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Weekend Lineup: Pacific Classic

A trio of Grade 1 races highlight the stakes action in North America this weekend, topped by the “Win and You’re In” Pacific Classic at Del Mar on Saturday. Up first is the G1 Alabama at Saratoga, in which Santa Anita Oaks winner Midnight Bisou will take on a field of seven other sophomore fillies […]

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Winx Explodes Late To Win Race Named In Her Honor, Break Black Caviar’s Record

The unstoppable Winx was dominant once again in the Group 1 Winx Stakes (formerly Warwick Stakes) at Royal Randwick, exploding down the stretch to win by a geared-down two lengths. The 7-year-old mare has now won 26 consecutive races, besting the record of champion Black Caviar, and she has won a world-record 19 Group 1 […]

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British Team-Based Racing Series Will Go Without The Whip

Britain’s Jockey Club and other entities have supported a new team-based racing competition set for 2019. Among the unique aspects of the series: jockeys will not be allowed to use whips other than for safety reasons. Jeremy Wray, founder of the Championship Horse racing concept, said he’s not trying to stir up a debate over […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Square Peg, Round Table?

Last weekend’s Jockey Club Round Table generated some thought-provoking ideas, as it usually does. Afterwards, the question always seems to be: how can the racing industry implement some of them? In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick sort through this year’s proposals and identify the ideas that would be good […]

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Florida Surgeons Perform Successful Hip Surgery On Miniature Horse

A miniature horse in Florida was the recipient of a surgery normally reserved for canines: a femoral head ostectomy. “Rico” dislocated his right hip in a field last year and was referred to the University of Florida Large Animal Hospital. While this type of injury is unusual in equines, Rico had size on his side: […]

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Eddie Martin Jr. Rides 4,000th Career Winner

Jockey Eddie Martin Jr. scored the 4,000th win of his career on Wednesday night at Retama Park in San Antonio, Texas, guiding Spinning Pegasus to a front-running neck victory in a 5 1/2-furlong allowance race for owner-trainer Karl Broberg. The Fusaichi Pegasus gelding was the second choice in the betting behind odds-on favorite Hardworkcleanlivin. Martin […]

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Betting Handle In Virginia Up $10 Million Over 2017

According to a Virginia Thoroughbred Association report Thursday, rises in OTB and ADW handle in Virginia have prompted a $10 million increase in overall racing handle in the state from 2017. Through the first seven months of the year, ADW was over $52 million, up 3.2 percent from the same period in 2017. OTB handle […]

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Former Announcer Johnson Sues Mobile Game Company Over Stolen Likeness

Beloved former announcer Dave Johnson is suing Tilting Point, the makers of a mobile horse racing video game after Johnson claims the company used his likeness without his permission. The game, called Horse Racing Manager 2018, allows players to train and enter horses in simulated races which are called by a familiar-seeming character with gray […]

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Report: New Jersey Sports Betting Up, Monmouth’s Share Down

The Daily Racing Form reported Wednesday that New Jersey spots betting figures rose from June to July, but as more sports books have opened, Monmouth Park has lost considerable market share. For June and July, $57.1 million has been bet on sports in the state, with $16.4 million wagered in June — marking a significant increase […]

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Irish War Cry Back In Training, Still Aiming For Breeders’ Cup

H. Graham Motion trainee Irish War Cry is training well two months after suffering from a bout of thumps in the Grade 1 Stephen Foster, according to a report by The Blood-Horse. The 4-year-old recently turned in his second timed workout since pulling up in the race, which was held on an extraordinarily steamy evening at […]

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