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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: ‘So Much More Than A Horse Show’

At first glance, they seemed out of place, like when basketball great Michael Jordan played minor league baseball for a season or when MMA champion Conor McGregor stepped in a boxing ring against that sport’s best, Floyd Mayweather. There was the trainer of the Breeders’ Cup Classic winner putting on a show coat like an […]

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Weekend Lineup: Rebel Double

This weekend’s slate of racing sees Oaklawn Park take center stage in hosting two divisions of the Grade 2 Rebel Stakes as well as a salty edition of the Grade 2 Azeri Stakes. Live television coverage of both editions of the Rebel will anchor a 2 1/2-hour broadcast of “Fox Sports Saturday At the Races […]

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The Friday Show: A Game-Changer For The Horse Racing Industry?

The owner of Santa Anita Park announced a list of unprecedented reform measures Thursday, in the wake of the 22nd equine fatality at the current meet. According to its proposal for Santa Anita and Golden Gate Fields, the Stronach Group’s “house rules” would create new restrictions on the use of therapeutic medications and riding crops, […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Zanatta Banking On Some New York ‘Espresso’

The Espresso Shot keeping Dan Zanatta awake late at night these days isn’t of the caffeinated variety. Rather, the 32-year-old owner is pondering the next steps for his talented sophomore filly bearing the same name: a New York-bred daughter of Mission Impazible. Last Saturday’s Busher Stakes win at Aqueduct earned the equine Espresso Shot a […]

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PariBet Racetrack Industry Student Experience: ‘Fresh Eyes, Fresh Ears, And Enthusiasm’

Tucson native Claudia Alvarez is seeking her second bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona through the Race Track Industry Program. Her first degree is in Visual Communications, with an emphasis on graphic design and illustration. At the time of her first graduation, she had still not been bitten by the racing bug. Since entering […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: How Worried Should I Be About Ticks?

QUESTION: How concerned should I be about ticks biting my horse? How do I look for ticks on a horse? DR. BILL GILSENAN: With the spring and summer just upon us, it is natural to consider some of the trouble horses might get into as they will be outside more and active more in the […]

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PR Special OBS March: First 2-Year-Olds For Wicked Strong

For the second straight day, the Paulick Report offers a special print publication, available here and on the sales grounds at the OBS March Sale for 2-Year-Olds in Training. In this edition of the PR Special, Joe Nevills continues his recall of the history of Needles and his impact on the Florida racing and breeding […]

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Bloodlines: Tacitus Honors Ancestors With Road To The Kentucky Derby Win

One of the quotations of the great Roman historian Tacitus is most appropriate to racing: “As you go into battle, remember your ancestors and think upon your descendants.” That sentiment is appropriate to the racehorse Tacitus, a son of three-time leading sire Tapit (by Pulpit) and of champion racemare Close Hatches, by First Defence. If […]

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Lost And Found Presented By Horseware: Jockey Johnston Rolls On With Championship Career In Rear-View Mirror

Despite profound changes in his life, Mark Johnston is fundamentally the same. He still loves horses, the racetrack, winning and camaraderie. In his past, Johnston enjoyed those experiences as a jockey who won 3,085 races and the 1990 Eclipse Award as outstanding apprentice. These days from his Paris, Ky., base, he gains similar satisfaction using […]

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PR Special OBS March: What Needles Did For Florida Racing, Breeding

The Paulick Report is pleased to present another special print publication, available here and on the sales grounds of the OBS March sale in Florida. In this edition of the PR Special, Joe Nevills writes about the history of Needles, the first Florida-bred to win Triple Crown races. Plus, the Stallion Spotlight shines upon the […]

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