South American horse racing

South American Racing, International Integrity Efforts To Highlight 2017 Pan Am Conference

Panels focusing on televised coverage of horse racing, the South American breeding and racing industry, and international integrity efforts will highlight the business sessions at the second Pan American Conference, to be held May 17 – 20 in Washington, D.C. The Jockey Club, the breed registry for Thoroughbreds in North America, and the Latin American […]

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Greetings From Uruguay: ‘At Home’ Under the Shade Trees

There are few things more appealing to me than going to a racetrack for the first time, especially if that track is in an out-of-the way place like Uruguay. Yes, Uruguay, or it might be better said, “Si, Uruguay.” I came to this South American country as the guest of the Codere Group’s racetrack division […]

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Marcel Zarour, Chairman of OSAF, Dies at 72

Marcel Zarour Atanacio, who exercised a distinguished role as Chairman of OSAF (South American Organization for the Promotion of Thoroughbreds), Vice Chairman of Club Hípico de Santiago, Chairman of the Chilean Stud Book Commission, and owner of Haras El Sheik, died Dec. 28 in Santiago de Chile after a long illness. He was 72. He […]

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Team Valor, Santulli buy South American mile champion

Team Valor International and Richard Santulli have purchased Champion South American miler Brujo de Olleros and will import the once-beaten Wild Event colt on February 20 from Uruguay.   Best in 4 of 5 career outings at 2 and 3, the chestnut is coming of a pair of track-record performances, including a 14 1/4-length victory […]

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Perfect Shirl not shipping to Argentina for Pellegrini

Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf winner Perfect Shirl did not make the trip to Argentina to compete in the Group 1 Gran Premio Internacional Carlos Pellegrini in Argentina, trainer Roger Attfield told the Thoroughbred Times. “It’s very disappointing, but her flight was postponed several times and I decided to absorb the plan,” Attfield said.  […]

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Perfect Shirl to face 23 rivals in major South American race

Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf winner Perfect Shirl was expected to arrive in Argentina Wednesday to mount a challenge in South America’s top race – Saturday’s Group 1 Gran Premio Carlos Pellegrini. The four-year-old Perfect Soul filly drew post nine in a 24-horse field and will again be ridden by John Velazquez, who was […]

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