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Vaccarezza Raising Funds To Help Fellow South Florida Horsemen

South Florida horseman and restaurateur Carlo Vaccarezza has supported a number of different causes in recent years, holding fund-raisers for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund, flood victims in Houston, Texas, and families of mass shooting victims at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. Now, Vaccarezza is raising money for fellow horsemen in South […]

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Breeders’ Cup Announces New Safety Measures, $4 Million In Purse Increases

The Breeders’ Cup Board of Directors met during a regularly scheduled meeting to discuss future business plans for the Company including next steps in advancing safety measures and purse levels for the two-day World Championships. The Breeders’ Cup Board continued its commitment to using the organization’s leadership position within the industry to encourage the adoption […]

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Unraced Since 2019 Dubai World Cup, Gunnevera Returns To Gulfstream West

Multiple graded-stakes winner Gunnevera, unraced since finishing third in the 2019 Dubai World Cup (G1), is back in South Florida with trainer Antonio Sano. A winner of more than $5.5 million along with a second-place finish in the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), Gunnevera has worked twice for Sano at Gulfstream Park West. The 6-year-old […]

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Mozu Ascot Gives Frankel First G1 Dirt Winner In February Stakes

Capital System’s 6-year-old favorite Mozu Ascot swept to the front in the final furlong to win Sunday’s 37th running of the 1-mile, $2 million February Stakes (G1) on dirt by 2 ½ lengths over huge longshot K T Brave (JPN) at Tokyo Racecourse, and gained the first automatic berth into this year’s $6 million Longines […]

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‘Why Not?’: Math Wizard Joins Prospective Field For Pegasus World Cup

Grade 1 Pennsylvania Derby winner Math Wizard could make his next start in the 2020 Pegasus World Cup, trainer Saffie Joseph told drf.com. The 3-year-old Algorithms was most recently fifth in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, and in his first work since covered an easy three furlongs in :36.20 on Sunday at Gulfstream Park. “After talking with […]

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Classic Winner Fort Larned To Stand At Duncan Farms In Ohio

Fort Larned is relocating from Adena Springs Kentucky to Daryl and Sally Duncan’s Duncan Farms in Ohio for the upcoming breeding season. A three-time Grade 1 winner and Eclipse Award finalist for America’s Top Older Male in 2012, Fort Larned won the 2012 Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) and earned more than $4.4 million in a […]

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Fornatale: Horse Racing’s ‘Risk Of Death Cannot Be Eliminated Altogether’

Handicapper and co-creator of the World Horseplayers’ Tour, Peter Thomas Fornatale, tried to bring some perspective to the horse racing industry with an op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle this week. He opined on Mongolian Groom’s breakdown in the Breeders’ Cup Classic: “His death demonstrates an unfortunate truth about racing and about any shared animal […]

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World’s Best Racehorse Rankings: Vino Rosso’s Breeders’ Cup Classic Win Vaults Him Into Top Five

VINO ROSSO (USA) [126] posted an impressive victory in the LONGINES Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) to join the top five of the ninth edition of the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 2019. Vino Rosso improved his rating from 121 to 126 when he defeated MCKINZIE (USA) [123] by 4 1/4 lengths at Santa Anita. Earlier […]

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‘You Blew It’: Veterinarian Allday Tells Radio Host Breeders’ Cup Made A Mistake With Mongolian Groom

“You blew it, boys and girls. So stand up and take your medicine. Sit down and talk about it. Figure out what you screwed up. You’re about to see the demise of this industry because of your mistake.” Those were the decisive words of veterinarian Dr. Steven Allday, racetrack practitioner who is known for his […]

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