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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine’s Twilight Racing Series: Arrogate At The Bat?

Every athlete has an off-day now and then, but it’s rare to see one that’s on top of the world throw a serious clunker. In this week’s episode of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss what happened to Arrogate in the San Diego Handicap, plus some analysis of jockey Mike Smith’s ride […]

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Los Alamitos Asks CHRB To Investigate Former Clerk Of Scales

Los Alamitos has asked the California Horse Racing Board to investigate the job performance of the Orange County, California, track’s former clerk of scales. The clerk of scales is responsible for reporting the correct weight of jockeys before and after a race. That weight is reported in the official results chart of the race and […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Former Olympian Living Her New ‘Dream’

Dream It Is, a 2-year-old daughter of Shackleford, announced her presence to the racing world in a big way last Friday, dominating Saratoga’s G3 Schuylerville Stakes by nine lengths. “To win by nine at Saratoga, you just don’t expect that,” said trainer Barbara Minshall, 60. “You don’t know that going in. We just went there […]

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Champion Highland Reel, Dual Oaks Winner Enable Lead All-Star Cast For King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Led by defending Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) winner Highland Reel (IRE), and English and Irish Oaks (G1) winner Enable (GB), an all-star cast of 10 horses has been entered at Ascot for Saturday’s 1½ mile King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (G1) with the winner receiving an automatic berth into the Longines Breeders’ […]

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Paulassilverlining Edges Finley’sluckycharm To Take G2 Honorable Miss

Paulassilverlining earned her third straight graded stakes victory when she out-battled a stubborn Finley’sluckycharm to win the G2 Honorable Miss Stakes by a neck at Saratoga. The 5-year-old mare by Ghostzapper remains undefeated in 2017 for trainer Chad Brown and owner Juddmonte Farms. Paulassilverlining started her year with a victory in the G1 Madison Stakes at […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: A Lifetime Of Love And Horses

Typically this column features stories of Thoroughbreds and the after-the-track care they receive (and the lives they go on to lead) thanks to their committed caretakers. This, however, is a much different type of aftercare story, but one I think will resonate with readers just as much. This is not about Thoroughbreds, or even about […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: They Don’t Always Bring Their ‘A’ Game

There were 16,568 racing fans on hand at Del Mar racetrack to watch Saturday’s Grade 2 San Diego Handicap – plus one notable no show. Juddmonte Farms’ Arrogate, billed by some as the Horse of the World, “laid an egg,” in the words of his trainer, Bob Baffert. In what was by far the worst performance […]

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Opinion: Make The Jim Dandy ‘A Good Old-Fashioned Match Race’

Though a small field is already expected for Saturday’s G2 Jim Dandy at Saratoga, Michael Spector of racingdudes.com suggests taking the contest one step further: why not make the Jim Dandy “a good old-fashioned match race” between Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming and Preakness victor Cloud Computing? Spector admits that certain logistical problems likely stand in […]

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Haskell A ‘Family’ Affair For De Tomaso, Irish War Cry

Isabelle de Tomaso, who collected the awards for her third-generation homebred Irish Sovereign as the 2016 New Jersey Broodmare of the Year and for Irish War Cry as the state-bred champion 2-year-old at Monmouth Park in June, heads back to the track Sunday hoping to pick up the most meaningful hardware of all, the Haskell Invitational trophy. Irish War Cry, […]

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Massachusetts: Stronach Group, Racing Representatives Discuss Possible Expansion Into State

Tim Ritvo, chief operating officer of The Stronach Group, met with several racing industry representatives in Massachusetts July 24 to discuss the possibility of partnering on a future live Thoroughbred racing venue. The Blood-Horse reports that Ritvo met with state legislators, members of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, and track owners George and Chris Carney about converting Raynham […]

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