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Larry Jones ‘pretty high’ on Yankee Passion

Starting his three-year-old campaign at Oaklawn Park on Thursday, Yankee Passion will be high on trainer Larry Jones’ radar. “The horse he was second to last time out, Star Zapper, went on to stakes after that,” said Jones. “But our horse, he shin-bucked and has not raced since. But he’s ready to go now.” Yankee […]

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Weekend Stakes: Where to Watch brought to you by West Point Thoroughbreds

The name may be different but the race remains the same—Parx Racing at Philadelphia Park will present the $1 million Grade 2 Pennsylvania Derby on Saturday. A contentious field of seven will line up for the nine-furlong dirt test, led by First Dude,  who has been seen in many of the major spring and summer […]

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Weekend Stakes: Where to Watch brought to you by West Point Thoroughbreds

As many racing circuits transition this week and segue into fall meets, the graded stakes schedule is on the light side, but all the races on Saturday may have Breeders’ Cup implications. Kentucky Downs, near the Tennessee border in Franklin, opens its meet with the Kentucky Cup Turf Festival, punctuated by the Grade 3 Kentucky […]

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JOCKEYS CAUSE CANCELLATION OF TUESDAY’S DELAWARE PARK CARD AFTER SECOND RACE

By Ray Paulick John Mooney, executive director of racing at Delaware Park, wasn’t happy with the actions of several jockeys that led to the cancellation of Tuesday’s program after the first two races on the card had been run. “We have some procedures we expect to be followed whenever it comes to safety issues, […]

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REDUCE THE ALPHABET SOUP

By Ray Paulick What does the departure of Churchill Downs Inc.’s four racetracks—Churchill Downs, Arlington Park, Fair Grounds, and Calder—from membership in the National Thoroughbred Racing Association mean for that organization’s future? From a budget standpoint, not much, according to published reports. The $375,000 in dues from the CDI tracks represents just 3.75% of […]

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A MONMOUTH CHANGE IN PURSES

By Ray Paulick Horsemen getting their first look at the initial condition book for the million-dollar-a-day 2010 Monmouth Park meeting might ask someone to pinch them to make sure they aren’t dreaming. The prize money is almost too good to believe (click here to view the first book, which covers racing from May 22-June 20). […]

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DELAWARE SWITCHES ON TOE GRABS: DO THEY KEEP HORSES FROM STUMBLING?

By Ray PaulickCiting an unusual number of horses that stumbled at the start of their races, the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission recently approved an emergency regulation regarding toe grabs on front shoes, increasing the maximum allowed in dirt races from two to four millimeters. The adoption of rules earlier this year (by the Delaware commission […]

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PARAGALLO TRYING TO PULL FAST ONE IN DELAWARE?

By Ray Paulick UPDATED FRIDAY, 3 P.M. The two horses mentioned in the story below have been scratched. Click here for details. Two horses that previously raced for the Paraneck Stable managed by Ernie Paragallo, who was recently charged with 22 criminal counts of animal cruelty at his Center Brook Farm in upstate New York, […]

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PARAGALLO HORSES SCRATCHED IN DELAWARE

By Ray Paulick Officials in Delaware have ordered two horses owned by the Paragallo family be scratched from races at Delaware Park on Monday. The horses, Another Hades and Pink Viper, were entered the name of Nob Hill Stable after formerly racing for Paraneck Stable, the operation that is listed as being owned by Kristin and […]

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