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Quarter Horse Trainer Bobby Martinez Hit With 34-Year Suspension For Eight Class 1 Violations

Quarter Horse conditioner Bobby R. Martinez, who has trained winners of more than $12.9 million, has been handed a potential 34-year suspension and fines of up to $480,000 after the New Mexico Racing Commission says he had eight positive tests for a Class 1 substance. The rulings, issued March 31, were all for ostarine, which […]

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Before You Click ‘Donate,’ What Do You Know About That Horse Rescue?

In this social media-driven age, it’s easier than ever for ordinary people to lend their voices or their cash to a cause they care about. For many in the equine welfare world, this is good news – it’s now cheaper to get their message out to the public, and faster for their supporters to PayPal […]

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Sonneman ‘A Horse That Could Really Benefit’ From Kentucky Derby Delay

Trainer Mark Hennig and long-time owners Courtlandt Farms are loaded with sophomore stakes-caliber stock with Sonneman, Or’effice, Americanus, Kingmeister and Maedean currently in training at Gulfstream Park. Hennig, who has 16 horses stabled at Belmont Park as well as the above-noted talent among his Gulfstream-based contingent, saw Sonneman return with a sparkling score on Saturday […]

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First Four British Classics Of Flat Racing Season Will Be Postponed; Dates TBD

The QIPCO Guineas Festival at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile and The Investec Derby Festival at Epsom Downs Racecourse will not be staged 2nd/3rd May and 5th/6th June respectively, due to the ongoing public health emergency, Jockey Club Racecourses (JCR) announced today. Given the importance of the 3-year-old classic programme to the careers of that generation of […]

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‘He Will Cover At Least 150 Mares’: California Chrome Poised For Big Splash At Stud In Japan

California Chrome’s sale to Japan last fall might have come as a surprise to some, but Thoroughbred Racing Commentary explained why the Japanese racing and breeding industries made bringing him to the country a priority. Writer Nancy Sexton points out that Japanese interests were high on the two-time Horse of the Year from early on, […]

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Canterbury Planning Modifications To 2020 Live Race Meet

Canterbury Park racing officials along with the Minnesota Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association, the organization which represents owners, trainers and jockeys working at the Shakopee, Minn. racetrack, are continuing to formulate plans for a 2020 live racing season with a modified schedule. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the race meet was to begin May 15 […]

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Hannum: Outlook Uncertain For Flat Racing Season In Virginia

Last year, the recovery of the horse racing industry in Virginia was one of the good news stories of the summer. This year, Virginia Equine Alliance executive director Jeb Hannum remains hopeful the flat racing meet at Colonial Downs can go on as scheduled, but there are some challenges, he told Glenn Petty of Old […]

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Stallion Spotlight: Tom Hamm Of Three Chimneys On Fast Anna

Stallion Spotlight offers stud farm representatives a chance to address breeders and answer questions as they finalize their mating decisions for the 2020 breeding season. In this edition, Tom Hamm, director of stallion seasons at Three Chimneys, discusses Fast Anna, a Grade 1-placed stakes-winning son of champion Dreaming of Anna. His first foals are 3-year-olds […]

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Emerald Downs ‘Fully Committed’ To 2020 Meet; Dates Remain Uncertain

Emerald Downs will not begin its 25th season on April 18 as scheduled, but track officials told the Kent Reporter they are “fully committed” to offering live racing there sometime this year. Many employees at the track have been furloughed, though the property has remained open for training for the 532 horses on its grounds. […]

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