Natalie Voss

E. J. Perrodin’s Widow to Attend Hall of Fame Ceremony

Jockey E.J. Perrodin’s widow and son are looking forward to the rider’s induction to the Fair Grounds Hall of Fame on Mar. 4. Perrodin, who died last year of brain cancer, had won 3,083 races and $41,402,415 in earnings during his career, which spanned 37 years. Perrodin will be inducted along with owner Ray Salmen […]

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Bullet Train presents Derby Dreams: Itsmyluckyday

For Eddie and Laurie Plesa, this year’s Kentucky Derby could become a family affair. Eddie Plesa, Jr. trains contender Itsmyluckyday for wife Laurie and partner Trilogy Stable. It wasn’t until she was standing in the Gulfstream winner’s circle after the Grade 3 Holy Bull Stakes on Jan. 26 that Laurie realized the couple may have […]

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Rachel Alexandra ‘doing as best as we can expect’ after long surgery

Specialists at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital were cautious to speculate Thursday on the outlook for Rachel Alexandra following a long surgery to address complications from the birth of her Bernardini foal Tuesday morning. “I think right now it’s too early to say,” said Dr. Bonnie Barr, internal medicine specialist.  “We need to see how […]

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Straight from the horse’s ‘Tweet’: Four-legged social media

It seems that these days, the second a promising two-year-old scores a stakes win (or even a high-level maiden or allowance victory), they aren’t just Tweeted about—they’re Tweeting. Many farms are already using Facebook and Twitter to promote stallions at stud, but the motivations for keeping current runners on news feeds can be very different. […]

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Three Chimneys presents Good News Friday: ‘She’s Always With Me’

As the racing world’s attention turns to the Kentucky Derby trail and the parade of graded stakes winners begins galloping across television and computer screens, few will be biting their nails in anticipation of today’s optional claiming race at Oaklawn Park. But trainer Pete Pizzo will head to the Oaklawn paddock with nervous excitement, as […]

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WinStar’s Fantasy Derby game returns for another year

WinStar Farm’s StableMates program will begin the 2013 edition of its popular Fantasy Derby game for fans on February 2. The game, which is free to enter, allows players to pick three horses in pre-determined groups for a stable totalling 12 horses. Selections are locked in after the contest closure at noon on February 2, […]

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Delacour Stable comes to aid of seriously injured exercise rider

Delacour Stable representatives have established an aid fund for exercise rider Erasmo Tranquilino, who was injured in an accident on the backstretch over the weekend. It’s still not clear exactly what happened, but Delacour Stable’s Leigh Delacour says he may have fallen off the back of a golf cart and hit his head. Tranquilino has […]

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Is there an app for that? Shanghai Bobby to ‘tweet’ promotion to fans

Juvenile champion Shanghai Bobby will make his 2013 debut in Saturday’s G3 Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Co-owner Starlight Racing hopes to get fans excited about the colt’s quest for the Kentucky Derby with a Twitter contest for fans. The contest is called a “Twitter Treasure Hunt”, during which followers will use a set […]

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Will new marketing schemes pay off for stud farms?

As mare owners browse more than 2,000 Thoroughbred stallions looking for that perfect match, stallion farms have become more creative about how they attract–and keep–their clients’ attention. Most breeders say a hot young stallion generates enough buzz in his first couple of years at stud to fill his books. By year three or four however, […]

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North American buyers flex their muscles at Keeneland January

In a slight departure from recent sales, North American buyers made their presence felt at the higher levels in the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale. Top buyers by money spent throughout the sale’s first three sessions included Ken and Sarah Ramsey, Texas-based Baumann Stables, Ben Glass, Denali Stud, and Stonestreet Thoroughbreds (which led […]

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