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Curalina Makes 2016 Debut In La Troienne, Faces Madison Winner Sheer Drama

Multiple Grade I winners Sheer Drama and Curalina headline a small but select field of seven fillies and mares entered today for Friday’s 31st running of the $300,000 La Troienne (GI), one of five graded stakes leading up to the 142nd running of the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (GI). Gates open at 8 a.m. […]

Paulick Report Story On Vitali Licensing Case Nominated For Bergstein Award

Team Valor International has nominated a story from the Paulick Report on the license status of trainer Marcus Vitali in Florida and Maryland for the Stan Bergstein Writing Award. Ray Paulick’s April 29 piece revealed that Vitali voluntarily turned in his license in Florida rather than face penalties for seven recent medication violations. The state […]

Brody’s Great Cause: Owners To Donate Purse Money Should Colt Win Derby

Dennis and Susan Albaugh announced that if their horse, Brody’s Cause, wins the 142nd annual running of the Kentucky Derby, he will donate his share of the purse, $500,000 to the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Foundation. Mr. Albaugh made the announcement during DMACC’s 50th Anniversary Gala held this weekend at the Prairie Meadows […]

Despite Challenges, Derby Starting Crew Gets It Right

By the time the gates open for Kentucky Derby 142 on Saturday, hours of work will have gone into assuring a safe, fair and unbiased start to the race. It’s no small task. Every Derby field is filled with unique equine personalities, and even horses that normally behave well behind the gates haven’t had to […]

Report: Synthetic Surface Being Considered For Aqueduct’s Inner Track

New York Racing Association officials are considering installing a synthetic surface at Aqueduct. The Blood-Horse reports that NYRA president Chris Kay told the Financial Oversight Board that costs are still being negotiated regarding the installation. The new track is expected to cost between $9 million and $12 million. “We believe having a synthetic track at Aqueduct would be […]

No New Reported Cases Of EHV-1 At Parx

The quarantine at Parx Racing due to the equine herpesvirus outbreak continues; however, there have not been any new cases of the disease confirmed since April 25. The Daily Racing Form reports that the horses in Barn 4, where trainer Keith Nations and Butch Reid are stabled, were in the process of being tested on May 3. […]

Stanley Koper Captures The 2016 World Harness Handicapping Championship

Stanley Koper, 67, of Chicago Ridge, IL captured the $16,600 grand prize in the 2016 World Harness Handicapping Championship on Saturday, April 30 at Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment. Koper finished the tournament with a $1,100 bankroll to top the field of 83 players from across North America who competed for $41,500 in prize money. Koper […]

Merck Animal Health Presents Foals Of 2016: Curious Nature

While scientists aren’t quite sure whether foals are born with their own personalities or whether they develop them after birth, one thing is certain: each foal’s personality is unique. Some are very curious, sticking their noses into our cameras as we watch them grow, while others hide shyly behind their mothers’ sides. This week’s foals […]

Rachel’s Valentina Draws Post 11, Installed As 7-2 Morning Line Favorite For KY Oaks

The 1-2 finishers from last month’s Ashland Stakes (GI) at Keeneland, Ashbrook Farm’s Weep No More and Stonestreet Stables’ Rachel’s Valentina, sporting family ties to the Kentucky Oaks (GI), headline a field of 14 3-year-old fillies entered today for Friday’s 142nd running of the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks to be run at 1 1/8 […]

Feld Family Stallions Presents Bloodlines: More ‘Gold’ For Galileo

By winning the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket on April 30, Galileo Gold has added another classic to the lengthy list of honors for the Danzig branch of Northern Dancer, and this grand-looking chestnut colt has gained further accolades for the already massive honors for the great sire Galileo (by Sadler’s Wells), as the broodmare sire […]