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Hovdey: Frankel’s racing family struggles on its own

Jay Hovdey looks into what has become of Bobby Frankel’s racing stable after the passing of the Hall of Fame trainer.

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A Kentucky Boy in South Africa

I was invited recently by the Thoroughbred Breeders Association/BloodStock South Africa to assist in the selection of yearlings proposed for the inaugural Cape Premier Sale to be held in Cape Town, South Africa, Jan. 27-28, 2011. My trek began in Johannesburg and for two weeks, I rode with the TBA inspection team for nearly 4,000 kilometers […]

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Stall having no problem recharging after Breeders’ Cup win

With a stable full of promise, Al Stall Jr. still has plenty in the tank to continue into 2011 without losing perspective. “I’m still excited to race my Louisiana-bred horses here on opening day.”

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Trainer Derek Ryan hopes luck turns with Cigar Mile

After several near misses in big races this year, trainer Derek Ryan hopes that Musket Man can give him a big win in the Cigar Mile to end the year.

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Garrett Gomez leads list of Woolf Award finalists

Jockey Garrett Gomez joins Joe Bravo, Javier Castellano, Corey Lanerie and Gallyn Mitchell as finalists for the George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award presented by Santa Anita.

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Paterson signs land-claim deal with out-of-state tribe, paving way for Catskills casino

A recent compromise was reached that awarded the Stockbridge-Munsee Community Band of Mohican Indians the land necessary to build a casino in the Catskill region.

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Cuomo foresees no legal challenges on pact

Governor-elect and current Attorney General Andrew Cuomo does not see any legal problems with a proposed casino on land that is now owned by a Wisconsin-based Indian tribe.

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Schadenfreude: It’s No Bueno for O’Neill

If I didn’t know better, I would suspect Doug O’Neill was under the influence of schadenfreude when he called me after midnight on Friday night to tell me about the misfortune of fellow California trainer Kristin Mulhall, whose runner in the sixth race at Hollywood Park, Lyons Barton, had to be vanned off after finishing […]

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Borel out, Farina aboard Brass Hat for Clark Handicap

After breaking his jaw over the weekend, jockey Calvin Borel has been replaced by Tony Farina for his Brass Hat mount in the Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs.

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Repole gives back with Uncle Mo earnings

Mike Repole, the owner of Breeders’ Cup Juvenile champion Uncle Mo, will be donating $50,000 to five Thoroughbred retirement charitable organizations.

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