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South Dakota Horse Racing Pipeline That Produced Bill Mott May Be Shut Down

While the rest of the world debates Saturday’s Kentucky Derby disqualification of Maximum Security, I’m worried about more important things, like how to bring horse racing back to Fort Pierre and Aberdeen in South Dakota. This year, for the first time in 70 years, there will be no horses racing on the bullring track at […]

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Jockey Legends Day At Saratoga Set For Aug. 5

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will welcome nearly a dozen of the sport’s top jockeys back to Saratoga Race Course for the fifth annual Jockey Legends Day, presented by Fasig-Tipton Festival of Racing, on Sunday, August 5. Top riders scheduled to attend include Cash Asmussen, Angel Cordero, Jr., Robbie Davis, Ramon Dominguez, David […]

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Asmussen Gets 8,000th Career Win On Derby Day At Churchill Downs

Lookin At Lee, runner-up to Always Dreaming in the 2017 Kentucky Derby, gave Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen career win No. 8,000 in Saturday’s third race at Churchill Downs on the Kentucky Derby undercard. The victory in the allowance race by Lookin At Lee, owned by L and N Racing and ridden by Ricardo […]

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‘Unsung Hero,’ Natural Horseman James Jones Dead At 52

Retired trainer Frank Brothers remembers putting James Jones on some of his toughest horses when Jones worked as his assistant during the 1990s. “He’d get on all the bad ones and straighten ’em out,” Brothers recalled of the one-time bull rider. “When anyone else would ask, ‘What about that horse?’ He’d always smile and say, […]

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Keeneland: With 5 days to go, September sale exceeds 2010 gross receipts

The yearling market at Keeneland continued its impressive upswing, with cumulative sales at the conclusion of today’s eighth session totaling $198,638,200 for 1,631 yearlings—surpassing total gross receipts in 2010 of $198,254,900 for 3,059 yearlings sold during a 14-day sale.  Cumulative through today’s session, the average price was $121,789 compared to $99,973 in 2010. Median price […]

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TEXAS ATTORNEY NOT READY FOR ASMUSSEN CASE

By Ray Paulick I’m wondering if Mark Fenner, general counsel for the Texas Racing Commission, owns a hungry dog. Fenner used just about every excuse in the book except “the dog ate my homework” when he asked racing commission steward Dennis Sidener on Friday to postpone next Tuesday’s hearing regarding a nine-month-old medication charge against Eclipse […]

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TRICKY TURF

Jess Jackson has been talking about the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe for his 2007 North American Horse of the Year Curlin for some time now. I just have one question: Why? The 4-year-old son of Smart Strike is a very good racehorse, the best on the globe according to the World Rankings, and […]

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