Zac Purton Eyes Record-Setting Ninth Victory On Hong Kong International Card

One Group 1 win on Sunday (Dec. 8) will see Zac Purton become the outright most successful rider in the history of the LONGINES Hong Kong International Races. His victory 12 months ago aboard Beauty Generation in the Hong Kong Mile drew him level at the head of the pack with Gerald Mosse on eight […]

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Short, Low Whinnies Indicate Horses Are Happy

Horses, like dogs, cats and other animals, use various vocalizations to express themselves. Swiss researchers have studied the vocalizations enough to understand what emotions the horses are displaying when they make them, reports EQUUS magazine. Drs. Briefer, Maigrot, Mandel, Freymond, Bachmann and Hillmann, from the Institute of Agricultural Sciences at ETH Zurich, used 20 horses […]

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‘A Quiet Type Of Guy’: Trainer Frankie Lor A Product Of Hong Kong Program

Frankie Lor’s achievements in little more than two seasons as a trainer should not be undersold. Yes, Hong Kong has a condensed pool of horses and trainers and he came into the role with vast experience but to claim an International Group 1 double and make a clean sweep of the Hong Kong’s Four-Year-Old Classic […]

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Odyssey Of ‘Genuine’ Magic Wand Continues In Hong Kong Cup

Even some of the incredibly well-traveled fillies and mares who have visited the LONGINES Hong Kong International Races over the years are comparative hermits when considering the odyssey of G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Cup contender Magic Wand. Names on the meeting’s roll of honor such as Alexander Goldrun – three times a runner and once […]

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Saratoga Treasure Steps Up For 17-1 Upset In Autumn Days

With a five-wide blitz around the turn, Patricia Generazio homebred Saratoga Treasure posted a massive upset in the $125,000 Autumn Days on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack, beating a quality field of female turf sprinters by a comfortable margin at odds of 17-1. Originally scheduled for last Sunday, the David Donk-trained Saratoga Treasure benefited greatly from […]

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Feel Glorious Tops Clement Exacta In Winter Memories

Cigar Mile Day’s stakes action kicked off when Feel Glorious ended a five-race slump and backed up her 8-5 favoritism by coming off the pace to secure her second stakes victory, holding off a late charge from fellow Christophe Clement trainee Sorrentina Lemon in Saturday’s $150,000 Winter Memories over a yielding inner turf at Aqueduct […]

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TRF’s Online Holiday Auction Offering Halters From 2019 Triple Crown Race Winners

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s (TRF) annual Holiday Online Auction will feature halters from 2019 Triple Crown Race winners, along with many other one-of-a-kind items. This past year was one of the most memorable years for the Triple Crown races: A riveting Kentucky Derby, a runaway horse at the Preakness and a long-shot for the Belmont–what […]

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California Thoroughbred Breeders Association January Mixed Sale Catalog Now Online

The catalog for the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association January Mixed Sale is now online, featuring 255 entries. The auction will take place Tuesday, Jan. 7 at the Hinds Pavilion at Fairplex in Pomona, Calif., beginning at 11 a.m. Pacific. This year’s offerings include 95 broodmares, 82 2-year-olds, 54 yearlings, and 23 racing prospects. Stallions whose […]

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Weekend Lineup: Cigar Mile

The Cigar Mile card featuring four graded stakes is the signature event of the Aqueduct fall meet. The headline race boasts Grade 1 winner Maximum Security and Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile victor Spun to Run while juveniles take the spotlight in the Grade 2 Remsen and Demoiselle. Two-year-olds also hold court at Los Alamitos where […]

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Prado Off To A ‘Beautiful Start’ At Gulfstream Championship Meet

Just in time for the winter meet, Hall of Fame jockey Edgar Prado is heating up. The 52-year-old Prado won with his lone mount Friday at Gulfstream Park, guiding 19-1 long shot Fritzi ($41.20) to a one-length maiden special weight triumph in the 3-year-old Graham Motion-trained filly’s second career start. It was the sixth victory […]

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