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PariBet Racetrack Industry Student Experience: ‘More And Better Turf Racing’ A Positive

Growing up, Jacob Shepard was a city boy who was a fan of racing. He watched racing on TV, had a subscription to The Blood-Horse and would go to racetracks and breeding farms in Kentucky with his parents on spring break from school. Around age 14, his family moved to a small farm south of […]

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Weekend Lineup: Derby Prep Trio On Tap

This weekend’s slate of racing features a trio of tests offering qualifying points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby: the Grade 2 Tampa Bay Derby at Tampa Bay Downs, the Grade 3 Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct, and the Grade 3 Jeff Ruby Steaks at Turfway Park. Live television coverage of the Gotham, Jeff Ruby, […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: For Hough, Being Around Horses ‘Isn’t Really A Job’

He may have been retired, but Stanley Hough still had a few business interests in the Thoroughbred industry. So when his golf game started to slip, and then long-time mentee Hunter Rankin called with a new opportunity, Hough decided to wade back in. For the past several years, Hough and Sagamore president Rankin have been […]

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The Friday Show: The Bigger Picture From Santa Anita?

The shutdown of Santa Anita Park due to a rash of horse racing fatalities has been hard not only on all of the people who work at the Southern California racetrack but the racing industry as a whole. In today’s edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow talks with Ray Paulick, who is at Santa […]

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Bloodlines: Code Of Honor A Surprise Package To Many

The sight of Code of Honor (by Noble Mission) sailing down the stretch at Gulfstream Park on March 2 to win the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth Stakes exploded the reputations of some and confounded the expectations of others. As the fifth choice in a field of 11, Code of Honor turned the public choices […]

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Weekend Lineup: Gulfstream’s Blockbuster FOY

This weekend’s slate of racing features a blockbuster 14-race program at Gulfstream Park that boasts nine graded-stakes worth $1.65 million in purses, highlighted by the 73rd running of the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth Stakes for 3-year-olds. The Fountain of Youth anchors a three-hour broadcast of “Fox Sports Saturday At The Races” from 3-6 p.m. […]

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The Friday Show: Still Seeking Answers To Racing Fatalities

The recent rash of horse racing deaths at Santa Anita Park in Southern California has captured national attention. It is, of course, not the first time the Thoroughbred racing industry has faced difficult questions about fatalities at the track. In this week’s edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the factors […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘I Got My Eyes Closed, I Can See It All Over Again’

His hands are the thing I notice first. The disparity of strength and frailty is alarming: perpetually curled, the man’s long, slender fingers are a sharp contrast to the gnarled knuckles and calloused palm that graces mine when he nervously shakes my hand. The man’s face might not reveal the truth about his age, but […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Rosie’s ‘Unicorn’ And The Power Of Trot Poles

When I was six years old, I knew that my calling in life was to be a jockey. And so I set a goal: to be the youngest jockey and first female ever to win the Triple Crown. Simple as that! Unfortunately, I never met that goal. I did, however, do everything in my power […]

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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Tapit Takes Command

Following a relatively even-spread January, February’s graded stakes calendar saw assertive performances by the leaders of several divisions to gain separation against their peers, including a surge to the top of the sire standings by Gainesway’s cornerstone resident Tapit. Tapit doubled both his graded stakes winners and wins in February from two to four, vaulting […]

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