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‘Very Survival Of The Sport At Risk’: HBO’s ‘Real Sports’ Examines Racing Fatalities

“With so many racehorses dying every year in America, how long will horse racing itself survive?” That’s the fundamental question asked by correspondent Bernard Goldberg on HBO’s “Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel,” which aired a 20-minute segment on equine fatalities in Thoroughbred racing in the U.S. on Tuesday night at 10 p.m. ET. The feature, […]

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Altissimo Named Ohio’s 2018 Horse Of The Year

Trainer Richard Zielinski outlined the most competitive season of 5-year-old Altissimo’s career in 2018 and his well-planned schedule reaped four stakes victories and two stakes placings for earnings of $320,875 and the Horse of the Year title by the Ohio Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association. The OTBO’s Annual Awards Banquet was held on May 17 […]

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EHV-1 Confirmed On Pennsylvania Farm; Presque Isle Mum On Quarantine Status

Jonathan Sheppard’s Ashwell Stables in West Grove, Pa., has been placed under quarantine after a steeplechaser there fell ill and died from the neurological strain of EHV-1. Sheppard said the horse, Out the Back Jack, showed symptoms for several days before his death on Sunday. “He was a rather likable horse and a bit of […]

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$1.8-Million Into Mischief Filly Rocks Record Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale

The meteoric rise of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale from a place for early-season scratches, buybacks, and regionally-bred horses into a legitimate place to sell an upper-market juvenile continued in 2019, with the sale once again breaking records in gross and average sale price. A $1.8-million Into Mischief filly became the most expensive […]

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Mexican Triple Crown Winner Kukulkan Takes On Allowance Field At Churchill Friday

He won 14 straight races including the Mexican Triple Crown and the Caribbean Classic Stakes at Gulfstream Park, but Kukulkan finished 11th in his first start against North American horses in the G1 Pegasus World Cup in January. Now, the 4-year-old son of Point Determined is preparing for a start at Churchill Downs on Friday, […]

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Catalina Cruiser Targets True North On Belmont Stakes Undercard

Overshadowed by his Breeders’ Cup Classic-winning stablemate Accelerate in 2018, Catalina Cruiser is readying for a return to the races in three weeks’ time. The 5-year-old son of Union Rags is being pointed to the G2 True North over 6 1/2 furlongs on the Belmont Stakes undercard, trainer John Sadler told horseracingnation.com. “He looks really […]

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Aidan O’Brien Could Send Out Eight Colts In Investec Derby

Epsom Downs staged its annual Breakfast With The Stars media event this morning, Tuesday, May 21, ahead of the Investec Derby Festival on Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1. Aidan O’Brien and John Gosden were among a host of trainers and jockeys to share their thoughts ahead of three feature G1 races over the […]

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Big Ass Fans Named Three-Year Sponsor Of Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile

Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious international events, and Big Ass Fans, the world’s leading manufacturer of fans and lighting, today announced a multi-year partnership adding Big Ass Fans as an official corporate partner of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships and the name-in-title sponsor of the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile. The […]

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Track Superintendents’ Field Day To Feature Keynote Speaker Jolene Brown

Track superintendents and their staffs from around North America are set to meet at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races on June 23-25 for a full schedule of educational panels as part of Track Superintendents’ Field Day. A complete agenda for the event has been announced, with award-winning speaker, author and farmer Jolene Brown set […]

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Next Stop For The Match Series: Penn Mile Program At Penn National

The MATCH Series moves to Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course June 1 as part of a major racing program featuring eight stakes worth a total of $1.3 million. With 12 races planned, the program will span the afternoon and evening. There is a special first post time of 2:45 p.m. for the Saturday […]

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