Jason Shandler

Jason Shandler is a staff writer for The Blood-Horse magazine.

Articles by Jason Shandler

Thoroughbred Rapid Redux Wins 22nd Straight Race

Rapid Redux has now won a record-setting 22 races in a row, the latest coming Jan. 4 at Laurel Park. Read More

Thoroughbred Rapid Redux Ties Single-Season Win Mark

Rapid Redux tied the modern-day United States record for wins in a single season Dec. 13, as he went wir Read More

Injured Thoroughbred Racehorse Banned Scheduled for Surgery

The Thoroughbred colt broke both sesamoids in his right ankle after working at Santa Anita Park on Sept. 22. Read More

Commentary: Thoroughbred Owner Sounds Off on Salix

BloodHorse.com's Jason Shandler caught up with Mike Repole to get his opinion on the current Salix debate. Read More

Derby Winner Animal Kingdom Out for the Year

After examining a second set of X rays, it was determined that the leg injury suffered by Animal Kingdom was Read More

Kentucky Derby Winner Injured, Will Take Time Off

Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom has suffered an injury to his left hind leg; Nehro recovers from surgery Read More

Uncle Mo to Begin Light Training Next Week

Uncle Mo continues to exhibit positive signs of improving health and is on target to resume light training in Read More

Early Kentucky Derby Favorite Uncle Mo Has GI Infection; Still Derby Bound

Uncle Mo's tiring, third-place finish as the 1-10 favorite in the April 9 Resorts World New York Casino Wood Memorial not only stunned bettors, but his connections as well. On April 14, results of blood work taken on the champion colt confi Read More

Pluck Scores BC Juvenile Turf; Rough Sailing Euthanized

Team Valor International's Pluck won the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf by one length Nov. 6 at Churchill Downs. Read More

Kentucky Derby and Preakness Winners Will Meet Again in Saturday's Haskell

Led by Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brandswinner Super Saver and Preakness Stakes winner Lookin At Lucky, one of the deepest fields in the 43-year history of the IZOD Haskell Invitational was drawn July 29 at Monmouth Park.

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Rachel Alexandra Has to Work in Lady's Secret Victory

Rachel Alexandra did what the fans at Monmouth Park came to see her do--win the $412,000 Lady's Secret. But unlike what many expected, it was not a walkover for the reigning Horse of the Year, as she was made to work by pacesetter Queen Mar Read More

Kentucky Derby Winner Mine That Bird Entered on Turf This Weekend

With no logical dirt race to choose from, trainer D. Wayne Lukas has decided on the $175,000 Firecracker Handicap, a one-mile turf contest July 4 at Churchill Downs, as the starting point for Mine That Bird—or at least he is seriously thi Read More

Thoroughbred I Want Revenge Recovering Well from Ligament Injury

When I Want Revenge came into the Aqueduct barn of Rick Dutrow Jr., in April, the trainer was hopeful but not overly optimistic the colt would be anything like he was before the injury that cost him about a year of training and nearly ended his Read More

Rachel Alexandra Faces Four in Fleur de Lis

Calvin Borel will remain aboard Rachel Alexandra when the reigning Horse of the Year shoots for her first win of the season in the $200,000 Fleur de Lis Handicap (gr. II) June 12 at Churchill Downs. She will face just four rivals in the nine-fu Read More

Drosselmeyer Wins Belmont [Updated]

WinStar Farm's Drosselmeyer gave Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott his first win in a Triple Crown race, as he wore down pacesetter First Dude and held off a late charge from Fly Down to win the $1 million Belmont Stakes under Mike Smith June 5. Read More

Lookin At Lucky Wins Preakness [UPDATED]

Lookin At Lucky, the beaten favorite in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands, redeemed himself in the Preakness Stakes. Read More

Kentucky Derby Winner Super Saver Draws Post 8 for Preakness Stakes

Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands winner Super Saver drew post 8 and was installed as the 5-2 morning-line favorite for the May 15 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico. A field of 12 was drawn for the second leg of the Triple Crown.

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Rachel Alexandra Beat by a Nose

Unrivaled Belle stuck a nose in front of Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra just before the wire to complete a stirring stretch duel to score the $400,000 La Troienne Stakes in front of a disappointed crowd at Churchill Downs April 30. Read More

Zenyatta Makes it 16-for-16 in Apple Blossom

Zenyatta tied Thoroughbred racing legends Citation and Cigar with her 16th consecutive win April 9 in the $500,000 Apple Blossom Invitational Handicap (gr. I) (VIDEO), blowing past her four rivals under Mike Smith as an adoring crowd at Oaklawn Read More

Rachel Alexandra Loses in Stretch Duel

Making her 4-year-old debut, Rachel Alexandra was stunned by Zardana, who tackled the reigning Horse of the Year at the top of the stretch and outdueled the heavy favorite to win by three parts of a length in the $200,000 New Orleans Ladies Sta Read More

Barbaro Brother Lentenor Breaks Maiden

Lentenor, a full brother to ill-fated 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro, broke his maiden impressively on the turf Jan. 20 at Gulfstream Park.

Making his third start and first as a 3-year-old, Lentenor went off as the even-money fav Read More

California Racehorse Lava Man Retired After Brief Comeback

California's $5-million gelding Lava Man, who returned to racing after a more than 17-month layoff only to finish last in the San Gabriel Handicap Dec. 27 at Santa Anita, has been retired after his failed comeback attempt, it was confirmed Read More

Thoroughbred Champion Kip Deville Battling Laminitis

It seems impossible to think that a little more than four months ago Kip Deville, the 2007 Breeders' Cup Mile victor and four-time grade I winner, was in seemingly fine health and competing in a graded stakes race at Saratoga.

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Equine Emergency Transport Van Driver Honored

Steve Hiatt never thought he would win an award for doing the thing he enjoys more than anything else in the world--helping horses. So when the 50-year-old California native was honored with the Race Track Chaplaincy of America's White Read More

Rachel Alexandra to Face 7 Males in Historic Woodward

Rachel Alexandra has already captivated the Thoroughbred racing world with breathtaking performances and record-setting wins. Today at Saratoga, the 3-year-old filly will seek history when trying to become the first female to win the Woodward Read More