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‘Domesticated Horse’ Terminology Eradicated, Now Dubbed Livestock; Wild Horse Enthusiasts Concerned

The Senate Conservation Committee recently passed a bill that eliminates the classification of “domesticated horse,” a move that concerns wild horse enthusiasts. Horses are now lumped into the “livestock” category, but there are exemptions for Spanish Colonial horses and for a “wild horse,” which is defined as an “unclaimed horse without obvious brands or other evidence of […]

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El Areeb (Exchange Rate) and jockey Trevor McCarthy win the Withers (Gr III) at Aqueduct
Lynch: El Areeb Doing Well Since Withers Victory, Will Run In Gotham Next

Talented sophomore El Areeb, who ran his winning streak to four straight races when winning the G3 Withers earlier this month, will make his next start in the G3 Gotham Stakes March 4. According to the Daily Racing Form, trainer Cathal Lynch had planned on running his 3-year-old star just one more time, most likely in the G2 […]

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Gorajec: RCI’s New Integrity Compliance Committee ‘Changes Nothing’

Former longtime racing regulator Joe Gorajec, writing in Thoroughbred Racing Commentary, mocks the Association of Racing Commissioners International for creating a new committee, the Integrity Compliance Committee, that will “grade” states on how well they are complying with components of the national uniform medication program. Citing readily available information and a color-coded map on the Racing […]

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Equine Massage Therapists Threatened With Jail Time

Two equine massage therapists in Franklin, Tennessee have been served cease and desist orders by the Tennessee Veterinarian Board. The letters stated that practicing massage therapy on animals without a veterinary license is classified as a Class B misdemeanor threatened jail time if the two individuals did not comply. Laurie Wheeler and Martha Stowe, the massage specialists […]

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Runhappy stands his first season at Claiborne Farm in 2017
In The Stud Presented By KERx: Runhappy, New For 2017

The Paulick Report is pleased to bring back a popular photo/video feature that will run every other week and will spotlight stallions standing in Kentucky. The series, put together by our friends at EquiSport Photos, will feature stallions that are either just entering stud in 2017, or stallions that have not yet had their first crop […]

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Charismatic arrives at Old Friends Farm in December 2016
Updated: Charismatic’s Death Caused By Pelvic Fracture

The shocking death of dual classic winner and Horse of the Year Charismatic on Sunday has been determined to be a result of a pelvic fracture, reports The fracture caused lacerations in the local vasculature, leading to fatal internal hemorrhaging. Charismatic had been found dead in his stall, without any apparent signs of distress. […]

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One Liner was the 3 1/2-length winner of the Southwest Stakes
One Liner Keeps Perfect Record Intact With Southwest Victory

Trainer Todd Pletcher rarely sends horses to Oaklawn Park for the 3-year-old series of Kentucky Derby prep races, but when he does, watch out. On Monday, WinStar Farm, China Horse Club and SF Racing’s One Liner stretched out to two turns impressively in the G3 Southwest Stakes, besting a field of 12 other sophomores to […]

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Gun Runner dominates the Razorback Handicap
Heavily Favored Gun Runner Takes Razorback As He Pleases

Off as the 1-5 favorite in a field of six older horses, Gun Runner took the lead out of the gate and was never seriously challenged to win Monday’s G3 Razorback Handicap by open lengths at Oaklawn Park. Owned by Three Chimneys Farm and Winchell Thoroughbreds, the 4-year-old son of Candy Ride was never really […]

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Valadorna scored in her 2017 season debut in an allowance race at the Fair Grounds
Valadorna ‘Not Coming Half-Loaded’ To Rachel Alexandra

Stonestreet homebred Valadorna captured an allowance race at the Fair Grounds to kick off her 2017 season, coming from last to win by a neck, and is scheduled to contest next Saturday’s Grade 2 Rachel Alexandra Stakes as her next step toward the Kentucky Oaks. Trainer Mark Casse told that the daughter of Curlin […]

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Mubtaahij's name means "elated" in Arabic
De Kock Aims Mubtaahij At Thursday Night Prep Race In Dubai

Eight-length winner of the UAE Derby in 2015, Mubtaahij also finished a very good second to world-class racehorse California Chrome in the 2016 Dubai World Cup, The 5-year-old son of Dubawi is on track to contest the $10 million race at Meydan again this year, and trainer Mike De Kock has entered the horse in […]

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