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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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Workers are installing a safety rail at Indiana Grand
Indiana Grand: New Safety Rail One Of Many Upgrades For 2017 Racing Season

The 15th season of Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing is less than one month away and horsemen have returned to prepare for opening day Tuesday, April 18. The racetrack opened for training Monday, March 20 and includes a new safety rail, installed during the off-season to boost safety measures at the track. The new rail, […]

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El Areeb and trainer Cal Lynch
El Areeb Breezes At Laurel Park; Connections Eye Wood Memorial For Next Start

With an eye on returning to New York for the Wood Memorial (G2) April 8, M M G Stables’ multiple Grade 3 winner El Areeb breezed Thursday morning at his Laurel Park base for trainer Cal Lynch. Regular rider Trevor McCarthy, fresh off a nine-win weekend at Laurel to pad his lead atop the current […]

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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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North Dakota Horse Park
Opinion: No Place For Historical Horse Racing In North Dakota

Lawmakers in North Dakota recently rejected a proposal that would allow up to six additional casinos to be built, joining the five already operating in the state. According to the Bismarck Tribune, members of the North Dakota House voted against the measure, 63-28. However, according to businessman Don Santer, there is another piece of gambling legislation that is making […]

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Tom Albertrani
West Point Thoroughbreds, Albertrani Part Ways

West Point Thoroughbreds and trainer Tom Albertrani have parted ways, with West Point removing the 10 horses that were in Albertrani’s barn and sending them to other trainers. The Daily Racing Form reports that one of the horses moved was Grade 1 winner Twilight Eclipse, who was transferred to trainer Graham Motion. Other trainers that received horses […]

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Bag of Money
NYRA Bets: ‘Bankroll Builder’ Returns For KY Derby Prep Season

In advance of the Kentucky Derby, NYRA Bets is offering to its members the return of the “Bankroll Builder” series. In order to participate, NYRA Bets members must wager a minimum of $50 to win on a single horse in one of the following four derby prep races: Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park on March […]

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Kitten's Cat wins the Kitten's Joy Stakes at Gulfstream Park
Kitten’s Cat Hopes To Pounce In Turfway’s G3 Spiral Stakes

Oddsmaker and national racing commentator Mike Battaglia has made Kitten’s Cat the 4-1 morning line favorite in the Grade 3 $500,000 JACK Cincinnati Casino Spiral Stakes Saturday at Turfway Park. The draw was held at the casino Wednesday as the featured event of the annual Call to the Post luncheon. Trained by Joe Sharp for […]

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Postponed winning the 2016 Dubai Sheema Classic.
Postponed, Highland Reel Clash In Dubai Sheema Classic

Contested under a new moniker this year, the Group 1 US$6m Longines Dubai Sheema Classic, one of three highest-level turf races on the card, may only have attracted a field of seven but quality abounds among the septet. First contested in 1998, no horse has won the race twice since but the Roger Varian-trained Postponed […]

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Triple Nine, seen finishing second in a handicap on Jan. 19, will represent South Korea in the G2 Godolphin Mile
South Korea’s Triple Nine Hopes To Shine On International Stage At Meydan

South Korean horse racing has much at stake on Saturday night at Meydan. Triple Nine (KOR), the nation’s horse of the year in 2016, is set to run in the Godolphin Mile sponsored by Meydan Sobha. His mere presence in the Group 2 race on Dubai World Cup night marks a major milestone for the […]

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