Las Cienegas: Brazilian-Bred Jolie Olimpica Makes The Grade In Her U.S. Debut

Bet to favoritism in her U.S. debut, Brazilian-bred Jolie Olimpica was equal to the challenge, as she tracked the early leader and went on to an impressive 1 ¼ length victory in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Las Cienegas Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Mike Smith and trained by Richard Mandella, the 4-year-old daughter of […]

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Jose Ortiz Rides Four Winners On Belmont’s Empire Showcase Day

Jockey Jose Ortiz registered four victories while owner-breeders Chester and Mary Broman connected with three winners to lead the way on Saturday’s annual Empire Showcase Day card at Belmont Park, featuring eight stakes races worth $1.75 million. Jose Ortiz, who won an allowance event in the day’s opener with Southern King, recorded three stakes wins […]

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‘Better Chance Than Drosselmeyer Did’: Connections High On Yoshida Heading Into Classic

On a blustery Monday morning beneath the historic Twin Spires, Breeders’ Cup Classic (Grade I) hopeful Yoshida (JPN) worked five furlongs in 1:00.80 in preparation for the 1 ¼-mile race on Nov. 3 at Churchill Downs. Yoshida, the two-length winner of the Woodward Stakes (GI) on Sept. 1 at Saratoga, began his work at the five-furlong pole in company with 2017 […]

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Mott: Hofburg Going To Make Justify ‘Work For It’ In Belmont

Juddmonte Farms’ Hofburg put in a “good work” at Saratoga Race Course on Friday morning as he prepares for the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes on June 9, Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott said. Hofburg breezed six furlongs on the Oklahoma training track, officially going in 1:13.43 just past 9:45 a.m. after the track was harrowed, making the track a little bit […]

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La Otra Cara Del Hipismo: Esta Es La Conmovedora Historia Detrás Del Triunfo De Terra’s Angel

Para quienes entendemos la verdadera dimensión de nuestro deporte, el hipismo va mucho más allá de la esencial carrera de caballos. Hay innumerables historias detrás de cada ganador, muchas de ellas desconocidas para la mayoría. En el caso de la potranca Terra’s Angel, ganadora el pasado lunes 4 de la Juvenile Fillies Turf ($100K) en […]

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Peruvian G1 Winner Huracan Americo Continues Preparations For Fountain Of Youth Start

Huracan Americo, a Group 1 winner in Peru, schooled in the Gulfstream Park paddock and walking ring during Wednesday’s fifth race in preparation for a planned start in the $400,000 Fountain of Youth (G2) March 4. The Florida-bred 3-year-old colt, who debuted with a fourth-place finish in a maiden event at Hipodromo De Monterrico Sept. […]

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Classic Winner Drosselmeyer To Remain In Brazil

Drosselmeyer, one of only eight horses to win an American Classic and the Breeders’ Cup Classic, has been purchased by Stud TNT and will remain in Brazil to stand stud. The 9-year-old son of Distorted Humor had been shuttling to Stud TNT the last five Southern Hemisphere breeding seasons after standing each Northern Hemisphere breeding […]

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Hockey’s Nugent-Hopkins Celebrates Thoroughbred Stakes Win At Hastings

By trade, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is a star centre in the NHL with the Edmonton Oilers.  And while hockey has always been his number one passion since he was honing his skills at the Burnaby Winter Club, his love for horse racing has never been stronger. The soft-spoken, almost shy ‘Nudge” as he’s known in hockey […]

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Merck Animal Health Presents Foals Of 2016: Takin’ It Easy

Monday was officially National Napping Day, allowing everyone to get caught up on the hour lost in Daylight Savings this weekend. Our foals this week have been caught napping as well, but not to worry, that’s very normal. Foals often lie down to sleep and spend nearly half their day resting until they are approximately […]

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