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‘One Day At A Time’ As Remsen Winner Catholic Boy Gets Back To Breezing

Saddled by former Todd Pletcher assistant Jonathan Thomas, the now 3-year-old Catholic Boy was impressive in his first start on the dirt: the Robert LaPenta-owned son of More Than Ready won the G2 Remsen by 4 3/4 lengths. After a short break, Catholic Boy had his first work back on Friday, breezing a half in […]

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Video Of Horse Fitted With Prosthetic Limb Causes Outrage From Veterinarians

Members of the equine health community, including Karen Coumbe, a veterinarian often used as an expert resource by Horse and Hound said she was “horrified” to see footage that was circulated online showing a horse who had been fitted with a prosthetic limb struggling to walk. The clip was from a veterinary clinic in Columbia. […]

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Eclipse Award Winner Dreaming Of Anna Dies At 14

Dreaming of Anna, winner of the Eclipse Award as champion 2-year-old filly of 2006, has died, the Daily Racing Form has reported. She was 14. Racing as a homebred for Frank Calabrese, Dreaming of Anna (Rahy x Justenuffheart, by Broad Brush) was undefeated in four starts at age 2. After breaking her maiden in her debut, she set […]

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Solomini’s Sophomore Debut Delayed After Spiking Temperature

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile runner-up Solomini, who was most recently disqualified from victory in the G1 Los Alamitos Futurity in December, has had his 3-year-old debut delayed slightly after spiking a temperature over the weekend. The Daily Racing Form reports that the son of Curlin was being pointed to the G3 Robert Lewis Stakes Feb. 3. “He was […]

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BLM Plans Two Helicopter Gathers Of Wild Horses In Early 2018

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has announced plans for a helicopter gather of wild horses in the Cold Springs and Hog Creek Herd Management Areas in Oregon beginning in January and February. The BLM has a commitment to keeping public lands healthy and productive. Located 45 miles southwest of Vale, the Cold Springs Herd […]

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Firenze Fire Likely To Skip Withers, Point To Gotham

Trainer Jason Servis was pleased with Firenze Fire’s half-length victory in Saturday’s Jerome Stakes at Aqueduct, reports drf.com. The colt had to come from off the pace against a significant track bias, but was able to overcome those obstacles. “I thought he had a lot to do, but Manny (Franco, jockey) got the job done,” Servis […]

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Hollendorfer Pleased With Instilled Regard’s ‘Tactical Speed’ In Lecomte

The morning after his 3 3/4-length victory in the Lecomte, Instilled Regard pleased trainer Jerry Hollendorfer with his appetite and attitude. According to drf.com, the son of Arch is under consideration for the Risen Star on Feb. 17 at the Fair Grounds. In the meantime, Instilled Regard will return to his home base of Southern California. […]

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First Foal A Filly For Breeders’ Cup Sprint Champion Runhappy

The first reported foal sired by Breeders’ Cup Sprint champion Runhappy was born on Sunday, according to Claiborne Farm’s Twitter account. The filly was born at Ashview Farm, the same farm on which the Eclipse Award-winning Runhappy himself was born. Runhappy, a 6-year-old son of Super Saver, compiled a record of seven wins in 10 […]

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‘One Of The Legends In Racing’: Churchill Stalwart Mike Hargrave Dies At 69

For 30 years, Mike Hargrave oversaw the backstretch beneath the Twin Spires at Churchill Downs. From 1980 through 2010, he assigned stalls to the horsemen stabled at the Louisville oval, and coordinated the locations of incoming equine stars for the Kentucky Derby and several Breeders’ Cups. On Saturday, drf.com reported that Hargrave passed away at Louisville’s Jewish […]

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Finding Success in Reducing Horse Racing Fatalities: Now Where Do We Go?

The occurrence of fatal injuries to horses in flat racing in North America has decreased by 23 percent since the inception of standardized injury reporting into the Jockey Club’s Equine Injury Database, says Dr. Mary Scollay in Equine Disease Quarterly. Fatalities began to decline 2013 and achieved statistical significance in 2015; it is believed that […]

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