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Record-Setting Alpha Centauri Aimed At Breeders’ Cup Mile

Alpha Centauri set a course record at Royal Ascot when she captured the Group 1 Coronation Stakes, and in so doing may have earned a trip to the Breeders’ Cup Mile this fall at Churchill Downs. According to attheraces.com, trainer Jessica Harrington has set a tentative schedule for the remainder of the filly’s 3-year-old season. Probable […]

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Potomac Horse Fever And Strangles Confirmed In TN

Potomac Horse Fever has been confirmed in a horse in Davidson County, TN. Caused by a bacteria that is carried by freshwater snails, PHF can causes fever, diarrhea and colic; it can be deadly. It is not transmitted between horses. Strangles was also confirmed in four horses at a private facility in Shelby County, Tenn. […]

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Penny Lynn Gives Trainer A ‘Special’ Family Victory On Father’s Day Weekend

Last weekend at Mountaineer was especially emotional for trainer Ben Delong. Not only did the 32-year-old dad saddle a winner on Father’s Day Sunday, the first win for owner Ashley McCamish, but on Monday he won another race with a filly he owns himself. That filly is named for Delong’s late aunt; Monday happened to […]

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Leading South African Trainer Mike De Kock To Reduce Stock After ‘Bitter’ Groom Strike

Eight-time champion trainer in South Africa, Mike de Kock has been frustrated by this week’s groom strike at Rand. The trainer suffered heart problems during the strike, and in a blog post on his website on Sunday, de Kock announced that he would be reducing his racing stock by 40 percent. “When members of my […]

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Updated: Magnum Moon Undergoes Successful Surgery For Career-Ending Injury

Sophomore colt Magnum Moon sustained a “career-ending” injury after a workout at Belmont Park on Saturday morning, according to bloodhorse.com. The 3-year-old son of Malibu Moon, winner of the Grade 1 Arkansas Derby for trainer Todd Pletcher, was galloping out when he suffered a “structural injury” to his forelimb. The racing manager for owners Robert and […]

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Breeding For A Pretty Face Can Mean Massive Dental Problems

Vikki Fowler, a veterinarian and an equine dental technician, has warned that breeding equines for “designer” faces can cause them pain by not leaving enough room in their mouth for their teeth. Breeders are emphasizing very dished faces, which means the horses and ponies are being born with smaller mouths. If there is not enough […]

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Core Beliefs Noses Out Lone Sailor In Ohio Derby

West Coast-based Core Beliefs held on in a very tight photo finish to win Saturday’s Grade 3 Ohio Derby over 7-5 favorite Lone Sailor. Gary Broad’s 3-year-old son of Quality Road was co-second choice in the wagering at 5-2 in the Thistledown highlight, completing nine furlongs over the fast main track in 1:51.08. Trained by […]

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Colonial Downs Owners Aim To Open 10 Off-Track Betting Facilities

The new owners of Colonial Downs in Virginia plan to re-open the racing facility in 2019 with financial backing from historical horse racing machines, according to The Breeze. The long-term plan is to operate the maximum-allowed 10 off-track betting facilities across the state, including taking over the four currently in existence, though Virginia Racing Commission officials […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Already A Career Year For Cox

Trainer Brad Cox had a big year in 2014. He saddled his first American Graded Stakes winner when Carve won the Grade 3 Cornhusker Handicap at Prairie Meadows. It was also the first year since taking out his trainer’s license in 2004 that his stable topped the million-dollar mark in earnings, finishing the year with […]

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SIU Carbondale Encourages Community To Bring Horses To Campus

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is encouraging the community to participate in a one-day training session with their horses and learn more about equine science. Hosted by Stephanie Speiser, a senior lecturer at the school in animal science, food and nutrition, horse owners will focus on riding and handling in the morning, then create an afternoon specific […]

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