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Krikorian Thinking ‘Big’ With Dynaformer Stallion Now Standing In California

When Big Score rallied from more than seven lengths back under jockey Flavien Prat to win a one-mile maiden race for 2-year-olds on turf at Del Mar on Sunday, I glanced down at my program to look at the colt’s pedigree. Bred in Kentucky by George Krikorian and carrying his magenta, black and silver silks […]

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Del Mar: Recent Rash Of Equine Injuries Raises Concerns, Draws Protest

Several equine injuries – a few of them fatal – have raised concerns at this year’s Del Mar meet, which is just entering its second week. On Saturday, three horses suffered injuries during morning training hours, causing trainer Richard Mandella to postpone Beholder’s scheduled work until Sunday. In a recent news segment for San Diego’s CBS 8, Dominic […]

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Three Injuries, One Fatal, Postpone Beholder’s Work At Del Mar

Injuries to three racehorses during the training hours of 6:30 and 7:15 a.m. at Del Mar, which resulted in one fatality, led trainer Richard Mandella to postpone his star mare Beholder’s planned workout Saturday morning, reports the Daily Racing Form. “I’ve got a stomach ache. She doesn’t, but I do,” Mandella said. “We’ll do it […]

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Horse Owned By CHRB Commissioner Tests Positive for Tranquilizer

The California Horse Racing Board has filed a complaint against trainer Tim Yakteen alleging violation of CHRB Rules 1843 (a), (b), (d) and 1844 (e)(l) pursuant to Rule 1887 after the Maddy Laboratory at UC Davis determined the urine sample collected from a horse in his care, Big Book, contained a metabolite of acepromazine in […]

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