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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Prize Exhibit wins the Megahertz
Prize Exhibit Flies Home For Megahertz Victory

DP Racing’s Prize Exhibit showed her class on Monday, laying off the early pace, weaving through traffic and flying home to win the G3 Megahertz by 1 1/2 lengths on the wire. The 5-year-old daughter of Showcasing, ridden by Mike Smith, covered a mile over Santa Anita’s “good” turf course in 1:35.56 for trainer James […]

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Uncontested wins the Smarty Jones with ease
The Smarty Jones Goes ‘Uncontested’ En Route To Kentucky Derby Points

Harry Rosenblum and Robert LaPenta’s Uncontested was just that in Monday’s $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes at Oaklawn Park, splashing through the sloppy going with ease to win by five lengths on the wire. The sophomore son of Tiz Wonderful covered the mile in 1:36.32 under Channing Hill; trainer Wayne Catalano now a serious contender on […]

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Friday’s Card At Aqueduct Features Two-Day Pick 6 Carryover Of $84,000

Horseplayers will be greeted with a two-day Pick 6 carryover of $84,200 when Aqueduct Racetrack resumes live racing on Friday. Jockey Kendrick Carmouche sent in the first two winners of the Pick 6 sequence on Monday’s Monday’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day card, piloting Cotton Candy Cutie ($6.90) to victory in Race 4, followed by […]

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The Pegasus statue at Gulfstream Park
12 For $12 Million: Field Finalized For Pegasus World Cup

On Monday, Jan. 16, the final two slots for the inaugural $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational were filled, just 12 days before the race is scheduled to be run at Gulfstream Park. The brainchild of Frank Stronach, the Pegasus contest truly began when the race was first announced in January of last year. Details […]

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Palace Malice at Three Chimneys 2.28.16.
First Foal By Palace Malice A Filly At Three Chimneys

Three Chimneys announced today that the first foal by Multiple Grade 1-winning millionaire Palace Malice was born at 2:00am on Thursday, January 12th. The filly is out of Multiple Graded Stakes Winner Ekati’s Phaeton and is owned by Three Chimneys Farm and partners. “We are very pleased with the foal,” said Grant Williamson, Director of […]

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Will Colic Surgery End A Horse’s Competitive Career?

  While surgery for horses experiencing colic is not within every horse owner’s financial reach, it can be worth the risk if the prognosis for a full recovery is good. While there are many factors that go into the surgery decision-making process, including age and health of the horse, location of the equine hospital, type […]

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Arrogate breezing at Santa Anita on Jan. 15
Baffert: Arrogate ‘Got A Lot Out Of’ Breeze On Sunday

Despite curve balls thrown at him by the weatherman, Arrogate remains sitting on a fastball as he awaits a rematch with the People’s Horse, California Chrome, in the inaugural $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park Jan. 28. Arrogate, who defeated California Chrome in the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita on Nov. […]

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Edwin Maldonado
Maldonado’s First Start Since Injury A Winning One At Santa Anita

Edwin Maldonado is back. The 34-year-old Ohio native won his first race Sunday at Santa Anita since recovering from painful injuries suffered more than four months ago in a morning accident at Del Mar Sept. 4. Maldonado piloted first-time starter Pomp and Party to a 3 ½-length victory in Sunday’s second race for owner/breeder H […]

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Green Gratto holds on in the Toboggan
Green Gratto Rides The Rail, Holds On In Toboggan

Jockey Kendrick Carmouche took advantage of a slight bias on the rail on Aqueduct’s inner track, guiding 7-year-old Green Gratto along the inside to hold off his rivals by a head in Monday’s Grade 3 Toboggan Stakes. The son of Here’s Zealous is owned by Anthony and Gaston Grant; Gaston Grant is listed as the […]

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