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Three Chimneys Presents Good News Friday: An American Girl in Ecuador

Jockey Ashley Yodice may not have made many starts in the last year, but she is a winner in two countries after capturing the recent Válida Campeonato Internacional de Jockettas “Copa Nature ́s Garden” in Ecuador. The competition pitted female riders from six countries against each other for three races at El Hipódromo Miguel Salem […]

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Keeneland Sales Legends: Frank McMahon

There are certain names that are oft-revered at the Keeneland sales as legendary buyers and horsemen: Engelhard, Sangster, Niarchos, McMahon. But how many of us know that much about them? Today, we continue a series recalling the lives of four men whose influence in the Thoroughbred world still resonates today. Top yearling buyer Frank McMahon […]

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Keeneland Sales Legends: Charles Engelhard, Jr.

There are certain names that are oft-revered at the Keeneland sales as legendary buyers and horsemen: Engelhard, Sangster, Niarchos, McMahon. But how many of us know that much about them? Today, we begin a series recalling the lives of four men whose influence in the Thoroughbred world still resonates today. By all accounts, Charles Engelhard, […]

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Pop Quiz Brought to You By Ky-Bred Quality: Mike Repole

Mike Repole is easily one of the most colorful characters among Thoroughbred racing’s owners. Repole made his fortune as president and co-founder of Glaceau, maker of Vitaminwater and Smartwater, and is an investor in Pirate Brands (maker of Pirate’s Booty) and several sports drinks. New York-based Repole bought his first horse in 2002 and since […]

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Race Track Chaplaincy of America Invites Horsemen to Tee Up

The Race Track Chaplaincy of America will launch its first annual golf tournament benefit in Lexington, Ky., on Oct. 1 at the Griffin Gate Golf Club. Registration begins at noon, and the tournament’s shotgun start will be at 1 p.m. The cost to participate is $440 per team or $125 per individual player, and includes […]

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Three Chimneys Presents Good News Friday: Learning Trust — And Horses

It’s around 90 degrees in the shade at Nellie Cox’s Greenfield Farm in Cumberland, Va., and the humidity is so thick that the air sits on your skin. But Odilon “Lorne” Rodriguez isn’t slowing down, and he hasn’t lost his smile. Rodriguez has worked at the farm for eight years now, caring for mares and […]

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After Six Years and 48 Races, Classic Recital Finally Hits Winning Note

Eight-year-old gelding Classic Recital went to the post for the 48th time at Arlington Park Saturday, and for the very first time in his career…he won. Owned and trained by Mary Zimmerman, who is a one-horse operation these days, Classic Recital defeated seven rivals in the $25,000 maiden claiming event, finishing three quarters of a […]

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Three Chimneys Presents Good News Friday: What’s Your Fantasy (Stable)?

As football season powers up, water cooler conversations across the country once again turn to fantasy sports leagues. One group of four partners from the Thoroughbred world is hoping that one of the leagues on sports fans’ minds will be a racing league. Although a variety of online horse racing games have flooded the internet […]

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Pop Quiz Brought to You By Ky-Bred Quality: Christina Olivares Blacker

Christina Olivares Blacker is a well-known on-air racing analyst for HRTV. She began her career there in 2004 as a weekend reporter and features producer before joining TVG as a full-time reporter in 2006, hosting the original program Lady Luck and anchoring coverage at Belmont Park and Monmouth Park. She has appeared on NBC Sports […]

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Three Chimneys Presents Good News Friday: Monzante Fundraiser Helps Retire a ‘War Horse’

Like many racing fans, Dan Tordjman was filled with anger after reading about the demise of Monzante, the former Grade 1 Eddie Read Handicap winner who was euthanized after breaking down in a $4,000 claiming race. While scanning Twitter, Tordjman got the idea to donate a week’s profits from his handicapping website, Danonymous Racing, to […]

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