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Hancock: If Not The Drugs, Then What Is Causing Fatal Injuries?

It has been many months since the fatal breakdowns at Santa Anita Park in California. All of this time has passed and there has not been one word about what might have caused these tragedies other than some theories that the race track was not in the best shape because of the rains. Hasn’t it […]

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Showcase Night For Curlin, Denali Stud Propels Record-Setting Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale

Craig Bandoroff of Denali Stud knew he brought a special consignment to this year’s Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearlings Sale, but he also knew he’d need a little help from above to stand out in the auction’s incredibly deep catalog. Bandoroff and his son Conrad came to the Humphrey S. Finney Pavilion in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. […]

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Lamoreaux To ‘Industry Bigwigs’: Time To Stand Up, Unify And Be Counted

“I just like to be there when the charge begins, whether the horses emerge from the starting gate, walk up to a tape as they used to when I was a boy, or come bursting out of a clump of trees at Auteuil steeplechase course in Paris.” Ah, the good old days half a century […]

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Hancock: Put Hubris Aside, Rethink Position On Medication In Horse Racing

I wonder just how long our wonderful sport can survive with our racehorses continuing to break down, causing them to be euthanized? The debate about the connection of these breakdowns on the tracks and the use of powerful drugs such as Bute and Lasix is irrelevant. Perception is reality, and it is quite clear what […]

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Arthur B. Hancock III: American Thoroughbred Racing, A Lone Wolf

The pillars of commerce have always of necessity rested on integrity coupled with government oversight. Without honesty in dealing, commerce will begin to falter. Horseracing is not exempt from this principle. Today America stands alone at a crossroads in Thoroughbred racing and it must decide if it will choose to restore its image and integrity […]

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Full Sister To Juvenile Champion Air Force Blue Foaled At Kentucky’s Stone Farm

A full sister to 2015 Champion Juvenile Air Force Blue was foaled March 9 at Arthur B. Hancock III’s Stone Farm, in Paris, Kentucky.  The filly is out of the stakes-placed Maria’s Mon mare Chatham and is by top sire War Front. Air Force Blue, who also was foaled and raised at Stone Farm, won […]

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Hancock: A Proud ‘Elitist,’ And In Good Company

I was a bit puzzled when at a recent HBPA conference a radio host by the name of Stephen Byk referred to those of us who are trying to clean up our sport and protect our horses as “elitists.” I have been fighting this battle against the liberal use of drugs in horse racing for […]

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Congressional hearing: witness list a stacked deck

Six of the nine witnesses invited to speak at Monday’s hearing of the United States House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health have signed a letter supporting federal legislation to ban race-day medication in horses, and one of the remaining three has written a book that charges widespread cheating in horse […]

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UK Horse Racing Club invites public to “Derby Experience”

Anyone who’s been to Keeneland for the races this spring must wonder if the University of Kentucky called off all classes. The Lexington racetrack has become the place to see and be seen for UK students. While many of them are there strictly for social reasons, it’s not at all surprising to learn there is […]

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W.T. YOUNG: A PERSISTENT PASSION

By Ray Paulick I have one framed winner’s circle photograph in my possession. It was taken in 2000 at Fair Grounds in New Orleans after William T. Young’s Shawnee Country won the Grade 3 Fair Grounds Oaks carrying his Overbrook Farm silks. I always stayed out of winner’s circle photos, even when invited, because I […]

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