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Smarty Jones Returns To Pennsylvania For 2019

Smarty Jones, a champion and dual classic winner, will stand the 2019 breeding season at Equistar Farm in Annville, Penn., for an advertised fee of $3,500, BloodHorse reports. The 17-year-old Elusive Quality horse stood six seasons in Pennsylvania at Ghost Ridge Farms and Northview PA, in between Kentucky stints at Three Chimneys Farm and most […]

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GOOD NEWS FRIDAY sponsored by Liberation Farm: GOOD TIME CHARLIE

  By Ray Paulick He is a combination of P.T. Barnum, Perle Mesta and Frank Sinatra—an innovative promoter, unmatched host and fiercely independent man. He rules over one of the last family-owned racetracks on the American landscape. He is Charles Cella, the longtime president of Oaklawn Park, and if anyone is going to lure Rachel […]

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ABERCROMBIE’S STRONG PITCH TO END SLAUGHTER

 By Ray Paulick The Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill criminalizing the transportation of horses for the purpose of slaughtering them for human consumption. The action, by voice vote, came less than 24 hours after Josephine Abercrombie, a prominent Kentucky Thoroughbred owner and breeder, sent  a letter (co-signed […]

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