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Spendthrift Farm's Lord Nelson, winning the Grade 1 Triple Bend
Feld Family Stallions Presents Bloodlines: Social Nexus Of The Thoroughbred

  The social nexus of Thoroughbred breeding is one of the most important facets in our game and one of the least appreciated. The interconnections of people and their social institutions touch and intertwine on many levels, and adding in their Thoroughbreds makes the mix truly cosmopolitan. Taking a general overview of this deep and […]

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Spendthrift Farm's Lord Nelson, winning the Grade 1 Triple Bend
Kirkpatrick & Co. Present Photos Of The Week: Gold Rush

The weekend’s graded stakes action was highlighted by two Grade 1 races, both at Santa Anita – the Gold Cup, a Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” event, and the seven furlong Triple Bend Stakes. Spendthrift Farm’s Lord Nelson notched the first G1 victory of his career when taking the Triple Bend by a half-length. Later on […]

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Paid Up Subscriber earned her first stakes win in the G2 Fleu de Lis.
Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Paying Dividends

Churchill Downs hosted a big day of racing last Saturday, carding five graded stakes races highlighted by the G1 Stephen Foster Handicap. Two of the graded stakes races were won by offspring of Candy Ride, who continues to have a tremendous year. As a result of those victories, the stallion moves into first on this week’s […]

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Norberto Arroyo Jr.
Lost And Found Presented By Horseware: Arroyo, Flores Make Good After Bad Breaks

What happens to a jockey when his career takes a turn for the worse? The turnaround can be as simple as an unlucky streak, or as complicated as a steward’s ruling. How does a rider rebuild himself, and his brand, when he makes a mistake? This month’s edition of Lost and Found takes an in-depth […]

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Immortal Wink made his 142nd and final career start on Wednesday
Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Changing The World One Horse At A Time

It’s truly amazing what a single person can accomplish when they really set their mind to something. Sometimes an individual’s unwavering dedication to what they believe is right can change the world. In the case of psychologist Michelle “Shelley” Blodgett, her dedication to what she felt was the right thing to do will soon change […]

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Brendan Walsh, center, trainer of Auntie Joy winner of the Regret at Churchill Downs
Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: A Few Years In, Walsh’s Training Career Full Of Promise

When jockey Brian Hernandez Jr. turned for home aboard 3-year-old filly Auntie Joy in the Grade 3 Regret at Churchill Downs, trainer Brendan Walsh allowed himself to be cautiously optimistic. By then, the homebred for Sanford Robertson had led for the entirety of the 1 1/8-mile turf contest in a departure from her usual closing […]

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Grade 1 Stephen Foster winner Bradester is a 6-year-old son of Lion Heart
Feld Family Stallions Presents Bloodlines: Bradester’s Stature Continues To Grow

With a wire-to-wire victory in the Stephen Foster at Churchill Downs on June 18, 6-year-old Bradester became the latest Grade 1 winner for his sire Lion Heart (by Tale of the Cat), and the horse now has earnings of more than $1 million, with five graded stakes victories in 23 starts. Bred in Kentucky by […]

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Bradester (Lion Heart) wins the Stephen Foster at Churchill Downs on 6.18.2016. Joe Bravo up.
Kirkpatrick & Co. Present Photos Of The Week: Grand Night Of Racing

Churchill Downs hosted a big night of racing on Saturday with five graded stakes races on the card. The G1 Stephen Foster Handicap was the highlight of the evening and it didn’t disappoint, as Bradester went wire-to-wire for the upset victory. On the distaff side, Paid Up Subscriber earned her first stakes victory when winning the […]

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Frosted (Tapit) and jockey Joel Rosario win the Metropolitan Handicap (Gr I) at Belmont Park.
Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Fire And Ice

Frosted’s scintillating 14 1/4-length victory in the Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap was just one of many impressive performances turned in on Saturday’s stakes-loaded program at Belmont Park. Nine graded stakes races – six of them G1 – were carded, culminating with the 12-furlong Belmont Stakes. Frosted’s win, coupled with Cavorting’s earlier score in the G1 […]

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Tepin's victory at Royal Ascot this week provided one of the top moments of the racing season so far
The Friday Show Presented By DRF Bets: Glass Half-Full Or Half-Empty?

Alas, the 2016 Triple Crown season is over, and unlike last year when one horse convincingly captured all three races in a historic run, three different horses took the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont. To some, that might be considered a disappointment but there are other things to consider. In this edition of The Friday […]

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