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Easy, Chicken Little: Southern California Racing Holding Its Own

The sky is not falling – at least not in the Southern California horse racing world, where I am in the midst of an annual summer pilgrimage. Hollywood Park has closed for good, and the Los Angeles County Fair apparently … Continue reading


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Helter-Skelter: Chaos Reigns (Once Again) in French Amateur Steeplechase

Helter-Skelter: Chaos Reigns (Once Again) in French Amateur Steeplechase

2014-07-22

Less than two weeks after a steeplechase at Castera-Verduzan turned into total chaos, yet another amateur steeplechase – this time at Saint-Pierre-la-Cour – has caused mayhem for all involved. As the Racing Post reports, the action took place on Sunday, July … Continue reading

Keeneland: First Layer of Dirt Added to Main Track

Keeneland: First Layer of Dirt Added to Main Track

Crews working on renovating the main track at Keeneland added the first layer of compacted dirt on July 21. According to WTVQ 36, the new dirt will be added in two inch layers. It is a mixture of sand, silt, … Continue reading

Canterbury ‘Battle of the Surfaces’ Highlights ‘Extreme Race Day’

Canterbury ‘Battle of the Surfaces’ Highlights ‘Extreme Race Day’

2014-07-19

Canterbury Park’s Extreme Race Day featured the “The Battle of the Surfaces,” a parimutuel race that included 20 horses, making it the largest field in North American racing in 2014. The Battle of the Surfaces took place on the turf … Continue reading

Wicked Strong Gets Blinkers for Jim Dandy

Wicked Strong Gets Blinkers for Jim Dandy

Wearing blinkers for the first time, Wicked Strong breezed six furlongs in 1:13.09 on Saturday at Saratoga. The Grade 1 TwinSpires.com Wood Memorial winner is slated to start in the Jim Dandy on July 26. Wicked Strong, with exercise rider … Continue reading

Tonalist Continues Jim Dandy Preparations

Tonalist Continues Jim Dandy Preparations

Belmont Stakes winner Tonalist, trained by Christophe Clement for Robert Evans, turned in his final work before the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy on July 26, going five furlongs in 1:01.79 in company with stablemate Life In Shambles. Tonalist, with … Continue reading

LoPresti ‘Couldn’t Be Happier’ With Wise Dan’s Progress

LoPresti ‘Couldn’t Be Happier’ With Wise Dan’s Progress

2014-07-18

If trainer Charlie LoPresti had any trepidation about sending two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan to the Oklahoma turf course to work Friday morning, he didn’t show it. In the 7-year-old star’s second timed work since undergoing colic surgery … Continue reading

ABR: Getting Psyched for Racing’s ‘Second Season’

ABR: Getting Psyched for Racing’s ‘Second Season’

2014-07-15

Horse racing fans know the year isn’t over when the Triple Races are decided — far from it.  With Saratoga and Del Mar opening this week, the Arlington Million and other big races just around the corner, plus the fall … Continue reading



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