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Arrogate training in Dubai
Weekend Lineup: Dubai World Cup, Derby Trifecta

The highlight of this weekend’s racing action is the $10 million Dubai World Cup, held Saturday in the United Arab Emirates, in which the World’s Best Racehorse will take on a full field of international challengers. Also on tap are a trio of races offering points toward the Kentucky Derby. The World Cup card kicks […]

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Vale Dori and jockey Rafael Bejarano win the Grade I, $400,000 Santa Margarita Stakes
Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Finding Dori

Vale Dori earned her fifth straight victory – and fourth straight graded stakes win – when she put away champion Finest City in the stretch and captured the G1 Santa Margarita Stakes by 1 ½ lengths. The Santa Margarita marked the 5-year-old mare’s first North American Grade 1 win and kept her undefeated in three […]

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PRISE Claudia Alvarez
PariBet Racetrack Industry Student Experience: From ‘Horseless’ To ‘Horse Everything’

This is part of a series profiling participants of the PariBet Racetrack Industry Student Experience (PRISE), a program that allows students at the University of Arizona’s Race Track Industry Program the chance to work in paid positions in key roles at Rillito Park. For many people who love horse racing, their interest in the sport was sparked […]

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Photo of jockey Roman Chapa, already facing allegations of using a buzzer in 2015, seen winning the Pan Zareta Stakes in 2014
The Friday Show: Shocking Results, Weighing History?

Jockey Roman Chapa is already facing a lengthy suspension at least, plus felony charges for alleged use of an electrical device in a race in Texas, but in this edition of The Friday Show, we ask how far could this possibly go? A new photo of Chapa has surfaced that may shed light on further […]

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Lynn Symansky, and Donner, on the Cross Country 4.25.15.
Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Introducing US Equestrian

Earlier this year, the United States Equestrian Federation, best known as the national governing body for all non-racing equestrian sports, launched a rebranding campaign that included an update to their name and signature logo. Now known as US Equestrian, the rebranding is aimed at engaging horse enthusiasts of all types and at all levels, giving everyone […]

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"It seems like I can watch them and I can tell when something isn’t right," Williamson says of his eye for training
Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: A Family Business That ‘Just Gets In Your Blood’

Trainer Brian Williamson had a hard time believing what he was seeing last Saturday, when jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. elected not to send the heavily-favored Terra Promessa to the lead in Oaklawn’s Grade 2 Azeri Stakes. Chris Landeros, piloting the Williamson-trained Streamline, took advantage, gauging a perfect stalking trip just off the leader, She Mabee […]

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Scott Little applies his hospitality background by helping customers with betting machines
PariBet Racetrack Industry Student Experience: No Longer Counting Down To Retirement

This is part of a series profiling participants of the PariBet Racetrack Industry Student Experience (PRISE), a program that allows students at the University of Arizona’s Race Track Industry Program the chance to work in paid positions in key roles at Rillito Park. Scott Little may have taken longer than most to dive into the racing business, […]

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Malagacy wins the Rebel in his two-turn and stakes debut for trainer Todd Pletcher
Bloodlines Presented By Climax Stallions: Malagacy Shines For Shackleford

With a victory in the Grade 2 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn, Malagacy (by Shackleford) remained unbeaten in three starts, put himself squarely in contention for the classics, and became the third Triple Crown candidate this year by a sire standing at Darby Dan Farm. Darby Dan owner John Phillips has been in the horse business […]

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Exaggerator is Curlin's all-time leading earner
In The Stud Presented By KERx: Exaggerator, New For 2017

The spotlight stallion in this week’s edition of In the Stud is Exaggerator, a 4-year-old son of Curlin standing his first season at WinStar Farm. Exaggerator, out of the Vindication mare, Dawn Raid, is Curlin’s only 2-year-old graded stakes winner currently at stud. As a juvenile, Exaggerator triumphed in the Grade 2 Saratoga Special Stakes […]

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American Anthem gets a feel for the track at Oaklawn Park - he is the morning-line favorite for Saturday's G2 Rebel Stakes
Weekend Lineup: Strong Rebel Lineup Stars At Oaklawn

A slightly lighter graded stakes schedule greets racing fans this Saturday, but the quality is certainly not lacking in the lone Kentucky Derby prep race on the docket Saturday. The G2 Rebel Stakes offers 50 points to the winner, and a total of 11 sophomores plan to line up in the starting gate at Oaklawn […]

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