‘You Don’t Get Many Shots’: Zulu Alpha Taking Hui To Breeders’ Cup Turf

Michael Hui is parlaying some of the money that Zulu Alpha won in taking Kentucky Downs’ $1 million Calumet Farm Kentucky Turf Cup into a $100,000 bet on the $4 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf on Nov. 2 at Santa Anita. Monday was the deadline to pre-enter horses in racing’s world championships. It costs $50,000 […]

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Richard’s Boy Claimed By Clark Brewster, Slated For Rest And ‘Very Best In Care’

Near-millionaire Richard’s Boy was entered for a $40,000 tag in his most recent start, and a claim was dropped by trainer Steve Asmussen on behalf of owner Clark Brewster. They walked away with the 7-year-old son of Idiot Proof, a winner of nine of his 39 lifetime starts, after the gelding finished last in the […]

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Be Skeptical Of Equine Supplement Claims

There are literally tens of thousands of equine supplements on the market, but does each live up to its claim? Equine nutritionist Clair Thunes, PhD, recommends being open-minded, yet skeptical, when evaluating what a supplement can do for an equine, reports The Horse. Using a fictional supplement to look critically at what the product claims […]

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Commission Considers Updates To Post-Claim Drug Testing Rules In Kentucky

During its Jan. 16 meeting, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission’s rules committee unanimously approved updating the voided claim rule, reports Originally proposed by the safety committee, the recommendations include post-race drug testing of every horse that is claimed in the state of Kentucky. Currently the regulations are such that claimants may elect to have a […]

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