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The Friday Show Presented By Smiling Tiger: A New Breeders’ Cup Era?

While the Breeders’ Cup returns to Santa Anita for a record 10th time Nov. 1 and 2, many things will be different about this running of the World Championships. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss those changes from previous editions at Santa Anita and talk about what they’re […]

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‘No Way The Industry Can Defend This’: Television Report Shines Light On Slaughter Of Australian OTTBs

In 2016, Australian authorities put a new program in place to begin tracking location and usage of Thoroughbreds before, during, and after their time on the racetrack. In New South Wales, that tracking system was supposed to help officials enforce a ban on sending off-track horses to slaughter. A two-year investigation by ABC News released […]

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Bodemeister Sold To Stand In Turkey

Bodemeister, a dual classic-placed runner and sire of 2017 Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming, has been sold to the Jockey Club of Turkey, with plans to relocate him to that country, BloodHorse reports. The 10-year-old Empire Maker horse will be relocated once the terms of export are met. He previously stood at WinStar Farm in […]

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POW! Apprentice Jockey Ramirez Makes Remarkable Recovery At Delta Downs

Apprentice jockey Paulina Ramirez was cruising on the front end in a juvenile maiden claimer Wednesday evening at Delta Downs, when disaster nearly struck. Her mount, St Teresa, seemed to duck and hit the rail, flipping Ramirez off the side of the horse. Ramirez, whose nickname is Pow!, somehow managed to hang on and lift […]

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Chernobyl Exclusion Zone Home To Endangered Equines

Chernobyl has been a ghost town since the 1986 nuclear accident that prompted the creation of a “Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.” However, it’s recently been discovered that the abandoned building in the Exclusion Zone aren’t necessarily empty: They’ve been serving as a shelter for Przewalski horses, reports a research team at the University of Georgia. Team […]

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Plans For Suburban Chicago Harness Track, Casino On Hold After Governor Nixes Land Sale

Less than a month after being awarded 2020 racing dates by the Illinois Racing Board, a planned Standardbred track and casino in Tinley Park in the southwest Chicago suburbs has been put on hold by Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who pulled the plug on a proposed sale of state-owned land that was to be used […]

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Remington Park Groom Hit With Five Counts Of Animal Cruelty After Horses Found With Lacerations

A groom at Remington Park in Oklahoma City, Okla.,has been charged with animal cruelty after police say he was involved in attacking five horses in their stalls. Dakota Wilburn, 25, was charged in connection with the attacks, which resulted in lacerations to all five horses. Police say they have video evidence as part of the […]

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Sport Horse World Questioning Use Of Compounded Drug After Reports Of Sudden Deaths

Medroxyprogesterone acetate, also known as medroxy or MPA, is a compounded version of Depo-Provera, a human contraceptive. This drug has been used for years in the sport horse industry, believed to calm fractious horses and prevent estrus in mares (though research shows it actually has no impact on estrus). As a calming medication, medroxy is […]

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Five Dedicated Equine Veterinary Students To Be Awarded $5,000 By Merck Animal Health

The AAEP Foundation is pleased to announce the 2019 recipients of the $5,000 Merck Animal Health Scholarships administered by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation. The recipients are: Kalie Beckers, Louisiana State University, class of 2021 Kimberly Hildreth, University of Pennsylvania, class of 2021 Corey Payne, Texas A&M University, class of 2021 Megan […]

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Knapp Fined By CHRB Stewards For Bute Positive; Horse Suffered Fatal Injury Two Starts Later

Trainer Steve Knapp has been fined $1,500 by California Horse Racing Board stewards for a phenylbutazone positive in the horse Emtech following a second-place finish in an Aug. 25 starter allowance race at Del Mar. Emtech, claimed by Knapp and owner Steven Zolotas for $25,000 in his previous outing at Del Mar Aug. 8, suffered […]

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