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Fellowship, Flora Dora Capture Florida Sire Stakes Events

Fellowship and Flora Dora were the winners of the two $500,000 Florida Sire Stakes races for 2-year-olds Saturday at Gulfstream Park. Jacks or Better Farm and trainer Stanley Gold’s amazing domination of the Florida Sires Stakes series continued at Gulfstream … Continue reading

Standardbreds Help Researchers Draw Correlation Between Genetics and Speed

Blood samples were taken from over 700 Standardbreds in New York and New Jersey in an effort to identify genetic factors that underlie musculoskeletal diseases in horses. The Equine Science Center at Rutgers University combined forces with with the University … Continue reading

Gulfstream’s Rainbow 6 Hit For $130,712

Gulfstream Park’s 20-cent Rainbow 6 was hit Sunday afternoon by a single bettor for $130,712.80. The winning ticket – purchased for $64.80 – was 8,9/5,11/7,8,11/3,5,6/5,6,8/1,5,10. The winning numbers on the Rainbow 6 were 8-5-11-6-8-10. Some bettors were knocked out of … Continue reading

Pharoah Continues Classic Preparations With ‘Very Nice’ Work

American Pharoah, a horse trainer Bob Baffert has called “a gift from God,” worked on Santa Anita’s fast main track early Sunday morning in preparation for the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland Oct. 31, the final start for … Continue reading

Kepp’s Korner: Trainer Angles And Spot Plays For Sun. Sept. 27

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

Pope’s Visit Puts NYC Carriage Rides On Hold

If you’re planning on taking a carriage ride through Central Park during Pope Francis’ visit on Friday, Sept. 25, think again: Mayor de Blasio has banned all carriage rides during the Pope’s visit, which will include a procession through the … Continue reading

Lucky Lindy Much The Best In Ontario Derby

Augustin Stable’s Lucky Lindy took the lead at the top of the stretch and pulled away to prove superior to his rivals in Sunday’s Grade 3, $150,000 Ontario Derby at Woodbine. The bay son of Harlan’s Holiday, ridden by Robby … Continue reading

Home Girl: Beholder To Stay With Spendthrift, Target Classic

Beholder will target the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Classic and will not be looking for a new home in November as once thought, according to a report by The Blood-Horse. Spendthrift owner B. Wayne Hughes confirmed had originally planned to sell the mare … Continue reading

‘I Always Wanted To Train': Former Assistant Fisher Saddles First Runner Monday

In Barn 33 by the main track at Saratoga Race Course, three horses happily munched on their hay and relaxed in their stalls after a busy morning as their trainer, new to the training ranks, proudly looked on. “I knew … Continue reading

Plenty Of Options For Beholder After Pacific Classic Romp

Beholder, who spectacularly became the first female runner to win the TVG-Pacific Classic, stood in her outdoor pen adjacent to the Richard Mandella barn Sunday morning, greeting a group of picture-taking with American Pharoah-style class and poise Sunday morning. Folks … Continue reading

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