2-year-old racing

Both Runhappy, Other Juvenile Bonuses Available At Del Mar Meet

Two-year-old runners will have lucrative additional incentives to shoot for this summer at Del Mar as the track will have in place bonus programs centering on the stallion Runhappy, as well as a unique package for all juveniles in its Maiden Special Weight division. The Runhappy arrangement is the culmination of a two-year sponsorship Del […]

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Ward’s Juveniles Heating Up At Gulfstream, Strengthening Royal Ascot Hand

Stonestreet Stables LLC’s Campanelle stamped herself as a prime candidate for the 2020 Royal Ascot meeting Sunday at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., with an impressive front-running score over Three Chimneys Farm’s Royal Approval in the first turf race for 2-year-olds in the country. Campanelle and Royal Approval, the only fillies in the five-furlong […]

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Kentucky Horsemen’s Group Sues Churchill, Keeneland, Commission Over Lasix House Rules

This week would begin the first 2-year-old races of 2020 in Kentucky, and is meant to mark the start of a partial phaseout of furosemide on race day. The Kentucky Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association is hoping to put a stop to that phaseout. The horsemen’s group filed a civil suit in Franklin County Circuit […]

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BHA: For First Two Weeks Of Racing, International Runners Only Allowed In Group 1 Races

Following further discussion with the Flat Pattern Committee, as well as France and Ireland, and in the light of the rapidly developing situation internationally, the British Horseracing Authority has today clarified the policy regarding foreign-trained runners following the resumption of racing, which British racing is currently planning to take place behind closed doors from June […]

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Bramlage: Racing And Training 2-Year-Olds Reduces Their Risk Of Injury – Here’s Why

Before most horse racing jurisdictions shut down across the country and threw the economic balance of the sport into question, the industry’s biggest problem was its need to reduce racing and training fatalities. Veterinarians and scientists are still learning about the causes of catastrophic injuries and, so far, it seems there may be a number […]

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2-Year-Old Gatsby Great In Gulfstream Debut

For the second day in a row, an Arindel homebred 2-year-old upset a Wesley Ward-trained favorite Friday at Gulfstream Park. Gatsby defeated heavily favored Golden Pal by three-quarters of a length in Race 2, a 4 ½-furlong dash for 2-year-olds, one day after Arindel’s Quinoa Tifah ran down Ward-trained Lime to capture a race for […]

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Ward-Trained Juveniles Ready To Bring Their ‘A’ Game At Gulfstream

With 55 2-year-olds in training, Wesley Ward is more than ready for the start of the 2020 juvenile racing season to get under way Thursday at Gulfstream Park. Under normal circumstances, Ward would have already celebrated several juvenile victories by the middle of April, but the cancellation of Keeneland’s spring meet due to the Covid-19 […]

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Equine Injury Database 2019 Results: Fatality Rate Lowest Since 2009; Synthetic Rate Drops Below 1.0

An analysis of data from the 11th year of reporting to the Equine Injury Database (EID) shows a decrease in the rate of fatal injury in 2019 (1.53 per 1,000 starts) compared to 2018 (1.68 per 1,000 starts), The Jockey Club announced today. The 2019 rate of fatal injury is the lowest number since the EID […]

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Parkin: Data Shows Horses Who Ran As Juveniles Have Decreased Risk Of Injury

Dr. Tim Parkin, veterinary epidemiologist at the University of Glasgow, said in a presentation earlier this week that equine injury data shows horses who race as 2-year-olds are at a decreased risk of career-ending injury compared to those who did not. Parkin has pointed out this correlation before in his study of data from the […]

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