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Bricks And Mortar Wins Horse Of The Year; Connections Sweep Other Eclipse Awards

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters (NTWAB) announced this evening that Bricks and Mortar, who was undefeated in six starts last year, was voted the 2019 Runhappy Horse of the Year at the 49th Annual Runhappy Eclipse Awards ceremony at Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino in Hallandale Beach, Fla. The Eclipse Awards, honoring excellence […]

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Bricks And Mortar, Maximum Security, Mitole Vie For Horse Of The Year, Other Honors At Eclipse Awards

Campaigns representing perfection, drama, and brilliance will vie for the ultimate year-end honor in North American Thoroughbred racing when the 49th Annual Runhappy Eclipse Awards presented by Daily Racing Form, Breeders’ Cup and The Stronach Group are held Thursday evening, January 23, at Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino in Hallandale Beach, Fla. Winners in 17 horse and human […]

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Bricks And Mortar Named Winner Of The Tenth Vox Populi

A winner of the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita Nov. 2 and unbeaten in six starts last year, Bricks and Mortar has been named the winner of the 10th annual Vox Populi Award, which will be presented in a Winner’s Circle ceremony on Saturday at Santa Anita Park. Created by the late owner […]

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O’Brien Selects Pegasus Turf For ‘Very Consistent’ Magic Wand

Coolmore’s Magic Wand was invited to both the Pegasus World Cup and the Pegasus Turf by The Stronach Group, but trainer Aidan O’Brien told that the 5-year-old mare will target the $1 million turf race rather than the $3 million dirt contest. The daughter of Galileo ran second in last year’s edition of the Pegasus […]

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2019 By The Numbers: North American Horse Racing’s First $30-Million Earners

Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. and trainer Chad Brown became North American racing’s first $30-million men in 2019, setting earnings records in their respective categories, based on Equibase statistics. Brown was leading North American trainer by money won for the fourth consecutive year, saddling earners of $31,112,144 and winning 222 races from 823 starts in 2019.  […]

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Voting Now Open For 2019 NTRA Moment Of The Year In Horse Racing

Fourteen of the most memorable, significant and reflective events from the last 12 months of Thoroughbred racing are up for the 2019 NTRA Moment of the Year, a distinction determined by fan voting and recognized at The Eclipse Awards. Voting is now open on the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) website,, and via Twitter, […]

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Global Reach: 2020 Stud Fees For Notable North American Runners Standing Abroad

The eyes of North American Thoroughbred fans and breeders are on the international stallion markets as much as they’ve ever been, with two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome, Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom, and likely Eclipse Award winner Bricks and Mortar all set to stand in Japan for the 2020 breeding season. Foreign interest […]

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Bricks And Mortar Voted Winner Of Secretariat Vox Populi Award

Horse racing fans have spoken, and they have voted 5-year-old turf king Bricks and Mortar as the winner of the 2019 Secretariat Vox Populi Award in the year-end online poll. Created by Secretariat’s owner Penny Chenery, the award annually recognizes the horse whose popularity and racing excellence best resounded with the general public and gained […]

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Bloodlines: Understanding Risk In The Thoroughbred Breeding Business

With the close of the 2019 sales season, one thing is clear: most yearlings lose money and therefore most breeders lose money. Losing is the key to horse racing because in any field of eight, seven are going to lose. But nobody wants to. Losing and its effect on profit is at the apex of […]

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