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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Cedeno Juggles Motherhood, Successful Riding Career

Jockey Carol Cedeno made headlines last week when she set a Delaware Park record with seven winners on a ten-race card. For those who follow the Mid-Atlantic circuit closely, the only surprise is that it didn’t happen sooner. Cedeno, who began riding in the United States in 2007, won the jockey title at her Delaware […]

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Barn Buddies Presented By Doc’s Products: So Many Cat Pictures

Now that I am known far and wide as the writer of everyone’s favorite Paulick Report series, it’s not uncommon for me to get emails and Twitter DMs that read something like, ‘Have you done a thing on the Serpe kitties?’ (If you have a Barn Buddies tip, by the way, I’d love to hear […]

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North American Racing Academy Graduate Mussad Preparing For First Race

At the start of 2015, David Mussad had only ridden a horse a few times. Now, he’s entered in his first race as a professional jockey. Mussad will be aboard Brite Sierra in the eighth race at Sacramento on Saturday, hoping to guide the Marcia Stortz trainee to his first victory. Mussad, 27, was one […]

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Four Years In, Trainer Rubley ‘Wouldn’t Do Anything Else’

On a late June morning at Fair Hill Training Center, trainer Kelly Rubley kept a watchful eye on her last set of the day as they cooled out in her barn. It was a nice picture: multiple graded stakes winner Divisidero led the way, followed by his half brother, stakes-winning Gunnison. Breaking Lucky kicked up […]

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Scenes From Horse Heaven: Fair Hill Training Center

There are times when driving or walking through the Fair Hill campus it’s possible to forget there are places in the world where horses and concrete ever mix. William du Pont, original owner of the 5,700 acres which were once Foxcatcher Farm, probably wanted it that way. Du Pont farmed parts of the property with […]

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Middleburg’s National Sporting Library A Treasure For Students Of Racing History

These days, it seems the answer to almost any question of Thoroughbred history can be found either in the stacks of the Keeneland Library or the archives at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. But there was a time when your average fan or journalist couldn’t access either. In the 1950s, Virginia […]

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Lawsuit Against Hagyard Equine Medical Reveals Misdating Of Auction X-Rays

Twelve of the 17 partners in one of Central Kentucky’s largest equine veterinary practices have reported themselves to the state’s veterinary board for potential violations of state statutes that regulate veterinarians, according to evidence presented during a pre-trial hearing to a civil suit in Fayette County Circuit Court in Lexington, Ky. Hagyard Equine Medical Institute […]

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Fourteen Takeaways From The 2018 Jockey Club Welfare And Safety Summit

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation hosted its eighth Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit June 27 at Keeneland, with speakers touching off on disaster preparedness, jockey safety, equine injury, and Thoroughbred aftercare. Here are a few things I didn’t know before attending this year’s event: Detail matters in disaster planning. Obviously, the San Luis […]

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‘You’ve Got To Protect Something’: Middleburg Training Center Seems Here To Stay

The last year has been a major learning curve for Chuck Kuhn. The founder of JK Moving Services in Sterling, Va. is the first one to point out he had no experience in the Thoroughbred business when he purchased the Middleburg Training Center in the heart of Virginia horse country. He hadn’t been looking to […]

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Lost And Found Presented By Horseware: Retired Announcer Johnson Looks Back On ‘Once In A Lifetime’ Performances

Each year during Belmont Stakes week, former race announcer Dave Johnson throws a party for his friends somewhere in the bar of a high-end restaurant in Manhattan. It just so happens the friends of Dave Johnson are essentially horse racing’s illuminati: turf writers, trainers, Vegas big fish, Jockey Club stalwarts. Johnson knows them all. Johnson […]

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