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Pavel Puts It All Together For Dominating Stephen Foster Victory

J. Paul Reddam’s Pavel, fourth in the Dubai World Cup earlier this year, provided a 6-1 upset in Saturday night’s Grade 1 Stephen Foster at Churchill Downs. In just his third career win, the 4-year-old son of Creative Cause proved trainer Doug O’Neill’s faith in him with a three-length victory over Honorable Cause. Ridden by […]

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Blue Prize Adds To Churchill Tally In Fleur De Lis

Merriebelle Stable’s Blue Prize has shown an affinity for the Churchill Downs oval throughout her North American career, finishing second in an allowance in her first U.S. start and winning the Falls City Handicap last November. On Saturday, the 5-year-old daughter of Pure Prize added to that resume with a 1 1/2-length triumph in the […]

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King Zachary Kicks Clear For Matt Winn Upset

Thomas Conway’s King Zachary made a three-wide move on the far turn in Saturday’s Grade 3 Matt Winn Stakes, taking the lead and sprinting home to earn his first stakes win by 4 3/4 lengths. The 3-year-old son of Curlin, ridden by Robby Albarado, was sent off at 12-1 odds against the heavy favorite Ax […]

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Hockey’s Johnson To Name Recent 2-Year-Old Purchase In Honor Of Late Olin Gentry

Horseman Olin Gentry collapsed on the OBS grounds on Friday, from what was later diagnosed as a stroke, according to thoroughbreddailynews.com. The 51-year-old was taken off life support on Saturday. Hockey player Erik Johnson was “gutted” by the news of Gentry’s death, according to his Twitter account. Johnson plans to name his most recent 2-year-old […]

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Wild Horses And Burros Protected From Slaughter/Sterilization In Proposed Senate Bill

The Senate Fiscal Year 2019 Interior Appropriations legislation has been released. The bill continues to protect wild horses and burros from slaughter and sterilization, unlike the language put forth in the 2019 House bill, which authorized the sterilization of wild horse and burro herds. The differences in the bills will be decided in conference committee […]

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Delaware Park Assistant Starter Suspended For Striking Horse

An assistant starter working at Delaware Park was the subject of a viral video released on Twitter on Thursday. In the gate ahead of the fifth race, the seven horse Accolade seemed to be acting up prior to the start. The assistant starter appeared to jerk the reins and hit the horse in the head […]

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Never Say Never: An Incredible Recovery In New Zealand Jumps Racing

Veteran handicappers warn that you should never rip up a ticket until after the horses cross the wire. At New Zealand’s Awapuni, jockey Aaron Kuru made an emphatic statement to that effect when he and his mount recovered from a fall at the first fence to win the race. Des De Jeu “probably landed a […]

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Study Investigates How Furosemide Works To Find Alternative Treatments For EIPH

Exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH) in horses (also called “bleeding”) refers to the presence of blood in the lungs of a horse after exercise. This condition has been treated primarily with furosemide, but how the diuretic works is not completely understood. A recent study has found a relationship between the medication and an enzyme in the […]

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Weekend Lineup: Stephen Foster Night

This weekend’s graded stakes action is highlighted by the Grade 1 Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs on Saturday evening. The night’s card will also feature a parade by recent Triple Crown winner Justify, as well as the presentation of the Kentucky Derby trophies to his connections. Leading the field for the Stephen Foster is […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: A Quality Road Triple

Lost in the hoopla of Justify’s Triple Crown triumph last weekend was another triple of sorts as the Lane’s End stallion Quality Road sired three American Graded Stakes winners on June 9 – two of them G1 on the Belmont Stakes program at Belmont Park. Quality Road also sired two non-graded winners last weekend, raising […]

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