to finish. Phipps Stable's Pine Island suffered a dislocation of the left front fetlock and was euthanatized Read More

Insight Communications to Include HRTV

HorseRacing TV (HRTV), a subsidiary of Magna Entertainment Corp. (MEC) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Insight Communications for carriage of HRTV on Insight systems beginning in time for the Breeders' Cup World Read More

Champion Sprinter Lost in the Fog Euthanatized

Lost in the Fog, last year's Eclipse Award-winning sprinter, was euthanatized Sunday, Sept. 17, three weeks after doctors found three cancerous tumors in his spleen and along his back.

The charismatic champion began his career with 10 Read More

Calif. Owner to Sue Trainer Over Drug Positive

In a lawsuit that is believed to be unprecedented, the owner of a horse disqualified for a drug positive is suing his trainer for the redistributed purse money.

Los Angeles-based attorney Alan Klein, whose Ellenay Racing owned Dyna Da Read More

Lost in the Fog to Undergo Tests Friday

Doctors at the University of California-Davis veterinary school will run extensive tests on Lost in the Fog Friday in order to determine whether they will perform surgery to remove what is believed to be a cancerous mass from his spleen. If the Read More

Lost in the Fog Suspected to Have Cancer

Doctors at the University of California-Davis veterinary school, through a stomach sonogram, have found a mass in Lost in the Fog's spleen that they suspect is a lymphoma, according to Greg Gilchrist, who trains last year's Eclipse Award-winning Read More