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Veitch: Six-Way Race for Horse of the Year

In a column for the Saratogian, Michael Veitch identifies six horses he feels deserve consideration for Horse of the Year. “I believe a vote for any one of this group can be justified,” he wrote. Four of the six are … Continue reading

Red Rifle Wires Field in Hawthorne Gold Cup

It has been a good month for jockey Florent Geroux. The month began with Geroux winning the Breeders’ Cup Sprint aboard Illinois-bred Work All Week and came full circle as Geroux ended his month with a return to Illinois as … Continue reading

El Kabeir Holds Off Imperia for Kentucky Jockey Club Win

Zayat Stables’ El Kabeir led throughout and held off a fast-closing Imperia to get his first stakes victory in the Grade 2, $200,000 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes at Churchill Downs Saturday. John Terranova trains the gray colt, who was an … Continue reading

Australian Racing Board Rejects Potential University Study on Whip Use

According to a story by the Sydney Morning Herald, the Australian Racing Board has rejected an offer by the University of Sydney to conduct a study determining whether whip use caused pain and injury on racehorses. The study would examine … Continue reading

Hoppertunity Victorious in Clark Handicap

It’s been quite a year for the 3-year-olds. Nearly a month after the sophomore class filled the top six spots in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, they completed the trifecta at Churchill Downs Friday as Hoppertunity came home strongly … Continue reading

Sherman And ‘Chrome’: The Art of Knowing What’s Next

This story was written by Alexis Garske and sent out through the Del Mar media department. It has been a year of ‘firsts’ for trainer Art Sherman and California Chrome and their ensuing journey is no different. “I’m ready now.” … Continue reading

Sparkling Review Shines in Mrs. Revere Victory

Sparkling Review unleashed a powerful late run to sweep by pace-setting Kiss Moon and win the Grade 2, $200,000 Mrs. Revere Stakes at Churchill Downs on Saturday, giving jockey Julien Leparoux his second stakes win on the card. Lady Lara … Continue reading

Guest Commentary: A Not So Silent Witness

The following commentary is by Alexa Ravit, a longtime horse racing fan and attendee of over 20 Triple Crown races. Ms Ravit will be graduating from Cornell University in January with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and minors in Business and … Continue reading

Ehalt: Breeders’ Cup Journey an Improbable One for Hardest Core

Earlier this year, Hardest Core underwent emergency surgery; 18 feet of intestine were removed after he suffered a hernia. Now, towards the end of 2014, the 4-year-old gelding enters the Grade 1, $3 million Breeders’ Cup Turf as an Arlington … Continue reading

Distaff: Retiring Napravnik Rides Untapable to Victory for Asmussen, Winchell

Making her first start against older fillies and mares, Winchell Thoroughbreds homebred Untapable clinched 3-year-old filly divisional honors with a popular and powerful victory in the $2-million Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff, beating a fast-closing Don’t Tell Sophia by 1 1/4 … Continue reading

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