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Vesicular Stomatitis Virus Confirmed In New Mexico

As fair season approaches, the New Mexico Livestock Board announced several recommendations as a result of confirmed Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV) cases in New Mexico horses. New Mexico State Veterinarian Dr. Ralph Zimmerman urges people to be diligent. “While we are not ordering the cancellation of any events at this point, we recommend several advisable […]

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Los Alamitos Thoroughbred Meet: Handle Up, Despite ‘Struggle’ With Entries, Horse Population

A successful return to action for Game Winner, a Grade 2 repeat for Marley’s Freedom and the first local riding title for 21-year-old apprentice Jorge Velez highlighted the Summer Thoroughbred Festival at Los Alamitos. The nine-day season concluded Sunday, wrapping the first of three daytime meets in 2019 at Los Alamitos. F. Jack Liebau, the […]

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New King Earns Near-Record Price At Tattersalls July Sale

The Tattersalls July Sale concluded with New King and Inverleigh selling for 450,000 guineas (US$594,235) and 350,000 guineas ($462,174) respectively, resulting in increases across the board and four of the top ten prices in the history of the sale. The 3-year-old Frankel colt New King became the second highest-priced sale ever at the Tattersalls July […]

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Osare, Half-Sister To Arrogate, Retired

Bridlewood Farm’s Osare, a stakes-winning half-sister to champion Arrogate trained by Jonathan Thomas, has been retired following an off-the-board effort on July 6 in the Grade 3 Robert G. Dick Memorial at Delaware Park. Bred in Kentucky by Clearsky Farms, the dark bay or brown daughter of Medaglia d’Oro is out of the multiple stakes-winning […]

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Solid Trade Continues On Day Two Of Tattersalls July Sale

The Tattersalls July Sale continued in robust fashion on the second day with Middle Eastern buyers dominating the horses in training trade. A remarkable 95 percent of lots offered found new homes. Qatari trainer Jassim Ghazali continued his spending spree when going to 100,000 guineas (US$131,513) to secure the 3-year-old Mr Diamond. The son of […]

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College Day Scholarships Part Of Upcoming Maryland State Fair At Timonium

The Maryland State Fair and Agricultural Society, Inc. announced its 2019 Thoroughbred racing schedule for the Timonium meet. Running from Aug. 23 through Sept. 2, this year’s seven days of racing held during the Maryland State Fair will offer purses of over $185,000 daily. The meet will conduct two added money events: the $75,000 guaranteed […]

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At Last Becomes Most Expensive Filly Ever Sold At Tattersalls July Sale

The Tattersalls July Sale got off to a strong start on the opening day with a record price for a filly of 420,000 guineas (US$551,581) for At Last and the third highest priced colt/gelding to be sold at the sale with Admiral Rous realising 325,000 guineas ($426,819) early in the evening. The Wildcard lot At […]

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Jockey Jose Ferrer Suffers Cervical Injury In Monmouth Spill

Jockey Jose Ferrer was taken by ambulance to Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch for X-rays and additional tests after being unseated from his mount during Sunday’s fourth race at Monmouth Park. Dr. Angelo Chinnici, the track’s medical director, said Ferrer had a possible concussion and suffered superficial facial lacerations from a spill that also […]

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Block Nears ‘Humbling’ Stakes Milestone At Arlington Park

Trainer Chris Block will be in position to take over the all-time stakes win record at Arlington Park on Saturday when he sends out Joyful Night in the Isaac Murphy Memorial, and Wile E Peyote in the Addison Cammack Memorial. Block got his first victory as a trainer in 1990 and has been a force […]

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Chris Emigh Hits, 4,000-Win Milestone On Arlington’s Holiday Opener

Chris Emigh secured career win number 4,000 on Thursday at Arlington International Racecourse in Arlington Heights, Ill., aboard Mr. Haney in the first race of the day. Emigh, who had been sitting on 3,999 wins since June 29, was scheduled to ride six of the eight races on Thursday’s Fourth of July holiday card, but […]

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