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Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred’s Clancy To Be Presented With David F. Woods Memorial Award

Eclipse-award winning writer Joe Clancy, editor of Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred, will be awarded the David F. Woods Memorial Award for excellence in journalism Thursday, May 18 at the Alibi Breakfast at Pimlico Race Course. Clancy will be recognized by the Maryland Jockey Club for “Preakness-winning Desormeaux brothers fueled by early days in Maryland,” a feature on […]

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Timothy T. Capps Memorial Scholarship Established At University Of Louisville

The University of Louisville College of Business has established a memorial scholarship in memory of Timothy T. Capps, who died April 22, 2017, following a stroke. Capps, 71, a highly regarded consultant in the horse racing industry, had been director of the Equine Industry Program since 2011. “Several graduates and graduating seniors suggested creating this […]

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Calumet’s Quiet Business Makes Noise In Friday’s Bewitch At Keeneland

Calumet Farm’s 16-1 longshot Quiet Business took command in the final furlong to win the 1½-mile Bewitch (G3) before 18,057 fans at Keeneland on Friday’s closing day of the 2017 Spring Meet. Quiet Business, a 4-year-old daughter of Quiet American, was ridden by Brian Hernandez Jr., who won two races on Friday. She is trained […]

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CHRB Meeting: Combined Fair Race Meeting Approved, Santa Anita Handle Down

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, April 27, at Santa Anita Park. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. First Vice Chair George Krikorian, Second Vice Chair Madeline Auerbach and Commissioners Jesse Choper and Araceli Ruano also were in attendance. The audio of this entire Board meeting is available on the CHRB Website (www.chrb.ca.gov) […]

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Derby, Oaks Security Measures To Include Magnetic Wand Scans, 24-Hour Supervision

Churchill Downs Racetrack today re-emphasized its annual enhanced security measures for horses competing in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) and ongoing safety and integrity measures included in its “Safety from Start to Finish” program. “Integrity and maximizing the safety and welfare of our athletes are of great importance to us, and […]

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OBS Spring Sale Closes With Record Gains As Creative Cause Filly Brings $850,000

Hip No. 999, a daughter of Creative Cause consigned by Tom McCrocklin, Agent, went to Linda Rice, Agent, for $850,000  to top the fourth and final session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s record breaking 2017 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. The chestnut filly, who breezed a quarter in :21 flat at Friday’s  Under […]

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Does A Z Bar Shoe Spell Derby Doom For Girvin? Not Necessarily

News this week that Kentucky Derby contender Girvin’s repeatedly delayed workout schedule is due to a quarter crack the colt incurred last week has many fans and handicappers rearranging their tickets to leave him off. The Daily Racing Form’s observation a day prior of Z bar shoes on both the colt’s front feet had already […]

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Deputed Testimony, Good Night Shirt Elected To Maryland Thoroughbred Hall Of Fame

The Maryland-bred Thoroughbred Hall of Fame’s newest inductees are millionaire steeplechaser and 2017 National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame steeplechase electee Good Night Shirt and classic winner Deputed Testamony, the most recent Maryland-bred to win the Preakness Stakes-G1. The selections were made by a committee of Maryland racing industry members coordinated by the […]

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Battle Of Midway’s ‘Good Work’ Pleases Hollendorfer

Battle of Midway, who will attempt to give Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer his first Kentucky Derby victory a week from Saturday at Churchill Downs, worked towards that goal at Santa Anita Friday morning, going six furlongs under Flavien Prat in 1:13.40. Runner-up by a half-length in the Santa Anita Derby to Kentucky Derby-bound […]

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Asian Racing Federation Forms ‘Anti-Illegal Betting Task Force’ To Combat Black Market Gambling

In its effort to crackdown on illegal black market betting, the Asian Racing Federation has formed the ‘Anti-Illegal Betting Force’ and the group has already begun to share information with law enforcement agencies around the world. The South China Morning Post reports that the federation has signed an agreement with the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC), and […]

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