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Royal Charlotte Runs Down Favored Break Even To Win Prioress

First Row Partners and Parkland Thoroughbreds’ Royal Charlotte won her first four starts but finished off the board in the G1 Test last out, causing bettors to let the filly drift up to 9-2 this Saturday. Nevertheless, the 3-year-old daughter of Cairo Prince rebounded to win the G2 Prioress by 1 1/2 lengths over previously […]

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Study: Can Bell Boots Improve Limb Strength?

Like humans, all horses are “sided,” meaning they have a dominant side and a weaker side. This asymmetry could be natural or related to an old injury. Like humans, horses must be encouraged to work on their weaker side. To strengthen the weaker limb and build muscle force, a horse owner can place a bell […]

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Weekend Lineup: High-Class Juvenile Racing Tops Holiday Schedule

The summer meets at Saratoga and Del Mar will finish with a flourish this Labor Day weekend — a combined five Grade 1 races are on tap coast-to-coast, with an emphasis on 2-year-olds. Plus, the Colonial Downs meet in New Kent, Va., continues with the Virginia Derby, Gulfstream Park hosts a pair of $200,000 races […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The MATCH Series: Arlington’s Future, Sophomore Class?

The announcement this week from Churchill Downs Incorporated, owner of Arlington Park, that it would not seek a casino license for the racetrack under a new gaming law, rocked the Illinois horse racing industry. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the decision and the potential ramifications going forward. […]

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FL Livestock Travel Requirements Suspended In Preparation For Hurricane Dorian Impact

Each state in the United States has health inspection requirements for livestock traveling across its borders. With the impending landfall of Hurricane Dorian, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Animal Industry, has suspended these requirements to allow for the transport of animals out of the hurricane’s path. Effective Immediately The Florida […]

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Del Mar Jockey Rides With Something Extra: A DVM

The racing industry seen jockeys transition to new careers before — as trainers, owners, bloodstock agents, and officials — but Ferrin Peterson is something of a different case. Peterson, 27, began riding races last year and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from University of California-Davis in May. The San Diego Union-Tribune interviewed Peterson […]

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Ask Your Insurer Presented By Muirfield Insurance: Covering Your New Foal

Equine insurance experts answer your questions about insuring Thoroughbreds for the breeding and auction realms. Email us at [email protected] if you have a question for an insurer. QUESTION: Is it less expensive to insure an older foal/yearling than it is to insure a newborn baby? BRYCE BURTON: Newborns are more expensive to insure than foals […]

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Hall Of Fame Jockey Randy Romero, Rider For Personal Ensign, Dies At 61

After a decades-long battle with health issues, Hall of Fame jockey Randy Romero, known for riding Go for Wand and the unbeaten Personal Ensign among others, has passed away at the age of 61 in his native Louisiana. He was surrounded by family members while under hospice care in Lafayette, La. “He is the toughest […]

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Turn ‘Em Out: Pastured Horses Maintain Fitness

New research shows that pastured horses can stay as fit as their counterparts that live in a stall follow an exercise regimen. Dr. Patricia M. Graham-Thiers and a research team from Virginia Intermont College used 16 horses in a 14-week study to determine if horses kept in a stall and exercised or those that lived […]

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Maryland Legislator Seeks Investigation Into Racing Commission

A Maryland legislator from Baltimore sent a letter this week to the state attorney general requesting an investigation into the Maryland Racing Commission over subsidies given to the Stronach Group and potential conflict of interest issues with members of the commission. State Delegate Nick Mosby sent the inquiry, which comes after a pair of Baltimore […]

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