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Revisiting ‘Favorite Horses’ Next Up In TVG 20th Anniversary Celebration

TVG, America’s horse racing network and industry-leading advanced-deposit wagering platform, will be continuing its summer celebration of its 20th anniversary with a nod to the equine athletes as the on-air talent reflect on their favorite horses through a series of specially-produced vignettes that are scheduled to air during TVG’s regular programming beginning Thursday, July 25 […]

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Champion Beholder Scans In Foal To War Front

Four-time champion Beholder was confirmed in-foal to prominent sire War Front, Spendthrift Farm confirmed Friday on social media. The pregnancy is the third for Beholder, who produced an Uncle Mo colt in 2018, and followed up with a Curlin filly on Jan. 19. Beholder, a 9-year-old Henny Hughes mare, carried the Spendthrift Farm colors to […]

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Beholder Foals ‘Healthy’ Bay Daughter Of Curlin At Spendthrift Farm

Four-time champion & three-time Breeders’ Cup winner Beholder delivered a bay filly by Curlin Saturday afternoon at Spendthrift Farm in Lexington. “Beholder had a very nice Curlin filly this afternoon, and we’re happy to report both mother and foal are doing really well,” said Ned Toffey, General Manager at Spendthrift. “We couldn’t be prouder of […]

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Santa Anita Calendar Honors Triple Crown Winners Affirmed, American Pharoah, Justify

Racegoers will again be treated to one of the best gifts of the year as Santa Anita’s 82nd Winter Meet opener Wednesday, Dec. 26, in Arcadia, Calif., will provide each attendee with a spectacular Santa Anita Wall Calendar, free with paid admission. Themed “Santa Anita Triples,” the 2019 calendar will honor three Santa Anita-based Triple Crown […]

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Mendelssohn, Half-Brother To Into Mischief And Beholder, Retired To Coolmore’s Ashford Stud

Breeders’ Cup winner and $3,000,000 Keeneland September Yearling Sale topper Mendelssohn has been retired from racing and will stand at Coolmore America’s Ashford Stud for 2019. “All of our team loved Mendelssohn from the first time we saw him as a yearling and he has developed into a magnificent looking horse,” said Coolmore America manager […]

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Mendelssohn Well-Behaved While ‘Stretching His Legs’ Before Cigar Mile

Mendelssohn, the 2-1 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s $750,000 Cigar Mile, enjoyed his first steps over the Aqueduct main track on Friday morning as he continues his quest for a Grade 1 win on a dirt track. The regally-bred Scat Daddy bay, a half-brother to both champion mare Beholder and leading sire Into Mischief, cleared quarantine […]

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‘Outstanding Race Rider’: Retired Hall Of Famer Gary Stevens Honored At Del Mar

A few minutes before the fourth race on Saturday’s program, Del Mar will honor Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens. On Tuesday, Stevens, 55, announced the end of a nearly 40-year career after an MRI exam on Monday showed a vertebra pressing upon his spinal cord, making continued riding too much of a risk regarding […]

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Sixteenth Time’s The Charm? Mendelssohn Tries ‘A Different Preparation’ For Classic

Aidan O’Brien will be trying to claim one of the few prizes that has eluded him on Saturday, a victory in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic. The Coolmore entrant Mendelssohn with make his trainer’s 16th starter in the 1 1/4-mile dirt contest, to be held this year at Churchill Downs. The colt, a $3 million […]

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Dam Of Beholder, Into Mischief, Mendelssohn Bred To Not This Time

Taylor Made Stallions announced today that Leslie’s Lady, the dam of multiple Eclipse champion and three-time Breeders’ Cup winner Beholder, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) winner Mendelssohn, and Grade 1 winner and leading sire Into Mischief, has been bred to Not This Time. One of the most influential broodmares in recent history, Leslie’s Lady has […]

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Mendelssohn Announces His Presence During First Training Session At Churchill Downs

The highly-anticipated appearance of UAE Derby winner Mendelssohn on Thursday morning was announced with his usual high-pitched whinnies as the colt stepped out onto the Churchill Downs surface for the first time. A half-brother to champion Beholder and to top young sire Into Mischief, Mendelssohn is well-known for his “talkative” nature during his morning exercise. […]

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