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Want to Read a Review of Secretariat? Yeah, We’ve Got That

The Paulick Report has put together a collection of reviews on Disney’s Secretariat which has opened nationwide. Below is a strong crosssection of major newspaper and magazine reviewers released today. TIME MAGAZINE: THE SAGA OF THE HORSE BECOMING A CHAMPION HAS YOU PUMPING YOUR FIST IN SIMPLE PLEASURE NY POST: UNLIKE SEABISCUIT — ANOTHER GREAT […]

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California Senate confirms Brackpool, Rosenberg, Israel, Derek

The California Horse Racing Board distributed the following press release Friday, announcing the state Senate confirmation of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s appointment of Keith Brackpool and Richard Rosenberg to the CHRB and the reappointment of David Israel and Bo Derek. There had been speculation–unfounded as it turned out–that the Senate might not act on the governor’s appointments […]

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The Secretariat Effect?

Many people in the horse racing industry hope the movie, Secretariat, might help attract a new, younger set of fans and create positive attention for the sport. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> It’s certainly getting the attention part so far.  Media outlets such as MSNBC are using the film to examine thoroughbred racing more in-depth. Read The […]

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Zenyatta’s Barn is Focus of Racing World

If Zenyatta and her connections are feeling the immense pressure of carrying the flag for racing’s immediate future, they certainly don’t show it around the stable. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> Zenyatta’s people are cool and collected, just like the Queen herself. Read more at the Los Angeles Times

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Quality Road to Stand at Lane’s End in 2011

PRESS RELEASE QUALITY ROAD, brilliant winner of four Grade 1 races and multiple track record holder, will enter stud in 2011 at Mr. and Mrs. William S. Farish’s Lane’s End Farm near Versailles, Kentucky. QUALITY ROAD has won eight of 12 starts at ages 2, 3 and 4 for earnings in excess of $2.2 […]

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Silver Timber Defends his Title in Woodford Sprint at Keeneland

By Scott Jagow Silver Timber sure seems to like the turf in Kentucky.  The seven-year-old rallied to win the Grade 3, $100,000 Woodford Stakes at Keeneland Saturday. He won the same race last year and also captured a graded stakes sprint at Churchill Downs this year, making him undefeated in four starts over Kentucky turf courses. […]

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Secretariat Faring Well in ‘Rotten Tomatoes’ Rating

Rotten Tomatoes, a website that aggregates movie reviews and audience anticipation, shows high marks for the upcoming Disney movie Secretariat. A 70% “Tomatometer” score in this case means that of the 10 reviews they have compiled, 7 were positive while 3 were not. But perhaps more important for a movie like this, 82% of the […]

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GOODBYE, RACHEL

Barbara Livingston wrote a beautiful goodbye to Rachel Alexandra at the Daily Racing Form, having been there for an electric workout the day before her announced retirement. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> Read more at the Daily Racing Form

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CITY TO BUY DEL MAR RACETRACK

A deal for the city of Del Mar to buy Del Mar racetrack and fairgrounds from the state of California came to light yesterday when legislation was introduced to authorize the sale. The proposed transaction described as having been reached behind closed doors and without the knowledge of the Del Mar fair board, is said […]

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Lookin at Lucky Storms Home to Win Indiana Derby

Heavy favorite Lookin at Lucky roared down the stretch to beat a field of eight rivals in the Grade 2, $500,000 Indiana Derby at Hoosier Park Saturday. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> The star three-year-old won by 1 1/4 lengths in the 1 1/16 mile race.  It was Lucky’s ninth victory in 12 career starts for […]

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