Independence Hall Dominates Sunday’s Nashua By 12 1/4 Lengths

Independence Hall built on a 4 ¾-length score in his debut on September 21 by posting an even larger margin of victory in his stakes debut. The Constitution colt ran away from the rest of the field in the stretch for a 12 1/4-length romp in the 45th running of the Grade 3, $150,000 Nashua […]

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U S Navy Cross Tops Brown Duo In Sunday’s Nashua

After capturing the last four consecutive meet titles on the New York Racing Association circuit, trainer Chad Brown will look to start the Aqueduct Racetrack fall meet on a strong note by entering both U S Navy Cross and Network Effect in the Grade 3, $200,000 Nashua for juveniles going one mile on Sunday at […]

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Aqueduct’s Winter Meet Kicks Off Friday With Tempted, Re-Scheduled Bold Ruler

The 2018 fall meet at Aqueduct Racetrack bursts from the gate on Friday at The Big A with an opening weekend highlighted by four graded stakes, as well as the simulcast of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships from Churchill Downs. Racing fans can watch and wager on the Breeders’ Cup on Friday, November 2 and […]

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Avery Island ‘Improving All The Time’; Withers Winner Headed To Louisiana Derby

Godolphin’s homebred Avery Island breezed five furlongs on Friday at Florida’s Palm Meadows Training Center, earning an official time of 1:01.20 at the distance. According to, the sophomore son of Street Sense will make his next start in the G2 Louisiana Derby at the Fair Grounds. “He worked very well and galloped-out strong,” trainer Kiaran […]

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A Wild Ride With Seattle Slew And Spendthrift Glory Days Highlight Williams’ Storied Career

Tucked away in an office above Main Street in Versailles, Ky., sits a retired farm manager whose career could fill a book. John Williams, now in his seventies, says he is retired from the breeding business but not from the Thoroughbred business. He’s quick with a smile and a story, and he has more stories […]

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Leonard Photography Exhibit Brings Racing’s Personalities To Life

Nestled among some of Lexington’s famous Thoroughbred farms on Old Frankfort Pike sits a unique opportunity for horse racing fans and historians. The Headley-Whitney Museum recently opened an exhibit of photos from Tony Leonard, the artist often called “the Ansel Adams of the Thoroughbred industry.” The exhibit marks the first time many of the images […]

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Feld Family Stallions Presents Bloodlines: Tracing Nyquist’s Male Line

Champion juvenile Nyquist established himself as the hot favorite for the Kentucky Derby with his victory in the Grade 1 Florida Derby April 2 at Gulfstream Park, and when his racing days are done, the bold-looking son of top young sire Uncle Mo (by Indian Charlie) will take a place at Darley’s stallion complex at […]

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No force needed for Violence to win Nashua

Violence stayed undefeated on Sunday with a win in the Nashua Stakes (gr. II) at Aqueduct. The colt covered the one-mile distance with Javier Castellano as his pilot Violence sat in fourth behind the front pack for most of the race but went to the outside of the three leaders in the turn. A four […]

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WEEKEND STAKES: WHERE TO WATCH brought to you by KBC Horse Supplies

Unless you live in a cave without an internet connection, you know that this weekend (Friday and Saturday) is the 26th Breeders’ Cup Championships which are being held at Santa Anita Park in Southern California. There’s plenty to be said about the Breeders’ Cup’s 14 races with a total purse value of $25.5 […]

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