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Classic Winner, Sire Empire Maker Dies At Age 20

Empire Maker, the winner of the 2003 Belmont Stakes and a sire whose influence reached all the way to Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, died Jan. 18 due to a rare disease that compromised his immune system, Thoroughbred Daily News reports. The 20-year-old son of Unbridled was about to stand his 16th season at stud […]

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Bloodlines Presented By The Virginia Thoroughbred Association: American Pharoah Off To Soaring Start

What seemed a certainty in the last weeks of the 2019 racing season is now official: Triple Crown winner American Pharoah (by Pioneerof the Nile) is the leading freshman sire in North America. The bay champion is also ranked second overall among all sires of 2-year-olds behind only the overall leading sire of 2019, Into […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The PHBA: Trends From A Decade?

With the calendar having flipped to 2020, the Paulick Report looks back on the last ten years in the horse racing industry. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss five developments of the past decade that have had a profound influence on the sport of racing. Share your thoughts […]

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2019 By The Numbers: North American Horse Racing’s First $30-Million Earners

Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. and trainer Chad Brown became North American racing’s first $30-million men in 2019, setting earnings records in their respective categories, based on Equibase statistics. Brown was leading North American trainer by money won for the fourth consecutive year, saddling earners of $31,112,144 and winning 222 races from 823 starts in 2019.  […]

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‘Cool-Minded’ Another Miracle Switches Back To Dirt For Tampa’s Inaugural Stakes

Although Antonio Gallardo has never ridden 2-year-old colt Another Miracle in a race or a workout, trainer Gary Contessa is confident the two will hit it off like old friends in Saturday’s $100,000 Inaugural Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs. “This horse is so well-mannered and so smart that it doesn’t matter,” said Contessa, the veteran […]

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Kirkpatrick & Co. Presents In Their Care: Longtime Blacksmith Norman Devoted To ‘Way Of Life’

No one would blame Steve Norman if he retired tomorrow. He is 67. He has been a blacksmith for 49 years. Kate, his wife of 35 years, would welcome the opportunity to spend more time with him. So would their three daughters — Sarah, Samantha and Meredith – and his three grandchildren. Norman has nothing […]

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Four Wheel Drive Gives American Pharoah First Breeders’ Cup Winner In Juvenile Turf Sprint

Breeze Easy’s Four Wheel Drive became champion American Pharoah’s first Breeders’ Cup winner at stud on Friday, leading all the way in the Juvenile Turf Sprint to kick off the World Championships. The Wesley Ward-trained 2-year-old colt was favored at 3-2 in the 12-horse field, and completed five furlongs in 55.66 seconds over Santa Anita’s […]

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American Theorem Not ‘100 Percent,’ Ruled Out Of Breeders’ Cup Juvenile

Second last out in the G1 American Pharoah Stakes, juvenile American Theorem has officially been taken out of consideration for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. According to, trainer George Papaprodromou made the decision to skip the race on Saturday morning. “I don’t feel my horse is 100 percent,” Papaprodromou said. “I don’t want to run against […]

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TCA’s Bash At The Breeders’ Cup To Return For 2019

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) will host its annual Bash at the Breeders’ Cup on Friday, Nov. 1 at 6 p.m. at the Langham Huntington in Pasadena, Calif. The event will include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live music and a live auction. VIP tickets include open bar and access to an exclusive VIP lounge. General admission […]

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