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Congressional Horse Caucus Co-Chairs Re-Elected; Floridians Vote To End Dog Racing

The co-chairmen of the Congressional Horse Caucus, Republican Andy Barr of Kentucky and Democrat Paul Tonko of New York, were each re-elected to the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday. Barr and Tonko are also co-sponsors of the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017. Barr won a squeaker against political newcomer Amy McGrath, a former Marine […]

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Brown Considering Royal Ascot Venture With ‘Unique’ Newspaperofrecord

Seth Klarman’s Newspaperofrecord has won her three career starts by a combined 20 lengths, including last Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies. The budding superstar daughter of Lope de Vega has trainer Chad Brown considering a trip to Royal Ascot for the Group 1 Coronation Stakes, according to Horse Racing Nation. “This filly is pretty unique. She […]

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The Cliffsofmoher Euthanized After Fracturing Shoulder In Melbourne Cup

For the fourth time in the past six years, a horse has died during the running of the “Race That Stops A Nation,” Australia’s Melbourne Cup, reports the Otago Daily Times. This Tuesday, it was Aidan O’Brien trainee The Cliffsofmoher who suffered a fractured shoulder during the running of the race and subsequently had to be […]

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In A Lather? Handwashing Keeps Horses Healthy

Though the spread of colds and the flu are at the forefront of many people’s minds this time of year, the potential for the spread of disease between horses and humans should not be underestimated. While handwashing is important in preventing the spread of disease between people, it is key to preventing the spread of […]

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I’ll Have Another Returning To America, To Stand At Ballena Vista Farm In California

I’ll Have Another, a U.S. champion and dual classic winner of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, is returning to the United States, relocating to Ballena Vista Farm in Ramona, Calif., for the 2019 breeding season after standing his first six seasons in Japan. After winning the 2012 Kentucky Derby and Preakness, I’ll Have Another […]

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Godolphin Wins First Melbourne Cup With Cross Counter

Godolphin has tried for many years to win “The Race That Stops A Nation,” and Tuesday at Flemington Racecourse in Australia, the drought ended with a victory by 3-year-old Cross Counter (GB) in the Melbourne Cup for Sheik Mohammed’s team, including trainer Charlie Appleby and jockey Kerrin Mcevoy. Mcevoy gave the son of Teofilo a […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: Are Electrolyte Supplements Worth It?

Veterinarians at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital answer your questions about sales and healthcare of Thoroughbred auction yearlings, weanlings, 2-year-olds and breeding stock. Email us at [email protected] if you have a question for a veterinarian. QUESTION: Oral electrolyte supplementation in horses: worth its salt? DR. PETER MORRESEY: There is great wisdom in the old saying, ‘You […]

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Champion Unique Bella Booked To Medaglia D’Oro In 2019

On Monday, the Darley Stallions Twitter account announced that champion Unique Bella will be bred to Medaglia d’Oro in 2019. The 2017 female sprinter of the year, Unique Bella was retired in August following the discovery of a sesamoid fracture after a morning workout at Del Mar. Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, the 4-year-old daughter of […]

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Classic: Gunnevera Comes ‘So Close,’ Thunder Snow ‘Stayed Fighting To The End’

Gunnevera was on the outside looking in to the Breeders’ Cup Classic when pre-entries were announced, but the hard-knocking colt did his trainer proud on Saturday with a second-place finish in the $6 million race. A 4-year-old son of Dialed In, Gunnevera came hurtling down the Churchill Downs stretch under Irad Ortiz to finish just […]

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Comebacking Audible Targets Harlan’s Holiday As Pegasus Prep

Audible returned to the races for the first time since his third-place finish in the Kentucky Derby on Breeders’ Cup weekend, winning Saturday’s listed $200,000 Cherokee Run Stakes at Churchill Downs. Trainer Todd Pletcher indicated that the 3-year-old son of Into Mischief would be aimed at the Pegasus World Cup on Jan. 26, and told drf.com […]

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