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Ken Ramsey and son, Jeff lead in Sandbar after winning their 400th race at Churchill Downs
Ramsey To Downsize Operation: ‘It’s Kind Of Gotten Out Of Control’

Ken Ramsey, the winningest owner in Kentucky history and an accomplished breeder, has begun the process of dramatically downsizing his Thoroughbred operation with the intention of reducing his stock by more than 50 percent. Ken and his wife, Sarah, have 630 horses as part of a massive racing and breeding operation centered at Ramsey Farm […]

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Classic Empire holds off the late rush of Not This Time in the BC Juvenile
Classic Empire, Champagne Room Top Experimental Free Handicap

Classic Empire, winner of the Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1), has been assigned the high weight of 126 pounds to top The Jockey Club Experimental Free Handicap for 2016. Click here for the complete index and past performances of males The 126 pounds assigned to Classic Empire is the standard impost for top Experimental […]

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Bill Mooney, flanked by Daily Racing Form editor Mark Simon (left) and Michael Blowen of Old Friends
Eclipse Award Winning Writer, Racing Historian Bill Mooney Dead

Bill Mooney took nothing for granted. In 2003, when Todd Pletcher broke the single-season record for most wins by a trainer at the Saratoga meet, racing writers said Pletcher beat the old mark of 24 victories set by Hall of Famer Sylvester Veitch in 1954. That’s what was published in the New York Racing Association […]

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Luxair's Eclipse Awards auction raised $82,000 for the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance
Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: TAA Takes Flight Into New Year

Before the awards were handed out for the best racehorses in North America at the 46th annual Eclipse Awards this year, a live auction for a “Saratoga Shuttle” private charter flight courtesy of Luxair Jets was held in front of the packed crowd. The Gulfstream IV private charter flight between Lexington, Ky., and Saratoga Springs, […]

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Horse of the Year California Chrome's co-owner Perry Martin stunned the Eclipse Award audience with his remarkably self-indulgent and graceless comments
Commentary: Graceless Finish To A Night Of Champions

A  night that started with a heartwarming update on how far the Thoroughbred industry has progressed in taking care of its retired horses and included a brief live auction that raised $82,000 for the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, ended with a cymbal crashing boom, thanks to the most graceless acceptance speech ever given by the owner of a […]

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Victor Espinoza celebrates as California Chrome wins the Dubai World Cup
California Chrome Wins 2016 Horse Of The Year

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters announced this evening that California Chrome, winner of the Dubai World Cup and the TVG Pacific Classic, and North America’s all-time leading money earning Thoroughbred, was voted as Horse of the Year, an honor which he also won in 2014, […]

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Arrogate's victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic
Opinion: Clocker Gary Young Gives Horse Of The Year Nod To Arrogate

Horse of the Year 2016 will be announced Saturday at Gulfstream Park in Florida, and while it’s certain to be either Arrogate or California Chrome, the outcome could be closer than Arrogate’s dramatic half-length victory over Chrome in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic run at Santa Anita last Nov. 5. Voters had to submit […]

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The Pegasus World Cup is all in on the rematch between Arrogate and California Chrome
The Friday Show: Private Eyes, Indelible Moments, And The Rematch

A pair of stories published at the Paulick Report this week looked at the problem of illegal drug use in the horse racing industry and where the biggest gaps in oversight might lie. In this week’s Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick give their takeaways from “Combating a Culture of Cheating.” Plus, with the […]

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Eclipse Awards To Be Televised Live On TVG2 Saturday Night

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, National Turf Writers And Broadcasters and Daily Racing Form announced today that the 46th annual Eclipse Awards ceremony, honoring Thoroughbred racing’s champions of 2016, will be televised live on TVG2 and also streamed on multiple outlets this Saturday, January 21, beginning at 8 p.m. ET from the Sport of Kings […]

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Racing at Gulfstream Park
Gulfstream Reports Record Wagering In 2016; Handle Increases 13 Percent

Gulfstream Park announced today a record $1.774 billion was wagered via Gulfstream Park in 2016, a 9-percent increase over the previous record of $1.625 billion in 2015. Gulfstream also announced a record $1.508 billion was wagered on its live races in 2016, a 13-percent increase from the previous record of $1.338 billion in 2015. Gulfstream’s […]

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