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Featured Derby Milliner Now Hand-Making Washable Protective Masks Instead

Featured Kentucky Derby milliner Christine Moore would normally be busy making custom-ordered Derby hats this time of year. With the Run for the Roses pushed back to September and a pandemic wreaking havoc the world over, the New York-based designer is instead creating hand-made protective masks for hospital workers, reports the Courier-Journal. Using material from […]

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Castellano: Feeling Fine, But COVID-19 Positive Is ‘One Of The Toughest Challenges In My Life’

Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano spoke about contracting COVID-19 for the first time on Monday, calling in for a conversation with Barry Abrams’ In The Gate podcast. Agent John Panagot posted the news of Castellano’s positive test to Twitter on Thursday, March 26, indicating that the rider was “asymptomatic and feels fine and healthy.” […]

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Pletcher Shuts Down Belmont String ‘Until This Thing Is Over’

Todd Pletcher will be moving the 19 horses he had in training at Belmont Park, the trainer told drf.com on Tuesday. With NYRA racing cancelled for the foreseeable future due to the ongoing worldwide coronavirus pandemic, Pletcher made the decision to shut down his New York operation. “For the safety of our employees and to […]

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B.E.S.T. Seeking Donations For Negative Pressure Room, A ‘Critical Cog’ In Battling Epidemic

The importance of the Backstretch Employee Service Team of New York (B.E.S.T.) is more pronounced than ever with live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack suspended until further notice due to changing circumstances in the racing community relative to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Led by Executive Director Paul Ruchames from Cottage 28B on the Belmont Park backstretch, B.E.S.T.’s […]

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Mind Control Shows ‘Another Dimension’ With Impressive Tom Fool Victory, Carter Next

Trainer Greg Sacco could not speak higher volumes of Mind Control the morning after the colt launched a dramatic rally to win the Grade 3, $200,000 Tom Fool at Aqueduct Racetrack. The Stay Thirsty bay overcame a bad start and had to make up eight lengths at the top of the stretch, but successfully caught […]

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McMahon Of Saratoga Announces Stallion Open House To Celebrate 50th Anniversary

McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds is celebrating 50 years of equine excellence in 2020. To kick off the golden anniversary, the farm announced it will host a stallion open house on Sunday, March 8 from noon to 3 p.m. Eastern. Breeders will be able to inspect McMahon’s 2020 leading New York stallion Central Banker and the […]

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Sequel New York Announces Arindel Farm’s Support For Union Jackson

Arindel Farm, a leading Florida based owner/breeder, has joined Sequel Stallions New York in support of Union Jackson. Twelve mares from the farm in Florida will go to New York to be bred to the Stonestreet-raced son of Curlin. “The exceptionally speedy Union Jackson is not only by two-time Horse of the Year and exceptional sire, Curlin, […]

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First Foal Is A Filly For Late New York Stallion The Lieutenant

The first foal by The Lieutenant is a filly born Saturday, Feb. 1 at Keane Stud in Amenia, N.Y., for breeder Meadow Hill Lane Farm. She is out of Keysong, a winning producer by Songandaprayer with a $413,000 yearling sales average and half-sister to NYRA stakes winner Miss Catalyst, from the family of champion 3-year-old […]

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First Foal Is A Filly For New York Stallion Frank Conversation

Frank Conversation was represented by his first foal on Jan. 17 when Looksgoodfromhere (by Freud) foaled a chestnut filly at Saratoga Glen Farm, which is also the breeder of the foal. Looksgoodfromhere is a winning Freud mare, her first foal by Mission Impazible is a winner, and she is a half-sister to the dam of […]

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