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Retired Jockey Lisa Misiewicz Henry Dies At 59

Lisa (Misiewicz) Henry, 59, died suddenly Friday. A jockey from 1980-1990, she was married to Tampa Bay Downs employee William Henry, also a former rider. She rode 100 winners in 1981 and finished her 10-year career with 508 victories, according to Equibase. One of the most popular jockeys in Tampa Bay Downs history, Lisa sat […]

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Which Is Which? Matching Feed Ingredients With Nutrients

Anyone who has made an effort to read the label on a bag of horse feed knows that recognizing and understanding the ingredients is not easy. We know that three basic feed components — protein, fat, and fiber — are necessary in a horse’s diet, as well as various vitamins and minerals, but what ingredients […]

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A $2,500 Yearling, Two Notch Road Now Boasts More Than Half A Million In Earnings

Two Notch Road had won three of 11 races and close to a quarter of a million dollars in purse earnings through his 3-year-old campaign when trainer Glenn Thompson was offered nearly twice his bankroll for a horse he had purchased as a yearling for a mere $2,500. He said no. A bowed tendon later […]

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Porky Porcine Leverages Star Power To Bring CT Scanner To Canada

Esther the Wonder Pig is 600-pounds of porcine celebrity and she’s using her star power for good. Cared for by Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter, who own the Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary in Milton, Ontario, Esther has over 1.3 million followers on Facebook. After falling ill last year and being referred to the University […]

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Justify Triple Crown Poster Giveaway To First 4,000 Paid Admissions Saturday At Santa Anita

Bob Baffert’s undefeated Triple Crown Champion Justify, who returned to Santa Anita on Sunday, will be the subject of a beautiful Triple Crown poster which will be given away free with paid admission, to the first 4,000 attendees this Saturday, June 23.  Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith will be available from 10:30 a.m. to […]

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San Carlos, Appearance By Justify Highlight Saturday’s Santa Anita Card

Bob Baffert’s American Anthem and Phil D’Amato’s Touching Rainbows, a pair of horses in top form, head a field of eight 3-year-olds and up going seven furlongs in Saturday’s Grade 2, $250,000 San Carlos Stakes at Santa Anita. There is a special early first post time of 12 noon PDT on Saturday in order to […]

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NTRA, UK To Offer Racecourse Manager Certificate For Handling Surfaces

The NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance and the University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs today launched a joint initiative offering a Racecourse Manager Certification from the University of Kentucky beginning this fall. The curriculum will be designed for those already engaged in careers with racing surface maintenance crews with an eye toward stepping into leadership roles. “Horse […]

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Boyd Gaming-Owned Tracks In Louisiana Join NTWO Horse-Rehoming Efforts

The National Thoroughbred Welfare Organization (NTWO) today announced a partnership with Delta Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel and Evangeline Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel, which have each agreed to provide financial assistance and other support to NTWO’s horse-rehoming efforts in the state of Louisiana. The Boyd Gaming Corporation-owned tracks are the first in Louisiana – and the […]

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Kentucky Downs To Increase Number Of Historical Racing Machines

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission unanimously granted permission for Kentucky Downs to increase their number of historical horse racing machines, reports drf.com. Currently operating 775 machines, Kentucky Downs will bump that number to 1,200 machines. The facility has planned an expansion for the new machines, which will also need to be approved by the commission. Both […]

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Lone Sailor Has Connections Hoping For Repeat In Ohio Derby

G M B Racing and trainer Tom Amoss won the Grade 3 Ohio Derby at JACK Thistledown Racino two years ago with Mo Tom and hope to win again this year with Lone Sailor, but the waters get deeper for Saturday’s 84th running. The race regained its graded status last year and the field reflects the change. Third in the […]

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