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Dam Of Recent Grade 2 Winner Mo Forza Sells For $170,000 Thursday At Keeneland November Sale

Glen Hill Farm paid $170,000 for Inflamed, whose son Mo Forza won the Grade 2 Qatar Twilight Derby on Nov. 2 at Santa Anita, to record the highest price of Thursday’s ninth session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. Paramount Sales, agent, consigned Inflamed, a 9-year-old daughter of Unusual Heat in foal to Tapiture. […]

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Auerbach: Santa Anita Needs To Close Until Synthetic Track Can Be Installed

In a frank interview with Thoroughbred Daily News writer Daniel Ross, former California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) vice chair Madeline Auerbach said she thinks racing should have been suspended in the state after the Breeders’ Cup. “In my view, the day after Breeders’ Cup, I think they should’ve shut it down, announced that they were […]

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Ask Your Insurer Presented By Muirfield Insurance: Protecting Foals Before They Hit The Ground

Equine insurance experts answer your questions about insuring Thoroughbreds for the breeding and auction realms. Email us at [email protected] if you have a question for an insurer. QUESTION: What options are available to insure the in-utero foals that are purchased with a broodmare at auction? BRYCE BURTON: In Utero, or Prospective Foal Insurance (PFI), can […]

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Donna Brothers: PETA Is A Bully

I can no longer remain silent about my love for horses and for horse racing for fear of backlash from PETA and other extremist organizations that claim to be looking out for our horses’ welfare. PETA’s modus operandi is to scream louder than the people and industries they attack, but unfortunately, while they promote themselves as […]

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Juvenile Winner Strorm The Court ‘Just Chilling,’ Could Target February Return

As a consequence of Storm The Court’s victory in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile on November 1 at Santa Anita, the Peter Eurton-trained colt will be one of, if not the early favorites for the 2020 Kentucky Derby. Even though the win, under jockey Flavien Prat, was at odds of 45-1 and came after even-money favorite […]

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INQUIRY Presented By Iowa Thoroughbred Breeders And Owners Association: Rising Stars In The Industry

The Thoroughbred industry is one that’s both aching for a generation of younger hands to take the wheel, and one full of young people in the barns who could one day fill the board rooms and winner’s circles of racing’s future. In this edition of INQUIRY, we asked participants in the bloodstock realm to identify […]

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Bramlage Investigation On Mongolian Groom, Breeders’ Cup Safety Protocols Well Underway

An investigation by Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital’s Dr. Larry Bramlage into the circumstances of Breeders’ Cup Classic contender Mongolian Groom’s fatal injury is well underway. The Breeders’ Cup board contracted Bramlage to review not only the pre-race condition and injury of Mongolian Groom, but the organization’s pre-race safety protocols as a whole. A source […]

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A Jockey/Veterinarian’s Open Letter to Dianne Feinstein: ‘I Only Ask That You Recognize The Progress Being Made’

Dear Honorable Senator Feinstein, Thank you for caring so much about our state and having a compassionate ear to listen to each individual need. I wanted to address some of your concerns over the horse racing industry. I am a veterinarian, as well as a jockey, a combination of pursuits that gives me a unique […]

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‘A Mating We’ve Been Excited About For Some Time’: Champion Beholder To Visit Bolt d’Oro In 2020

Spendthrift Farm’s four-time champion and three-time Breeders’ Cup winner Beholder will be bred to Bolt d’Oro in 2020. “We strongly considered breeding Beholder to Bolt d’Oro this past season, so it’s a mating we’ve been excited about for some time. Frankly, Bolt d’Oro has been so tremendously in-demand that we decided to wait until 2020,” […]

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‘Win Today, See You In May’: Maryland Jockey Club Unveils National Qualifying Series For Preakness Weekend

The Maryland Jockey Club announced today a “Win Today, See You in May” series of races from tracks across the country that will offer automatic entry into stakes on Preakness weekend 2020 at Pimlico Race Course. The unique and innovative series will include stakes races from Charles Town in West Virginia, Laurel Park in Maryland, […]

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