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West Virginia Rescinds Seven Naproxen Positives; No Contamination Detected

A month after trainers questioned whether environmental contamination could be to blame for a flurry of naproxen positives at Charles Town, the West Virginia Racing Commission has rescinded several of those rulings. According to The Racing Biz, the commission maintains there was no contamination of the receiving barn, where many positive horses had been stabled, […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Investing In A ‘High-Level Blue Collar Family’

A catalog page for Don Robinson would read like that of one of the blue-blooded Thoroughbreds his Winter Quarter Farm has become known for. His grandmother Mrs. Silas B. Mason operated a farm in Lexington named Duntreath in the 1920s, racing colts like Santa Anita Derby winner He Did — famous for side-swiping Seabiscuit at […]

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Florida Follies: Dozens Of Drug Positives Thrown Out Due To State Incompetence

How incompetent is the leadership at Florida’s Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering, the state government agency that regulates horse racing in the state? Let me count the ways: 1, 2, 3, 4 … 100, maybe more. That’s how many administrative complaints for medication violations in just over a year had to be tossed out because of […]

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Castleton Lyons: Lexington Council Votes ‘No’ On Funding To Preserve Land

Members of Urban County Council voted on Tuesday to not approve $5 million in funding to help preserve 1,000 acres of land at Castleton Lyons Farm. According to a report in the Lexington Herald-Leader, the Rural Land Management Board had requested the additional $5 million to purchase development rights to the farm, which would protect it from future commercial development. […]

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Curlin Colt Lights Up Board For Record $1.5 Million At Strong Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale

The second and final session of the 2017 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training concluded Tuesday with increases for both session and the overall auction, as well as a record high price of $1.5 million. Gross receipts of $25,237,000 for 330 horses were up 9.1 percent from last year, while the average overall price of […]

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Champion Classic Empire To Stand At Ashford Stud Upon Retirement

Coolmore has acquired the breeding rights to Champion 2-year-old colt and recent G1 Preakness runner-up Classic Empire, the Thoroughbred Daily News reported Tuesday. The multiple G1 winner will continue to race in the colors of owner John C. Oxley. Upon his retirement from racing, the colt will enter stud at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky. The deal […]

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Death Of Half-Sister To Super Saver Prompts Civil Lawsuit

Hill ‘n’ Dale Equine Holdings has filed a civil lawsuit against Rood and Riddle Partners, claiming failure to maintain standard of care in the death of a filly out of classic producer Supercharger. The complaint, filed April 21, 2017, in Fayette Circuit Court in Lexington, Ky., states Supercharger was admitted to Rood and Riddle Equine […]

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What Would Bobby (Frankel) Do? Brown Proves He Can Train More Than Turf Stars

An Eclipse Award-winning trainer of five individual grass champions, Chad Brown had developed a record as a top turf trainer. The 38-year-old felt that the moniker simply wasn’t true, he told thoroughbredracing.com, and proved on Saturday that he is also capable of training top dirt horses when Cloud Computing gave him his first classic victory in […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: Preakness Aftermath

It’s not supposed to be easy, this Triple Crown thing. Yes, there was plenty of disappointment to go around when Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming chucked it at the top of the stretch, but what a terrific horse race winner Cloud Computing and runner-up Classic Empire put on in this 142nd running of the Preakness […]

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Opinion: Cloud Computing’s Preakness Win ‘A Loss’ For Belmont And Horse Racing

The stretch battle in the G1 Preakness Stakes between Classic Empire and Cloud Computing was certainly an exciting one for those watching, whether you happened to be at Pimlico in person, or watching on television. After the horses crossed the finish line, however, a sense of disappointment crept in as the realization grew that there […]

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