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View From The Eighth Pole: They Don’t Always Bring Their ‘A’ Game

There were 16,568 racing fans on hand at Del Mar racetrack to watch Saturday’s Grade 2 San Diego Handicap – plus one notable no show. Juddmonte Farms’ Arrogate, billed by some as the Horse of the World, “laid an egg,” in the words of his trainer, Bob Baffert. In what was by far the worst performance […]

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Meadowlands’ Gural To Receive Equine Savior Award From Equine Advocates

Jeff Gural, owner of three racetracks – The Meadowlands in New Jersey (which features Harness racing and a short Thoroughbred meet), Vernon Downs and Tioga Downs (both located in New York State) – will receive the Ellen and Herbert Moelis Equine Savior Award for his commitment to the humane fate and aftercare of horses bred […]

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Opinion: Make The Jim Dandy ‘A Good Old-Fashioned Match Race’

Though a small field is already expected for Saturday’s G2 Jim Dandy at Saratoga, Michael Spector of racingdudes.com suggests taking the contest one step further: why not make the Jim Dandy “a good old-fashioned match race” between Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming and Preakness victor Cloud Computing? Spector admits that certain logistical problems likely stand in […]

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Haskell A ‘Family’ Affair For De Tomaso, Irish War Cry

Isabelle de Tomaso, who collected the awards for her third-generation homebred Irish Sovereign as the 2016 New Jersey Broodmare of the Year and for Irish War Cry as the state-bred champion 2-year-old at Monmouth Park in June, heads back to the track Sunday hoping to pick up the most meaningful hardware of all, the Haskell Invitational trophy. Irish War Cry, […]

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Texas Thoroughbred Association Catalogs 139 For Aug. 21 Yearling, Mixed Sale

The Texas Thoroughbred Association has announced a catalog of 139 head for its Texas Summer Yearling and Mixed Sale on August 21 at Lone Star Park. There are 102 yearlings in the catalog with a mixed session of 37 head. The catalog is nearly identical in size to last year’s, which offered 105 yearlings and […]

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Daily Racing Form Purchased By Z Capital Partners

Z Capital Partners, L.L.C. (“Z Capital”), the private equity management arm of Z Capital Group, L.L.C., a leading global alternative investment manager focused on opportunistic, value-oriented private equity and credit funds, today announced the acquisition by affiliates of Z Capital of Sports Information Group, LLC (“SIG” or the “Company”), a dominant multi-media information company focused […]

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Prominent Sire City Zip Euthanized At 19

Lane’s End Farm announced today that prominent stallion City Zip has been euthanized at age 19 due to chronic foot problems. A member of the Lane’s End Stallion roster since 2005, City Zip’s progeny have reached the highest echelon of Thoroughbred racing. City Zip is a perennial leading sire and has emerged as one of the […]

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Florida: Appellate Court Ruling Will Allow Challenges To Breeders’ Awards Plan

In an opinion issued July 24, Florida’s First District Court of Appeal has determined that Thoroughbred breeders in the state “have a legal right” to challenge provisions in the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association’s annual plan that outlines breeders’ award funds. According to a report in the Blood-Horse, the court ruling overturns a 2016 decision by […]

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San Clemente H.: Madame Dancealot Sorprende, Sircat Sally Se Lesiona Y Es Retirada De Las Pistas

La 48a. versión del San Clemente Handicap (G2, $200,000) tuvo un desenlace inesperado. Mas allá del triunfo de una de las menos cotizadas, la gran favorita de la prueba perdió su invicto y terminó sus días como pistera. Madame Dancealot vino desde el último lugar con una atropellada fulminante y sorprendió con una terminante victoria […]

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Horse Thieves Steal Statue Of 1901 KY Derby Winner His Eminence From Indiana Business

A New Albany, Indiana, businesswoman is asking the public for help after ‘horse thieves’ rode off with a statue of a Kentucky Derby winner that was located outside her real estate office. Pat Harrison told the News and Tribune that the statue – of 1901 Kentucky Derby winner His Eminence – was stolen late last week. The statue was […]

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