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Laminitis Will Force Lord Nelson To Miss 2017 Breeding Season

Spendthrift Farm’s Lord Nelson, the three-time Grade 1 winner and 2016 Eclipse finalist for Champion Sprinter, has contracted Laminitis which will cause him to miss the 2017 breeding season, the farm announced late Friday. “Lord Nelson has developed Laminitis, secondary to the infection in his right foreleg that caused him to scratch out of the […]

Gun Runner: Gulfstream Officials Working On Details To Allow Horse From Fair Grounds

Though the EHV-1 quarantine at the Fair Grounds is scheduled to begin phasing out on Jan. 21, officials at Gulfstream Park will still have a lot of work to do in order to allow Gun Runner to ship in for the inaugural running of the $12 million Pegasus World Cup on Jan. 28. According to […]

Opinion: Young Gives Horse Of The Year Nod To Arrogate

Horse of the Year 2016 will be announced Saturday at Gulfstream Park in Florida, and while it’s certain to be either Arrogate or California Chrome, the outcome could be closer than Arrogate’s dramatic half-length victory over Chrome in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic run at Santa Anita last Nov. 5. Voters had to submit […]

Cherry Wine Under Consideration For Poseidon On Pegasus Undercard

Cherry Wine ran with some of the best horses in the country last spring, finishing third in the Blue Grass (G1) and second by a nose over Florida Derby (G1) and Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Nyquist in the Preakness Stakes (G1). A since-corrected breathing issue was to blame when Cherry Wine’s form tailed off in […]

Weekend Lineup: Eclipse Awards

The whole of horse racing will celebrate the 2016 Eclipse Award winners Saturday evening at Gulfstream Park, but up first in south Florida is the Sunshine Millions series of stakes races for Florida-breds. The weekend’s stakes action also includes a pair of points races for the first weekend in May:the Silverbulletday offering points toward the […]

Saturday’s Aqueduct Card Features Three-Day $306,342 Pick 6 Carryover

The Pick 6 went unsolved for the third straight day on Friday at Aqueduct Racetrack, triggering a three-day carryover of $306,342 into Saturday’s live racing card. Mid- to high-priced winners ruled the day in Friday’s Pick 6 sequence as Dynamax Prime (Race 4, $14.60), Bullheaded Boy (Race 5, $23.60), Final Chapter (Race 6, $10.20), and […]

Jockeys’ Guild, Pegasus Reach Compensation, Sponsorship Agreements

The Pegasus Group and Jockeys’ Guild announced today they have reached an agreement on minimal jockey compensation and jockey sponsorships for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) at Gulfstream Park Saturday, Jan. 28. The 1 1/8 mile Pegasus – the world’s richest and most unique horse race – has attracted a star-studded cast […]

Millionaire Summer Front’s First Foal A Filly

Airdrie Stud’s Summer Front, a millionaire son of leading sire War Front, has sired his first foal. The bay filly is the first foal from Airdrie’s homebred mare Heart of Midway, herself a half-sister to 2014 Grade I La Brea Stakes Winner Sam’s Sister. The immediate female family also includes Airdrie-bred Grade I winning fillies […]

Houlihan Joins Darby Dan As New Director Of Client Development

Darby Dan Farm has hired Hunter Houlihan as its new Director of Client Development to work in all aspects of the farm’s client services and relations. “Hunter has been able to learn many different aspects of the horse business prior to joining us here at Darby Dan,” said John Phillips, owner of Darby Dan. “We […]

California Chrome’s Dubai World Cup Win Named NTRA’s ‘Moment Of The Year’

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) today announced that California Chrome’s win in the Dubai World Cup has been named the 2016 NTRA Moment of the Year based on the results of a record 2,817 votes cast via Twitter and an online poll. California Chrome’s connections – owners California Chrome LLC (Perry and Denise Martin, […]