Champion Minding and jockey Ryan Moore overcame a troubled trip and drew off to win the G1 Investec Oaks
Dual-Classic Winner Minding Adds Another Group 1 To Her Resume In Pretty Polly

Derrick Smith, Mrs. John Magnier and Michael Tabor’s 3-year-old filly Minding added another Group 1 victory to her impressive resume in the Curragh’s Pretty Polly Stakes, crossing the wire 4 1/2 lengths in front of her competition, reports The Irish-bred daughter of Galileo was ridden to the victory by Ryan Moore for trainer Aidan […]

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Owner Susan Osborne, left, has a hug for jockey Joseph Talamo after Melatonin's victory in the Grade I, $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita
Melatonin Completes Big ‘Cap-Gold Cup Double In Style For Hofmans

Susan Osborne’s (Tarabilla Farm) Melatonin was the stylish 1 1/2-length winner of The Gold Cup at Santa Anita Saturday, completing the elusive Santa Anita Handicap-Gold Cup double for trainer David Hofmans. The Gold Cup at Santa Anita, a Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series “Win and You’re In” event, earns the 6-year-old son of Kodiak Kowboy an […]

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Lord Nelson stretches his neck out to win the G1 Triple Bend
Lord Nelson Lunges Late To Capture Triple Bend Stakes

B. Wayne Hughes’ (Spendthrift Farm) Lord Nelson was no more than a length off the pace-setting Subtle Indian in the early part of Saturday evening’s Grade 1 Triple Bend Stakes, then Rafael Bejarano allowed him a breather. The 4-year-old son of Pulpit came back running in the final eighth of a mile, just thrusting his […]

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I’ll Have Another Sires First Winner In Japan

I’ll Have Another, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner of 2012 who retired with a tendon injury just before the Belmont, has sired his first winner overseas in Japan. The 2-year-old colt Un Autre captured race five at Tokyo Racecourse, a maiden special weight over 1600 meters on the turf. The colt is out of […]

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Ride On: Hippotherapy Helps Speech Patients

A Grand Valley State University professor is helping her patients improve their speech as they ride horses. It’s an emerging speech-language therapy technique and the results are often immediate. Beth Macauley, associate professor of communication sciences and disorders, has been studying and using hippotherapy for nearly 30 years on patients as young as 2 years old […]

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Bradester (Lion Heart) wins the Stephen Foster
Bradester Takes Stephen Foster Field Wire-To-Wire

Joseph Sutton’s Bradester, named for his grandson Brady, took the Grade 1 Stephen Foster field wire-to-wire Saturday night, earning himself a spot in the starting gate for the Breeders’ Cup Classic this fall at Satna Anita along with his first career Grade 1 victory. The 6-year-old son of Lion Heart was unchallenged early, then held […]

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Mike Smith celebrates after Songbird wins the Summertime Oaks
Songbird Never Asked In Resounding Summertime Oaks Victory

Fox Hill Farm’s undefeated champion Songbird was never asked to run in Saturday’s Grade 2 Summertime Oaks at Santa Anita, though she did have to rate behind another horse for the first time in her career. By the time she reached the far turn, Songbird was already long gone, and crossed the wire geared down […]

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TCI: Belmont Stakes & Triple Crown Wrap-Up

The TCI guys break down last Saturday’s Belmont Stakes, and talk about a photo-finish Exacta between each of their picks. They also discuss how stamina and pedigree appeared to have influenced another Belmont Stakes outcome, including some horses that moved up – and other top contenders that regressed at the daunting 1 1/2-mile trip. A […]

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Tepin's victory at Royal Ascot this week provided one of the top moments of the racing season so far
The Friday Show Presented By DRF Bets: Glass Half-Full Or Half-Empty?

Alas, the 2016 Triple Crown season is over, and unlike last year when one horse convincingly captured all three races in a historic run, three different horses took the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont. To some, that might be considered a disappointment but there are other things to consider. In this edition of The Friday […]

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You Be The Judge: No Contact, No Foul?

There’s often jostling and bumping between horses during a race, but when it escalates and alters the outcome of a race, it can result in a disqualification. But according to the rules in most states, as in our Delaware case study today, a foul occurs when a “leading horse or any other horse in a […]

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