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Lanerie Back In The Winner’s Circle: ‘Get Life Moving Forward Again’

Corey Lanerie rode at Ellis Park Friday for the first time this summer as the four-time meet titlist resumed riding regularly following the June 22 death of his wife, Shantel. With his third mount of the day, Lanerie was back in the winner’s circle for the fourth race, with track announcer Jimmy McNerney saying, “Hide […]

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KCA Stables Racing To Benefit The V Foundation

A little less than a year ago, Vince Lodl put together KCA Stables, a small ownership group looking to win races while giving to a good cause. The purple and white silks will make their Arlington International Racecourse debut this weekend when trainer Chris Block saddles Smokinwatchstopper and Air Turbulence for the group. A 4-year-old Florida-bred […]

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The Skinny On Equine Sarcoids

A type of skin cancer, sarcoids can become more than just a nuisance if left untreated–they can be deadly. Though they don’t typically spread to internal organs from local tissues, a horse that has had a sarcoid is more prone to growing additional tumors. There are a variety of types of sarcoids and treatments available, […]

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‘Terra Was Riding With Us’: The Emotional Story Of Juvenile Filly Terra’s Angel

Jockey Sasha Risenhoover and owner/trainer Terry Eoff will team up once again with the juvenile filly Terra’s Angel in Sunday evening’s Trapeze Stakes at Remington Park. The Drosselmeyer filly gave Risenhoover her first win in California in the Del Mar Juvenile Fillies Turf Stakes in September, but there is a bigger reason that the ride […]

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Puerto Rico Drug Shortages Could Impact More Than Just Humans

Multiple drug companies have manufacturing plants in Puerto Rico, which was greatly impacted by Hurricane Maria on September 20. With widespread damage to infrastructure, including loss of electricity and difficulty obtaining materials used in the manufacturing process, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns that there will be shortages of 40 drugs until the plants […]

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‘Tremendously Respected’ Owner-Breeder John Unger Passes Away

Owner-breeder John Unger, who campaigned Canada’s 2014 Sovereign Award older female champion Strut the Course, passed away Thursday after a battle with cancer. “He was a tremendously respected and beloved man in the horse racing community,” said Woodbine CEO, Jim Lawson, a close friend and colleague of Mr. Unger.  “He work tirelessly on the sport’s […]

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Mirahmadi Feeling ‘Good,’ Pronounced Cancer-Free

Monmouth announcer Frank Mirahmadi has officially been pronounced cancer-free by Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York, reports drf.com. Over the last 12 months, Mirahmadi has undergone two surgeries for colon cancer. “I feel good, and obviously relieved,” he said. “The six months of chemo was taxing, but thankfully I was able to handle the side effects and […]

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‘Old School,’ ‘Kind Of Hard On The Surface’: Van Berg Picking Up At Ellis Park

This is how good things are going right now for Jack Van Berg’s stable: After the nice 2-year-old Make Noise won a maiden race Friday to give the barn its third win in eight races, victory in Saturday’s sixth race dropped into their lap. That came when Cara Blythe finished second behind Sister Kan. But because […]

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‘Dad Is The Definition Of Tough’: Simms Family Breaking Through Eight-Year Battle With Cancer

For trainers Garry and Zack Simms, Father’s Day holds a special meaning for the father-son team after Garry was diagnosed with cancer nearly eight years ago. Simms, based at Trackside Louisville, Churchill Downs’ satellite training facility located five miles from the main track, left his stable in the hands of his 25-year-old son, Zack, more […]

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Genetic Risk Factor Identified For Equine Eye Cancer

Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the most common cancer found in equine eyes and the second most common tumor of the horse overall. Thanks to a recent genetic study led by UC Davis, horse owners can now identify horses at risk for ocular SCC and make informed breeding decisions. In the cover article for the […]

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