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Global Symposium On Racing Registration Discounts End Nov. 27

This is the last week to receive the discounted registration rate for the Global Symposium on Racing. Registration rates will increase by $100 starting on Nov. 28, 2019. The conference runs from Dec. 9-11, 2019 at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Ariz., and is being presented by the University of Arizona’s Race Track Industry Program. The […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: Lessons From The Past About Toothless Tigers And Herding Cats

Twenty-five years ago, Brian McGrath was introduced during a luncheon at the 21 Club in midtown Manhattan as horse racing’s first “commissioner.” Well, maybe not the commissioner for all of horse racing – just for the racetracks who were members of Thoroughbred Racing Associations, which had hired him. McGrath had no juice with regulatory bodies, […]

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Tickets On Sale For Eclipse Awards Ceremony January 23 At Gulfstream Park

Tickets for the 49th annual Eclipse Awards, presented by Daily Racing Form, Breeders’ Cup and The Stronach Group, and featuring the announcement of the 2019 Horse of the Year, are on sale now. The Eclipse Awards are set for January 23, 2020 at Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino in Hallandale Beach, FL. Eclipse Awards tickets […]

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Horse Of The Year Candidate Bricks And Mortar Leads Final NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

After capping off his unblemished season with a victory in the Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita Park, Bricks and Mortar was an emphatic choice to hold the No. 1 position in the final NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll of 2019. Trained by Chad Brown for owners William Lawrence and Klaravich Stables, Bricks and Mortar defeated […]

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NHC Champion Coles Eligible For $3 Million Bonus At BCBC

Scott Coles, who became the youngest ever winner of the National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) when he took down top honors at the 20th edition of the tournament, will have a chance to add to his laurels when he plays for a $3 million BCBC-NHC Rolling Double Bonus at next weekend’s Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC). In his first […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: U.S. Horse Racing’s Lack Of Organization, Leadership Magnified During Crisis

Horse racing is in crisis, and not just in California or the United States, where there has been an increased focus on the sport’s equine fatalities since Santa Anita Park went through a particularly deadly period last winter. More recently, Keeneland – in the heart of Kentucky’s Thoroughbred industry – has been on the defensive […]

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Bricks And Mortar Remains Ahead Of Midnight Bisou In NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

Less than two weeks out from the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park on November 1-2, the lead group continues to hold their respective positions in the NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. Multiple Grade 1 winner Bricks and Mortar is set to carry his top stature into his expected Breeders’ Cup run. The son […]

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Bricks And Mortar, Midnight Bisou Confirmed In Leading Spots Of NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

With the major North American preparatory races complete in advance of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, the leaders in the weekly NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll are expected to hold position until the two-day event takes place at Santa Anita Park on November 1-2. The top spot on the poll has been owned by multiple Grade […]

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Omaha Beach Vaults Back Into NTRA’s Top Thoroughbred Poll

The dazzling effort Omaha Beach put forth to capture the Grade 1 Santa Anita Sprint Championship Stakes this past weekend launched the son of War Front back in the race for divisional honors and landed the Fox Hill Farms colorbearer on this week’s NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. In his first start since capturing the Grade […]

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Midnight Bisou Closes The Gap On Bricks And Mortar In NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

After further stamping her superiority over divisional foes this past weekend, leading distaffer Midnight Bisou was able to make up ground on leader Bricks and Mortar in this week’s NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. While Bricks and Mortar remains out front with 27 first-place votes and 387 points, the son of Giant’s Causeway has Midnight Bisou […]

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