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Guerrero Earns ‘Groom Of The Week’ Title At Indiana Grand

Backstretch Supplies, owned by Bruce Murphy and Genaro Garcia, has implemented a new program this season at Indiana Grand. They are honoring some of the hard working men and women of the backstretch with $100 cash as part of the “Groom of the Week.” The third recipient of the award was Marcus Guerrero. Guerrero, who […]

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Block Ties Trotsek’s Arlington Stakes Record With 44 Victories

It was a day of milestones in both stakes events at Arlington International Racecourse on Saturday. In the $55,850 Purple Violet Stakes, a one-mile all-weather outing for sophomore fillies, trainer Chris Block tied the record for most stakes wins at Arlington when Moabo Stables’ Strollin the Bayou made a devastating run down the stretch to […]

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Hockey’s Johnson To Name Recent 2-Year-Old Purchase In Honor Of Late Olin Gentry

Horseman Olin Gentry collapsed on the OBS grounds on Friday, from what was later diagnosed as a stroke, according to thoroughbreddailynews.com. The 51-year-old was taken off life support on Saturday. Hockey player Erik Johnson was “gutted” by the news of Gentry’s death, according to his Twitter account. Johnson plans to name his most recent 2-year-old […]

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Foal And Stallion Nominators Elect 20 Breeders’ Cup Members

The Breeders’ Cup announced today that 20 individuals have won election to serve as Breeders’ Cup Members.  Voting by Breeders’ Cup 2017 foal and stallion nominators was concluded at 5:00 p.m. ET on June 15. The following individuals received the most votes of the Breeders’ Cup nominators to fill 20 Member seats having four year […]

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Carrasco Makes Long-Awaited Return To The Saddle Sunday At Laurel Park

Journeyman rider Victor Carrasco, the Eclipse Award-winning apprentice of 2013 sidelined for the past nine months by injury, will launch his latest comeback with a pair of mounts on Sunday’s 10-race program at Laurel Park. Ranked among Maryland’s leading riders since coming to the U.S. from his native Puerto Rico in March 2013, Carrasco has […]

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Prat Poised To Take Santa Anita Riding Title, Then Head To New York

One of the nation’s leading trainers has called Flavien Prat a difference maker, as in difference maker when it comes to winning or losing a race. That’s a supreme but deserved compliment for the 25-year-old Frenchman, currently poised to win Santa Anita’s Spring Meet riding title, as he leads co-runners-up Joe Talamo and Geovanni Franco, […]

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Dettori Could Have Massive Royal Ascot Meet With Cracksman, Redkirk Warrior

Frankie Dettori, the most successful current jockey at Royal Ascot with 56 winners, talked about how special Royal Ascot is to him. He said: “It was a year ago today that I broke my shoulder and it was awful. To me, Ascot is everything and to injure myself four days’ before it last year’s Royal […]

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Jockey Club’s Gagliano Named Chairman Of American Horse Council

James L. Gagliano, President & Chief Operating Officer of The Jockey Club, was elected as the next Chairman of the American Horse Council’s (AHC) Board of Trustees during the AHC’s Annual Meeting and National Issues Forum. Gagliano succeeds Dr. Jerry Black who served as Chairman the past three years. “I’m honored to lead the American […]

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Evin Roman To Accept Golden Whip Award At Santa Anita Saturday

Evin Roman, America’s Eclipse Champion Apprentice Jockey for 2017 and Santa Anita’s leading jockey at this year’s Winter Meet, will receive Santa Anita’s prestigious Golden Whip Award in a Winner’s Circle ceremony this Saturday following the fourth race. A 20-year-old native of Puerto Rico who was born March 4, 1998, Roman amassed 46 wins over […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘You Can’t Judge A Horse By His Cover’

Dismissed at 13-1 on the tote board, the little brown colt barely drew an eye in the paddock on the Belmont Stakes undercard. As the field for the Grade 2 Woody Stephens left the starting gate, he was even less prominent, traipsing along at the back of the field, nearly 12 lengths behind the leader. […]

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