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West Point Admires ‘Versatility’ Of My Boy Jack, Purchases Interest

A member of last year’s Kentucky Derby-winning entourage of owners, West Point Thoroughbreds has just purchased an interest in 2018 contender My Boy Jack. According to bloodhorse.com, the 3-year-old son of Creative Cause will carry the silks of Monomoy Stable (Sol Kumin) on the first Saturday in May. “I’ve always liked this horse and admire his […]

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Bolt D’Oro ‘Got The Air That He Needed’ In Penultimate Derby Work

Top Kentucky Derby prospect Bolt d’Oro had his penultimate major exercise on Sunday, breezing seven furlongs in 1:24 1/5 at Santa Anita Park. According to drf.com, the 3-year-old son of Medaglia d’Oro worked by himself under new rider Victor Espinoza, with fractions of :46.60 and :58.40. “When he works alone, he’s not as excellent, but he’s […]

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Oh, Brother! Identical Twins Join Hastings Jockey Colony

Move over Henrik and Daniel Sedin, the Swedish twins who played for the Vancouver Canucks in the NHL. There’s another identical twin brother act ready to hit the the British Columbia sports scene. Meet Lenny and Learie Seecharen, 22-year-old jockeys from Trinidad who are riding Saturday and Sunday during opening weekend of the 2018 thoroughbred […]

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Horse Of The Year Pink Lloyd Sets Track Record In Seasonal Debut At Woodbine

Entourage Stables’ reigning Horse of the Year Pink Lloyd turned in a show-stopping track record performance to win the $100,000 Jacques Cartier Stakes in his season’s debut on Saturday afternoon as the 2018 Thoroughbred meet kicked off at Woodbine. Following a perfect eight-for-eight stakes campaign in 2017 that earned him Canadian Horse of the Year […]

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‘Superior Racehorse’ Justify, Filly Rayya Breeze Saturday For Derby, Oaks

Likely to be the favorite for the Kentucky Derby, Justify underwent his penultimate breeze on Saturday morning at Santa Anita Park. According to bloodhorse.com, the 3-year-old Scat Daddy colt broke off in front of a workmate, then settled back behind down the backstretch. He crossed the wire several lengths in front to earn an official […]

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Derby A ‘Tall Order,’ But Good Magic Ready For ‘The Best Race Of His Life’

Trainer Chad Brown called the Saturday breeze by champion and Toyota Blue Grass (G2) winner Good Magic “outstanding” after the Curlin colt worked 4 furlongs in :48 with exercise rider Walter Malasquez aboard. Keeneland clockers caught Good Magic galloping out 5 furlongs in 1:00 and 6 furlongs in 1:14. The move marked Good Magic’s first breeze since he won the Toyota Blue […]

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Derby Trio Leave Pletcher Smiling After Friday Breezes At Palm Beach

Florida Derby (G1) hero Audible breezed five furlongs in 1:01.40 Friday morning at Palm Beach Downs in preparation for a scheduled start in the May 5 Kentucky Derby (G1) at Churchill Downs. The Todd Pletcher-trained son of Into Mischief worked in company with Patch in his second workout since registering a three-length triumph in the […]

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Adequan Presents Derby Capsule: A Case For The Pace?

In case you’re not keeping track, we’re only about 360 hours from the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby. Then, in two minutes, it’ll be over. The ratio of time spent mulling, hand-wringing and doing mental gymnastics about the Derby to the duration of the event is astronomically high, and I can’t think of anything […]

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In Their Own Words: Rags To Riches ‘Put On Earth’ For Belmont Stakes Victory

The New York Racing Association introduces a weekly series of diaries to help celebrate the 150th Belmont Stakes on June 9 at Belmont Park. “In Their Own Words” will feature prominent owners, trainers and jockeys as they re-live some of the most stirring moments in the rich history of the “Test of the Champion.” The […]

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Doc’s Products, Inc. Presents How To Fix: The Girthy Horse

Today, we continue the Paulick Report’s new series on equine behavior and training challenges. This week, we’ll focus on horses commonly described as “girthy,” which often means they exhibit irritation or stress when the girth or cinch is tightened. Horses may pin their ears, bite, kick, or charge forward to escape the stimulus. The term […]

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