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BY JIM WELLS Steepwood Farm, located on the bluff outside of Lake City, offers a commanding view of the Mississippi River that extends across Lake Pepin into Wisconsin. Absolutely gorgeous scenery, this sweeping panorama of the distant countryside and local waterways. What you cannot see from this dramatic vantage point, however, is the future. There […]

Badge of Glory Captures Rare Triple, Lil’ Apollo Wins Derby

There was an answer to the most asked question among the daily players, breeders, owners, trainers and anyone else with an interest in the race. YES. EASILY. The question, of course, concerned Badge of Glory, the most accomplished horse in the $75,000 Minnesota Oaks on Saturday. Could she stretch her talent to a mile and […]

The 4th of July

No one in the public eye of American Racing captured the hearts of the thoroughbred world more convincingly than a 92-year-old woman from Minnesota in 1990. Frances Genter, the grand dame of American racing, is still recalled for her Kentucky Derby win with Unbridled and the emotional race call of trainer Carl Nafzger that year […]