John Ed Anthony

Racing Medication Debate Plays Out On NPR

The debate about the use of Lasix and other therapeutic medications has spilled over into national news as Belmont Day approaches. National Public Radio took a look at the issue Thursday, weighing the perspectives of animal rights groups, anti-medication advocates, and horsemen who want to continue using the therapeutics currently available to them. The California […]

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John Ed Anthony: ‘Show Me How Abundant Use Of Medication Has Improved Racing Or Its Public Image’

John Ed Anthony is no stranger to the Preakness Stakes. His Loblolly Stable had back-to-back wins in the Grade 1 Preakness in 1992 and ’93 with Pine Bluff and Prairie Bayou, respectively. Anthony is no stranger to champion racehorses either, having campaigned three Eclipse Award winners in Temperence Hill (1980 champion 3-year-old male), Vanlandingham (1985 […]

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Plainsman Becomes First ‘Lasix-Free Bonus’ Winner Of Oaklawn Meet

Plainsman became the first “Lasix-free Bonus” winner of the meeting, and 15th since Oaklawn began the program in 2015, with a half-length victory in Saturday’s ninth race, a maiden special weights sprint for 3-year-olds. The victory may have been a surprise to bettors – Plainsman paid $70 in his 2018 debut – but not to the anti-Lasix crowd, […]

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Benner Island Just Holds Off Union Strike In Eight Belles Stakes

John Ed Anthony’s Benner Island just held off the late charge of Union Strike to win Friday’s Grade 2 Eight Belles Stakes at Churchill Downs, then survived a steward’s inquiry to hang onto the win by a nose at the wire. A 3-year-old daughter of Speightstown, Benner Island and Javier Castellano covered seven furlongs over […]

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After Record-Setting Year, Cox Hoping To Keep Momentum Going In 2017

Brad Cox didn’t just set career highs across the board in 2016, he smashed them. Cox, who finished Oaklawn’s 2016 meet fourth in the standings, ranked 15th nationally in victories (151) and purse earnings ($6,288,972), according to Equibase, racing’s official data gathering organization. He  also ranked seventh nationally in stakes victories (27) and his robust […]

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Keeneland: After Day 6, Gross Receipts Near 2012 Revenue for Entire Sale

It was onward and upward again at Sunday’s sixth session of the 12-day Keeneland September Yearling Sale in Lexington, Ky. When the final hammer fell, gross receipts for the first six sessions reached $216,922,000, less than $3 million shy of the $219,723,000 in total revenue for 11 days at the 2012 auction. It seems safe […]

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As we look at another tie at the top of the poll, one thing is clear: after the Fountain of Youth and Rebel Stakes winners, nothing is clear. After some very close races with Lookin at Lucky, Noble’s Promise has slid into the third position in the Paulick Derby Index brought to you by […]

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