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About Trixie Hammer

Trixie Hammer

Trixie Hammer

American thoroughbred news writer for beginner’s at the track. Lover of roulette, donkeys, champagne, and fast horses. Playful mother and lucky lady.

Posts By Trixie Hammer

Black-Eyed Susan Recipe: Official Drink of The Preakness

May 14, 2021 |

After drinking a few Mint Juleps at the Kentucky Derby and frolicking in the moonlight, I’m sure most of us feel relieved there is an alternate beverage to enjoy at The Preakness. Try a Black-Eyed Susan, the official drink of The 2012 Preakness. Black-Eyed Susan Recipe ¾ ounce Vodka 1 ¼ ounce Whiskey 3 ounce […]

Top Ten Preakness Party Preparations

May 11, 2021 |

The 138th running of The Preakness Stakes is set to take place on May 18, 2013 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. The Preakness Stakes is the elusive second jewel of the US Triple Crown and is known at the “people’s party.” Are you ready? Below we put together a top ten list to […]

What to Wear to Preakness

May 8, 2019 |

After the elaborate hat show at the Kentucky Derby, many of us wonder what the heck to wear to the Preakness. Even though the second leg of the Triple Crown is widely know as having a bigger party atmosphere than the Kentucky Derby, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dress the part. Fashionistas agree that dressing for […]

Belmont Park’s Jockey Club Gold Cup is the land of Hoppertunity

October 9, 2016 |

Belmont Park’s Jockey Club Gold Cup is the land of Hoppertunity: Doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting different results is insanity, so instead of having Hoppertunity chase the mighty California Chrome yet again, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert gave the hard-knocking veteran a change of scenery, and he responded with a determined effort […]

Songbird Steals the Morning Workout Show

October 6, 2016 |

Songbird Steals the Morning Workout Show: Songbird, queen of the north, south, east and west, who, no matter the locale, always runs her best, worked four furlongs under exercise rider Edgar Rodriguez in a bullet 46.80, breezing, shortly after sunup Thursday at 6:45 a.m. as she prepares for the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff at […]

O’Brien Has Options for Arc Winner Found

October 3, 2016 |

O’Brien Has Options for Arc Winner Found: Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien must now make a big decision on where his star filly Found will finish her season and potentially her career on the track after her success in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Chantilly. Found made it a 1-2-3 for O’Brien in France […]

Stellar Wind Prevails Over Beholder in Zenyatta Stakes

October 3, 2016 |

Stellar Wind Prevails Over Beholder in Zenyatta Stakes: In what shaped up as the rubber match in a best out of three series, 4-year-old filly Stellar Wind got the nod Saturday at Santa Anita, taking the Grade I, $300,000 Zenyatta Stakes by a neck while getting 1 1/16 miles in 1:41.80. With Victor Espinoza garnering […]

Desormeaux Can Sweep the Exacta in FrontRunner, Chandelier

September 30, 2016 |

Desormeaux Can Sweep the Exacta in FrontRunner, Chandelier by Jordan Sigmon: Keith Desormeaux has already had a huge year in 2016, and it could very well get even bigger with the help of four very promising two-year-olds on Saturday at Santa Anita. In the FrontRunner, Desormeaux has Del Mar Futurity runner-up Straight Fire as well […]

Learning to Ride a Horse: A Beginner’s Story

September 27, 2016 |

Learning to Ride a Horse: A Beginner’s Story– Shortly after moving from Boston to Austin, we decided as a family that each of us would try something new in our unfamiliar city. We would all attempt some sort of activity that life in the big city just wouldn’t allow. I signed up for horseback riding […]

The 2016 Melbourne Cup is Fast Approaching

September 27, 2016 |

The 2016 Melbourne Cup is Fast Approaching: The 2016 Melbourne Cup Carnival is just over a month away, with the big event in Flemington, Victoria scheduled for November 1st, Melbourne Cup betting is already underway with UK bookmakers. Naturally, Melbourne Cup betting tips are coveted all around and spectators and enthusiasts will want to know […]