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Mo Town wins the Remsen
Mo Town Ships To Gulfstream For Work, Florida Derby Still Under Consideration

On an unseasonably chilly morning in South Florida, Grade 2 Remsen winner Mo Town became acquainted for the first time with Gulfstream Park by working six furlongs for a possible start in the $1 million G1 Florida Derby April 1.  The Tony Dutrow-trained Mo Town shipped from Payson Park, located about 90 miles north […]

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Mo Town (Uncle Mo) and jockey John Velazquez win the Remsen (Gr II) at Aqueduct
Mo Town ‘Ready’ For Sophomore Debut In Risen Star

The most accomplished horse in the Grade II $400,000 Risen Star Stakes field next Saturday is the highest-profile ship-in, Tony Dutrow-trained Mo Town. Owned by Team D in partnership with the principals of the powerful Coolmore conglomerate – Mrs. Tom Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith – the son of Uncle Mo completed his final […]

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Five horses were scratched from Ruidoso Downs stakes races on Sunday.
Equine Herpesvirus Positive Reported At Ruidoso Downs

A single barn at Ruidoso Downs is under quarantine Saturday, when it was announced that a horse had been euthanized due to complications resulting from an equine herpesvirus infection. Another adjoining barn is facing restricted access while awaiting test results. The strain was EHV-1, reports the Equine Disease Communication Center. “Because the virus was found […]

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Payson Park Training Center
Payson Park Released From Quarantine After Negative EHV-1 Tests

Payson Park has lifted the quarantine that went into effect March 1 after horses at the facility tested negative for EHV-1. According to the Equine Disease Communication Center, the lone EHV-1 case who prompted the facility to close its gates will remain quarantined for one additional week but is stable. Tests were performed on all other […]

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Payson Park training track
Updated: EHV-1 Confirmed At Payson Park; Facility Under Quarantine

A horse tested positive for the neurotropic strain of EHV-1 at Payson Park in Florida on March 1. According to the Daily Racing Form’s Mike Welsch, the horse in question is trained by Niall Seville. A report from the Equine Disease Communication Center notes that the horse has shown consistent clinical signs of the disease and […]

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Harrigan's mare Search and Seizure produced Tammy the Torpedo, winner of the Suwannee River Stakes Feb. 6
Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Harrigan’s Work Unseen But Impactful

You won’t see Bill Harrigan’s name on a track program very often, even though he’s had his hands on more than two dozen Grade 1 winners over the years. They include horses like Belmont Stakes winner Tonalist, Donn Handicap winner Graydar, and Cotillion Stakes winner I’m a Chatterbox. Owner of Miacomet Farm in Georgetown, Ky., […]

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Kentucky Derby winner Orb heads back to barn after a morning work at Payson Park in 2013
Payson Park: South Florida’s ‘Club Med’ For Horses

With spring in full swing, some of horse racing’s top runners are just beginning to flex their muscles in their first few starts or workouts of the year. Many of the sport’s top performers will be fresh off a respite at the training center that many have called “Club Med for horses.” The slogan of Payson Park in Indiantown, Fla., […]

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Virginia Kraft Payson at the 2014 Keeneland September sale
Women In Racing: Racing’s Adventuress

It can never be said that Virginia Kraft Payson is a passive observer of sports she loves. Race fans know her as the owner of Payson Park in Indiantown, Fla., as well as breeder of G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Vindication and G1 Kentucky Oaks winner Farda Amiga; while her racing and breeding career is […]

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St. Jovite
Irish Derby Winner St. Jovite Still ‘Means the World’ To Owner-Breeder Payson

The Curragh will celebrate the 150th anniversary of its signature race, the Group 1 Irish Derby, on June 27. During the course of festivities, officials will hold a special tribute to St. Jovite, who captured the 1992 Irish Derby by 12 lengths in the record time of 2:25.60. No Irish Derby winner has come close […]

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Honor Code, galloping last year at Gulfstream Park
Talented Duo Honor Code, Top Billing Nearing 2015 Debuts

Knocked from last year’s Triple Crown trail by injury just two weeks apart, both Honor Code and Top Billing are nearing their 4-year-old debuts this winter at Gulfstream Park. Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey said 2013 Remsen (G2) winner Honor Code is expected to make his return in the one-mile, $300,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap […]

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