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‘He May Be Able To Save Horses’ Lives’: The Mysterious Disease That Claimed Empire Maker

For many people, Empire Maker was an appropriately-named horse whose legacy as a stallion will live on well after his death this week at the age of 20. His veterinarians, Dr. Lauren Javernick and Dr. Nathan Slovis also hope the Gainesway stallion may also one day be remembered for helping other horses suffering from a […]

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Tiz The Law, Chance It Top Noms For Grade 3 Holy Bull

Grade 1 winner Tiz the Law and Mucho Macho Man Stakes winner Chance It are prominent on a list of 24 nominations for the $250,000 Holy Bull (G3) at Gulfstream Park. The 34th running of the 1 1/16-mile stakes for 3-year-olds is an important prep for the $1 million Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park March […]

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Minnesota Racehorse Engagement Project Teams With Canterbury Park To Launch New Racing Club For 2020

The first racetrack in North America to create a racing club for Thoroughbred racing fans, Canterbury Park has now teamed up with the Minnesota Racehorse Engagement Project (MNREP) to introduce a new version of their successful club platform for 2020. The new club will not only offer horse lovers the opportunity to experience the pleasure, […]

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Kelsey’s Cross Was A Freebie, Could Turn Graded Stakes Winner, For Biancone

Patrick Biancone never planned on buying Kelsey’s Cross. But as the trainer was in the process of buying a young colt from a breeder a few years ago, he was given no choice. “I was buying another horse,” Biancone recalled, “and the breeder said, ‘You can buy that horse, no problem. But there’s one condition. […]

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Maker Seeking Fourth McKnight Stakes Win With Four Of Twelve In The Field

Trainer Mike Maker smiled then laughed heartily at the suggestion that if he continued his recent domination of the W.L. McKnight (G3) the 1 ½ miles turf race it could be renamed in his honor. “I hope so, but there is only one way for that to happen,” he said. “So I hope it’s a […]

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Omaha Beach Scratched From Pegasus Swan Song Out Of ‘Abundance Of Caution’

Heavy favorite Omaha Beach has been scratched from this weekend’s Grade 1 Pegasus World Cup Invitational after trainer Richard Mandella was alerted Thursday morning to slight swelling in the colt’s right hind fetlock. Radiographs, which were reviewed by Dr. Larry Bramlage, revealed Omaha Beach had a small spot in his cannon bone that could signal […]

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Hard-Knocking Traveler Gray Magician To Make 4-Year-Old Debut In G3 Fred Hooper

Wachtel Stable, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Gary Barber’s Gray Magician won’t need to pull a rabbit out of a hat to win Saturday’s $150,000 Fred W. Hooper (G3) at Gulfstream Park. The 4-year-old son of Graydar only needs to offer his best effort to be an imposing foe to 13 rivals in the mile race […]

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Trainers Share Views On First Pegasus World Cup With No Race-Day Medication

For the first time in 2020, Saturday’s Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series presented by Runhappy will be run free of race-day medications, heralding a new era in the sport of Thoroughbred racing in North America. The medication-free policy is consistent with the International Federation of Horse Racing Authorities (IFHA) standards. Two percent of the […]

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ARCI: New York Lab Finds ‘Major Doping Threat’ In Pair Of Standardbred Horses

The New York Equine Drug Testing Programs Director Dr. George Maylin has confirmed the presence of a major doping threat to both human and equine sport in two standardbred horses racing at Yonkers Raceway.  The New York horse racing lab is believed to be the first laboratory, in either horse racing or the worldwide WADA […]

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Diaz Savoring Eclipse Nomination As First Puerto Rico-Based Finalist For Apprentice Jockey

Apprentice jockey Angel Díaz had a very good first year riding at Camarero Racetrack in Puerto Rico – so good he was one of the finalists for this year’s Eclipse Award for Outstanding Apprentice Jockey. In a September interview, journalist Moncho Nuñez asked Angel which jockey he most admired and looked up to. “Juan Carlos […]

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