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First Maiden In 29 Years, A’Ali, Wins Norfolk Stakes; American Pharoah Colt Scratched From Race

For the first time since 1990, a 2-year-old broke his maiden in the Group 2 Norfolk Stakes, as A’Ali was a clear winner in Thursday’s edition of the race at Royal Ascot. With the win, A’Ali earned an automatic berth in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint. For the second straight day, jockey Frankie Dettori […]

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Triple Crown Champions’ Halters To Be Auctioned Online For Central Kentucky Riding For Hope

Thoroughbred racing enthusiasts will be interested in a number of items – including halters worn by Triple Crown winners American Pharoah and Justify – being offered in an online auction to raise money for Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, the 38-year-old nonprofit headquartered at the Kentucky Horse Park that offers equine-assisted activities and therapies to […]

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American Pharoah Colt Maven Unsold At Goffs, Expected For Thursday Start At Royal Ascot

Richard Ravin’s Maven made news as American Pharoah’s first winner in North America back in April at Aqueduct, and now the 2-year-old colt is scheduled to start in Thursday’s Group 2 Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot. On Monday, Maven went through the ring at the Goffs London sale, but was bought back for £725,000. He […]

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‘Horses Are Running For Me’: Dylan Davis Continues To Build On Strong 2019 Campaign

Jockey Dylan Davis continues to build off a stellar start to his 2019 campaign, entering Friday tied for second with 25 wins during the Belmont Park spring/summer meet. Davis, who has amassed a 25-14-25 record in 157 mounts, is tied with Kendrick Carmouche, who are both eight wins behind leading rider Jose Lezcano. The success […]

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Over 170 Riders Participate In Canter For The Cause Event at Pimlico Benefits TAA

More than 170 riders from across the Mid-Atlantic region, ranging in age from 2 to 80, took part in the sixth annual Canter for the Cause at Pimlico Race Course Sunday, June 2, to raise awareness and funds for the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA). Sponsored by the Maryland Jockey Club and The Equiery, Canter for the […]

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Wesley Ward Trainees Top Friday’s Tremont

A talented field of eight juveniles is set to compete in the 122nd running of the $150,000 Tremont at 5 ½ furlongs on Friday at Belmont Park. The Tremont is part of the second day of the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival, which begins June 6 and concludes with the 151st running of the Grade 1, […]

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‘Looking Forward To My Next Champion’: Espinoza Continues ‘Courageous’ Comeback

The fairytale saga that is Victor Espinoza’s moves ever forward, chapter by chapter. His riding career in serious jeopardy following a training accident at Del Mar last July, the 47-year-old Triple Crown winner and Hall of Fame member remains his ever-affable self after a recovery just short of miraculous, back riding winners like nothing ever […]

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$1.8-Million Into Mischief Filly Rocks Record Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale

The meteoric rise of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale from a place for early-season scratches, buybacks, and regionally-bred horses into a legitimate place to sell an upper-market juvenile continued in 2019, with the sale once again breaking records in gross and average sale price. A $1.8-million Into Mischief filly became the most expensive […]

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R.A.C.E. Fund Gearing Up For 2019 Fundraiser With Online Halter Auction

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance-accredited R.A.C.E. Fund is hosting an online auction on eBay starting May 24th at 8:00 PM (EST) and ending on May 31st to help raise funds for racehorse retirement and rescue. Featured items include halters worn by: two time Eclipse Award winner, Songbird 2012 Belmont Stakes winner Union Rags 2004 Kentucky Derby […]

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For Farriers, A Talented Racehorse Can Sometimes Be A ‘Quirky’ One

No matter how many hundreds of horses a racetrack farrier shoes over the years, there will be that one horse that stands out—some not for the best of reasons. Being politically correct, farriers often call these horses “quirky.” Most are superstars of the track, so their idiosyncrasies are indulged as long as they keep winning. […]

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