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Maiden Winner Intrepid Heart Could Boost Pletcher Squad For 2019 Kentucky Derby

At this point in the Kentucky Derby prep season, trainer Todd Pletcher has uncharacteristically not saddled the winner of a 2019 points race. However, the two-time winner of the Run for the Roses did debut an intriguing 3-year-old prospect on Monday at Oaklawn that could prove the key to reversing that trend. Intrepid Heart, a […]

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‘Rough, Little And Tough’: Former Jockey Rudy Turcotte Passes At Age 69

At the age of 69, former jockey Rudy Turcotte died on Wednesday, Feb. 13 in Canada. He won the Grade 1 Laurel Futurity on Cure the Blues in 1980 and once rode six winners in a single day at Aqueduct, but his career was cut short due to alcoholism. “Despite his remarkable gifts as a […]

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War Of Will Jumps To Second In NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll

An emphatic victory by War of Will in the Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds this past Saturday was enough to elevate the Mark Casse-trainee to the No. 2 position behind champion Game Winner in this week’s National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top 3-Year-Old Poll. Owned by Gary Barber, War of Will captured […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Editorial, A Climax Stallion: War Of Will’s Rich Pedigree

Unbeaten in 2019 after winning the Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds on Feb. 16, War of Will (by War Front) has pushed some buttons for handicappers in search of challengers for the division leaders Game Winner (Candy Ride), Improbable (City Zip), Instagrand (Into Mischief), and Mucho Gusto (Mucho Macho Man). Only […]

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Woodbine: Inner Turf Unveiling Kicks Off 2019 Season With $16 Million In Stakes Purses

Woodbine Entertainment has unveiled its stakes schedule for the 2019 Thoroughbred racing season highlighted by the prestigious $1 million Queen’s Plate and the $1 million Ricoh Woodbine Mile, which will kick off Woodbine’s championship fall turf season. The grand opening of Woodbine’s new inner turf course this spring will add a new level of excitement […]

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Heavy Favorite Galilean Shines Like Chrome In California Cup Derby

In what figures to be his final start versus state-bred competition for the foreseeable future, heavily favored Galilean made short work of four rivals as he waltzed to a 4 1/2-length win in Monday’s $200,000 California Cup Derby at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif.  Ridden by Flavien Prat and trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, the imposing […]

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She’s a Julie Gives Asmussen Fourth Bayakoa Stakes Win At Oaklawn Park

Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen saddled his fourth winner of the afternoon and registered his fourth career victory in the Grade 3 Bayakoa Stakes at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., on Monday when She’s a Julie went wire to wire under Ricardo Santana Jr. to take the 1 1/16-mile race for older fillies […]

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Remsen Runner-Up Network Effect Off Triple Crown Trail

Klaravich Stables’ Network Effect, second in the Grade 3 Nashua and Grade 2 Remsen at Aqueduct last fall, has suffered what Chad Brown told Daily Racing Form’s David Grening was a “minor setback” and is out of consideration for the Kentucky Derby. The Florida-bred son of Mark Valeski out of Sandy Key Gal, by Put […]

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Justin Evans Hits 2,000-Win Milestone At Sunland Park

Justin Evans scored his 2,000th career training victory on Sunday, Feb. 17, at Sunland Park in New Mexico when A & A Equine and Paul Miller’s Curlina Curlina took a maiden claiming race by 4 ½ lengths under jockey Luis Contreras as the 1-5 favorite. The 6-year-old California-bred mare by Curlin out of Helen’s Echo, […]

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Kentucky Thoroughbred Breeders Receive $14.2 Million From Incentive Awards

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) on Monday announced payment of more than $14.2 million in breeder awards from the Kentucky Thoroughbred Breeders’ Incentive Fund (KTBIF). Kentucky-bred horses won over 4,000 races across the globe in 2018, which made breeders eligible for these incentive payments. KTBIF horses were rewarded for winning races in 33 states […]

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