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BREEDERS’ CUP: NO ANNOUNCEMENT ON FUTURE SITE SELECTION

The Breeders’ Cup board of directors made no formal announcement on site selection for 2011 and beyond following a meeting today in Lexington, Ky. In February, the board unanimously voted to authorize Breeders’ Cup management to “enter discussions and negotiations” with officials representing Santa Anita Park and the state of California on a possible agreement […]

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PENNSYLVANIA BETTORS BEWARE

By Ray Paulick Last December, when the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association stripped three Pennsylvania stakes of their graded status (after the races had been run) because the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission failed to comply to drug-testing protocol established by the TOBA, I wrote that the Pennsylvania commission’s incompetence was regulation at its worst. […]

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GOOD NEWS FRIDAY sponsored by Liberation Farm: A TOWERING VISIONARY

By Bradford Cummings There are few things in this world less lucrative and potentially more impactful than writing a book on a certain subject. One of those even less lucrative endeavors is writing a book on the Thoroughbred industry. An author is lucky to make $5,000 on a book, considering it probably won’t sell more […]

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COULD THE KY LEGISLATURE DRIVE CHURCHILL TO INDIANA?

William Shanklin, who has recently been brought on by the Blood-Horse to improve their opinion writing, comes out of the box with a real doozy of a viewpoint by posing the question, “Could Churchill Downs move to Indiana?” My first instinct was to laugh at the idea but his rational is strong and the precedent […]

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AMERICAN GRADED STAKES STANDINGS brought to you by Keeneland: BARGAINS THERE ARE APLENTY

By Ray Paulick There are auction bargains aplenty in the list of American Graded Stakes winners thus far is 2010. No horse was a bigger sale bargain than the unbeaten, two-time champion Zenyatta, who was purchased on behalf of Jerry and Ann Moss for just $60,000 in 2005 at the Keeneland September yearling sale. The […]

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GOOD NEWS FRIDAY sponsored by Liberation Farm: A TEXAS TREASURE

By Martha Claussen On May 1 at Churchill Downs, millions will watch the most elite 3-year-old Thoroughbreds compete in the Kentucky Derby. The Run for the Roses is a heralded sporting event, with festive hats, Mint Juleps and two minutes of heart-pounding excitement. The reality is that the majority of all racehorses will never […]

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WEEKEND STAKES: WHERE TO WATCH brought to you by KBC Horse Supplies

The Grade 1 Apple Blossom, a showdown between Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta was supposed to be the match-up of the year, decade, or century—take your pick. Rachel will be a no-show, but still, a major crowd is expected to be on hand to witness the 6-year-old queen add some more jewels to her sparkling crown. […]

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AWEZOME BLOZZOM!

After an impressive win in the Apple Blossom Invitational, Oaklawn Park released the following quotes from the connections involved in the race. The release is printed in full below. We have also linked the race story from the Daily Racing Form here. Who do you believe could beat Zenyatta this year? Or do you […]

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BONE CHIP SIDELINES ODYSSEUS

By Ray Paulick Padua Stables’ Odysseus is off the Triple Crown trail after coming out of Saturday’s Grade 1 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes with a chip in the back of his left front knee, according to Satish Sanan. The son of Malibu Moon led for the first six furlongs but faded to last of […]

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BROWN GETS PEANUTS FOR RACHEL

By Ray Paulick The legal battle in Kentucky between Jerry Brown, owner of ThoroGraph performance figures, and Kentucky horse owner James Lauffer ended with Johnson Circuit Court Judge John David Preston ruling Lauffer owed Brown for advisory services rendered in Lauffer’s purchase of a half interest in eventual Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra in […]

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