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CONWAY: In its first 69 runnings, 64 of the Gold Cup champions also took home Horse of the Year honors

According to Terry Conway in a special to ESPN.com, the Breeders’ Cup has permanently hurt the Jocky Club Gold Cup. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> Read more at ESPN.com

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INSTANT RACING HEARING WELL ATTENDED BY RACING INDUSTRY

According to Ron Mitchell of the Blood-Horse, the crowd at today’s Instant Racing public hearing was “heavily pro-historical race wagering” with most of the roughly 100 people were “involved in some element of the horse industry”. And of the 15 speakers, 11 of them were there in favor of Instant Racing while the other 4 […]

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ART WILSON: WHAT I WOULD DO IF I WERE IN CHARGE OF HORSE RACING

Art Wilson of the Pasadena Star-News outlined the changes or lack of changes he would make to get racing on the right track. From making the Breeders’ Cup a one-day event to ripping up all synthetics in lieu of dirt, Wilson probably has something for everyone in today’s column. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> Read more at […]

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Grand Rapport captures the Grade 3 Kent Stakes at Delaware Park

Grand Rapport won his first graded stakes race Saturday, beating a field of seven-three-year-olds in the Grade 3, $250,000 Kent Stakes on the Delaware Park turf. With Ramon Dominguez aboard, Grand Rapport made a late surge to edge out Workin for Hops and longshot Stormy Lord. The 9-5 favorite, Grand Rapport won the 1 […]

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My Jen pulls off upset in the Gallant Bloom Handicap at Belmont

By Scott Jagow My Jen earned a spot at the Breeders’ Cup with an upset win Saturday in the Grade 2, $150,000 Gallant Bloom Handicap at Belmont Park. The three-year-old filly roared home at 12-1 to nip another longshot, Moontune Missy at 25-1 in the 6 1/2 furlong race. Julien Leparoux was aboard My […]

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Morning Line takes the Pennsylvania Derby in a thrilling finish

By Scott Jagow In his first graded stakes race, Morning Line fought back in the stretch to win a scintillating running of the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby at Parx Racing on Saturday. With Johnny Velazquez riding, Morning Line re-rallied in deep stretch to beat favorite First Dude, who put in another game performance […]

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Apart wins the Super Derby at Louisiana Downs

Apart rallied to win the Grade 2, $500,000 Super Derby at Louisiana Downs on Saturday. Ridden by Jesse Campbell, Apart beat five other three-year-old colts, including favorites Hurricane Ike and Golden Moka in the 1 1/8 mile race. The one-length victory was Apart’s third win in six starts and his first graded stakes […]

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Lookin’ at Lucky highlights Indiana Derby nominations

Lookin’ at Lucky heads a list of 28 three-year-olds nominated for the Grade 2, $500,000 Indiana Derby October 2nd. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> The Bob Baffert-trained colt has three wins from five starts this year and has $2.7 million in career earnings. The Indiana Derby is one of seven stakes races on Saturday’s Indiana […]

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Keeneland sale wraps up; new format called successful

PRESS RELEASE Energized by a new format which generated active trade from a broad mix of buyers, the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, which concluded on Sunday with across-the-board increases, accomplished its goal of bringing stability and continuity to a recently volatile Thoroughbred market. Receipts for the 14-day auction, held September 12-26, totaled $198,257,900, for […]

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Calabrese, Catalano and Baze take Arlington titles

PRESS RELEASE The 91-day meeting at Arlington Park ended Sunday, Sept. 26, with owner Frank C. Calabrese and trainer Wayne Catalano in their familiar positions atop the standings in their respective divisions while jockey Michael Baze picked up his first riding title in his first season at the suburban Chicago racetrack. The […]

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