Monthly Archives: September 2019

Rivers of Gold – excerpts – part 4: Cigar & Curlin

… Back when writing the original Times article I discovered Cigar, US Horse of the Year in 1995 & 1996, sprung from Canada’s contribution to the gene pool.  When, at the outset of Rivers of Gold, I found Curlin, US … Continue reading

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Rivers of Gold – excerpts – part 3

… Confronted with my avalanche of information Thoroughbred Times opted to run the story over 4 issues beginning in October 2002 and ending April 2003.  While I understood breaking the saga down into pieces was necessary, I also thought it lost … Continue reading

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Rivers of Gold – excerpts – part 2

When I finished the first draft I had discovered that every single horse proudly standing in the winners’ circle of the world’s most prominent races – from Dubai to Australia to Japan to Great Britain to Ireland to France to … Continue reading

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Rivers of Gold – excerpts

Initially I thought Rivers of Gold would be an elementary assignment.  The tale was to be based on work I had written years ago and supplemented with bits and pieces from several of my books.  All I had to do, … Continue reading

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Magnificent Enable

With a month to go until the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, I find myself pondering the big race and, according to her connections, the final race of Enable’s spectacular career. Since childhood I have been in awe of horses, … Continue reading

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