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Lesson Horses Presented By Texas Thoroughbred Association: Catherine Parke On Heartlight No. One

You never forget the name of your first lesson horse – that horse who taught you what you need to know to work with every one that follows. In this series, participants throughout the Thoroughbred industry share the names and stories of the horses that have taught them the most about life, revealing the limitless […]

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Stallion Spotlight: Darley’s Darren Fox On Astern

Stallion Spotlight offers stud farm representatives a chance to address breeders and answer questions as they finalize their mating decisions for the 2020 breeding season. In this edition, Darren Fox, sales manager for Darley America, discusses shuttle stallion Astern, a star in his native Australia whose first Northern Hemisphere foals are yearlings of 2020. Astern […]

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Kentucky Derby Consignor Standings Presented By Keeneland: Wells Bayou Continues To Pay Off For Whitman Sales

Christy Whitman knew she got a bargain when she landed a Lookin at Lucky colt for $18,000 at the 2018 Keeneland September Yearling Sale, and that proved true when she sold him for $105,000 the following year. What she couldn’t plan for was precisely how big of a deal her good deal would become. From […]

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Nebraska Tracks Offer Short-Term Help For Laid Off Employees, But Face Long-Term Challenges From COVID-19

Though they are a necessary part of the social distancing measures recommended to slow the COVID-19 pandemic, the mandated limits on gatherings and the ensuing closures of racetracks and OTBs around the country has left many of the racing industry’s seasonal and hourly employees without their source of income for the foreseeable future. The financial […]

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E Z’s Gentleman Called Into A New Service Helping Veterans With Remount Foundation

Underperforming stallions move to regional markets with regularity once the breeding season ends, but few stand to make the kind of impact on society that E Z’s Gentleman could upon moving to Colorado. The 15-year-old son of Yankee Gentleman will remain in service as a stallion, but he’ll also serve as a fundraiser and rallying […]

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More Than Just A Pretty Face: The Saga Of Genetic Anomaly RFR The Iceman

Very little about RFR The Iceman has been by the book. The striking gray Arabian stallion defied genetics when he was born with sabino overo markings and two piercing blue eyes outlined in black. He defied geography to race at a pari-mutuel venue, then when he was done running, he defied neglect to recover physically […]

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Kentucky Derby Consignor Standings Presented By Keeneland: Sierra Farm Was Home Court For Strong-Willed Nadal

Nadal’s presence had been looming over the Kentucky Derby trail since he broke his maiden in January at Santa Anita Park, and he formally threw his hat in the ring on March 14 with a front-running score in the G2 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park, establishing himself as a favorite for the Derby, now scheduled […]

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Evans Family Rallies Sunland Park Horsemen To Help Community During COVID-19 Pandemic

Racing in New Mexico has come to a screeching halt until at least April 24 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but even under such delicate circumstances, many of the track’s horsemen and women have given their time and money to help those most threatened by the closures of businesses and services, led by Vanessa Evans. […]

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Runhappy Owner McIngvale Organizes Drives To Feed Houston’s Elderly, Children Through COVID-19 Pandemic

Jim McIngvale, best known in the horse racing sphere as the owner of champion sprinter and young stallion Runhappy, has gotten good at answering the call when his hometown of Houston, Texas, needs him. When Hurricane Katrina hit the Southwest in 2005, “Mattress Mack” opened up two of his Gallery Furniture locations to house over […]

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