Michele MacDonald

Articles by Michele MacDonald

Racetrack Veterans Look for Luck in Odd Customs and Beliefs

In the modern world of speed figures, tracking devices, and sheets handicapping, just about any racetracker will tell you making it into the hallowed ground of the winner's circle might depend more on cats, birds, bugs, peanuts, popcorn, and Read More

Behavioral Therapy Reduces War Emblem's Breeding Foibles

Moved to a tranquil area away from other stallions and shielded from most visitors, temperamental champion and dual classic winner War Emblem now spends his days in a quiet grassy paddock over looking fields containing grazing mares and Read More

Breeding Behavior: War Emblem Managers Still Trying

Hope continues to spring in abundance, if perhaps not eternally, at the Shadai Stallion Station in Japan that War Emblem will overcome his mysterious disdain for breeding.

With the dual American classic winner notching his first Japanese Read More

Derby Winner War Emblem Has Another Fruitless Season at Stud

After five years of trying to coax Kentucky Derby winner War Emblem into performing regular breeding duties, Shadai Stallion Station officials might be reaching the limit of their patience with the horse they purchased for about $17 Read More