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Cooling Out On The Track: Science Says You May Be Doing It Wrong

For longer than anyone can remember, horsemen have been warned that watering off a hot horse too quickly can be dangerous. In his classic how-to manual Training Thoroughbred Horses published in 1953, Racing Hall of Fame trainer Preston Burch wrote: “A horse is very easily foundered by too much water or feed at this time […]

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Round Table: British Jockey Club Focusing On Fans First, Wagers Next

If Jockey Club chairman Stuart Janney’s concluding remarks at the 66th annual Round Table this week are anything to go by, the organization is taking some significant cues from its English counterpart. The majority of Sunday’s Round Table served to review a 2018 McKinsey and Company study and its updated suggestions for improving the sport. […]

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Barkley Gives Howard Belvoir Third Longacres Mile Victory

Barkley and his big white face out finished millionaire Alert Bay and scored a 1 1/2-length victory Sunday in the 83rd running of the $200,000 Longacres Mile (G3) at Emerald Downs in Auburn, Wash. With Javier Matias riding at 120 pounds, Barkley charged between Alert Bay and Oh Marvelous Me to gain command past mid-stretch, […]

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Million Winner Robert Bruce Extra ‘Special’ For Chilean Connections

Convento Viejo’s bloodstock advisor Luigi D’Alessandri believes that there is a lot of potential for growth on a worldwide scale for the Chilean breeding and racing industry. Such beliefs were solidified following a victory with Robert Bruce (CHI) in the Grade I Arlington Million on Saturday, the first ever by a Chilean bred horse in the Chicagoland’s marquee race. […]

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Nancy Polk, Breeder Of Daddys Lil Darling, Dies After Bout With Pneumonia

Nancy Polk, the owner of Normandy Farm and breeder of both Breeders’ Cup winner Mongolian Saturday and millionaire Daddys Lil Darling, passed away on Saturday shortly before the later filly finished fourth in the Grade 1 Beverly D. Stakes at Arlington Park. Trainer Kenny McPeek announced her passing on the NBC broadcast. Polk has been […]

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Travers-Bound Gronkowski Pleases Brown With ‘Strong Work’ On Sunday

Grade 1 Belmont Stakes runner-up Gronkowski breezed five furlongs in 1:01.44 on the Saratoga main track Sunday morning, completing his fourth work at Saratoga leading up to the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers on August 25. Trained by Chad Brown, Gronkowski worked five furlongs for a third straight week, going over a track listed as good. Jose Ortiz, who […]

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Updated: Oscar Performance Headed To Rood & Riddle For Evaluation

The wagering favorite in Saturday’s Arlington Million, Oscar Performance was pulled up sharply in mid-stretch by jockey Jose Ortiz. The 4-year-old colt walked on to the horse ambulance under his own power, and was vanned off the course back to his stable. The on-track veterinarian saw no immediate signs of distress. According to drf.com, Ortiz told […]

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Trio Of Carryovers Offer Opportunity On Sunday Card At Arlington

Sunday’s 8-race card at Arlington International Racecourse will feature a bevy of wagering opportunities with the Jackpot Pick 6, Late Pick 5 and Jackpot High 5 all offering substantial carryovers at the Chicagoland oval. A vexing second-half of Saturday’s Arlington Million card featured longshot winners Sir Anthony ($72.20; Bruce D. Memorial Stakes) and Carrick ($78.20; Grade I Secretariat […]

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American Pharoah Filly Tops First Session At Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Yearling Sale

A big day for New York-breds on the racetrack turned into a big night for them on Saturday at the Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Yearling Sale, after the opening session closed with gains in gross and average sale price, and a near-record-priced filly from the first crop of American Pharoah. Hours before the first horse hit […]

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McKinsey, Seven Years On: How Has Racing Done?

Every August like clockwork, industry stakeholders and media dress up and file into a ballroom at the Gideon Putnam Hotel in Saratoga Springs for the annual Jockey Club Round Table. The Round Table, which has evolved from a small discussion to a series of large, formal addresses, has tackled topics like medication reform, racing integrity, […]

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