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Zenyatta Makes Special Birthday Appearance On Lane’s End Virtual Tour

Lots of Kentucky breeding farms are offering virtual tours of the world behind their iron gates as racing fans are stuck inside due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but one tour featured a very special guest on Wednesday. Retired Hall of Famer and fan favorite Zenyatta made a special birthday appearance on the Lane’s End virtual […]

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Fonner Park Trial Period ‘Exceeded Our Expectations;’ Racing Will Continue Through April

Nebraska’s Fonner Park raced Monday through Wednesday over the past two weeks in a “trial period” experiment, the results of which would determine whether the track continues to host racing through its scheduled end of the meet on May 2. According to the Grand Island Independent, Fonner’s trial period was a success and CEO Chris Kotulak […]

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Lone Star Park To Delay Start Of Racing Season; Stable Area Closed Until May 3

Due to the ongoing worldwide coronavirus pandemic, Lone Star Park has announced that it will not be able to kick off its 2020 race season as scheduled on April 16. “The provisions of Executive Order No. GA 14, issued on March 31, 2020 by [Texas] Governor [Greg] Abbott do not include horse racing as an […]

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Sacramento Health Director Orders Harness Racing Halted At Cal Expo

The health director of Sacramento County, Peter Beilenson, has ordered a stop to harness racing at Cal Expo, the Sacramento Bee reported on Wednesday evening. The decision is meant to help stop the spread of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. Beilenson issued a “stay at home” order on March 19, but Cal Expo was told it was […]

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Ete Indien’s Florida Derby Performance Was Hindered By Cuts To Hind Leg, Lost Shoe

Ete Indien finished third in last Saturday’s Grade 1 Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park, beaten five lengths by Tiz the Law after leading on the backstretch. The performance drew criticism from one individual on Twitter, prompting assistant trainer Andie Biancone to respond. I think running 3rd with a cut up hind leg, lost shoe, and […]

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Stakes Winner Reride, Half To Finite, To Enter Stud In Argentina

Reride, a Group 2-placed two-time stakes winner, has been retired from racing and will begin his stallion career at Haras La Leonor in Argentina, the South American publication Turf Diario reports. The 5-year-old son of Candy Ride is out of the stakes-winning Tapit mare Remit, who is also the dam of current Grade 2-winning sophomore […]

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Turning Out On Spring Grass: Hold Your Horses

Though it can be tempting to turn out horses onto fields as soon as the first hint of green graces the ground, it’s best to wait until grasses are well established and between 6 and 8 inches tall. Delaying turnout in this way will keep both horses and pastures healthy, says Dr. Krishona Martinson of […]

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Featured Derby Milliner Now Hand-Making Washable Protective Masks Instead

Featured Kentucky Derby milliner Christine Moore would normally be busy making custom-ordered Derby hats this time of year. With the Run for the Roses pushed back to September and a pandemic wreaking havoc the world over, the New York-based designer is instead creating hand-made protective masks for hospital workers, reports the Courier-Journal. Using material from […]

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Beloved Author Hillenbrand Battling COVID-19: ‘Please, Please Take This Disease Seriously’

Laura Hillenbrand, decorated author of Seabiscuit: An American Legend, revealed this week that she has been battling a case of presumptive COVID-19 for the past two weeks. Hillenbrand detailed her 15-day battle with the illness on her Facebook page Tuesday, describing extreme difficulty breathing, fever, chills, and exhaustion. Her symptoms have waxed and waned throughout […]

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