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Commission Considers Updates To Post-Claim Drug Testing Rules In Kentucky

During its Jan. 16 meeting, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission’s rules committee unanimously approved updating the voided claim rule, reports bloodhorse.com. Originally proposed by the safety committee, the recommendations include post-race drug testing of every horse that is claimed in the state of Kentucky. Currently the regulations are such that claimants may elect to have a […]

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Around The Track Podcast Presented By Taylor Made: Trainer Dale Romans

Dale Romans doesn’t know what he would’ve done without horses. Growing up with dyslexia and difficulty learning in a traditional environment made school painful for Romans. After school, though, he could go “home” to the horses in his father’s barn at Churchill Downs. Today, Dale still trains at that same barn, and over the course […]

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Multiple Grade 1 Winner Lady Eli Officially Retired From Racing

Multiple grade 1 winner Lady Eli has been retired from racing and will be bred to War Front in 2018, owners Sol Kumin and Jay Hanley announced Tuesday. The 6-year-old mare by Divine Park x Sacre Coeur (by Saint Ballado), won 10 times from 14 lifetime starts, finishing second in three additional races. She earned […]

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Baffert-Trained Mourinho Cruises To Easy Smarty Jones Victory

Tap Daddy was sent after the heavy favorite Mourinho out of the starting gate, but the Bob Baffert trainee beat his four rivals to the first turn by a length. For owner Phoenix Thoroughbreds, the 3-year-old son of Super Saver led throughout Monday’s Smarty Jones Stakes at Oaklawn Park, cruising under the wire an easy […]

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‘Tremendous’ Work Has Collected Ready For Gun Runner Rematch

Collected, working for a rematch with probable Horse of the Year Gun Runner in the $16 million Pegasus Cup World Invitational at Gulfstream Park Jan. 27, breezed seven furlongs on Santa Anita’s fast main track Monday morning at 7:45 in 1:24.20 under Mike Smith, who rides the son of City Zip in the world’s richest race to be decided at […]

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Memorializing A Racing Legend – The JVB Way

Last Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, Caruth-Hale Funeral Home in Hot Springs, Ark., opened its doors to a steady flow of family and friends of John Charles “Jack” Van Berg. The reception area was filled with JVB photos, mementos and a looping video slide show. At the opposite end of the room there was a grim […]

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NYRA Introduces Shipping Incentive Programs For Aqueduct, Belmont Spring Meet

The New York Racing Association has announced a pair of shipping incentive programs to be implemented during the 2018 Aqueduct and Belmont spring meets for horsemen based this winter in Florida or at Oaklawn Park in Arkansas. Horses that made their previous start at Oaklawn Park may be able to take advantage of a new […]

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Gun Runner ‘Looked Pretty Sharp’ In Final Major Work At Fair Grounds

Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) winner Gun Runner had his final major workout for the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Sunday afternoon, working six furlongs in 1:11 at Fair Grounds. Working in company with regular workmate Gettysburg, Gun Runner was clocked galloping out seven furlongs in 1:23.40 and the mile in 1:37 under jockey Florent Geroux as they prepare for […]

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Stellar Wind ‘Hasn’t Missed A Beat’ In Pegasus World Cup Preparations

Stellar Wind continued to impress trainer Chad Brown Sunday morning with her preparation for the $16 million Pegasus World Cup (G1), breezing five furlongs in 1:00.80  at Palm Meadows Training Center. The breeze was the 6-year-old mare’s sixth workout for the world’s richest race Jan. 27 at Gulfstream Park since joining Brown’s stable at Gulfstream Park’s satellite training facility […]

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Instilled Regard Confidently Handled For LeComte Victory

OXO Equine’s Instilled Regard shipped from Southern California to take on a 13-wide field of sophomore colts in Saturday’s G3 LeComte Stakes. The Jerry Hollendorfer trainee drew Hall of Fame rider Javier Castellano from the opposite side of the country, and required 1:42.59 to prove his talent at the Fair Grounds. A son of Arch, […]

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