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Woodbine Considers Postponing June 27 Queen’s Plate

Following an announcement by Toronto Mayor John Tory that all of the Canadian city’s major events and festivals scheduled between now and June 30 are being cancelled, Woodbine Entertainment said it is evaluating the potential postponement of the Queen’s Plate, the country’s biggest and most important racing event, scheduled for June 27. A post on […]

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Santa Anita To Remain Closed; Saturday’s Santa Anita Derby Will Be Rescheduled

Santa Anita Park will remain closed for live racing through this weekend as it abides by the order issued last week from the Los Angeles County Health Department as it relates to essential businesses. At this time, there are no known cases of COVID-19 at Santa Anita Park. The prestigious Santa Anita Derby and Santa […]

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Arraignment For Navarro, Servis, And Others Set For Teleconference April 2

Several of the defendants in a federal case focusing on drug misbranding and the doping of racehorses will be arraigned via teleconference later this week. The defendants scheduled to be arraigned include Jorge Navarro, Erica Garcia, Marcos Zulueta, Michael Tannuzzo, Gregory Skelton, Ross Cohen, Seth Fishman, Lisa Giannelli, Jordan Fishman, Rick Dane Jr., Christopher Oakes, […]

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Castellano: Feeling Fine, But COVID-19 Positive Is ‘One Of The Toughest Challenges In My Life’

Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano spoke about contracting COVID-19 for the first time on Monday, calling in for a conversation with Barry Abrams’ In The Gate podcast. Agent John Panagot posted the news of Castellano’s positive test to Twitter on Thursday, March 26, indicating that the rider was “asymptomatic and feels fine and healthy.” […]

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Dettori Heartbroken By COVID-19’s Impact On His Native Italy

Everyone has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but for top European jockey Frankie Dettori, who hails from Italy, the virus hits even closer to home. “It’s heart-breaking,” said Dettori, speaking on BBC’s podcast The Guest List this weekend. “It seems endless. Every day we hope we can reach something better, but it doesn’t seem […]

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Barclay Tagg’s Druthers: A Preakness, Belmont, Travers, Kentucky Derby Sequence For Tiz The Law

Sackatoga Stable’s Tiz the Law, bred in New York by Twin Creeks Farm, surged to the top of the Kentucky Derby points leaderboard with an emphatic score in Saturday’s Grade 1, $750,000 Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. Trained by Barclay Tagg, who trained New York-bred Funny Cide to victories in the 2003 […]

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‘These Horses Still Have To Go Out And Train’: Baffert Works Top Derby Prospect Authentic

While officials with Santa Anita Park are working with the Los Angeles County board of supervisors and the health department in hopes of reopening the Arcadia track for live racing, trainer Bob Baffert said all he can do is take a wait and see approach with his roster of candidates for the Grade 1 Kentucky […]

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Roytz: COVID-19 Crisis Will Lead To More Horses Than Ever In Need Of Second Careers

In a commentary for The Horse magazine, Retired Racehorse Project executive director (and former Paulick Report contributor) Jen Roytz writes that the work of Thoroughbred aftercare organizations has increased exponentially in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The short term stoppage of live racing and long-term economic downturn will likely lead to more horses than […]

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Rising To The Occasion, Tiz The Law Rules The Day In Florida Derby

Getting a perfect trip under Manny Franco, Sackatoga Stable’s Tiz the Law solidified his standing as the top 3-year-old on the East Coast, winning Saturday’s $750,000, Grade 1 Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. Rating comfortably in third most of the way, Tiz the Law moved to the lead on the turn, […]

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