Colorado race meet cancelled due to EHV-1

An annual Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing meet in Western Colorado has been cancelled due to the threat of EHV-1, the deadly equine disease spreading through Western states.  It’s only the second time in 25 years the San Miguel Horse Racing Association Spring Race Meet has been called off.  There have been no cases reported […]

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Belmont Park to host World of Horses

Press Release The World of Horses comes to Belmont Park Sunday, May 29 to celebrate the Memorial Day weekend and the June 11 Belmont Stakes. The day begins with a Parade of Breeds on the main track, tentatively scheduled for 11:30 a.m., led by the Nassau County Mounted Unit and featuring local horses and riders.  […]

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Zipse: Missing Paddy O’Prado already

Zipse at the Track says he doesn’t often write rememberance pieces so soon after a horse retires, but in the case of Paddy O’Prado, it might be fitting because his career was all too short: “As I write this, plans for his second career, at stud are being planned. A son of El Prado, I […]

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Magic Millions kicks off three-day weanling sale

Australia’s Magic Millions begins a series of auctions Wednesday with a three-day sale featuring more than 600 weanlings.  Several US-based sires will be represented, including Artie Schiller, Bernardini, Hard Spun and Street Cry. The Magic Millions Broodmare sale follows May 29, while a yearling auction takes place in early June.

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First winner for millionaire Sun King

Sun King, a multimillionaire and four-time graded stakes winner, sired his first winner on May 22, when a 2-year-old colt named Legalis won at Premio Meltrasio racetrack in Milan, Italy. Out of the stakes-producing Time for a Change mare Eh La Bas Chere, Legalis proved best in six-furlong contest on turf, moving his earnings to […]

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Evening Jewel sold to the Joneses

Multiple Grade 1 winner Evening Jewel has been purchased by Aaron and Marie Jones and will arrive June 1 at Taylor Made Farm in Kentucky.  Evening Jewel won or placed in 15 of 19 races and earned more than $1.2 million for owners Tom and Marilyn Braly. The Joneses will look at breeding Evening Jewel, […]

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Indian Charlie colt sells for $600,000, tops FT sale

An Indian Charlie colt out of the mare, Bally Storm, sold for $600,000 Tuesday – the highest price so far at the two-day Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of two-year-olds in training.  The colt was purchased by Patrice Miller of consulting firm EQB for an undisclosed owner. 

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Smarty Jones loving new life in Pennsylvania

Philadelphia turf writer Dick Jerardi has a lengthy feature about almost-Triple Crown champion Smarty Jones, who moved from Kentucky to his home state of Pennsylvania last year to stand at Ghost Ridge Farms.  Jerardi relives some of Smarty’s racing moments and learns how the Derby and Preakness winner is doing now: “Smarty’s a rock star,” […]

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Brass Hat retired at age 10

Fan favorite Brass Hat has been retired at age 10 and will return to the Kentucky farm where he was born and raised, according to owner Fred Bradley and his son, trainer Buff Bradley. The Bradleys brought Brass Hat back into training at Churchill Downs this year with hopes that he might race again but […]

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