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Lost And Found Presented by Horseware: Class Of 2017

As the dust clears from the 2017 Breeders’ Cup and the racing world’s attention shifts to the 2017 Eclipse Awards, a lot of people are looking at the 3-year-old male category somewhat wistfully. For a couple of seasons, we were spoiled by Triple Crown trail stars like California Chrome and American Pharoah, but not every […]

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New Organization To Help Women Break Into Horse Racing Industry

Young women looking to break into the Thoroughbred business will soon have a central network of allies to help them do it. Anna Seitz and Donna Barton Brothers announced the creation of the Thoroughbred Women’s Network during a panel on women in racing at the Ownerview National Owner Conference during Breeders’ Cup week. The Network […]

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Son Of Human Dr. Fager Looks Back At The Equine Dr. Fager

For Jeff Fager, Thoroughbred owner and executive producer of 60 Minutes, 1968 was an important year. For one thing, it was the year the television news magazine aired its first episode, beginning what would become a Sunday evening routine for many Americans. It was also the year Dr. Fager, a son of Rough’n Tumble trained […]

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World Approval Adds To Family Success With Breeders’ Cup Mile Win

Favored World Approval finished ahead of a wall of horses in a competitive field to win the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Mile under John Velazquez on Saturday. Velazquez tucked the gelding in behind early leaders and saved ground along the rail, sneaking up behind Midnight Storm and Heart to Heart on the turn. After going […]

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Wuheida Turns The Tables On Rhododendron In Filly & Mare Turf; Lady Eli Seventh

Wuheida (GB) and William Buick held off a late flying Rhododendron (IRE) to persevere in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf at Del Mar on Saturday. The victory gave trainer Charlie Appleby his second win in the Breeders’ Cup, following Outstrip in the 2013 Juvenile Turf. Buick saved ground with Wuheida in […]

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Caledonia Road Upsets In Juvenile Fillies, Gives Nicks First Breeders’ Cup Win

Caledonia Road gave trainer Ralph Nicks his first career Breeders’ Cup victory in the Grade 1 Juvenile Fillies on Saturday, drawing off late challengers under Mike Smith with odds of 17-1. Smith, who has won the Juvenile Fillies twice, kept the filly off a hot early pace set by Moonshine Memories and lingered near the […]

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Rushing Fall Dashes Wide Late, Gives Brown Fourth Juvenile Fillies Turf Win

Rushing Fall lived up to her name with a late run to win the Grade 1 Juvenile Fillies Turf at Del Mar on Breeders’ Cup Friday under Javier Castellano. The Chad Brown trainee sat mid-pack, just off the rail and to the outside of Best Performance for much of the contest in a tightly-bunched field, […]

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Barn Buddies: Frank Started At The Bottom, Now He’s Jetsetting

In the final week before the Breeders’ Cup, there’s little for trainers and their teams to do but wait. It can be a nerve-wrecking time for some. In the Steve Asmussen barn, which will lead four contenders over to the paddock this weekend (including Classic hopeful Gun Runner), you’d think there could be a lot […]

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Lost And Found: Former Jockey Now Enjoying Racing From The Ground

This month marks a full year since jockey Taylor Rice booted her last horse home at the end of Presque Isle Downs’ meet, and four years since she picked up her first career victory there. You can still find her commuting across the country with the racing calendar, but these days she’s staying on the […]

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An American In Newmarket: Young Breeder Has His Eye On Competitive Market

Ed Harper, stud director for Whitsbury Manor Stud in southwest England, prides himself on being what Americans call “hungry.” Harper is the third in his family to manage the farm, which stands out on England’s breeding landscape. Most stallions are held by large conglomerates like Shadwell, Coolmore, and Godolphin. Although Whitsbury Manor is a large […]

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