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The Friday Show Presented By NYRA Bets: Figures And Fights

Some handicappers argue speed figures are so ubiquitous these days, it’s hard for horseplayers to find an edge. But the Paulick Report’s series this week on performance ratings revealed the many differences between the figure makers and perhaps how astute handicappers can use them to capitalize on various angles. In today’s edition of The Friday […]

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From Near-Rock Star Fame To Million-Dollar Horses, Terence Collier Has Seen It All

Over the course of his 42 years with Fasig-Tipton, Terence Collier has logged more than two and a half million sky miles. Those miles have bridged the gap between the time of Humphrey and John Finney to the auction company’s current administration, and crisscrossed the planet in the interest of getting horses sold. Fortunately, Collier […]

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Dizzy, Zappa and Zeppelin: Laurel Park’s Clubhouse Festival On Maryland Million Day Reprises Past Music Festivals

There are hundreds of indelible images at Laurel Park. Secretariat and Barbaro winning the Laurel Futurity. Lester Piggott’s three victories in the D.C. International. Ben’s Cat winning his third consecutive Maryland Million Turf Sprints. Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention singing “My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama.” Wait. Led Zeppelin playing “You Shook […]

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Stakes Veteran On Leave ‘Better Than Ever,’ Leads Belmont’s Athenia Field

Stuart S. Janney III’s On Leave will look to notch her second consecutive stakes win when she competes against a talented nine-horse field in the Grade 3, $200,000 Athenia for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up on Sunday at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. The penultimate of the 18 total graded stakes for the Belmont […]

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Jammin Still Hoping To Give His Backers In Trinidad A Grey Stakes Thrill

Jammin Still, a two-year-old son of Take Charge Indy, will look to build off an impressive career bow, this time in Sunday’s Grade 3, $125,000 Grey Stakes, at Woodbine in Canada. Owned by Derek Chin and trained by Kevin Attard, the Ontario-bred colt made his presence known in his first lifetime start on September 28, […]

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Kodiac Colt Leads Thursday’s Session At Tattersalls October Yearling Sale

The strong trade achieved at Book 2 continued into the opening day of Book 3 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale which was topped by a Kodiac colt at 135,000 guineas (US $184,581), the second highest price ever achieved at this fixture. There were increases in the turnover and average and the clearance rate was […]

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Zulu Alpha Delivers Trainer’s First Graded Stake At Keeneland In G3 Sycamore

Zulu Alpha’s decisive stretch run in the Grade 3 Sycamore Stakes Thursday wasn’t only his first career graded win — it was also the first for trainer John Alexander Ortiz. The flashy 5-year-old gray gelding, piloted by Channing Hill, tracked the early pace and took a rail trip through the turn to take over the […]

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Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ And Owners’ Association Announces Board, Officer Election Results

T. Paul Bulmahn, Nick de Meric, both of Ocala, Fla.; and Laurine Fuller-Vargas of Morriston, Fla., have been named to the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association board of directors while Richard Kent of Ocala remains on the board for his second term. After a one-year absence as a voting member on the board due […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: A ‘Passport’ To A Second Career

There’s no doubt about it, Brookline was bred for greatness. Out of the iconic broodmare Cara Rafaela, a Grade 1 winner herself who produced the likes of superstar sire Bernardini, Brookline had some big shoes to fill. It was at Margaux Farm, a Thoroughbred training center located in Midway, Ky., that farm trainer Dermot Littlefield […]

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Social Media, Contracts, And Impulse Buys: Navigating The Modern Landscape Of OTTB Adoption And Sale

As the off-track Thoroughbred grows in popularity, more people than ever are processing adoptions of OTTBs from non-profit groups or looking to sell privately-owned project horses. With that increase in volume come some challenges for profit and non-profit outlets to make sure horses are rehomed responsibly, and for nonprofits to decide what types of horses […]

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