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Chill Out: Stressed Mares Produce Anxious Offspring

While great importance is normally placed on the selection of a stallion, what a mare imparts on her offspring should not be underestimated, reports Janne Winther Christensen, an associate professor in Animal Science at Aarhus University and president of the International Society for Equitation Science. Multiple research projects have shown that mares have greater influence […]

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Locating A Lost Love: What The Future Holds For One Retired Racehorse

Blogger, researcher, and former farm manager Carleigh Fedorka is deeply immersed in the Thoroughbred racing industry and is an avid proponent of Thoroughbreds in second careers. Having worked hands-on in the foaling, care and sales of hundreds of Thoroughbreds, Fedorka is keenly aware of what a fragile position a horse can be in once it […]

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Sir Mark Prescott Celebrates Emotional Win With Filly Who Jumped Out Of A Plane

Her story wasn’t all that unusual in the beginning. As a yearling, the daughter of Flatter went through the Keeneland September sale to the tune of $200,000. She had been selected by trainer Sir Mark Prescott on behalf of one of his owners, but the owner decided he did not like the filly, according to racingpost.com. […]

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Thoroughbred Enthusiasts Honored At USEF Pegasus Awards

The United States Equestrian Federation Pegasus Awards honor some of the great men and women in equestrian sport. Presented during the USEF Annual Meeting, held in 2019 in West Palm Beach, FL, many equestrians and equine enthusiasts were honored for their hard work, including Isabela de Sousa and Steuart Pittman. Steuart Pittman, of Davidsonville, MD, […]

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Castellano Chooses City Of Light Over Audible For Pegasus Mount

Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano has officially decided to ride Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner City of Light instead of Audible in the upcoming Pegasus World Cup, according to drf.com. That leaves Audible, trained by Todd Pletcher, open for a new rider. No decisions had been made as of Friday afternoon. The remainder of the […]

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‘You Do This Because You Love Horses’: Owner-Breeder Harvey Clarke Dies At 77

Harvey A. Clarke, breeder of 2012 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I’ll Have Another and 2015 Breeders’ Cup Distaff winner Stopchargingmaria, died Thursday night at his home in Franklin Lakes, N.J, after a long battle with cancer. He was 77 years old. Longtime friend and agent Steve Shahinian said of Clarke: “He was beloved in […]

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Weekend Lineup: Snowy Saturdays

With much of the country beset by winter snowfall this weekend (to those in California, read: rain), racing fans can rejoice in their ability to watch graded stakes action from sunny Gulfstream Park and also from Santa Anita. Fan-favorite Heart to Heart will make his 2019 debut in the G3 Tropical Turf at Gulfstream, while […]

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Gaines Trainees Scratched: ‘Hectic Morning’ Translated To ‘Mistake’ In Race-Day Medication

A trio of horses from the barn of Carla Gaines were scratched from their respective races by the Santa Anita stewards on Friday, according to the trainer, because each had been administered a medication called Gastroguard that morning. No medications other than furosemide are allowed on race day. According to Gaines’ Twitter account, the ulcer […]

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McCarthy, Torres Transported To Local Trauma Center After Scary Laurel Park Spill

During Friday’s sixth race at Laurel Park, jockey Trevor McCarthy’s mount “Tuffy’s Way” broke down just before the quarter pole and set off a scary three-horse collision. Unable to avoid her was the pair of Lucky Dilly and jockey Horacio Karamanos; they fell over top of Tuffy’s Way and McCarthy. Alluring Prospect and Rosario Montanez […]

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Trouble In (Turf) Paradise? Safety Concerns Cause Commissioner Walkout

Concerns about safety at Turf Paradise, including an apparent lack of functional fire extinguishers and smoke detectors in some barns, caused vice chairman Rory Goree to physically walk out of a Arizona Racing Commission meeting on Thursday. According to azcentral.com, the ARC was meeting in part to grant a racing license to Turf Paradise, but Goree’s walkout […]

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