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Tenfold ‘In A Great Rhythm’ Ahead Of Pegasus; Javier Castellano Will Ride Asmussen Trainee

Winchell Thoroughbreds’ Tenfold worked a leisurely half-mile in 51 seconds flat at the Fair Grounds on a frigid Monday morning, his last training session before flying from New Orleans to South Florida Tuesday for Saturday’s $3 million Pegasus World Cup (G1) presented by Runhappy. The workout time ranked 43 out of 52 works at the […]

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‘2020 Looks Remarkably Like 2019’: Deceptively Steady Market At Keeneland January Sale

The tough thing about selling a record-tying $5-million horse at an auction normally populated by blue-collar offerings is it can make for a tough act to follow. Putting that into consideration, the 2020 edition of the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale did a respectable job holding its own. Last year’s edition featured the […]

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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Late Surges Shake Up Final Standings Of 2019

There’s nothing quite like a down-to-the-wire finish, and the American Graded Stakes Standings closed with a few of them when the 2019 racing season hit the line. Two of those races closed the year as dead heats, after some late-season rallies brought trailing connections even with established leaders. Calumet Farm and Stonestreet Farm battled for […]

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2019 By The Numbers: North American Horse Racing’s First $30-Million Earners

Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. and trainer Chad Brown became North American racing’s first $30-million men in 2019, setting earnings records in their respective categories, based on Equibase statistics. Brown was leading North American trainer by money won for the fourth consecutive year, saddling earners of $31,112,144 and winning 222 races from 823 starts in 2019.  […]

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Kentucky-Bred Gladiator King ‘Acclimatized Well,’ To Make Dubai Debut On Jan. 2

One of the more promising American 3-year-old sprinters was acquired over the summer and is about to make his UAE bow on the first night of the Dubai World Cup Carnival (Jan. 2). Gladiator King, an impressive winner of the history-laden Hutcheson Stakes (G3) and five-time victor for previous trainer Jaime Mejia and owner Thoroughbred […]

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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: The Races To Fill Out The Podium

Following the rush of graded stakes races that occurred during and around the Breeders’ Cup in early November, the racing calendar eased off the gas pedal in the latter part of the month, and the very top of the American Graded Stakes Standings went practically unchanged. Without much activity at the very top of the […]

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Sally’s Curlin, Go Google Yourself Top Thanksgiving Day Falls City

CJ Thoroughbreds, Left Turn Racing and Casner Racing’s $200,000 Chilukki (Grade II) winner Sally’s Curlin will face eight rivals, including Jay Em Ess Stables’ $175,000 Locust Grove (GIII) hero Go Google Yourself, in Thursday’s 104th renewal of the $300,000 Falls City (GII) – the centerpiece of a Thanksgiving holiday racing feast at Churchill Downs. Thanksgiving’s […]

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Multiple Laurel Stakes Winner Alwaysmining To Return On Nov. 30 Card

Five-time stakes winner Alwaysmining, unraced since mid-July, undefeated stablemate Arrifana and nearly a dozen graded-stakes winners are among 102 nominations made to four stakes worth $400,000 in purses Saturday, Nov. 30 at Laurel Park. Kelly Rubley-trained Alwaysmining reeled off five consecutive wins, all in Laurel stakes, over the winter and spring capped by the Federico […]

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‘Satisfied With The Outcomes’: Keeneland November Sale Closes On Steady Footing

As the biggest North American marketplace for the youngest Thoroughbreds and for the producers of generations to come, the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale was poised to be a key referendum on the future of the industry in the eyes and pocketbooks of its own members during a most unstable time. If confidence in the […]

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Curlin’s Honor Up The Rail To Capture Artie Schiller

John Oxley and Breeze Easy’s Curlin’s Honor found his best stride late, rallying up the rail under Joel Rosario to capture Saturday’s $150,000 Artie Schiller, a one-mile inner turf test for 3-year-olds and upwards at Aqueduct Racetrack. Trained by Mark Casse, the 4-year-old Curlin chestnut hit the board in five-consecutive graded stakes at Woodbine Racetrack […]

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