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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Turning Left Into A Bright Future?

For as long as she can remember, 32-year-old Kelsey Danner has been making left turns. It began in her father’s barns at Churchill Downs and Oaklawn Park, scrubbing buckets and leading Thoroughbred racehorses around and around the shed row before school each morning. As she got older, she graduated to riding those same racehorses along […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: What Happened To Him Could Happen To Any Horse

In literature or theater, the term “everyman” represents a seemingly ordinary individual whose path or plight is common, relatable and could be representative of anyone. The audience becomes introspective, as they can easily imagine themselves in the character’s situation. The story of Vinceremos is the everyman’s tale of Thoroughbred racing because it could all too […]

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Around The Track Podcast Presented By Taylor Made: Trainer Dale Romans

Dale Romans doesn’t know what he would’ve done without horses. Growing up with dyslexia and difficulty learning in a traditional environment made school painful for Romans. After school, though, he could go “home” to the horses in his father’s barn at Churchill Downs. Today, Dale still trains at that same barn, and over the course […]

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Bloodlines: Lecomte Winner Comes With Strong Pedigree, Million-Dollar Price

With his 3 ¾-length victory in the Grade 3 Lecomte Stakes at Fair Grounds racetrack in New Orleans, the freshly minted 3-year-old Instilled Regard (by Arch) put another stamp on his passport on the Triple Crown trail. Previously second in the G1 Los Alamitos Futurity after the disqualification of Solomini (Curlin), Instilled Regard has now […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: Where Are We With Dewormer Drug Resistance?

Q: Veterinarians have been getting the word out for a while about the importance of rotating deworming products and focusing on high shedders. Can you explain why, and do we know yet whether this strategy is reducing drug resistance? A: For years, veterinarians and horse owners have correlated rotational deworming of horses with any number […]

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Weekend Lineup: Derby Preps In New Orleans, Hot Springs, New York?

As severe winter weather once again batters the eastern half of the United States, it is up in the air as to whether Aqueduct will have to reschedule the Jerome Stakes for a second time. Originally set for Jan. 1, the listed Jerome Stakes was re-drawn for Saturday, Jan. 13. The track had to cancel […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘Power’ In Teamwork At Belmont

Extreme weather conditions in New York last week did more than force the cancellation of racing at Aqueduct; on Thursday afternoon, power to the Belmont Park backstretch was lost. Open as a training facility during the winter, Belmont’s power outage left the dorm rooms of approximately 125 stable employees without heat just as the below-freezing […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Thoughts On The Eclipse Awards

The finalists for the 2017 Eclipse Awards were announced last week, and while many of the nominees were expected, there did wind up being a few surprises sprinkled throughout the categories. Let’s take a quick look at a few of the divisions this week. 2-Year-Old Male: Finalists – Bolt d’Oro, Good Magic, Solomini. Despite finishing […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Cal Racing Cares: Redesigning The Future?

A visit to most of the newer Major League Baseball stadiums is a vastly different experience than it once was, thanks to a rethinking of the location and design of modern ballparks. Is horse racing on the verge of a similar shift? In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss […]

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Barn Buddies: Go See CiCi At VanMeter Sales

As foaling season begins again, Kentucky horsemen have once again braved winter temperatures to do last-minute shopping at the Keeneland January Sale, looking for a bargain. For consignors, the calendar marks a return to work after a relatively quiet December, which also means it’s back to the grind for CiCi the Boston Terrier at VanMeter […]

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