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Kentucky favorite Brass Hat to be honored at Keeneland

A year ago, Brass Hat, one of the most popular horses ever to race in Kentucky, and jockey Calvin Borel, perhaps the most popular jockey in the state, charged past their rivals down the stretch to win the Sycamore (G3) at Keeneland. Fans gave Brass Hat, Borel, breeder-owner Fred Bradley and Bradley’s son, Buff, who […]

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FTBOA declares opposition to barrel racing proposal

The venerable Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association (“FTBOA”) has formally declared its opposition to a license application by Gretna/North Florida Horsemen’s Association (“Gretna”) that, if approved by the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering, would essentially define rodeo-style barrel racing as the equivalent of horse racing in relation to pari-mutuel wagering activities. Gretna’s proposed activities, […]

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Arqana yearling sale opens ‘on par’ with last year

Day 1 of the Deauville October yearling sale returned a set of figures resolutely on a par with last year. The aggregate was almost identical at €3.7 million while the average price crept up 11% to reach €41,022. Moreover, half of the yearlings that changed hands did so for €30,000 or more, (the median price), […]

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NTRA offers live streaming of Professional Education Seminar

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association’s (NTRA) Website, NTRA.com, will offer free, live video streaming of portions of the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance Professional Education Seminar to be held today and tomorrow, October 18-19, at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky. The Seminar will be streamed live at NTRA.com, beginning at 9:00 a.m. (ET). “Based […]

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Asmussen could have big Breeders’ Cup contingent

Trainer Steve Asmussen, who won the 2007 Grade I Breeders’ Cup Classic with two-time Horse of the Year Curlin, has eight candidates for this year’s Breeders’ Cup Championship races and six of those horses worked on Monday over the main track at Churchill Downs.          Asmussen’s roster of potential Breeders’ Cup stars includes Stonestreet […]

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F-T November catalog first to feature QR Code technology

The 2011 Fasig-Tipton November Sale print catalogue will feature “QR Code Enhanced Pedigrees,” the first Thoroughbred sales catalogue to ever feature this technology.  Each catalogue page is equipped with a QR (Quick Response) Code in the bottom corner, which can be scanned via a Smart Phone app.  The user will be immediately linked to that […]

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Life At Ten incident spurs new Breeders’ Cup policies

Several new policies will be in effect at this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs, November 4-5 to ensure seamless communications between Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) personnel, stewards, members of the veterinary teams, race participants and Breeders’ Cup and Churchill Downs racing officials, it was announced today. The new policies are an […]

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Adena Springs: Giacomo will relocate to California

Frank Stronach’s Adena Springs Farm announced today that 2005 Kentucky Derby winner Giacomo will relocate to Magali Farms in Santa Ynez, California beginning with the 2012 breeding season. A nine-year-old son of Horse of the Year Holy Bull, out of the Stop the Music mare Set Them Free, Giacomo is a half-brother to multi-millionaire and […]

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Breeders’ Cup, UK to host panel discussion Tuesday

The Breeders’ Cup and the University of Kentucky’s Horse Racing Club, part of the UK Equine Initiative, will host an all-star panel discussion about what it’s like to plan and participate in horse racing’s most prestigious global event.  The discussion is set to begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the UK College of […]

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BHA: Taking jockey whip complaints under advisement

The Board of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) today met with representatives of the Professional Jockeys Association (PJA) and listened to their proposals for adjustments to the new Rules and guidelines on the use of the whip in horseracing. The Authority’s Review of the use of the whip in horseracing was undertaken over ten months […]

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