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Camarero, San Luis Rey Responders To Receive Special Eclipse Award

In recognition of countless acts of heroism, bravery, and benevolence in the face of tragedy, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters (NTWAB) today announced that the Special Eclipse Award will be awarded to all responders who assisted in mitigating the year’s worst racehorse-related disasters – […]

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Racing Returns To Puerto Rican Track But Much Work Remains

Puerto Rico’s Camarero Racetrack held live racing for only the second time since Hurricane Maria devastated the country in September. Nineteen races were run Dec. 15-17, according to Blood-Horse. Still, the track remains in poor condition because there aren’t enough insurance adjusters to deal with the amount of work that needs to be done there […]

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Total Handle Soars As Gulfstream Hosts First Clasico Internacional Del Caribe

Noisemakers, drum circles, fans singing anthems, wearing the colors of their countries and waving national flags. The Clasico Internacional del Caribe, the premier Thoroughbred event in Latin America and the Caribbean, arrived for the first time in 50 years in North America Saturday and it was a hit at Gulfstream Park. The highlight of the five-race Clasico […]

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‘No Clean Water Or Hay’ After Hurricane Maria Devastates Puerto Rico’s Camarero Racetrack

Thoroughbreds at Puerto Rico’s Camarero Racetrack survived the initial wreckage caused by Hurricane Maria earlier this week, but many are still standing in water, unable to leave their stalls, and there is no access to clean water or to hay. Shelley Blodgett, founder of Caribbean Thoroughbred Aftercare Inc., wrote to thoroughbreddailynews.com to describe the situation. “There […]

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‘Like A Dream’: Tacher Celebrates Puerto Rican Triple Crown With Justiciero

Marc Tacher considers the journey: thirty years, dozens of horses who have cost as much as $100,000, opportunities missed and dreams shattered. And now this. “It’s unreal,” said Tacher, whose 3-year-old colt Justiciero became Puerto Rico’s 12th Triple Crown champion last week with a victory in the Copa San Juan (G1) at Camarero. “It’s like a […]

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Un Propietario Viviendo Un Sueño: Justiciero Logra La Triple Corona De Puerto Rico

Marc Tacher entiende el camino recorrido. Treinta años, docenas de caballos que le han costado hasta $100,000, oportunidades perdidas y sueños rotos. Y ahora esto. “Es increible,” dijo Tacher, propietario del tresañero Justiciero, convertido en el décimo segundo Triplecoronado de Puerto Rico al ganar la Copa San Juan (G1) en el Hipódromo Camarero la semana […]

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Irad Ortiz Earns ‘Dream’ First Victory In The Caribbean Confraternity Cup

New York-based jockey Irad Ortiz traveled to Puerto Rico this weekend to contest the international series of races held at his home country of Puerto Rico’s Camarero Racetrack. Headlined by the Caribbean Derby (Clasico Internacional del Caribe) on Sunday, Ortiz also rode in undercard international stakes on Saturday, including the G1 Confraternity Cup for 3-year-olds […]

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Gulfstream Offers $600,000 Pick 6 Carryover On Simulcast Clasico Del Caribe Card Saturday

A pick 6 carryover of $600,000 will be offered on Saturday’s Clasico del Caribe card from Camarero Racetrack in Puerto Rico. The 11-race program, which can be watched and wagered on at Gulfstream Park, gets underway at 12:15 p.m. The pick 6, which is a 25-cent wager, will feature commingled pools. Past performances for Saturday’s […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Changing The World One Horse At A Time

It’s truly amazing what a single person can accomplish when they really set their mind to something. Sometimes an individual’s unwavering dedication to what they believe is right can change the world. In the case of psychologist Michelle “Shelley” Blodgett, her dedication to what she felt was the right thing to do will soon change […]

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Jockey Mateo Matos, rider of Camarero, dead at 91

Jockey Mateo Matos, rider of Puerto Rican Triple Crown winner Camarero, died in Puerto Rico on February 19 at 91 years old. Matos was considered to be one of the best Puerto Rican riders of his time with 1,374 wins, 54 of which were stakes victories. He is a member of four halls of fame: […]

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