The story of Black BessNot to toot my own horn, but, in 1973 when I was
editor of The Thoroughbred Record, I was invited to Panama for the
Clasico Internacional del Caribe, because the organizers wanted a
"distinguished journalist" to cover the event for an international
Arnold Kirkpatrick (October 2011 - Issue Number: Issue 22)
Pope Gregory I consolidated the eight 'evil thoughts'of the 4th
Century Christian monk Evagrius Ponticus into the Seven Deadly Sins, he
perpetuated what I believe may be one of the classic errors of all times
by excluding "Arrogance"from the list. In my opinion, "Arrogance"
should not only be on the list, it should be .
Arnold Kirkpatrick (11 December 2008 - Issue Number: 9)
The Members of Congress were clearly bored and frustrated.One
commented, The six members of this panel can't even agree on what to do;
why should you expect us to believe that racing can handle this problem
on its own? Another yawned.
Arnold Kirkpatrick (14 October 2008 - Issue Number: 10)
It was just a small item buried in the middle of the Thoroughbred Times
TODAY, last November 19, but it aroused in me a deep sense of foreboding
as an omen of a dark future for racing:;Mountaineer Race Track, the
Chester, West Virginia, track officially has changed its name from
Mountaineer Race Track and Gaming Resort to Mountaineer Casino Resort
Arnold Kirkpatrick (14 February 2008 - Issue Number: 7 )
Among the myriad of adages that aficionados of the Thoroughbred game
have devised over the years in an attempt to explain our complex and
often perverse sport, one of the most enduring is "It's not the size of
the horse that’s important; it’s the size of the heart in the horse".
Arnold Kirkpatrick (01 December 2007 - Issue Number: 6 )
As this issue of The Trainer reaches its readers, the Thoroughbred
industry will be approaching its single most important day of the
year-not January 1, not Derby Day, not Breeders' Cup Day - I'm talking
about the beginning of the major yearling sales season.
Arnold Kirkpatrick (01 October 2007 - Issue Number: 5 )
I've been to the Kentucky Derby 27 times -16 as a member of the press as
part of a team of writers and photographers who covered it for the
Thoroughbred Record, and the others in every capacity from a drunk in
the infield to the ultra-exclusive box reserved for heads of state and
some of the biggest bigwigs invited to the race.
Arnold Kirkpatrick(01 July 2007 - Issue Number: 4 )
">Pan•a•ce•a [pànnə sée ə] (plural pan•a•ce•as) noun. supposed cure-all: a supposed cure for all diseases or problems.
Arnold Kirkpatrick (19 May 2007 - Issue Number: 3 )