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Desormeaux Splits With Pegram, Hires Nelson Arroyo As New Agent

Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux has parted ways with agent J.R. Pegram and teamed up with agent Nelson Arroyo, it was announced Monday. Desormeaux, who has been represented by Pegram since March 2016, was also previously represented by the agent in 2012 and 2013 while riding in New York. “I’ve worked with Pegram a […]

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NYRA Bets Presents Preakness Countdown: Jockey Desormeaux On ‘Unique’ Pimlico Track

Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux was based in Maryland when he won two of his three Eclipse Awards, as outstanding apprentice in 1987 and in 1989 when he rode 598 winners to set an all-time single-season record for wins that still stands. A third Eclipse Award came in 1992 after he moved his tack […]

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Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred’s Clancy To Be Presented With David F. Woods Memorial Award

Eclipse-award winning writer Joe Clancy, editor of Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred, will be awarded the David F. Woods Memorial Award for excellence in journalism Thursday, May 18 at the Alibi Breakfast at Pimlico Race Course. Clancy will be recognized by the Maryland Jockey Club for “Preakness-winning Desormeaux brothers fueled by early days in Maryland,” a feature on […]

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In The Stud Presented By KERx: Exaggerator, New For 2017

The spotlight stallion in this week’s edition of In the Stud is Exaggerator, a 4-year-old son of Curlin standing his first season at WinStar Farm. Exaggerator, out of the Vindication mare, Dawn Raid, is Curlin’s only 2-year-old graded stakes winner currently at stud. As a juvenile, Exaggerator triumphed in the Grade 2 Saratoga Special Stakes […]

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There Is Life After A Horse’s 3-Year-Old Season: More Owners Should Try It

What made 2016 so memorable for racing fans? With all due respect to the connections of Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist, Preakness winner Exaggerator and Belmont winner Creator – it wasn’t the Triple Crown. It would have been difficult to top 2015 in that regard, when American Pharoah ended the 37-year Triple Crown drought with a […]

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Bloodlines: Which New Sires Will Attract Most Attention In 2017?

The entering group of stallion prospects for 2017 is not large, nor should it be. There are nine new boys for the upper tier of the stallion market, and by stud fee, these are Frosted (by Tapit; $50,000), California Chrome (Lucky Pulpit; $40,000), Nyquist (Uncle Mo; $40,000), Exaggerator (Curlin; $30,000), Air Force Blue (War Front; […]

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Blue Grass, Wood Memorial Downgraded; Pennsylvania Derby To Be Grade 1 in 2017

Two historic races for 3-year-olds on the road to the Kentucky Derby – the Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland and the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct – will be dropped from Grade 1 to Grade 2 status when the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association’s American Graded Stakes Committee announces its 2017 list of American Graded Stakes on […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Simms’ Investment In Warrendale Paying Off

This racing season has reminded Hunter Simms of the apparent wisdom in a somewhat risky investment in 2010. After working for Kitty Taylor’s Warrendale Sales, he came to the longtime consignor and offered to buy into the business she launched in 2002. “It was [a risk],” Simms remembered. “We had come off a good year […]

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Delta Downs Jackpot Update: A Tradition Renewed

For years, the Delta Downs Jackpot has been one of the early fixtures on the Road to the Kentucky Derby and in recent years has produced a number of Derby contenders. Last year’s Jackpot winner, Exaggerator, went on to finish second in the Derby and turn the tables on Nyquist in the Preakness. This year’s […]

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Teo Ah Khing: The ‘Ingenuity’ Of His China Horse Club

With the China Horse Club’s recent purchase into likely Breeders’ Cup Classic favorite California Chrome, the organization has continued its rise to prominence on a global scale within the horse racing industry. It has already owned parts of Exaggerator, Australia (Horse of the Year in Europe) and Dissident (Horse of the Year in Australia) in […]

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