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Leading New Mexico Trainers Bob Arnett, 85, Henry Dominguez, 60, Are Dead

Two of New Mexico’s all-time leading Thoroughbred trainers – Robert E. “Bob” Arnett and Henry Dominguez – have died. Arnett, 85 years old and retired from training since 2014, succumbed on May 22. Dominguez, 60, died suddenly on Wednesday in El Paso, Texas. Arnett, a native of Dallas, launched his career in the 1950s and […]

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Mid-Atlantic Powerhouse Sire Jump Start Dies At Age 20

Jump Start, the leading sire in the Mid-Atlantic region for the past five years, was euthanized the morning of Sunday, May 19 at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center due to complications from colitis. The dark bay son of A.P. Indy was 20. Standing at Northview PA in Peach Bottom, Penn., for $10,000, the […]

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Market King ‘Never Turned A Hair’ On Trip To Pimlico

Robert Baker and William Mack’s Market King arrived at Pimlico Race Course midafternoon Tuesday for Saturday’s 144th Preakness Stakes following a 10-hour, 15-minute van ride that originated at Churchill Downs. Market King, who finished 11th in the Blue Grass (G2) at Keeneland and finished third in a division of the Rebel (G2) at Oaklawn, is […]

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Preakness Notes: Velazquez To Ride Bodexpress, Market King ‘Taking A Shot’

Laughing Fox, who earned an automatic entry in Saturday’s Preakness (G1) at Pimlico by winning Oaklawn Park’s $300,000 Oaklawn Invitational May 4, cruised through a leisurely half-mile work in 51.60 seconds under exercise rider Wilson Fabian Monday at Churchill Downs. The breeze was a typical move for a Steve Asmussen-trained horse the week of a […]

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Lukas-Trained Market King Confirmed For Preakness

The Maryland Jockey Club’s racing office confirmed Sunday morning that Market King, trained by Hall of Famer D. Wayne Lukas, will be entered in Saturday’s 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course. The addition of Market King pushes the expected field to 12 horses, the largest field since 14 competed in 2011. Lukas, 83, […]

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NYTHA Launches Empire Racing Club With Durkin, Pletcher At The Helm

The Empire Racing Club is an initiative created by the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association to let horse racing fans experience the thrills of racehorse ownership at minimal cost and no risk. New York’s beloved retired racecaller Tom Durkin will serve as managing partner, and Eclipse Award-winner Todd Pletcher will be the Club trainer. Empire […]

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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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Churchill Downs Racing Club Offering Members A Buy-In On Lukas-Trained 2-Year-Old

A few spots remain to join the excitement of Thoroughbred racehorse ownership this spring with an unraced 2-year-old – the latest addition to the popular Churchill Downs Racing Club stable. The Churchill Downs Racing Club, which was inaugurated in the spring of 2016, again will give 200 people a low-cost pathway to introduce and experience the excitement […]

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Bravazo ‘Tender’ After Thursday Gallop: Will Miss Dubai Trip, Undergo Knee Surgery

Calumet Farm’s Bravazo will not make the journey to the UAE later this month for the Dubai World Cup, reports bloodhorse.com, because he will instead undergo knee surgery at the Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington. “He galloped beautifully yesterday,” said trainer D. Wayne Lukas from Oaklawn Park. “We thought he was tender coming off […]

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Hard-Knocking Bravazo ‘Deserves A Chance’ In Dubai World Cup

Calumet Farm’s Bravazo will return to the track Saturday morning to begin preparations for the $12 million Dubai World Cup (G1) March 30 at Meydan Racecourse in the United Arab Emirates, Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas said Friday morning. Bravazo returned to his Oaklawn base Monday morning after finishing fourth in the $9 […]

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