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Maximum Security Emphatic In Cigar Mile Victory

Gary and Mary West’s Maximum Security has been the subject of controversy throughout his sophomore season, but there could be no argument that the 3-year-old son of New Year’s Day was much the best in this Saturday’s Grade 1 Cigar Mile. Out-sprinting Breeders’ Cup winner Spun to Run on the lead, Maximum Security and Luis […]

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‘Nobody Does It By Yourself’: Woodbine Honors Retiring Jockey Da Silva

Six-time Sovereign Award-winning jockey Eurico Rosa Da Silva, who is approaching the finish line of his successful racing career with plans to retire at the conclusion of the meet, was feted in a winner’s circle ceremony on Saturday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack. Jim Lawson, CEO of Woodbine Entertainment, and Jonathan Zammit, VP of Thoroughbred Racing […]

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Re-Routed Shotski Delivers For O’Dwyer In Remsen

Originally scheduled to ship from trainer Jeremiah O’Dwyer’s Midatlantic base to Churchill Downs last weekend for the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes, Shotski was scratched due to the soggy weather forecast. The 2-year-old son of Blame proved O’Dwyer’s decision a great one when he won this Saturday’s G3 Remsen at odds of 8-1. Ridden by jockey […]

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Delta’s Royalty, Lone Foal Of Royal Delta, Wins On Debut At Kempton

The only foal out of the late three-time Eclipse champion Royal Delta, Delta’s Royalty showcased some of her dam’s exceptional talent with a debut victory at Kempton this week. The 2-year-old Galileo filly, trained by Roger Varian, won a one-mile fillies’ novice event on polytrack over 13 rivals, fending off her nearest challenger by about […]

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Paws On The Ground: New Jersey Puts K-9 To Work In Search Of Cheaters

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the New Jersey Racing Commission have deployed a new asset in the effort to prevent cheating in the horse racing industry – a specially-trained scent-sniffing dog named Shadow. A two-year-old black Labrador, Shadow is New Jersey’s first-ever K-9 horse racing investigator, and is already proving to be […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Special Pair Of Victories Honor ‘An Old Cowboy’

The rain falling from the sky on Thanksgiving eve in Hobbs, N.M. mirrored the bittersweet emotions in the Zia Park winner’s circle.  A frontrunning 4 ½-length victory by Restrainedvengence in the $150,000 Zia Park Championship saw fresh tears well up in the eyes of his connections; it was just a few weeks after the passing […]

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Australian Superstar Winx Confirmed In Foal To I Am Invincible

Winx, a four-time Australian Horse of the Year, has been confirmed to be in-foal to I Am Invincible for her first pregnancy, the mare’s connections announced in a statement Thursday. The 8-year-old daughter of Street Cry is due in the spring of 2020, per the statement. “We are very excited about this next stage of […]

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Cherry Wine Has Gone From Racehorse To Hunter, Jumper, Barrel Racer, And ‘Heart Horse’

With an abundance of dapples adorning Cherry Wine’s gray coat, further complemented by his flowy mane and forelock, the Dale Romans-trained colt was a big hit with fans and photographers during his four-year racing campaign. So it wasn’t surprising 15 months after Cherry Wine ran his final race, there was considerable reaction on Twitter when […]

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‘Happy And Very Sound’: Popular Gelding Pink Lloyd Aims For One More Season Before Retirement

Ontario-bred Pink Lloyd, the winner of 22 of 27 career starts, is pointing for another racing campaign in 2020 before he heads off to a retirement farm in Canada, reports the Daily Racing Form. The 7-year-old gelding will likely spend his after-racing days at the LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society’s farm in Ontario, but after a […]

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Aftercare Should Not Be An Afterthought: Solutions For The Future

This is the conclusion of our three-part series on the state of Thoroughbred aftercare. You can read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. Depending on the day, working in Thoroughbred aftercare can feel especially impactful or incredibly futile. On one hand, horse racing has accomplished so much in a short amount of time in […]

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