Jack Wolf

Taking Stock: Baffert and The Avengers

When the balance of power shifts anywhere, one side or another usually makes a move to regain equilibrium. It’s the way of the world, the yin and the yang of natural order. In Avengers, a film based on Stan Lee characters from Marvel Comics, a guy named Nick Fury, head of S.H.I.E.L.D., acts to save the earth from an outside threat by recruiting a bunch of superheroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk, and Thor. There’s a self-named version of…

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Charlatan’s owner ‘tickled to death’ by Arkansas Derby split

Unbeaten but lightly raced Charlatan had little chance of making it into Saturday’s Arkansas Derby (G1) without the race running in split divisions. Accordingly, co-owner Jack Wolf says he’s “tickled to death” that’s how it turned out. Wolf, a managing partner of Starlight Racing, said Tuesday on an NTRA media teleconference that the Bob Baffert trainee – who didn’t race as a 2-year-old – “seems to be doing well…I want to say he’s on a flight as we speak, and we’re excited.”

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Sideline Could be ‘Blessing in Disguise’ for Authentic

Co-owner Jack Wolf trying to stay positive with Kentucky Derby (G1) hopeful. There was a time in the winter when Jack Wolf expected this weekend to be a busy and memorable time. Wolf and his wife, Laurie, planned to travel west with their young son, Jake. A big part of it involved seeing their daughter, Elinor, play her senior weekend games for the University of Colorado women’s lacrosse team…

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Kentucky Derby 2020 Radar: Eight Rings back in play

Jack Wolf, head of the Starlight Racing partnership that owns a share of Eight Rings, expected a late return to training this winter for the Grade 1 winner would count him out of the 2020 Kentucky Derby prep picture. “The horse was off the Triple Crown stuff,” Wolf said. Then Eight Rings worked a half mile last Thursday for trainer Bob Baffert in 47.20 seconds. “I think (Baffert) feels differently now after the last breeze,” Wolf said. Connections’ original target race off the…

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The Kenny Rice Horse Racing Show – Episode 54

On episode 54 of the Horse Racing Show, Kenny Rice covers the end of the 2019 horse racing season culminating in the Eclipse Awards and looks ahead to the 2020 season with the Pegasus World Cup. He brings in this year’s Eclipse Award-winning breeder George Strawbridge, one of the sport’s great renaissance men, and talks with Jack and Laurie Wolf of Starlight Racing about their shared experiences in the business…

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Evolution of Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance: Founded in 2012 to Tackle Important Issue

When news broke early this decade of poor situations for multiple retired racehorses, concerned horsemen came together to create the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) to raise the standard of racehorse aftercare. Organized by Jack Wolf of Starlight Racing, the first meeting to start the process of creating the TAA took place during Belmont Stakes weekend in 2011 with the group then meeting again at Keeneland that fall. In February 2012, the creation of TAA was announced with some major names…

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