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Commentary: Anabolic Steroids And Lasix – More Similarities Than You May Think

I believe that for many horsemen, administering performance-enhancing drugs to our horses — if they can get away with it — is based on the sad fact of trying to stay competitive at all cost. For those of you who have already begun to do a slow burn just reading this — stay with me. […]

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Funny Guy Stretches Out For Wednesday’s NYSS Cab Calloway

Gatsas Stables, R. A. Hill Stable and Swick Stable’s Funny Guy will stretch out in distance in his second turf start in Wednesday’s $100,000 Cab Calloway division of the New York Stallion Stakes Series for state-bred sophomores going one mile over the Mellon turf course. The John Terranova-trained son of 2008 Kentucky Derby winner Big […]

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Favored Somelikeithotbrown Gives Maker Fifth Jeff Ruby Steaks Victory

Trainer Mike Maker saddled his fifth winner of the G3 Jeff Ruby Steaks this weekend when he sent out Skychai Racing and Sand Dollar Stable’s Somelikeithotbrown to a three-length triumph in Turfway Park’s signature Kentucky Derby prep race. The 3-year-old son of Big Brown was favored at 3-5, and under Tyler Gaffalione the colt covered […]

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‘Very Agile’ Somelikeithotbrown Takes Aim On Jeff Ruby Steaks

The gate for Saturday’s 48th running of the $200,000 Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3) at Turfway Park is approaching full, with 11 so far expected to enter. The 1 1/8 mile race for 3-year-olds offers 34 points toward the Kentucky Derby: 20 to the winner, eight to the runner-up, four for third place and two for […]

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Somelikeithotbrown Kicks Off 2019 With Battaglia Memorial Victory

A smart, measured ride by jockey Rafael Hernandez put Somelikeithotbrown in the winner’s circle of the John Battaglia Memorial Stakes (listed) Friday at Turfway Park. The race was the colt’s first stakes victory and his first start since he finished third in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) November 2. Somelikeithotbrown finished 3 1/2 lengths […]

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Rodriguez ‘Encouraged’ By Not That Brady’s First Start Over Nine Furlongs

Not That Brady, co-owned by Michael Imperio, Lianna Stables and his trainer Rudy Rodriguez, went from claim to fame with his victory in the Damon Runyon, and will look to add a graded win to his resume when he steps forward in the Grade 3 Gotham on March 9, at Aqueduct. The Big Brown gelding, […]

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Corticosteroids Vs. Anabolic Steroids: What’s The Difference?

Corticosteroids and anabolic steroids are synthetic versions of natural hormones produced by the adrenal glands and gonads. Although they stem from the same precursor molecule, corticosteroids and anabolic steroids have very different purposes and uses. Corticosteroids most commonly are used to reduce the pain and swelling of musculoskeletal problems caused by inflammation — arthritis (joint), […]

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Pegasus Turf: Iavarone Back In The Game With ‘Really Eager’ Next Shares

After watching a Santa Anita turf stakes on New Year’s Day, 2018, Michael Iavarone got the itch again. And he’s soothed it in a big way with the purchase of Next Shares, who will start in the inaugural running of the $7 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (G1) Saturday at Gulfstream Park. One of […]

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Irish Hill And Dutchess Views Stallions Reschedules Stallion Show

Due to the incoming winter weather, Irish Hill and Dutchess Views Stallions in Stillwater, N.Y., has rescheduled its 2019 stallion show and open house to Sunday, Jan. 27 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The stallions will be shown continuously throughout the event. A hot lunch buffet will be served at 12:30 p.m. and there will […]

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New York-Breds Not That Brady, Le General Aim For Derby Points In Withers

Multiple-winning New York-breds Not That Brady and Le General have both been confirmed for the G3 Withers Stakes at Aqueduct on Feb. 2, according to drf.com. Both will be aiming to earn their first points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby. Not That Brady is a 3-year-old son of Big Brown trained and part-owned by […]

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