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Cajun Firecracker Upsets Fully Loaded In FSS Dr. Fager Division

Shadybrook Farm’s Cajun Firecracker upset heavily favored Fully Loaded in Saturday’s $100,000 Dr. Fager Division of the FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes. Trainer Michael Yates’ homebred colt scored at odds of 7-1, a small price compared to the odds that were stacked against his sire Cajun Breeze’s stallion career. A tough-as-nails warrior who had amassed earnings of nearly […]

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Fully Loaded Is Pinchin’s Latest Florida Sire Stakes Prospect In Saturday’s Dr. Fager

Fully Loaded looms as a short-priced favorite in Saturday’s $100,000 Dr. Fager Division of the FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes at Gulfstream Park on the strength of strong showings in his two lifetime starts. The undefeated colt also has the added cache of being associated with a trainer with a proven record of excellence in the […]

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$1.4 Million Florida Sire Stakes Series Kicks Off Saturday At Gulfstream

The $1.4 million FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes – a series which has produced some of Florida racing’s biggest stars over the past 37 summers – kicks off Saturday at Gulfstream Park with the $100,000 Dr. Fager for 2-year-old colts and geldings and $100,000 Desert Vixen for 2-year-old fillies. The six-furlong events, for juveniles sired by nominated Florida […]

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Manuel Ycaza: Fiery On-Track, A Gentleman Off The Track

In my mind’s eye, I can still see Manuel Ycaza on Dr. Fager as they wheeled into the clubhouse turn in the Jersey Derby at Garden State Park on May 30, 1967. One of the greatest race horses of all time, Dr. Fager would go on to win by 6 ½ lengths, only to be […]

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Across The Board With Andy Serling: Long-Time Assistant Clerk Of Scales Eddie Brown

Veteran racetracker Eddie Brown, currently assistant to the clerk of scales for the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA), is this week’s guest on Across the Board with Andy Serling, now available for download. Brown joined Serling on the morning of January 20 at Aqueduct Racetrack to talk about his more than six decades of working […]

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Son Of Human Dr. Fager Looks Back At The Equine Dr. Fager

For Jeff Fager, Thoroughbred owner and executive producer of 60 Minutes, 1968 was an important year. For one thing, it was the year the television news magazine aired its first episode, beginning what would become a Sunday evening routine for many Americans. It was also the year Dr. Fager, a son of Rough’n Tumble trained […]

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Secretariat’s 1973 Belmont Stakes Blanket, Other Memorabilia To Be Offered At Exclusive Auction

Secretariat’s 31-length victory in the 1973 Belmont Stakes was one of the 20th century’s most lauded moments in sports: Two minutes and 24 seconds that are forever sealed in the American consciousness as Big Red captured the Triple Crown. After a performance for the ages, the newly crowned champion proudly donned the impressive blue Presentation […]

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Turf Legend John Nerud Dies At 102

Hall of Fame trainer John Nerud, an influential figure in the thoroughbred racing industry, who for more than four decades trained a multitude of legendary stakes winners on the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) circuit, passed this morning. He was 102. Born in 1913 in Minatare, Nebraska, Nerud was first introduced to horses by […]

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Goodbye, Atlantic City: No More ‘Smile and an Eighth’

On life support for the better part of the last 20 years, the plug has been pulled on venerable Atlantic City Race Course. Just 10 miles from the Jersey shore, Atlantic City Race Course was the dream of John B. Kelly, a three-time Olympic rowing champion and father of Princess Grace. Kelly was Philadelphia royalty, […]

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Florida Sire Stakes at Gulfstream Generates Optimism for Future

For the first time in its 32-year history, the Florida Sire Stakes will be hosted by Gulfstream Park this year, starting with the runnings of the $100,000 Dr. Fager and the $100,000 Desert Vixen on Saturday’s 11-race program. While the two stakes promise to provide lucrative opportunities for horsemen and bettors alike Saturday, the change […]

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