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Valadorna Up In Time To Get First Graded Stakes Victory In Doubledogdare

Stonestreet Stables’ Valadorna wore down longshot pacesetter Apologynotaccepted in deep stretch by three-quarters of a length to win the 24th running of the $100,000 Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare (G3) for fillies and mares before a Friday afternoon crowd of 16,362. Trained by Mark Casse and ridden by Brian Hernandez Jr., Valadorna covered the 1 1/16 miles on […]

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Shakin It Up Colt Leads Fifth Under Tack Show For OBS Spring Sale

Hip No. 936, a son of Shakin It Up consigned by Hoppel’s Horse & Cattle Co., Agent, sped a quarter in :20 3/5 to post the fastest work at the distance at the fifth session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2018 Spring Sale of Two Year Olds in Training. […]

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Head-On Collision Proves Fatal During Santa Anita Training Hours

A horse in front of the breezing 3-year-old colt Xten ducked in to the rail during Friday morning’s training hours at Santa Anita Park, causing a collision shortly after the 6:30 a.m. training session began. According to bloodhorse.com, the exercise rider, Baltazar Contreras, was taken to the hospital and found to have fractured his knee. Xten initially […]

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Emerald Downs Kicks Off 2018 Season On Sunday

Emerald Downs Racetrack & Casino opens the gates for its live Thoroughbred racing season Sunday with a 10-race card beginning at 2 p.m. Seventy-eight horses are entered opening day—an average of 7.8 per race—on what is believed to be the first Sunday opener in state history, either at Emerald Downs or Longacres. After an extremely wet […]

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Derby Trio Leave Pletcher Smiling After Friday Breezes At Palm Beach

Undergoing what will likely be their final breezes before shipping to Kentucky, three of trainer Todd Pletcher’s contenders for the first Saturday in May left their trainer pleased on Friday morning. According to drf.com, the trio worked at Palm Beach Downs just after dawn. Florida Derby winner Audible was up first, going in company with Patch […]

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Aqueduct Spring Meet Closes Sunday With Pair Of Listed Stakes

A pair of stakes races will bring down the curtain on the Aqueduct Racetrack spring meet Sunday with the $100,000 Memories of Silver for 3-year-old fillies on the grass and the $100,000 New York Stallion Series Times Square division for sophomore sprinters anchoring a 10-race card on Closing Day. Stephanie Seymour Brant’s Significant Form will […]

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Woodbine Launches Pair Of Incentive Programs For 2018 Thoroughbred Season

Woodbine Racetrack has announced two new competition incentive programs with bonuses up to $50,000 for horses shipping in to race at the Toronto track this year. “We have developed two new Thoroughbred incentive programs for the 2018 meet that aim to encourage and reward participation in our turf racing and graded stakes,” said Jonathan Zammit, […]

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PariBet Racetrack Industry Student Experience: An Eye On Regulation

Claudia Alvarez needed a hobby; just something to fill her free time. In May of 2015, she found horse racing. Already a University of Arizona graduate with a degree in visual communications, horse racing brought her back to UA to join the Race Track Industry Program (RTIP) to pursue a second degree and a career […]

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CHRB: Proposals For Veterinary Record Transfer, Continuing Education Move Forward

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, April 19, at Santa Anita Park. Vice Chair Madeline Auerbach presided. Commissioners Fred Maas, Araceli Ruano and Alex Solis also were in attendance. The audio of this entire Board meeting is available on the CHRB Website (www.chrb.ca.gov) under the Webcast link. In brief: The Board opened public […]

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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Equine Equipment: Todd’s ‘Quad’

The year after Todd Pletcher won his second Kentucky Derby, he has a quartet of serious contenders taking aim at a third victory for the trainer. Remarkably, Pletcher won four of the final Derby preps with his contenders Noble Indy, Vino Rosso, Audible and Magnum Moon. In today’s edition of the Triple Crown News Minute, […]

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