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2018 Eclipse Awards Moved To Thursday Before Pegasus World Cup

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced Friday that the 47th Annual Eclipse Awards will be held January 25, 2018 – the Thursday before the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes – at Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino in Hallandale Beach, Fla. The Eclipse Awards – bestowed upon horses and individuals whose outstanding achievements […]

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Brown Looking For Triple Crown Success To Eclipse Reputation As Filly, Grass Trainer

One deep breath. That is all Chad Brown allowed himself to celebrate his first Eclipse Award as North America’s leading trainer, an honor he received in January to culminate his stunning rise in the last decade. “It was a tall mountain to climb. To finally get there, I did a big exhale like, ‘Okay, we […]

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Ramsey To Downsize Operation: ‘It’s Kind Of Gotten Out Of Control’

Ken Ramsey, the winningest owner in Kentucky history and an accomplished breeder, has begun the process of dramatically downsizing his Thoroughbred operation with the intention of reducing his stock by more than 50 percent. Ken and his wife, Sarah, have 630 horses as part of a massive racing and breeding operation centered at Ramsey Farm […]

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Classic Empire, Champagne Room Top Experimental Free Handicap

Classic Empire, winner of the Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1), has been assigned the high weight of 126 pounds to top The Jockey Club Experimental Free Handicap for 2016. Click here for the complete index and past performances of males The 126 pounds assigned to Classic Empire is the standard impost for top Experimental […]

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Eclipse Award Winning Writer, Racing Historian Bill Mooney Dead

Bill Mooney took nothing for granted. In 2003, when Todd Pletcher broke the single-season record for most wins by a trainer at the Saratoga meet, racing writers said Pletcher beat the old mark of 24 victories set by Hall of Famer Sylvester Veitch in 1954. That’s what was published in the New York Racing Association […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: TAA Takes Flight Into New Year

Before the awards were handed out for the best racehorses in North America at the 46th annual Eclipse Awards this year, a live auction for a “Saratoga Shuttle” private charter flight courtesy of Luxair Jets was held in front of the packed crowd. The Gulfstream IV private charter flight between Lexington, Ky., and Saratoga Springs, […]

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Commentary: Graceless Finish To A Night Of Champions

A  night that started with a heartwarming update on how far the Thoroughbred industry has progressed in taking care of its retired horses and included a brief live auction that raised $82,000 for the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, ended with a cymbal crashing boom, thanks to the most graceless acceptance speech ever given by the owner of a […]

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California Chrome Wins 2016 Horse Of The Year

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters announced this evening that California Chrome, winner of the Dubai World Cup and the TVG Pacific Classic, and North America’s all-time leading money earning Thoroughbred, was voted as Horse of the Year, an honor which he also won in 2014, […]

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Opinion: Clocker Gary Young Gives Horse Of The Year Nod To Arrogate

Horse of the Year 2016 will be announced Saturday at Gulfstream Park in Florida, and while it’s certain to be either Arrogate or California Chrome, the outcome could be closer than Arrogate’s dramatic half-length victory over Chrome in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic run at Santa Anita last Nov. 5. Voters had to submit […]

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The Friday Show: Private Eyes, Indelible Moments, And The Rematch

A pair of stories published at the Paulick Report this week looked at the problem of illegal drug use in the horse racing industry and where the biggest gaps in oversight might lie. In this week’s Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick give their takeaways from “Combating a Culture of Cheating.” Plus, with the […]

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