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UPDATED: Wests File Federal Lawsuit Over Derby Disqualification

Gary and Mary West have filed a federal lawsuit against the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission over the stewards’ disqualification of Maximum Security – a horse they bred and own – from a victory in the May 4 Kentucky Derby The lawsuit was reported in the Lexington Herald-Leader. Named in the suit, according to the newspaper, […]

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Bloodlines: Vekoma’s Distinguished Family Roots

Standing stallions is a highly competitive business, and the farms that stand the premium sires rarely have as successful a day as Lane’s End Farm had on April 6, when the 3-year-old colt Roadster (by Lane’s End stallion Quality Road) won his first stakes in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby against odds-on favorite Game […]

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Report: Fifty Years Later, Questions Remain About Dancer’s Image Bute Overage

Fifty years after he crossed the Kentucky Derby wire first aboard Dancer’s Image, the horse’s connections say they’re still confused about the phenylbutazone positive that resulted in the only Derby disqualification in history. At the time, Thoroughbred Racing Commentary reported, bute was only detectable by testing for about two days after administration. Abigail Fuller, daughter […]

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HRTV’s Inside Information: ‘Dancer’s Image’ to Air Sunday

The disqualification of Dancer’s Image from winning the 1968 Kentucky Derby remains the only disqualification of a winner in the storied history of the Triple Crown.  It was unquestionably one of the sport’s most controversial decisions and still leaves unanswered questions 45 years later. The next edition of HRTV’s award-winning Inside Information: Dancer’s Image, on […]

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Peter Fuller, owner of Dancer’s Image, dies

Peter Fuller, the owner of Dancer’s Image, died May 14 after a lengthy illness, reports the Blood-Horse. A 2005 Hall-of-Fame inductee, Fuller was a long-time owner whose most recent success came with Trip for A.J. who won seven stakes in 2010-2011. Fuller is best known as the owner of Dancer’s Image who won the Kentucky […]

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New Hampshire farm, home to Dancer’s Image, sold

The New Hampshire farm founded by Peter Fuller, owner of disqualified 1968 Kentucky Derby winner Dancer’s Image, has been sold for only the second time in its history.  Bret and Lori Devenport purchased Runnymede Farm from Fuller in 1998 and have now sold it to Al and Donna Perkins for an undisclosed amount.  One of […]

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The Breeders’ Cup Forum: Dancer’s Image and the 1968 Derby

Milt Toby attended his first Kentucky Derby in 1968, the year Peter Fuller’s Dancer’s Image finished first but later became the race’s only winner to be disqualified when a post-race test detected the prohibited anti-inflammatory phenylbutazone in his system. Five years later, when Toby joined the editorial staff of The Blood-Horse magazine, the controversy surrounding […]

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Life At Ten Fun Facts: Day 23

The Paulick Report’s Life At Ten Fun Facts team has taken some heat for our continuing coverage of the Nov. 5 Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic and the ensuing investigation into Life At Ten’s mysteriously poor performance at Churchill Downs that day. “What are you trying to prove?” some have asked us. Others scold us by […]

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