A permanent, indelible mark on the inside of the upper lip used to identify the horse. In Quarter Horses the letter/number combination is five numbers or four numbers ending in a letter. In Thoroughbreds, it is a letter followed by five numbers.
Eclipse Award of Merit recipient Nick Nicholson, quoted by Jay Hovdey in Daily Racing Form, on one of the reasons he liked working in the racing industry more than working in Washington D.C.:
I learned to like Thoroughbreds a lot more than I liked politicians.
Bob Baffert on his Twitter account (@Midnightlute) after celebrating a milestone birthday:
Let’s go win the Derby at 60.
Fan Photo of the week
Congratulations Nancy Wilkinson!
Congratulations to photographer Nancy Wilkinson, winner of this week's Fan Photo Contest!
From Nancy: "I took this photo of Ebiouissante right after she made her debut win at Hollywood Park."
Want in? E-mail a .jpg and brief caption to photos@NTRA.com!