Jason Shandler is a staff writer for The Blood-Horse magazine.
Articles by Jason Shandler
August 04, 2009
A torrential rainstorm in the Louisville, Ky., area Aug. 4 is wreaking havoc at Churchill Downs. Flooding has caused several horses to be removed from the barn area, both the main track and infield are completely underwater, and employees at the Read More
July 01, 2009
After more time at Shawhan, Halo Silver's left foot improved, but the right foot became even worse and she was in considerable pain. The options were clear for Blowe: euthanasia or removing the entire hoof wall in order to stop the pinching. Read More
June 28, 2009
Rachel Alexandra faced only two opponents in the $300,000 Mother Goose June 27 at Belmont Park but the sensational filly put on a dazzling display anyway, setting a stakes record while romping by nearly 20 lengths under Calvin Borel.
Owned by Read More
June 27, 2009
Veterinarians at New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pa. are cautiously optimistic that All Smiles, who broke down near the finish line of the June 20 Obeah Stakes (gr. III) at Delaware Park, will make a full recovery, the mare's owner said Jun Read More
June 24, 2009
Stonestreet Stables' Jess Jackson, majority owner of Kentucky Oaks and Preakness winner Rachel Alexandra, said in a wide-ranging media teleconference June 24 that the superb filly would not race in this year's Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita but Read More
June 18, 2009
Nicanor, who broke his maiden by more than 15 lengths last out, followed up by going wire-to-wire for a 1 3/4-length allowance score June 17 on the Delaware Park turf.
A full brother to 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro, Nicanor is now a Read More
October 13, 2008
August 30, 2008
Live racing and training at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course will be suspended following the Sept. 20 racing program for a resurfacing project of the entire racetrack cushion. The unexpected shutdown of the Pennsylvania racetrack is Read More
August 07, 2008
When Jess Jackson announced Aug. 5 that Curlin's next racing engagement would be in the Woodward Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Aug. 30, some believed it would be the perfect venue for the reigning Horse of the Year to meet dual classic winner Big Read More
August 05, 2008
Curlin will make his next start in the $500,000 Woodward (gr. I) Aug. 30 at Saratoga, Stonestreet Stables' Jess Jackson told media members Aug. 5, but the majority owner would not commit to sending the reigning Horse of the Year anywhere after Read More
July 19, 2008
Five years after running in the Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita, Evening Attire will have a chance to run on America's richest day of racing once again, as the remarkable 10-year-old iron horse romped to a 8 1/4-length victory in the Read More
December 29, 2007
Last year’s Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) favorite Sweetnorthernsaint returns from a seven month layoff Dec. 29, taking on 10 rivals in the $50,000 Holiday Cheer Stakes at Turfway Park.
A runaway winner in the 2006 Read More
December 28, 2007
October 29, 2007
Roy and Gretchen Jackson had not seen George Washington since he was a yearling.
Still, when they watched the Breeders' Cup Classic from their Pennsylvania home Oct. 27 and saw the 4-year-old colt sustain the injury that led to his Read More
October 27, 2007
Four-year-old George Washington put a damper on the Breeders' Cup Classic when he suffered an injury late in the stretch and had to be euthanatized on the track Oct. 27 at Monmouth Park.
A son of Danehill, George Washington was Read More
September 13, 2007
Now a yearling, Nicanor is only about a month away from being sent to Ocala, Fla., to be broken by John Stevens at his Thoroughbred horse farm in Marion County. Barbaro fans all around the country are anxious to know how little Nicanor is progressing Read More