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TVG’s Saturday Features To Include Replay Of Ferdinand’s 1987 Breeders’ Cup Classic

TVG, America’s horse racing network, will partner with NBC Sports to bring live horse racing into the homes of fans across the country for the tenth consecutive weekend with eleven hours of coverage scheduled from Friday, May 29th through Sunday, May 31st. “Trackside Live” will be simulcast from 4:00 p.m. ET to 7:00 p.m. ET […]

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What Goes Around: After Kentucky Derby DQ, Prat And War Of Will Meant For Each Other

Racing takes strange twists and turns on occasion, to wit: on Monday, when America  celebrates Memorial Day, Flavien Prat rides War of Will for trainer Mark Casse in the Grade 1 Shoemaker Mile at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif. As fate has it, War of Will is the horse that was interfered with in the […]

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Unlucky True Valour Looking To Turn The Tables For Callaghan In Shoemaker Mile

If it weren’t for bad luck in his last four races, True Valour would have had no luck at all. The Irish-bred turf miler trained by Simon Callaghan for Qatar Racing Limited was 10th in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Mile last Nov. 2, steadying past the eighth pole; eighth in the G2 Joe Hernandez […]

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Preakness Winner War Of Will Headlines Monday’s Shoemaker Mile On Turf

Gary Barber’s War of Will, a winner of last year’s Grade I Preakness Stakes and idle since well beaten in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Classic, squares off with sharp veteran turf miler River Boyne, top French-bred miler Raging Bull and others, as they head an outstanding field of 11 three-year-olds and up in Monday’s […]

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‘One Of The Greatest’: Shoemaker Mile Memorializes Late Hall Of Fame Jockey

On Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, America honors its patriotic veterans with a day of respectful remembrance. Santa Anita, in a lesser sense, shares in that grateful reflection with the running of the Shoemaker Mile, one of three Grade I events that day offering a total of $1.5 million in purses. The Shoemaker is named for […]

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Junior Jockey Club Launched To Engage Youngest Visitors To Kentucky Derby Museum

The Kentucky Derby Museum just launched a fun, interactive way for its youngest visitors to get more engaged with the extraordinary event that is the Kentucky Derby! Visitors up to age 14 can ask to join the Junior Jockey Club when they arrive. (It’s free to join with the price of your general admission ticket!) […]

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After Breeders’ Cup Friday Card, Rosario Atop Shoemaker Award Points List

Joel Rosario, who rode two winners on Friday’s Breeders’ Cup card that included of five Championship races, leads in the race for the Bill Shoemaker Award, given to the most outstanding jockey of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs. The Shoemaker Award is based on a 10-4-2-1 scoring system on first- through fourth-place […]

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Shoemaker, Lukas Exhibits Officially Open At Kentucky Derby Museum

With the sounds of bugler’s call to the post, the Kentucky Derby Museum’s brand-new exhibit and event space is officially off and running! After an aggressive construction timeline that began in earnest following Kentucky Derby 144, the Museum added 11,000 square feet of new space and renovated an existing 5,000 square feet. It was the […]

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Kentucky Derby Museum Awarded $1 Million Grant For Renovation Project

The Kentucky Derby Museum is proud to announce The James Graham Brown Foundation has awarded the Museum a $1 million grant for its renovation and expansion project, which is currently underway. The generous grant from the Foundation marks the largest single contribution to date for the campaign to fund the $6.5 million dollar expansion. The […]

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