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Arrogate wins the Dubai World Cup by 2 1/4 lengths over Gun Runner
‘The Greatest Horse I’ve Ever Seen’: Arrogate Misses The Break, Then Circles The Field In Dubai World Cup

It looked like a disaster at the start of Saturday’s $10 million Dubai World Cup as Juddmonte Farm’s Arrogate was totally unprepared for the break, leaving the gates awkwardly and then bumped hard on both sides to find himself dead last in the 14-horse field. But veteran reinsman Mike Smith never panicked aboard the champion […]

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Gunnevera works at Gulfstream Park West on Mar. 25
Gunnevera ‘Perfect’ In Final Work For Florida Derby

Peacock Racing Stables’ multiple graded stakes winner Gunnevera put in his final breeze Saturday for the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) April 1 at Gulfstream Park. Jockey Leonel Reyes replaced regular exercise partner Edgard Zayas, in Dubai riding Sharp Azteca in the Godolphin Mile, for the five-furlong work that went in 1:01.80 over the […]

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Long on Value, outside, finished a close second to The Right Man in the Al Quoz Sprint in Dubai
Mott’s Long On Value Finishes Tough Second In Dubai’s Al Quoz Sprint

Going 1200m (about six furlongs) on the turf straight of Meydan, the Al Quoz Sprint sponsored by Azizi Developments had the potential to deliver an exciting finish. On Saturday afternoon it outdid itself when French-trained The Right Man (GB) held on by a diminishing nose over American invader Long On Value (USA) in a thrilling […]

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Mind Your Biscuits won the Dubai Golden Shaheen by three lengths
Mind Your Biscuits Dominates Dubai Golden Shaheen, Gives Summers First Victory

Chad Summers earned his first career win as a trainer on Saturday, doing so on the international stage with a horse he owns a part of. Mind Your Biscuits came from behind to dominated the Group 1, $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen by three lengths under Joel Rosario, giving the United States its first win […]

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Thunder Snow, outside, bests Epicharis by a head in the 2017 UAE Derby
Local Thunder Snow Noses Out Japan’s Epicharis In UAE Derby

Locally-trained Thunder Snow may have grown a bit unorganized in the stretch when Japan’s Epicharis repelled his first bid to take the lead, but jockey Christophe Soumillon was able to collect the son of Helmet to try one more time in Saturday’s $2 million UAE Derby. Thunder Snow lunged forward at the wire, just getting […]

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Bertram Klein
Bertram Klein, Owner And Breeder of Numerous Stakes-Winning ‘Berties,’ Dead At 86

Bertram Klein, a retired Louisville, Ky., banker, philanthropist and Thoroughbred owner whose horses often carried the name “Bertie,” died Friday at the age of 86 after a lengthy illness. A native of Louisville, Mr. Klein graduated from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania. He became chairman and CEO of the Bank […]

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Dana Barnes has been instrumental to Arrogate's ability to relax during his morning training, a key factor for the high-strung son of Unbridled's Song.
Dana Barnes And Her ‘Deal’ With Dubai World Cup Favorite Arrogate

There’s a reason that Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has kept assistant and exercise rider Dana Barnes in his employ for so many years, according to thoroughbredracing.com, and it’s not just because her husband, Jimmy, is the trainer’s top traveling assistant. Barnes has a particular talent for convincing excitable young Thoroughbreds to relax in […]

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Keith Nations
Thoroughbred Business ‘Brings A Lot Of Joy’ To Trainer Keith Nations

Growing up, and as a younger man, Keith Nations fell in love with Thoroughbred racing on his many trips to Longacres Racetrack outside Seattle. Longacres was closed after being sold to the Boeing Company in 1992, and it would be almost four years before Emerald Downs opened in nearby Auburn, Wash. But Nations – by […]

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Scales of justice with gavel
Florida Ruling Means Dozens Of Drug Positives Likely To Be Dismissed

Dozens of administrative complaints for medication violations in Florida are likely to be dismissed after the state’s Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering issued an order accepting the recommendations of an administrative law judge who found that serum sample collection procedures qualified as “unadopted rules” and that no action could be taken against licensees based on positive tests […]

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Oscar Performance provided trainer Brian Lynch and jockey Jose Ortiz with their first Breeders' Cup wins
Oscar Performance Highlights Keeneland’s Opening Weekend Stakes Nominations

Two Breeders’ Cup winners – 2016 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) winner Oscar Performance and Mongolian Saturday, winner of the 2015 TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) at Keeneland – headline the list of horses nominated to five graded stakes that are part of seven stakes to be run during the April 7-9 opening weekend […]

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