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Knee Injury Temporarily Sidelines Jockey Jose Ortiz

Jockey Jose Ortiz will be off his mounts through this weekend after injuring his left knee in a spill at Belmont Park on Wednesday. The Daily Racing Form reports that the “extent of the injury will not be known until Ortiz gets an MRI”, which would be either today or Friday, according to Ortiz’s agent, Jim Riccio […]

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New Jersey Racing Commission Increases Fines For Navarro, Gindi

The New Jersey Racing Commission, following the advice of Monmouth Park stewards, has levied stiff fines on trainer Jorge Navarro and owner Randal Gindi for conduct “extremely detrimental to racing.” The Daily Racing Form reports that during its regular meeting Sept. 20, the commission voted to increase the fine for Gindi – from the initial amount of […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: From ‘Marshmallow’ To Grade 1 Winner

Three days after stepping into the winner’s circle to celebrate her win in the Northern Dancer Turf Stakes, 36-year-old trainer Ashlee Brnjas said the victory by Johnny Bear “still hadn’t sunk in.” Under Luis Contreras, the 6-year-old son of English Channel stalked the pace for just over a mile, then angled out on the far […]

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Racing Integrity’s Newest Threat: Human Designer Drugs?

It’s no secret the challenge of post-race drug testing has always been keeping regulators one step ahead of those who use illegal drugs or illegally manipulate medication. But with the advent of Internet sales and bitcoin, one laboratory director fears his job, and that of racing commissions everywhere, is about to get a lot more […]

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Around The Track Podcast Presented By Taylor Made: The Many Questions Of Mike Repole

Despite his humble roots, Mike Repole’s goals have always been lofty, and to his credit, he’s achieved many of them. The kid from Queens who was the first person in his family to attend college turned a small beverage company into a giant worth $4 billion. He dreamed of owning racehorses as a teenager, and […]

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‘Like Winning The Lottery’: Team Winx Reflects On ‘One Of The Best Horses That’s Ever Lived’

Australian supermare Winx has won 20 races in a row, and is showing no signs of slowing down. This week, the 6-year-old daughter of Street Cry was featured on Australia’s 60 Minutes, alongside the team who has helped her reach the pinnacle of the racing world. “It’s a dream,” said trainer Chris Waller. “I don’t think […]

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Joe Sharp Part Of ‘Trainer Team’ To Win Inaugural Real Rider Cup At Plantation Fields

Grade 1-winning trainer Joe Sharp was one of a team of five trainers who combined on Sunday to win the inaugural “Real Rider Cup” at Plantation Fields in Unionville, Pa., a charity event benefiting the Retired Racehorse Project. Sharp and his team members Sanna Neilson, Chucky Lawrence, Tim Keefe, and Leigh Delacour, each completed a […]

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In Arrogate’s First Work Since Pacific Classic, Baffert Seeks ‘Input’ From Rider Bejarano

Still the highest-rated racehorse of 2017 by Longines, Juddmonte Farm’s Arrogate worked on Monday for the first time since the Aug. 19 Pacific Classic, reports bloodhorse.com. The 4-year-old son of Unbridled Song breezed a half mile by himself over the Santa Anita strip in :49 3/5, ridden by Rafael Bejarano. Jockey Martin Garcia is Arrogate’s […]

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Ehalt: Even After 18 Years, TVG Still Facing ‘Huge Challenges’ In Promoting Sport

The Television Games Network (TVG) was launched 18 years ago, becoming the first network dedicated to solely covering horse racing. During TVG’s first few years it was only available via the Dish network, but in the nearly two decades since its launch, it has grown to the point where it is now available to 12 […]

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Baffert Assistant Jimmy Barnes Suffers Fractured Pelvis In ‘Freaky’ Training Incident

Long a top assistant to Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, Jimmy Barnes can usually be seen accompanying his equine charges across the world on a lead pony. On Sunday, according to drf.com, the pony 58-year-old Barnes was riding stumbled and unseated him. Barnes was transported to the hospital and diagnosed with a fractured pelvis. How […]

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