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View From The Eighth Pole: Graded Stakes Committee Lacks Common Sense

I have no doubt that the men and women who serve on the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association’s American Graded Stakes Committee are well intentioned. They want to be fair and consistent in assessing the relative quality of stakes races run each year before assigning Grade 1, Grade 2 or Grade 3 designations that ultimately […]

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Tim Williams Replacing Mike Shamburg As Remington Park Racing Secretary

At the conclusion of a record-breaking Thoroughbred meet that ended on Sunday, Remington Park racing secretary Mike Shamburg has stepped down, the Oklahoma City track’s president and general manager, Scott Wells, confirmed. Shamburg had also served as racing secretary at Lone Star Park – a Texas track owned by the same company, Global Gaming LLC, […]

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Thoroughbred Charities Of America Stallion Season Auction Set For January

Thoroughbred Charities of America announced today that the planning and preparations for the 29th annual Stallion Season Auction and Celebration are underway. The auction, held Wednesday, January 2 – Sunday, January 6, 2019, is the largest annual fundraiser for the nonprofit organization. “Our annual auction is our most important event on the calendar as it raises […]

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Jerkens ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ Momentum Will Carry A Strong Meet To Del Mar

The seal will be broken on the fifth edition of fall racing at Del Mar come Friday afternoon. It is another chapter in a saga centered on the Southern California thoroughbred industry’s resolve to carry on after the demise of Hollywood Park through new days at a favored venue for horsemen and fans alike. And […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: Gaps In Broodmare Produce Records

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] if you have a question for a veterinarian. QUESTION: When a buyer is looking at a broodmare who has a gap in her produce record, how concerned should […]

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Breeders’ Cup News Minute Presented By Adequan: Classic Preps

Three of the leading contenders for the Breeders’ Cup Classic – Accelerate, McKinzie and West Coast – had their final serious preps at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif., on Saturday. Meanwhile in Louisville, Ky., whose Churchill Downs hosts the two-day championships on Nov 2-3, a plane carrying 22 European horses, including two-time Prix de l’Arc […]

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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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