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Kentucky Horse Park Begins Season-Long Celebration Of Man O’War

The Kentucky Horse Park, along with state and local officials, today launched a season-long celebration honoring the 100th birthday of Thoroughbred legend, Man o’ War, who was foaled on March 29, 1917.  Man o’ War went on to become one of the foremost racehorses of all time, as well as one of the most famous […]

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Dan Dufford
Trainer/Official Dufford Dies At 66

Longtime Thoroughbred trainer and Monmouth Park racing official Daniel Dufford passed away at his home on Tuesday morning at the age of 66. Dufford, who spent his entire life in the racing industry, was an accomplished trainer.  His top runner was Rumptious, who he saddled to victory in the 1984 Salvator Mile. Following his training […]

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Despite a wide draw, Gingernuts remains the favorite for the Australian Derby (photo Steve Hart)
Haslett: Who Will Step Up In Australia’s ‘The Championships’?

The pinnacle of the Australian racing season, the two-week The Championships kicks off this weekend. The nation’s top horses will compete in Sydney for a share of $20.2 million AUD ($15.4 million) in prizes. While next weekend’s Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes will see Winx, Longines’ equal-best ranked racehorse internationally, aim for her 17th straight […]

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Members of the AHJA pose for the win photo following the race the group sponsored
Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Showing Up For Thoroughbreds

On March 11, the Arkansas Hunter Jumper Association (AHJA) took a departure from their usual horse show activities to go to Oaklawn Park to watch horses that travel in different circles. The AHJA sponsored a race and enjoyed a day at the track to commemorate their new affiliation with The Jockey Club’s Thoroughbred Incentive Program […]

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Record $2.5M Stakes Schedule On Tap For The Downs At Albuquerque

The Downs at Albuquerque has released its track-record 20-race, $2.5-million stakes schedule for its 2017 Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse meet, which opens June 24. Of The Downs 20 stakes races, 12 will be for Thoroughbreds and eight will be for Quarter Horses. The track’s Thoroughbred stakes will be worth an estimated $1.1 million million, and […]

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Michelle Payne
Royal Ascot Opportunity Awaits For Melbourne Cup Winner Michelle Payne

Michelle Payne, who made history in 2015 when she became the first female jockey to win the Group 1 Melbourne Cup, will journey to England to ride at Royal Ascot in June. The Racing Post reports that Payne will ride Group 2 winner Kaspersky for her friend, trainer Jane Chapple-Hyam. Kaspersky is targeting the G1 Queen Anne on […]

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Conquest Mo Money wins the Mine That Bird Derby at Sunland Park
Costing ‘Mo Money’: Missed Deadline Has Connections Paying $200K To Supplement To Triple Crown

The connections of G3 Sunland Derby runner-up Conquest Mo Money had tried to make their colt a late nominee to the Triple Crown, but missing the deadline will force them to pay the higher fee to supplement the colt instead. The Daily Racing Form reports that Sandy McKenna, who co-owns the colt with her husband, Tom, sent a […]

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The top prize awaits the winner of the National Handicapping Championship
Meadowlands: Three Win Seats To 2018 NHC

Charles O’Mara from Nutley, NJ, captured the March 25th National Handicapping Championship Qualifier at the Meadowlands Racetrack. The $400 no-takeout contest attracted a field of 112 players representing several different states. All entry fees were added to the prize pool of $22,400 The Meadowlands NHC Qualifier required each contestant to make at least ten $20 […]

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Ellis Park: Debutante Returns To 2017 Schedule; Groupie Doll Stakes Moves To Sunday

Ellis Park is restoring a 2-year-old filly stakes for its 2017 summer meet that runs July 1 through Sept. 4. The $75,000 Ellis Park Debutante is the sister race to the $75,000 Ellis Park Juvenile, which was brought back last year after being on hiatus since 2008. The 2-year-old stakes, both at seven-eighths of a […]

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Gunnevera in the Keeneland sales ring as a yearling (screenshot)
Orphaned At Birth, Gunnevera ‘Probably Extra Spoiled’

On Feb. 28, 2014, breeders Pam and Jim Robinson sprung into action to save the life of Unbridled Rage when the 19-year-old broodmare began to hemorrhage while delivering a healthy, leggy colt. The daughter of Unbridled seemed to be rallying over the next few days before suddenly passing away, orphaning the colt who would go […]

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