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California Chrome To Be Presented With Rood & Riddle Comeback Award

Kentucky Derby winner and two time horse of the year California Chrome has been selected as the winner of the 2018 Rood & Riddle Comeback Award. This award is presented to a horse who has performed at the highest levels of competition, faced a medical/surgical issue, received veterinary care by a Rood & Riddle veterinarian, […]

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Rising Star Trainer Joseph O’Brien Launches Racing Club

Joseph O’Brien has set up a Racing Club in partnership with racing journalist Kevin Blake with the aim of making the experience of owning well-bred horses in a Group 1 yard accessible to everyone. For a one-off annual membership fee of just €500 (US$587), members will receive the following benefits: Experience the emotional roller coaster […]

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Across-The-Board Purse Increases, New Distribution Structure For Saratoga Meet

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has announced a $2,000 across-the-board purse increase for all maiden and allowance races, as well as some claiming races, for the 2018 meet at Saratoga Race Course. For the prestigious 40-day meet, which runs from Friday, July 20 to Monday, September 3, top maiden special weights will now […]

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Laminitic Horses Needed For Research Trial

Equine laminitis is a potentially devastating condition that has plagued horse owners for decades. Despite the amount of research dollars spent on finding a solution, no significant strides in recovery or management rates have been made. There have been no new medications developed, but many therapies have been explored, with some having merit while others […]

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‘Lasix Free’ Oscar Performance To Stand At Mill Ridge In 2019

Oscar Performance, the three-time Grade 1 winner who recently broke a 20 year track record in the Grade 3 Poker Stakes (G3), while tying the world record for a mile on turf will retire at the end of the year to stand at Mill Ridge Farm for 2019. Oscar Performance is owned by Jerry and […]

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2017 Haskell Winner Girvin Retired With Soft-Tissue Injury

Girvin, winner of the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational Stakes at Monmouth Park in 2017, has been retired due to a soft-tissue injury. Girvin is owned by Brad and Misty Grady and trained by Joe Sharp. The son of Tale of Ekati out of the Malibu Moon mare, Catch the Moon, graduated at first asking in December […]

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Godolphin’s Derby Hero Masar Supplemented To Coral-Eclipse

Investec Derby hero Masar headlines 10 contenders for the Group 1 Coral-Eclipse on Saturday, July 7. Owned by Godolphin and trained by Charlie Appleby, Masar registered a decisive length and a half victory under William Buick in Britain’s premier Classic over 12 furlongs at Epsom Downs on June 2. He is the 5/4 favorite with […]

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Excessive Heat Warnings Force Second Parx Cancellation On Tuesday

For the second day in a row, Parx Racing has announced that it will cancel its racing program due to excessive heat warnings in the Pennsylvania area. There will be no racing on Tuesday, July 3. Heat indices have been as high as 105 degrees over the past several days, and the National Weather Service […]

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O’Brien Brothers Best Dad In Irish Derby With Latrobe

Brothers Joseph and Donnacha O’Brien combined for an historic Irish Derby success on Saturday when Latrobe came out on top at the Curragh. Joseph O’Brien, who won the race on Camelot, Latrobe’s sire, and on Australia, was providing his younger brother with his first win in the race and in turn, they denied their father […]

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$1.2 Million Juvenile Instagrand Impressive Friday At Los Alamitos

Instagrand lived up to the advance hype, rolling to an easy debut victory in a $40,345 maiden race Friday at Los Alamitos. A 2-year-old Into Mischief colt purchased for $1.2 million at the Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale in March, Instagrand broke well, quickly took over from longshot Mr Bingley, was challenged briefly to his outside by […]

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