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Rainbow 6 Solved For $103K On Thursday At Gulfstream

 The 20-cent Rainbow 6 at Gulfstream Park was solved Thursday, when a bettor cashed for a $103,243.84 jackpot payoff. The Rainbow 6 had gone unsolved for only one racing day following last Sunday’s mandatory payout. The carryover jackpot is only paid out when there is a single unique ticket sold with all six winners. On […]

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Report: Zayat Sued For $23 Million, Sold Lifetime Breeding Rights In American Pharoah

Triple Crown-winning owner Ahmed Zayat may be close to bankruptcy, according to a report this week from the Lexington Herald-Leader. Zayat and his Zayat Stables were hit with a $23 million lawsuit earlier this week from New York-based MGG Investments in Fayette County Circuit Court in Lexington, Ky. According to the Herald-Leader, MGG Investments claims […]

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Bricks And Mortar Named Winner Of The Tenth Vox Populi

A winner of the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita Nov. 2 and unbeaten in six starts last year, Bricks and Mortar has been named the winner of the 10th annual Vox Populi Award, which will be presented in a Winner’s Circle ceremony on Saturday at Santa Anita Park. Created by the late owner […]

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‘I Love What I Do’: Beloved Santa Anita Paddock Captain Shear Approaches 99th Birthday

Orphaned as a young boy in London, wounded by German artillery in World War II and employed by Santa Anita Park since 1961, John Shear, the track’s beloved Paddock Captain, will celebrate his 99th birthday between races with family, friends and co-workers on Friday, Jan. 17. A former exercise rider, groom and assistant trainer who had […]

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David Blee, Runnymede Farm Executive, Horse Industry Advocate, Dies At 66

David Cooper Blee, vice president of Runnymede Farm in Paris, Ky. – founded in 1867 and the state’s oldest continuously run Thoroughbred farm – died on Sunday at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Lexington, Ky., after a brief illness at the age of 66. Family members said he suffered a severe reaction days earlier to an […]

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Commentary: When Considering Racing’s Problems, Ask Yourself What You Can Do To Help

Soon, we will be able to close the book on 2019, and many of us who work in horse racing have never been so happy to see a year end. The start of a new year is often the time for reflection and hopes for a brighter future.  The horse racing community is an engaged […]

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What Did You Read? Top Horse Racing Stories Of 2019

As we prepare to close the book on 2019, it’s time for our traditional look back on the most popular stories of the year by traffic. We’ve done this for four years now (see previous editions of 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018). It’s no secret that 2019 was a tough year for horse racing, and […]

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A Decade In, How Are We Doing With Thoroughbred Aftercare?

A decade ago, the word “aftercare” was not part of the industry vernacular when talking about Thoroughbreds leaving the racetrack. There were a handful of nonprofits which had battled the tide of horses retiring from racing for years. The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation launched in 1983, New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program in 1992, Thoroughbred Charities of […]

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When Fractions Of A Second Matter, Breathing Easy Is Key

Unlike humans, a horse only breathes through its nose when exercising. This means that the oxygen vital for working muscles is only available from the air passing through the nose. Let’s review the role of the respiratory system and why breathing easy is so important to health and performance. The equine respiratory system starts at […]

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