Jason Shandler

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

Articles by Jason Shandler

Storm Causes Severe Flooding at Churchill Downs; Horses Safe

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

Broodmare's Laminitis Battle Aided by Volunteer Vet

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

Rachel Alexandra Sets Stakes Record in Mother Goose

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

Racehorse All Smiles Recovering After Serious Injury

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

Rachel Alexandra to Skip Breeders' Cup

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

Barbaro Brother Nicanor Wins Again on Turf

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

John Henry Sculptor Feels Connection to Subject

When Shelley Hunter was asked by officials at the Kentucky Horse Park to create a sculpture of legendary racehorse John Henry earlier this year, she not only felt honored, but a Read More

Penn National to Suspend Racing for Track Resurfacing Project

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

Big Brown Won't Meet Curlin in Woodward

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

Curlin to Start at Saratoga, Stay in U.S. for Now

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

10-Year-Old Racehorse Breaks Record, Earns Breeders' Cup Spot

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

Sweetnorthernsaint Back in Action

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

John Henry Named Kentucky's Most Intriguing Newsmaker of 2007

John Henry garnered nearly 4,000 votes in a poll held by www.kentucky.com and the Lexington Herald-Leader newspaper, narrowly defeating pastor Jon Weece to win the "Most Intriguing Read More

Barbaro's Owners, Breeders of George Washington, React to Breeders' Cup Injury

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

George Washington Euthanatized After BC Classic Injury

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

Barbaro's Yearling Brother Developing Nicely

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