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Equibase Employs GPS Technology In Tests To Collect Workout Data At Keeneland

Equibase Company, in partnership with Keeneland and at the request of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, conducted a test at the Lexington, Ky., track to collect workout data using global positioning satellite (GPS) technology, it was announced Wednesday. Equibase currently has GPS systems at Woodbine Racetrack, Golden Gate Fields, Laurel Park, and Pimlico, and is […]

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McKnight’s 120 Winners At Woodbine Set New Training Record

Trainer Norman McKnight set a new record for wins in a single season at Woodbine this weekend, saddling Gold Lace for his 120th winner of the meeting and third win on Sunday’s card. The previous record of 119 wins was set by six-time Sovereign Award-winning trainer Mark Casse, whose 102 wins in 2018 have him […]

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Equibase Analysis: Who Has The Edge In Red Smith Stakes?

The Grade 3, $200,000 Red Smith Stakes brings together a full field of 10 running one mile and three-eighths on the inner turf course at Aqueduct, plus three also-eligibles which can run if one of the 10 in the main body of the race should scratch. There are also three horses entered for the main […]

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Equibase Analysis: Upset Potential In The Commonwealth Turf Stakes?

The Grade 3, $100,000 Commonwealth Turf Stakes showcases seven horses in one of the last graded stakes races of the year restricted to 3-year-olds. Hot Springs just won the Jefferson Cup Stakes on the course in his most recent race in September so is most likely to be favored, but March to the Arch drops […]

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Equibase Installs GPS Systems At Several Tracks, Named Official Timer

Equibase Company has installed a global positioning satellite (GPS) system at Woodbine Racetrack, Golden Gate Fields, Laurel Park and Pimlico, and has been named the official timer at these tracks, it was announced today. Equibase’s GPS technology partner, Total Performance Data, is based in the United Kingdom and has more than a dozen tracking systems […]

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Gorajec: Horseplayers Deserve To Know When Claims Are Voided

Joe Gorajec, writing in his InsideRacingRegs blog, recently called on all state racing regulators to adopt rules voiding the claim of horses in claiming races if they suffered fatal injuries or were placed on the vet’s list immediately after competing. To date, Gorajec writes, nine states have adopted such rules. In his latest post, the […]

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Equibase Analysis: Chances Oscar Nominated Repeats In Kentucky Turf Cup?

Some of the best purses in North America are being offered on a daily basis during the all-turf meeting at Kentucky Downs. Nearly every race has a full field of 12 and this year’s Grade 3 Calumet Farms Kentucky Turf Cup, which offers a tremendous purse of $750,000, is no exception. Sixteen horses are entered […]

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Equibase Analysis: Who Will Step Foward In The Del Mar Debutante?

The field for the 68th running of the Grade 1, $300,000 Del Mar Debutante consists of five fillies. Three have the potential to win this race before moving on to the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies in November and potentially to contest many of the top races for three year old fillies next year including the […]

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Equibase Analysis: ‘Midsummer Derby’ Contention Goes Deep

The 149th running of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers Stakes should live up to its billing as the “Midsummer Derby” even though undefeated Triple Crown winner Justify has been retired. Simply put, a case can be made for eight of the 11 entrants, starting with Good Magic, winner of the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: Horseplayers Deserve Better From Stewards And Regulators

My phone started blowing up Sunday afternoon, shortly after the fourth race at Gulfstream Park was run. There were calls, emails, text messages and Twitter comments imploring me to watch jockey Tony Maragh on a horse named Musical Heart. The 3-year-old gelding by Maclean’s Music, owned by Joseph Bucci and trained by Aubrey Maragh, finished […]

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