Doc is always on alert during foaling season
Barn Buddies: Foal Watch Dogs

As farms prepare for another foaling season, night watchmen everywhere will shuffling up and down barn aisles in layers of clothing, checking in stalls and checking on cameras. Robin Berryhill, co-owner of Hidden Springs Farm in Palmyra, Ind., will be shivering in the foaling barn too, but she has a secret weapon to help be […]

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Banke sold this yearling filly by Fastnet Rock to Coolmore at the Magic Millions sale (Magic Millions/Katrina Partridge)
Stonestreet South? Banke Makes More Moves In Australian Market

When Hip 765 sold to Coolmore at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale on Saturday evening, the hammer drop marked another step for American owner/breeder Barbara Banke into the Australian marketplace. Stonestreet Stables was already the purchaser on two horses for a combined 1.05 million AUD ($787,547) in partnership with Aquis Farm, Peter Leidel, […]

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Ashleyluvssugar, inside, holds off Metaboss, outside, to win the Grade 2, $250,000 Del Mar Handicap
Graded Stakes Winner Metaboss Joins Roster At Harris Farms

Grade 3 winner Metaboss will stand his first season at stud in 2017 at Harris Farms in California. His stud fee has been set at $2,000. The 5-year-old horse by Street Boss won three of 12 career starts, and earned $300,420. Metaboss captured the G3 El Camino Real Derby at three, and just missed by a nose […]

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Lockdown wins the Busanda to earn 10 points toward the Kentucky Oaks
Bloodlines: Lockdown’s Future Appears Wide Open

The 2017 Busanda Stakes at Aqueduct is named for a mare who was born 70 years ago. By Triple Crown winner War Admiral (by Man o’ War) and out of the Blue Larkspur mare Businesslike, Busanda was bred by Ogden Phipps from some of the exceptional stock that he acquired from the estate of E.R. […]

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Four Tips For Feeding Mares In Late Gestation

The nutritional requirements for in-foal mares are more robust than the average horse. Not only are they in need of specific vitamins, minerals and fats in order to maintain their health and condition, but they also need specific nutrients to maintain that of their unborn foal. While the nutritional requirements of mares don’t change dramatically […]

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Gulfstream: Rainbow 6 Hit For $72,179 On Monday

The 20-cent Rainbow 6 was solved for the second time in three racing days Monday at Gulfstream Park, producing a jackpot payoff of $72,179.58. The winning combination of 3-6-2-6-9-8 was completed in the 11th and final leg when the first-place finisher No. 3 Tale of Preseli was disqualified and placed fifth for interference, elevating runner-up […]

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Arrogate edges California Chrome to win the BC Classic
Longines World’s Best Racehorse Ceremony To Be Livestreamed

Longines and the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) will provide a live video stream of the Longines World’s Best Racehorse and Longines World’s Best Horse Race Ceremony, which will be held on 24 January 2017. The ceremony is returning to the iconic hotel Claridge’s in London, England, and it will begin at 13:30 GMT/8:30 […]

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Randy Hill and Dean Reeves with BREAKING LUCKY schooling in the paddock at Gulfstream Park
R.A. Hill Stable Joins Partnership Of Pegasus World Cup Contender Breaking Lucky

Gunpowder Farms is pleased to announce that R.A. Hill Stable has purchased an ownership interest in Pegasus World Cup Invitational Contender, Breaking Lucky. “We’re thrilled to bring R.A. Hill Stable on board with us on Breaking Lucky, and welcome them to the partnership” says Tom Keithley of Gunpowder Farms. R.A. Hill Stable will be joining West […]

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Grade 1 winner Bradester enters stud this year at Valor Farm in Texas
Grade 1 Winner Bradester To Stand At Valor Farm

Joseph Sutton’s Bradester, winner of the Grade 1 Stephen Foster Handicap, has been retired from racing and will enter stud this year at Valor Farm in Texas, according to the BloodHorse. The 7-year-old horse by Lion Heart will stand for a fee of $3,500. Trained throughout his career by Eddie Kenneally, Bradester won 10 of […]

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Combating A Culture Of Cheating

(First in a two-part series.) Horse racing has a culture of cheating. Its problem is drugs. It’s what the public calls doping. The methods differ, as do the drugs. At one end of the spectrum, horsemen and veterinarians inject horses on race day with a wide variety of drugs or other foreign substances. This practice is […]

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