Dan Liebman is a former Editor-in-Chief of The Blood-Horse as well as a past President of Blood-Horse Publications.
Articles by Dan Liebman
August 24, 2009
Although there are differences of opinion on what should be done next in the area of medication reform, everyone seems to agree there is a continuing problem and something should be done.
The perceptions and realities of drugs used in the Read More
June 22, 2009
The initial necropsy report on Team Valor's Sailor's Cap, who died suddenly in his stall three days after winning the June 14 Poker Stakes, showed that he died of probable cardiac arrest caused by colitis-X.
The Merck Veterinary Manual Read More
June 16, 2009
Friesan Fire, the favorite in this year's Kentucky Derby, is recuperating nicely from surgeries to repair a hairline fracture and remove a bone chip, his co-owner said.
The 3-year-old colt is owned by Tom Simon's Vinery Stables in Read More
May 15, 2009
With all the rain recently in Kentucky, and with a minor business matter requiring him to be out of town over the weekend, Calvin Borel had an important project to finish before leaving town. The morning of May 15 he was mowing his grass. Read More
May 01, 2009
The song says the sun shines bright on my old Kentucky home, but there is no sun shining Kentucky Oaks morning, and the weather is the big topic of conversation.
Owners, trainers, and racing fans have been watching the skies over Louisville Read More
November 12, 2008
Disaster. Brutal. Blood bath. Just a few of the many descriptive words being used by breeders to describe the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, which at this writing still had a week to run.
In light of the recessive global economy, Read More
August 05, 2008
From the keynote speaker to the final inductee, the message was the same Aug. 4 at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame ceremony. That plain and simple mantra was, "It is all about the horse."
Though certainly not a coordinated Read More
June 08, 2008
The world awaited a delivery from Big Brown, but in a shocker it was 38-1 longshot Da’ Tara who won the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) (watch the replay on BloodHorse.com), taking the "Test of the Champion" in Read More
May 16, 2008
Trainer Larry Jones doesn't have a horse in the May 17 Preakness, but he is at the track to run horses in stakes Friday and Saturday. Not surprisingly, he is still being asked questions about the injuries sustained by Eight Belles.
The Read More
May 13, 2008
There were 417 races run on the flat in North America May 3, but only one captured the attention of the public. Normally that attention would be in celebration of the Kentucky Derby winner, but this year the attention came in the form of Read More
October 19, 2007
Perhaps the loudest ovation at the memorial service for John Henry Oct. 19 at The Kentucky Horse Park came when John Nicholson thanked John's "special friends."
The man who runs the Horse Park was speaking of the dedicated group of employees Read More
June 06, 2007
Slew's Tizzy and Hard Spun, who figure to be the pacesetters in the June 9 Belmont Stakes, drew next to each other at the post position draw this morning. A field of seven was entered in the final leg of the Triple Crown.
Curlin, who won the Read More
June 05, 2007
Trainer Todd Pletcher announced Tuesday morning that the filly Rags to Riches will contest the June 9 Belmont Stakes and be ridden by John Velazquez. Also, trainer Greg Fox said Rafael Bejarano has been named to ride Slew's Tizzy.
Pletcher Read More
May 19, 2007
Mending Fences was euthanatized after suffering a compound fracture of his right front ankle while running on the lead in the Dixie Stakes on the turf at Pimlico Saturday.
Jockey Robby Albarado was thrown off his mount, Einstein, who Read More
May 19, 2007
Curlin kept gaining down the stretch and got past Street Sense in the final strides to win the Preakness Stakes Saturday at Pimlico.
In just his fourth lifetime start, Curlin ran third in the May 5 Kentucky Derby. In his fifth start, the Read More
May 17, 2007
Trainer Carl Nafzger was relaxed at the Preakness barn Thursday morning. And, why shouldn't he be?
His Street Sense is bedded down in the first stall of the barn, reserved for the winner of the Kentucky Derby.
"If he can really run, I can Read More
May 05, 2007
The jinx is over.
Calvin Borel did what he does best, skim the rail, and Jim Tafel's Street Sense won the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) Saturday, becoming the first Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner Read More
February 24, 2007
Smarty Jones, starting his third season at stud, has been successfully treated for a minor temporary blockage in his reproductive tract and has returned to normal breeding activity.
Dan Rosenberg, president of Robert Clay's Three Chimneys Farm Read More
September 27, 2006
Precisionist, a champion, Breeders' Cup winner, and member of racing's Hall of Fame, was euthanatized Sept. 27 at Old Friends near Georgetown, Ky., less than four months after arriving at the facility. The 25-year-old horse was suffering from an Read More
May 03, 2006
Brass Hat, who ran second in the March 25 Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), has been disqualified because a post-race test revealed trace amounts of the drug methyl prednisolone acetate.
After a two-day hearing via Read More
August 16, 2005
It is often said the key to real estate is "location, location, location." Well, listening to the speakers at the Aug. 8-9 conference of racetrack superintendents, it became clear the key to a good surface is "consistency, consistency, Read More
March 25, 2005
Should Greater Good win the May 7 Kentucky Derby (gr. I), it would make the second time in the past three years the winner cannot stand at stud.
Funny Cide, who won the 2003 Derby, is a gelding. Greater Good is listed as a colt but Read More
April 10, 2002
The rate of reduction in foal losses in Kentucky is slowing, but it is still staggering. The latest figures from The Jockey Club show 32.4 percent less foals dropped in Kentucky this year through April 3 compared with a year ago. In an earlier Read More