On the left, is a blow-up image from Del Mar's website, showing a sliver of space between the nose of Navy Hymn  (top) and the line used to determine finish order. The blown-up image on the right is what stewards and placing judges viewed.
Close Call: Distorted Online Photo Raised Questions About Del Mar Dead Heat

Abraham Lincoln once said, “Don’t believe everything you see on the Internet.” Honest Abe may have been right – even though I haven’t actually read that warning from him anywhere but on the Internet. Take, for example, photo finishes posted on the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club website. More specifically, look at the photo finish of Sunday’s […]

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Javier Castellano upset American Pharoah in the 2015 Travers aboard Keen Ice
Communication Breakdown: Castellano, Agent Parting Ways

Javier Castellano, Eclipse Award winning jockey the past three years, is splitting with longtime agent Matt Muzikar at the end of the current Saratoga meet, Daily Racing Form reported on Wednesday. “Any relationship needs good communication,” Castellano was quoted as saying, “and we didn’t have it; that’s part of the problem.” Castellano, currently third in […]

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Kantharos colt sold for $80,000 to top the first open session of the OBS August Yearling Sale
Prices Tumble In First Open Session Of OBS Yearling Sale

Hip 412, a chestnut colt by Kantharos consigned by Summerfield (Francis and Barbara Vanlangendonck), agent, went to de Meric Stables, agent, for $80,000 to top the first open session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2016 August Yearling Sale. Out of Miss Skeetd, by Cloud Hopping, he’s a full brother to graded stakes winning two-time […]

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Trainer Chad Brown celebrates his 1,000th career win with his family and friends at Saratoga Aug. 24
Mr Maybe Provides Trainer Chad Brown With 1,000th Career Win

Prohibitive favorite Mr Maybe came charging through the stretch and powered to a 2 ¼-length victory in Wednesday’s $100,000 John’s Call at Saratoga Race Course, giving meet-leading trainer Chad Brown his 1,000th career victory. Patiently handled by Irad Ortiz, Jr., who tucked the 5-year-old gelding along the rail, Mr Maybe ran in fifth behind My […]

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Lady Eli winning the 2015 G1 Belmont Oaks
‘A Long Way Back’: Lady Eli Makes Long-Awaited Return In G2 Ballston Spa

Thirteen months after her last start, Sheep Pond Partners’ undefeated Lady Eli will look to make a triumphant return in Saturday’s Grade 2, $400,000 Woodford Reserve Ballston Spa for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up on the turf at Saratoga Race Course on Travers Day. Trainer Chad Brown saw Lady Eli, who is 6-for-6 in […]

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Thomas Allen Pauly's portrait of Secretariat
Ninth Annual Secretariat Festival To Showcase Bluegrass Farms, Racing Royalty

The Bourbon County Secretariat Festival, which celebrates the life and legacy of the 1973 Triple Crown champion, is set for Sept. 16-18 in Paris, Ky. For its ninth renewal this year, the Festival is moving its epicenter to Main Street in Paris’ historic downtown with excursions to nearby farms and will again draw Thoroughbred racing […]

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Mohaymen powers to victory in the Fountain of Youth Stakes
Mohaymen Shortens Up, Hopes To Bounce Back In G1 King’s Bishop

After winning the first five starts of his career, four of them Grade 2 stakes, Shadwell Stable’s Mohaymen stood at the head of the 3-year-old class this past spring with the Triple Crown just around the corner. Three straight off-the-board finishes ensued, however, most recently a fourth as the favorite in his return to action […]

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Marking (blue silks) and A.P. Indian battle to the wire in the Belmont Sprint Championship
A.P. Indian Eyes First G1 Win, BC Sprint Berth In Saturday’s Forego Stakes

Sporting a perfect record through four starts this year, Green Lantern Stables LLC homebred A.P. Indian puts his win streak on the line in Saturday’s Grade 1, $700,000 Priority One Jets Forego at Saratoga Race Course. The 37th running of the seven-furlong Forego, a ‘Win and You’re In’ qualifier for the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, is […]

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Harbor the Gold (photo courtesy Bar C Racing Stables' website)
Harbor The Gold Colt Tops WTBOA Summer Sale

A yearling colt by top Pacific Northwest sire Harbor the Gold sold for $78,000 to top the 2016 WTBOA Summer Yearling and Mixed Sale held August 23 at the WTBOA Sales Pavilion located at Emerald Downs in Auburn, Washington. Consigned by Griffin Place, agent, the dark bay colt is out of the young Majesterian mare […]

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Paulick Report 8/24 News Minute Presented By NYRA Bets

The Paulick Report ( sends out its headlines newsletter every weekday morning at 9 a.m ET (10 a.m. weekends), but the news doesn’t stop after you’ve had your morning coffee. Each weekday at mid-day, the Paulick Report brings you a video News Minute to let you know what’s happening around the Thoroughbred racing world: news […]

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