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Guarana Headlines ‘Win And You’re In’ Cotillion At Parx

Three Chimney Farm’s Guarana will look to keep her perfect record intact against ten rivals, seeking her third straight Grade 1 win, as the headliner in the $1 million G1 Cotillion Stakes at Parx Racing. Trained by Chad Brown, the Ghostzapper 3-year-old burst on to the scene with an eye catching performance in her career […]

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Pennsylvania Derby Features Long-Awaited Maximum Security, War Of Will Rematch

The long awaited rematch between Maximum Security and War of Will serves as the backdrop for Saturday’s running of the $1 million G1 Pennsylvania Derby at Parx Racing. The two principle players in the notorious bumping incident that resulted in the first winner of the Kentucky Derby to ever be disqualified will face each other […]

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Pletcher, Kumin, And Weisbord Secure Slot In Royal Saint Lucia Turf Club’s Pitons Cup

An impressive trio has secured the first of only 12 slots available in the $150,000 Pitons Cup, the feature race that will launch the Royal Saint Lucia Turf Club on December 13th this year. It will be the richest Thoroughbred contest in the Caribbean. Trainer Todd Pletcher, owner Sol Kumin and bloodstock agent Brad Weisbord […]

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Animal Kingdom Gelding Powers Gains At CTHS British Columbia Sale

The annual Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (British Columbia Division) Yearling and Mixed Sale, held Sept. 11 at the Thunderbird Show Park in Langley, B.C., enjoyed brisk business, with solid middle-market trade. The median price of $14,250 represented a whopping 90 percent leap on last year’s rather anemic figure, while the average price of $16,648 reflected […]

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Newsom Appoints Pair To California Horse Racing Board, Including Union-Backed Official

California Gov. Gavin Newsom made two appointments to the California Horse Racing Board on Tuesday, Sept. 10: Oscar Gonzales, 51, of Davis; and Wendy Mitchell, 48, of Los Angeles. Gonzales has been vice president of government and community relations at Aura Financial Corporation since 2017. He was a consultant for the Cal State Los Angeles […]

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After 12 1/2-Length Maiden Score, Portrait Takes Aim At G2 Pocahontas

LNJ Foxwoods’ 12 ½-length Ellis Park maiden winner Portrait tops a field of nine 2-year-old fillies entered in Saturday’s 51st running of the Grade 2 Pocahontas Stakes at Churchill Downs. The 1 1/16-mile race opens the “Road to the Kentucky Oaks” points system that will determine the field of 14 for America’s premier race for […]

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Romans Sees ‘Potential Future Star’ In Dennis’ Moment

The “Road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve” officially begins Saturday as 10 promising 2-year-olds were entered in the 38th running of the Grade 3 Iroquois Stakes at Churchill Downs. The 1 1/16-mile Iroquois, one of four stakes events on the first Saturday of the 11-day September Meet, is the first scoring race […]

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Top Turf Writer Layden Inks Deal With NBC Sports

Award-winning sports journalist Tim Layden has signed an exclusive agreement with NBC Sports Group to produce longform articles, major-event stories and columns, as well as video work for NBC Sports’ television and digital platforms. Throughout the year, Layden will seek out compelling and distinctive stories across the sports world with creative storytelling and in-depth analysis, building upon […]

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‘People’s Horse’ Tiger Roll Sets Course For Historic Third Grand National

Tiger Roll will run only twice this season before bidding to become the first horse in history to win the £1-million Randox Health Grand National for a third consecutive year, his trainer Gordon Elliott has revealed. In April, Tiger Roll emulated the legendary Red Rum to win the world’s greatest steeplechase back to back. Trainer […]

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CTHS Ontario Canadian Premier Yearling Sale Sees Overall Increases For 2019

Two yearlings took top spot at the annual Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society: Ontario Division’s Canadian Premier Yearling Sale, selling for $200,000-plus (Canadian) at the Woodbine Sales Pavilion in Toronto. A total of 157 yearlings sold for $3,381,400 a 20 percent increase from 2018 gross sales. The average increased by 16.2 percent from $18,532 in 2018 […]

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