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Updated: Edgar Prado Gets Win No. 7,057, Tying Angel Cordero As Eighth All-Time By Races Won

Edgar Prado moved into a tie with fellow Hall of Fame jockey Angel Cordero Jr. as Thoroughbred racing’s eighth leading riders in the all-time races-won standings Wednesday, scoring his 7,057th career victory at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. Prado won aboard Cory Gal ($5) in front-running fashion in Race 4. “It’s an honor to […]

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‘Hats Off To The Horses’: Old Friends’ Nicanor Honored By Latest Derby Hat

For the 10th consecutive year, Maggie Mae Designs® and Old Friends are teaming up for an unparalleled online shopping experience. “Hats Off to the Horses: The Road to the Derby” is a unique Derby-hat fundraiser featuring one-of-a-kind couture Derby hats created by Maggie Mae Designs® to benefit Old Friends. This new hat pays tribute to […]

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When Laminitis Strikes, What’s Your First Line Of Defense?

The most important time to take action against laminitis is when a horse shows early signs or a high-risk event occurs that might trigger laminitis. Triggers for laminitis range from exposure to black walnuts to injury to physiological disruption from colic, high fever, retained placenta, or carbohydrate overload. In essence, anything that causes a horse […]

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Hall Of Fame Jockey Edgar Prado Celebrates 7,000th Win On Tuesday

With a victory aboard Anthony Merlino’s Thefundsarelow in the 6th race Tuesday afternoon at Parx, jockey Edgar Prado won the 7,000th race of his Hall of Fame career. Inducted into racing’s Hall of Fame in August of 2008, the Peruvian native stands 8th all-time in career wins. A regular on the Maryland circuit, Prado came […]

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Researchers Closer Than Ever To Cure For Laminitis

Laminitis is one of the most painful conditions a horse can endure and has robbed countless equines of not only their livelihood, but their comfort, mobility and ultimately their lives. It is estimated that up to 15 percent of horses will endure a bout of laminitis at some point during their lives, with as many […]

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Barbaro Half-Sister Breaks Maiden At Laurel Park

Lael Stables’ homebred Madame Milan, a juvenile half-sister to 2006 Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Barbaro, took advantage of a stretch out in distance to earn her first career victory in a competitive maiden special weight that kicked off Friday’s nine-race program at Laurel Park. Madame Milan ($3.80) was favored at 4-5 in the $40,000 event […]

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Ice Buckets And Tent Caterpillars: Grayson-Jockey Club Foundation In 77th Year Of Research Funding

These days, horse owners are used to reaching for an ice bucket in an attempt to stave off laminitis. Regulatory vets have a tried and true protocol for managing EHV-1 outbreaks. Practicing vets have tests available to help diagnose a horse with EHV, influenza, botulism, or Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis. Farm managers are used to keeping […]

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‘Classy’ Irap In Recovery After Surgery To Stabilize Fractured Sesamoids

Multiple graded stakes-winning millionaire Irap underwent surgery at the New Bolton Center on Monday to repair fractures to both sesamoids in his left front ankle, an injury believed to have been sustained during the running of Saturday’s Grade 1 Pennsylvania Derby. The colt was pulled up after crossing the wire in second place behind West […]

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Irap’s Pennsylvania Derby Injury Appears To Be Career-Ending

Multiple graded stakes winner Irap was seriously injured in Saturday’s G1 Pennsylvania Derby at Parx, in which he finished second behind West Coast. The 3-year-old son of Tiznow lugged in badly in mid-stretch, and was pulled up after the wire by jockey Mario Gutierrez. His left front leg was stabilized via splint and the colt […]

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