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Finalists Announced For Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards

The finalists for six of the now seven prestigious Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards have been announced. The winner of the Thoroughbred Industry Community Award, which has only one prize, has been decided. This year’s recipient is Bobby Lillis, Executive Director of the Maryland Horsemen’s Assistance Foundation Inc. and Director of Benefits for the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s […]

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Universal Effect Tops Tattersalls Ascot August Sale

Tattersalls Ascot August Sale concluded the summer sales season with improved results across many key indicators. The aggregate concluded on £555,100 (US$675,681) (up 31 percent), the average on £5,001 ($6,087) and the median on £2,800 ($3,407) (up 12 percent). The clearance rate was an impressive 90 percent. The top lot of the day was the […]

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Undefeated Earthlight A Determined Winner Of ‘Win And You’re In’ Prix Morny

Godolphin SNC’s undefeated Earthlight (IRE), under jockey Mickael Barzalona, held off Sheikh Hamdan al Maktoum’s favored filly Raffle Prize (IRE) by a neck to win Sunday’s six-furlong Darley Prix Morny (G1) for 2-year-old colts and fillies at Deauville. With this victory, Earthlight, trained by Andre Fabre, gained the first automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup […]

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Juveniles Seek Breeders’ Cup Berth In Sunday’s Prix Morny At Deauville

Shaikh Duaij Al Khalifa’s A’ Ali (IRE), seeking his second Breeders’ Cup Challenge victory this year, and the unbeaten Earthlight (IRE), headline Sunday’s six-furlong Darley Prix Morny (G1) for 2-year-olds at Deauville. The Prix Morny winner will receive an automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (G2) through the international Breeders’ Cup Challenge. […]

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Banned Trainer Al Zarooni Seeking ‘Pardon’ From British Horseracing Authority

Trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni is seeking a pardon from the British Horseracing Authority, according to mirror.co.uk, to drop the remainder of his eight-year ban for anabolic steroids. The ban was handed down in April of 2013 after 11 horses in his care tested positive for the steroids ethylestranol and stanozolol. “The past six years have been […]

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Jockey Club Derby Invitational Likely Target For A Thread Of Blue

Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin will likely target the inaugural $1 million Jockey Club Derby Invitational at Belmont Park with A Thread of Blue, who won the Saratoga Derby Invitational in wire-to-wire fashion under jockey Luis Saez on Sunday. Leonard Green’s dark bay son of Hard Spun scored his third stakes victory in the Saratoga Derby, which came […]

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‘Super Fit’ Thunder Snow To Remain In New York, Target Woodward

Godolphin’s Thunder Snow was scratched from the G1 Whitney Stakes on Saturday morning after developing a fever, but trainer Saeed bin Suroor told drf.com that the colt will be remaining in New York for the Aug. 31 Woodward Stakes at Saratoga. “He recovered good, no problem, he will run at the of the month,” Suroor said. […]

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McKinzie Installed As 7-5 Favorite For ‘Win And You’re In’ Whitney

Grade 1-winners McKinzie, Thunder Snow, Vino Rosso and Yoshida square off in a contentious renewal of the Grade 1, $1 million Whitney on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course. The 92nd running of the 1 1/8-mile Whitney, to be broadcast nationwide on NBC from 5-6 p.m. Eastern, is a “Win and You’re In” qualifier for the […]

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Classic: Thunder Snow Back On U.S. Soil, Gearing Up For Whitney Bid

Godolphin’s multiple Group 1 winner Thunder Snow, back-to-back winner of the Group 1 Dubai World Cup at Meydan for trainer Saeed bin Suroor, cleared quarantine and enjoyed his first gallop on the Oklahoma training track on Wednesday morning in preparation for his start in the Grade 1, $1 million Whitney Handicap on Saturday, August 3 […]

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Pamina Nails Favored Katie Baby For The Photo In Ontario Matron

Augustin Stable’s four-year-old filly Pamina outduelled favorite Katie Baby to prevail in a photo finish in the $125,000 Ontario Matron Stakes (Grade 3) featured on Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack. Jockey Luis Contreras had the Michael Dickinson trainee in contention, sitting outside of the 2-1 favorite down the backstretch in the 1-1/16-mile Tapeta test for fillies […]

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