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Repole on Uncle Mo: I wouldn’t be surprised if this was his last race

Owner Mike Repole experienced the ultimate roller-coaster ride when Uncle Mo lost the King’s Bishop by a nose to Caleb’s Posse then Stay Thirsty took the Travers Stakes on Saturday at Saratoga, all in a span of about 30 minutes. With Stay Thirsty taking his place as leader of his class and taking aim on […]

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Northview’s Golden offers home for Northern Dancer

While our comment sections can get heated from time to time, it’s moments like this that make what we do worth it. Richard Golden of Northview Stallion Station took the time this morning to offer his farm – a portion of which is the former Windfields Farm in Maryland where Northern Dancer stood for many […]

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Belmont winning jockey Valdivia returning to California full time

Jockey Jose Valdivia, who won this year’s Belmont Stakes aboard Ruler On Ice, will return to Southern California to ride on a full-time basis next week after a 16-month absence, reports the Daily Racing Form. Valdivia, who has ridden at Monmouth Park for the last two summers and spent the winter at Aqueduct, said a […]

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Hayward to Megna: I’ve apologized

In a video interview with New York Now, NYRA president Charlie Hayward apologizes for the “miscommunication” with regards to his attendance at a June meeting of the franchise oversight board and talks about NYRA’s future relationship with the New York State budget administration and the racing association’s ability to turn a profit.

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Pletcher, Romans bring firepower to Travers Day

Press Release Two days before he is to send out, in rapid-fire succession, three morning-line favorites in three straight Grade 1’s – Hilda’s Passion in the Ballerina, Uncle Mo in the Foxwoods King’s Bishop and Stay Thirsty in the $1 million Travers – trainer Todd Pletcher stood outside his office at Saratoga Race Course and […]

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U of L Coordinator Accused of Five Finger “Takeout”

The University of Louisville is accusing former Equine Industry Program senior program coordinator Alisha Ward of taking nearly $500,000 from the university coffers for personal use according to Chris Otts of the Courier-Journal. Equine program director Richard Wilcke agreed to step down although he remains on the faculty according to U of L spokesman Mark […]

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Secretariat Festival set for late September

Press Release The weekend of September 23-24 marks the dates for the 2011 renewal of the Secretariat Bourbon County Festival. Conceived as a way to honor the 1973 Triple Crown winner and Central Kentucky’s most famous equine resident, this year the Festival hosts a wide range of activities for all ages. Located at the Bourbon […]

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Jockeys uninjured in two-horse spill at Saratoga

Despite a spill in the second race at Saratoga, jockeys Jaime Rodgriguez and Jesus Castanon escaped uninjured and were cleared to ride their remaining mounts according to Ed Fountaine of the New York Post.

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Tyler Baze agrees to random alcohol testing

Jockey Tyler Baze has agreed to random alcohol testing and is getting counseling for alcoholism, reports the Daily Racing Form.  Baze met with track stewards Wednesday following a failed Breathalyzer test at Del Mar last week. Baze didn’t ride over the weekend but was expected to ride Wednesday’s card at Del Mar.

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