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Will rising-star Christie make horse racing an also-ran in New Jersey?

While many Republicans view New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie a rising star on the national political scene, people in the New Jersey horse industry fear he could become the grim reaper when it comes to the thousands of jobs dependent on Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing and breeding. CBS News legal analyst and horse owner Andrew […]

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West: Kentucky stewards Turkeys of the Year for Life At Ten incident

Gary West hands out turkeys for some of racing’s low lights. Among those on the list are Frank Stronach, the Texas racing commission and the stewards connected to the Life At Ten incident.

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Stall could add to already big year this weekend

With Apart and Aide gearing up this weekend at Churchill Downs, Al Stall Jr. has the opportunity to put a cherry on the top of what has been a breakout year for the Louisiana native.

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Mulhall taking ambitious jump to Matriarch with Westwood Pride

Kristin Mulhall, who has made headlines recently for her feud with Doug O’Neill, has decided to take a stab at the Matriarch with her filly Westwood Pride.

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Of Turkeys, Zenyatta and VLTs

Horsewoman Liz O’Connell, who pens the Thoroughbred Confidential blog, writes in the Huffington Post of all that she is thankful for in 2010: family, friends, a racing superstar named Zenyatta, and the VLTs that she hopes will soon be helping out the horse industry in her home state.

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Cindy Jones to set to hand baton back to husband Larry after Gazelle

Cindy Jones believes there is such a word as “retire.” In fact, after saddling No Such Word for Brereton Jones in Saturday’s Grade 1 Gazelle Handicap at Aqueduct, that’s exactly what she plans to do, handing the training baton back to husband Larry, who “retired” a year ago and let his wife run the stable. […]

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Robideaux Jr. to take over for indicted Alfortish at Louisiana HBPA

After being indicted on 29 counts surrounding a conspiracy to commit mail fraud in recent HBPA elections, Sean Alfortish resigned his position as chairman. Trainer Larry Robideaux Jr. has been chosen to take Alfortish’s place.

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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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