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Juvenile Fillies: Distance Will Be A Question For Sue’s Fortune In Frizette, Popular Covfefe Also In Contention

Sue’s Fortune will look to go three-for-three with a win in Grade 1 Frizette on Sunday at Belmont Park. One of four Grade 1 races as part of the October Festival of Racing the Frizette is a “Win and You’re In” qualifier for the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies on November 2 at Churchill […]

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Trick Rider? McCarthy Hops Aboard Rival Horse In Attempt To Avoid Spill At Laurel

Jockeys Trevor McCarthy and Jevian Toledo, who have combined to win the last four overall riding championships in Maryland, got tangled up in the stretch during Thursday’s third race at Laurel Park that saw McCarthy avoid injury after briefly landing on the back of a rival horse.  McCarthy was aboard 3-year-old Galileo filly Decorating, a […]

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Churchill Downs To Host A Job Fair For Breeders’ Cup, Fall Meet Staffing Needs

Churchill Downs Racetrack will host a Derby-sized job fair on Saturday (Oct. 6) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to hire positions for the upcoming Breeders’ Cup World Championships and Fall Meet. Billed as the “Staff Call to Post,” Churchill Downs and its vendor partners – Contemporary Services Corporation (CSC), Levy Restaurants, PC Staffing and […]

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Finger Lakes Horsemen, Track Pledge Per-Start Contribution To Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

Finger Lakes Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association and Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack announced a $1 per start pledge to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. The Finger Lakes meet runs until Nov. 28. “The TAA is grateful for the contributions from the Finger Lakes HBPA and Finger Lakes Racetrack,” TAA president John Phillips said. “These funds […]

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Keeneland’s Thomason Elected Chair Of NTRA

Bill Thomason, President and Chief Executive Officer of Keeneland Association, has been elected Chair of the NTRA Board of Directors. The announcement was made following the NTRA’s regularly scheduled 3rd quarter Board Meeting held on Thursday. The election of Thomason, who has served on the NTRA Board of Directors since 2012, was one of several governance […]

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500 OTTBs To Compete Oct. 4-7 At The Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover

The Retired Racehorse Project’s $100,000 Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America, will return to Lexington Ky, at the Kentucky Horse Park on Oct. 4-7, 2018. The event features approximately 500 recently retired Thoroughbreds competing in 10 different non-racing disciplines. Spectators on-site and those watching via livestream can vote via text […]

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Emma-Jayne Wilson Is Part Equestrian, Part Fierce Competitor, All Professional Athlete

Emma-Jayne Wilson is between races on a Friday afternoon card at Woodbine, giving interviews to out-of-town media as she waits for her next mount. Sitting in an unused conference room, Wilson leans back in her chair, her steel-cable-like arms folded calmly. Wilson answers questions with confidence and a genuine smile, but she’s not someone I […]

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Report: Earnings Are Feast Or Famine For Jockeys, And Most Are Struggling

A report published by Thoroughbred Racing Commentary last week endeavored to answer the question: Just how much do jockeys make every year? A rider’s career summary typically includes the cumulative earnings of their mounts, but a jockey’s takeout of the purse varies slightly depending on the value of the race and location. In most places, […]

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Lost And Found Presented By Horseware: Oriana Rossi Isn’t Giving Up Yet

It’s been a little more than three years since jockey Oriana Rossi vowed she would return to the saddle, and she remains fixated on that goal. Rossi was aboard Top Priority in the fifth race at Indiana Grand on July 22, 2015 when a horse in front of her clipped heels and went down. Top […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: Should You Worry About Cribbers?

In conjunction with Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital, “Ask Your Veterinarian” is a regular feature in the PR Special newsletter distributed online and at Thoroughbred sales. Veterinarians at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital answer your questions about sales and healthcare of Thoroughbred auction yearlings, weanlings, 2-year-olds and breeding stock. Email us at [email protected] have a question […]

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