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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: The Importance Of Passing On The Papers

What exactly is a birth certificate? It’s so much more than just a piece of paper. It’s the official record of you – your age, nationality, heritage and existence. It allows you to receive healthcare, be enrolled in school, get … Continue reading

Zoetis Presents Bloodlines: Bernardini’s Late Bloomers

As the racing season winds toward winter, serious classic watchers are ever aware of the late-maturing colts who may progress to become the stars of their second season. One of the sires who is a consistent source of later-maturing juveniles … Continue reading

Photos Of The Week: Hitting The Jackpot

Although it was a light weekend for graded stakes action, two milestones were achieved on each coast – jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. celebrated his 1,000th career victory during a four-win day on Sunday at Aqueduct, and trainer Doug O’Neill hit … Continue reading

The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Taking Aim On The Jackpot

While the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot no longer guarantees a spot in the Kentucky Derby starting gate as it once did, it remains an important early gauge for Derby hopefuls. Last year, the top three finishers of the Jackpot … Continue reading

Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: No Doubt About Mr Maybe

Mr Maybe made his stakes debut a winning one with a decisive 4 ¼-length victory in the G3 Red Smith Handicap last Saturday. The victory by the 4-year-old Ghostzapper gelding became the fifth graded stakes winner this year for Michael … Continue reading

Breeders’ Cup Connections: A Claim, Come Full Circle

When Brandy’s Girl and jockey Paco Lopez charged home by 4 ¾ lengths in the Juvenile Filly Sprint Stakes at Gulfstream Park West Nov. 7, it wasn’t just the start of a promising 2-year-old’s foray into the big leagues. For … Continue reading

Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Thoroughbred Matchmaker

For years, trainers on the Ohio and West Virginia racing circuits have known Jen Ruberto as their go-to if they’ve got horses who need to move on to new homes at the ends of their careers. Riders and trainers shopping … Continue reading

Zoetis Presents Bloodlines: ‘Forty Coats’ And The Tale Of Mr Maybe

With a victory in the Grade 3 Red Smith Handicap at Aqueduct on Nov. 14, Mr Maybe became the latest stakes winner and graded winner for Horse of the Year Ghostzapper, the most successful stallion son of Breeders’ Cup Classic … Continue reading

Photos Of The Week: Juvenile Stars The Focus At Del Mar

A relatively light schedule of races took place over the weekend as the racing year continues to wind down. At Del Mar, potential future stars emerged as the juvenile colts Toews On Ice and Mac Daddy Mac battled to the wire … Continue reading

The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: The Short Game

If you like betting sprint races, this is a pretty good weekend for you. The slate includes Saturday’s Grade 3 Bob Hope Stakes at Del Mar, a seven-furlong affair for 2-year-olds. Four of the seven juveniles are trained by either … Continue reading

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