Hall Of Famer Hollendorfer Told To Vacate Stalls At Santa Anita, Golden Gate

Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer was told Saturday by The Stronach Group, owner of Santa Anita Park, to vacate his stalls at the Arcadia, Calif., racetrack after the euthanasia of American Currency – the fourth horse from his barn to die since the winter meet began Dec. 26. American Currency sustained fractured sesamoids in […]

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Victory And Defeat: Photos Capture Racetrack Reactions

A collection of photographs by CNN capture the variety of faces – whether exuberant in the thrill of victory or set in the agony of defeat – in the stands watching a horse race. The crowds pictured are from featured races all around the world: at the Kentucky Derby, the Melbourne Cup, the Grand National, […]

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CNN Photo Essay Juxtaposes Racing Life And Slaughter In Japan

In a photo essay published this week on CNN, artist Hajime Kimura seeks paints a bleak, black-and-white picture of the lives of Thoroughbreds in Japan, where he says their options are limited to either racetrack or death. Breeding and racing are big business in Hokkaido, and young horses not up to the rigors of the track […]

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Australia’s Answer to Zippy Chippy: World’s Worst Racehorse?

He is Australia’s answer to Zippy Chippy, the New York-bred gelding who raced 100 times over 10 years without winning a race. Meet Vote for Lust, whose record of futility reached 90 races and was crowned “World’s Worst Racehorse” in an online profile by Owner and trained by John Castleman, this antithesis of the […]

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Dear Doug: Seize the Moment

It’s been 12 years since Marion Jones thrilled the sporting world by winning five Olympic medals at the 2000 Summer Games in Sydney, Australia. Twelve long years. Since becoming the darling of track and field and signing multi-million-dollar endorsement deals, Jones has had to endure grand jury probes, public ridicule, six months in federal prison, […]

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