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Weekend Lineup Presented By DRFBets: Clasico Del Caribe, CashCall Futurity

This weekend’s graded stakes action begins with Los Alamitos’ CashCall Futurity headlines the track’s Saturday card with a pair of Bob Baffert trainees heavily favored on the morning line. McKinzie is the slight top choice over his stablemate Solomini; the latter was most recently second in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. The Starlet features juvenile fillies […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Razor Sharp

The schedule of graded stakes races has become noticeably lighter as the year continues to wind down. There were just five graded stakes scheduled last weekend, with four of the five contested at Aqueduct. The prestigious Cigar Mile was one of the races contested on Saturday, and judging from the high-quality field assembled, it appeared […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Cal Racing Cares: High Altitude?

Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by the wildfires ravaging Southern California, specifically San Luis Rey Downs, a situation we will continue to monitor. Elsewhere, racing goes on and in South Florida, the spotlight shines this weekend on the Clasico del Caribe, a passionate event that has captivated the Caribbean region of Latin […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Finding The ‘Opportunity’ In A Changing Landscape

His name carries the weight of four generations of horsemen, and it rings out in the Thoroughbred industry just like the names of horses he has worked with: Barbaro, Street Sense, Havre de Grace, Artie Schiller, and Keeper Hill, just to name a few. During the closing weekend at Del Mar, however, Headley Bell’s name […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: A Gift Guide For Thoroughbred Lovers

With the holiday season ramping up, ‘tis the season for gift-giving! It can be tough to find the right gift for a horse person (especially if the one doing the shopping isn’t equine-inclined). If one (or several) of the people you’re shopping for ride, lease, take lessons on, or just plain love off-track Thoroughbreds, we’ve […]

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Bloodlines: Sharp Azteca A Razor In Freud’s Arsenal

Freud, sire of the Nov. 2 Cigar Mile winner Sharp Azteca, is a marvel. For one thing, Sharp Azteca was the third Grade 1 winner in the Northern Hemisphere from the stallion’s lengthy and distinguished sire career, following Giant Ryan (Vosburgh) and Franny Freud (Prioress), plus the Southern Hemisphere champion Alex Rossi (Peruvian 2,000 Guineas). And Freud […]

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Around The Track Podcast Presented By Taylor Made: New Vocations’ Anna Ford

Having grown up with a fifth generation Standardbred training father and a mother who ran the family’s breeding farm, Anna Ford has been around horses since the first day of her life. In her role at New Vocations, a celebrated Thoroughbred retraining and rehoming organization, Ford has helped extend the useful lives of hundreds of […]

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Weekend Lineup Presented By DRF Bets: Cigar Mile

This first weekend in December is highlighted by Aqueduct Racetrack’s Grade 1 Cigar Mile, and it features as the 10th and final race on Saturday’s card in New York. The Cigar Mile drew a competitive field of 10, and is joined on the card by the G2 Remsen, G2 Demoiselle and G3 Go For Wand. […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Juvenile Enticed Moves Up Godolphin

Enticed earned his first graded stakes victory after edging Tiz Mischief by a stubborn head in the G2 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes at Churchill Downs last weekend. Not only did the victory result in Enticed earning points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby, it also moved Godolphin Racing into the top five on the […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Cal Racing Cares: Freezing Out The Form?

The Paulick Report recently reported that Churchill Downs Inc. has stopped selling the venerable Daily Racing Form print editions at its racetrack in Louisville and at Fair Grounds in New Orleans. In its place, Churchill Downs is offering its own betting guide with Brisnet information at half the price of the DRF. In this edition […]

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