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‘Freshened’ Bradester Fires Bullet Work For Dirt Mile

Joseph W. Sutton’s multiple graded stakes winner Bradester, a contender for the $1 million Las Vegas Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) at Keeneland on Oct. 30, worked five furlongs in :59 on a fast main track Saturday after the renovation … Continue reading

Ageless Recovering From Race Injury; Breeders’ Cup Run ‘In Jeopardy’

Lael Stables’ Ageless spent Friday night at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington after sustaining a cut below her left hock in her victorious run in Friday afternoon’s $100,000 Buffalo Trace Franklin County. “They cleaned the wound and stitched it … Continue reading

Cobalt Limit Now In Effect In California

A cobalt limit went into effect October 5 in California horse racing following the Office of Administrative Law’s (OAL) approval of a regulatory amendment adopted by the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) in August. Cobalt is an essential trace element … Continue reading

G1 Winner Rock Fall Suffers Fatal Injury In Keeneland Work

Multiple Grade 1 winner Rock Fall, one of the favorites for the upcoming Breeders’ Cup Sprint, suffered a fatal injury after breezing on Keeneland’s main track on Saturday morning. According to multiple reports, Rock Fall broke down in both front legs … Continue reading

Scientists Unearth 48-Million-Year-Old Pregnant Mare Skeleton In Germany

Scientists say a 48-million-year-old skeleton of a mare unearthed at a site near Frankfurt, Germany, is the earliest, best-preserved skeleton of its kind and lends more clues into prehistoric mammal development. The mare was found carrying an unborn fetus, with … Continue reading

Kepp’s Korner: Trainer Angles And Spot Plays For Sat. Oct. 10

KEPP’S KORNER is a daily handicapping analysis designed for the simulcast player that focuses on trainer angles and spot plays. Written by handicapping veteran and author Dean Keppler (@keppskorner on Twitter), KEPP’S KORNER provides exclusive analysis for tracks in New … Continue reading

UPDATED: IHRC Chairman: Gorajec Fired For Regulating Too Much, Marketing Too Little

Thomas Weatherwax, chairman of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, told the Indianapolis Business Journal commissioners are frustrated that longtime executive director Joe Gorajec is “too focused on enforcing regulations and not focused enough on marketing and promoting horse racing within … Continue reading

Florida Horsemen Seeking New Executive Director As Stirling Contract Concludes

During the next few months, Florida Thoroughbred racing industry icon Kent Stirling will transition out of his current position as Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (FHBPA) Executive Director, the organization announced today, October 9, 2015.  Stirling’s contract term expires … Continue reading

Under Tack Show For OBS Fall Sale Begins Monday

The Under Tack Show for the Horses of Racing Age Section of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2015 Fall Mixed Sale begins Monday, Oct. 12 at 10:00 a.m. There are 98 horses cataloged in the Racing Age section, which begins … Continue reading

Keppler: Analysis of Saturday’s Late Pick Four At Keeneland

The late Pick Four at Keeneland this Saturday features the Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes in leg number three for 3-year-old fillies going 1 1/8 miles over the turf course. There’s a 60% chance of showers in the Lexington … Continue reading

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