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First Foals From Crestwood Farm’s Firing Line

Firing Line, a Grade 1-placed 2-year-old who finished one length behind American Pharoah while second in the 2015 G1 Kentucky Derby, has sired his first two foals. The first was a colt foaled in Kentucky at Crestwood Farm. He is out of the Petionville mare, Honorville, who was a multiple winning mare that earned $108,040 […]

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Joe King, Former Manager of Florida’s Waldemar Farm, Dead At 91

Joe King, who made a significant impact on the Florida Thoroughbred industry while manager of Waldemar Farm — which bred 1975 Kentucky Derby winner Foolish Pleasure — died Feb. 18 in Gainesville, Fla., at the age of 91. Born Aug. 30, 1926 in Dalhart, Texas, to Walter and Mamie King, Mr. King was from a […]

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Baffert A Man With A Triple Crown Plan For Impressive Debut Winner Justify

The Bob Baffert-trained first-time starter Justify daylighted his competition by 9 ½ lengths in Sunday’s second race at Santa Anita and there was immediate talk of the Scat Daddy colt being put on the Kentucky Derby trail. Ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, the striking chestnut covered seven furlongs on a fast track in 1:21.86. Only […]

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EHM Confirmed, Filly Euthanized: Belmont Park Barn Under 21-Day Quarantine

Officials at the New York Racing Association and New York State Gaming Commission received laboratory confirmation Saturday afternoon, verifying the suspect case of equine herpes myeloencephalopathy (EHM) that led to the quarantine of Barn 10 at Belmont Park late Thursday. The EHM case was confirmed through both nasal swab and blood testing on a 4-year-old filly […]

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UC Davis Reflects On California Wildfires: Lessons Learned, Smoke Inhalations Risks

Last year brought devastating wildfires to both Northern and Southern California. Thousands of horses and other animals were affected throughout the state, and UC Davis was there to assist on many levels. Veterinarians, staff, and students spent countless hours in fire zones and on-campus rescuing and caring for victims of burns and smoke inhalation, reports UC Davis […]

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Commercial Lawsonia Vaccine Soon To Be Available

Foal season will soon be upon us, and the timely subject of an age-specific equine disease should be on the minds of all breeders and foal owners. Equine proliferative enteropathy (EPE) is a transmissible intestinal disease caused by the bacteria Lawsonia intracellularis (LI), commonly known as “Lawsonia disease.” EPE usually affects horses under 1 year […]

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Lexus Named New Melbourne Cup Sponsor; Purse Increase Likely

Australia’s premier racing club, the Victoria Racing Club (VRC) has announced today global luxury lifestyle brand Lexus is the new Melbourne Cup Principal Partner. The new five-year sponsorship agreement includes the naming rights to the Melbourne Cup Race, Melbourne Cup Day, the Melbourne Cup Tour, the Melbourne Cup Parade, and the Melbourne Cup Barrier Draw. […]

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Kentucky House Passes Permanent Breeders’ Cup Incentive Measure

The Kentucky House of Representatives on Monday passed a measure to make permanent the Breeders’ Cup incentive, a move aimed at permanently attracting one of horse racing’s biggest annual events to the Horse Capital of the World. “Passage of this measure will place Kentucky on competitive ground with other states and venues,” said bill sponsor […]

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British Racing’s ‘Fresh New Face’: Jockey Bryony Frost First-Ever Ambassador For Jockey Club Racecourses

Fast-rising star jockey Bryony Frost has been announced as a group-wide ambassador for Britain’s Jockey Club Racecourses. Bryony has lit up the country’s racecourses this season with a string of brilliant rides, her first Grade 1 victory and a winning smile to match, helping her to become one of the most popular faces in the […]

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Indiana Grand To Offer Over $4.3 Million In Stakes Purses In 2018

A total of 35 Thoroughbred stakes will be included for the 2018 racing season at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. More than $4.3 million in total purses will be offered during the 120-day meet that begins Tuesday, April 17 and runs through Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. The 24th running of the Grade III $500,000 Indiana […]

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