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2018 Arkansas Derby Winner Magnum Moon Loses Battle To Laminitis

Multiple graded stakes winner Magnum Moon was euthanized on Friday,; Oct. 4, at the Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists Hospital in Elmont, N.Y., after over a yearlong battle with laminitis. After sustaining a career-ending injury during a morning workout in June 2018 at Belmont Park, Magnum Moon was under the professional care of the veterinarians at […]

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Presque Isle Downs Opportunity to View, Meet And Purchase Racehorses Ready For Second Careers

CANTER-Pennsylvania (CPA) is excited to announce the fourth annual “End of Meet Showcase” to be held at Presque Isle Downs on October 12, 2019. Sponsored by Presque Isle Racetrack and Casino, the Pennsylvania HBPA and Wales Veterinary Practice, this is an opportunity for off-track-thoroughbred (OTTB) lovers to find their dream horse. Approximately 40 horses will […]

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Delaware Park Showcases Racehorses Ready For New Careers

Delaware Park and the Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (DTHA) are excited to announce the annual “End of Meet Showcase,” a joint affair with CANTER-Delaware (CDE) and Mid-Atlantic Horse Rescue (MAHR), held at Delaware Park on October 13. This is an opportunity for off-track-Thoroughbred (OTTB) lovers to find their dream horse. Approximately 25 to 40 horses […]

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TRF Fan Favorite Carterista Passes Away At 30

Carterista loved Florida and loved to be first, so it was fitting that he was the first horse to arrive at the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s Second Chances Farm at the Lowell Correctional Facility near Ocala, FL, when it opened nearly 20 years ago. It was an important role, as this was the first time that […]

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Al Kazeem Colt Tops Part II Of Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale

A son of the talented Al Kazeem, the four-time Group 1-winning son of Dubawi, produced the top price for Part II of the Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale when selling for €45,000 (US$49,115) to Dubai-based owner Nasir Askar (Lot 645). The colt will go into training with County Kildare’s Mick Halford, who already trains a […]

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Leofric To Stand 2020 Season At Rockridge Stud In New York

Grade 1 winner, Leofric will stand his first season at stud in 2020 at Rockridge Stud in Hudson, N.Y. Earning close to $1 million, the son of Candy Ride was the victor in 2018’s Grade 1 Clark Handicap, earning a 102 Beyer Speed Figure. He also tallied victories in the G2 Fayette Stakes and G3 […]

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Teenagers And Thoroughbreds, A Winning Combination: Teens from IL & VA Honored with TAKE2 Awards

Thoroughbreds are tough to ride? Tell that to the two teenagers who guided retired racehorses to win the 2019 TAKE2 High-Score Junior Rider Awards, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA). Alyssa Paulette of Virginia picked up 593 points with Always Drama in the TAKE2 Jumper division, and MacKenna Bochnak of Illinois topped the TAKE2 Hunter […]

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No Nay Never Colt Tops Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale

Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale sales-topper came late in the day, just 12 lots from the end of the concluding session, but the Mount Eaton Stud consigned colt (Lot 467) proved that he was worth waiting for when fetching €165,000 (US$180,605). By the leading second season sire No Nay Never, he was bought by Mick […]

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Grade 1 Winner Verrazano Sold To Stand In Brazil

In order to fill the void left by New Year’s Day, who stood only three months in Brazil before being purchased by Japanese interests, the same group of breeders purchased the multiple Grade 1 winner Verrazano from Coolmore America. By More Than Ready out of the Giant’s Causeway mare Enchanted Rock, the versatile Verrazano was […]

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UC Davis Study: Warmblood Fragile Foal Syndrome Not Associated With Catastrophic Breakdown In Thoroughbreds

Researchers at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine have published the results of a study that investigated the frequency of the Warmblood Fragile Foal Syndrome (WFFS) mutation in Thoroughbreds. The study demonstrated that the WFFS mutation is not a genetic risk factor for catastrophic breakdown and is only present at a very low frequency […]

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