International Bloodstock Agent James Delahooke Joins WHOA

International Bloodstock Agent, James Delahooke has thrown his support behind the efforts of the Water Hay Oats Alliance to ban the use of performance enhancing drugs in U.S. horse racing. In his career Delahooke has purchased as yearlings no less than 11 champions and 30 individual Group 1 winners of 45 Group 1 races. Amongst […]

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World Approval Logra Otro Grado 1 Y Su Pase A La Breeders’ Cup Al Ganar La Woodbine Mile

El tordillo World Approval logró dos cosas el pasado sábado en Woodbine: ganar su segundo Grado 1 consecutivo y obtener su inscripción garantizada para la Breeders’ Cup Mile. El pupilo de Mark Casse se vino prácticamente de punta a punta bajo la conducción del estelar John Velazquez y se llevó la 21a. edición de la […]

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Warrior’s Reward, Stay Thirsty Yearlings Lead Day 8 Of The Keeneland September Sale

Two yearlings, a filly by Warrior’s Reward and a colt by Stay Thirsty, each sold for $325,000 to headline a solid day of trade during Tuesday’s eighth session of Keeneland’s 12-day September Yearling Sale. Today Keeneland sold 285 yearlings for gross sales of $15,571,000, for an average of $54,635 and a median of $40,000. “European pinhookers in […]

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Baffert Pair Abel Tasman, West Coast Headline Cotillion, Pennsylvania Derby

Hall of Famers Bob Baffert and Mike Smith are heading into Parx Racing’s premier weekend with the favorite in both the $1 million Cotillion and $1.25 million Pennsylvania Derby. Travers winner West Coast, owned by Gary and Mary West, is the 8-5 morning-line choice for the Grade 1 Pennsylvania Derby. The 3-year-old son of Flatter […]

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Apprentice Zajac Makes History By Tying For Riding Title At Hazel Park

Michigan racing had never seen an apprentice jockey take down the leading rider title, but in 2017, bug girl Melissa Zajac did just that at Hazel Park. Zajac tied for the title with Hazel stalwart Ricardo Barrios, each rider finishing the meet with 58 victories. According to the Detriot Metro-Times, Zajac was a long-time groom who […]

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New Records Set At Tattersalls September Yearling Sale

A sparkling opening day of the Tattersalls September Yearling Sale produced a set of results not witnessed at the sale since the pre-recession year of 2006. The highlight of the session was of Lot 219, a son of Showcasing and sold by Ballyphilip Stud. He became the most expensive horse ever sold at the September […]

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Racing Integrity’s Newest Threat: Human Designer Drugs?

It’s no secret the challenge of post-race drug testing has always been keeping regulators one step ahead of those who use illegal drugs or illegally manipulate medication. But with the advent of Internet sales and bitcoin, one laboratory director fears his job, and that of racing commissions everywhere, is about to get a lot more […]

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Monmouth-At-Meadowlands Meet Begins Friday With 76 Entered On Six-Race Card

The Meadowlands kicks off the first of eight all-turf race cards on Friday, Sept. 22, with 76 horses entered across the six-race program. Friday’s action will be highlighted by a $37,500 allowance feature at five furlongs, which goes as the fifth race on the program. The Monmouth-at-Meadowlands meet runs through Saturday, Oct. 28, with live racing Fridays and […]

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Around The Track Podcast Presented By Taylor Made: The Many Questions Of Mike Repole

Despite his humble roots, Mike Repole’s goals have always been lofty, and to his credit, he’s achieved many of them. The kid from Queens who was the first person in his family to attend college turned a small beverage company into a giant worth $4 billion. He dreamed of owning racehorses as a teenager, and […]

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National Museum Of Racing And Hall Of Fame Names Triple Crown Exhibit In Honor Of Penny Chenery

In recognition of her remarkable contributions to the sport of thoroughbred racing, the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame has named its Winners of the Triple Crown exhibit in honor of Penny Chenery, who died Sept. 16 in her Colorado home at the age of 95. “Penny Chenery was a remarkable person and […]

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