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Waddesdon Stud Dispersal Lights Up Opening Day Of Tattersalls December Mares Sale

The Waddesdon Stud dispersal was the star attraction on the opening day of the Tattersalls December Mares Sale, realizing more than 3 million guineas (US$4,076,890) including the two top lots for the day in Thistle Bird and Aflame. Trade was strong throughout the opening session with turnover topping 15 million ($20,384,451) and the average and […]

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Bloodlines: Bricks And Mortar’s Pedigreed Courage Shines Through

Winner of the Grade 1 Pegasus Turf Invitational in his previous start, Bricks and Mortar was odds-on to win the G2 Muniz Memorial at the Fair Grounds on March 23, and the dark bay son of Giant’s Causeway (by Storm Cat) prevailed by the narrowest margin over a fellow 5-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway, Markitoff. […]

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Kentucky Court Of Appeals: Absolute Insurer Rule Is Constitutional; Kitten’s Point Medication DQ Upheld

The Kentucky Court of Appeals on Friday reversed a lower court decision that had overturned a positive drug test and rendered horse racing’s absolute insurer rule unconstitutional in Kentucky. Court of Appeal Judges Gene Smallwood, Debra Lambert and Sara Combs sided with the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission in a case centered around Kitten’s Point, first-place […]

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TOBA Honors Owners, Breeders At Annual Event

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association’s 33rd Annual National Awards Dinner was held at the Woodford Reserve Club at Kroger Field in Lexington, Ky. on Saturday, September 8. Bob Edwards of e Five Racing was named TOBA’s National Owner of the Year, and Charlotte Weber was named the National Breeder of the Year. Isabelle Haskell […]

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Entirely Survives ‘Eventful’ Trip In Florida Sire Stakes Sharp Susan

Augustin Stable’s Entirely survived a rough trip and a foul claim to prevail in the $100,000 Sharp Susan on the undercard of Saturday’s 2018 FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes program at Gulfstream Park. The 2-year-old daughter of Point of Entry was checked in traffic by jockey Emisael Jaramillo for the third time leaving the backstretch before making a […]

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Paulick Report Writers Earn Half of Eight Stan Bergstein Award Nominations

Following the annual deadline for eligible stories, Team Valor has turned eight nominations over to a panel of judges to select a winner of the $25,000 Stan Bergstein Writing Award for 2015. Any story about horse racing in North America was eligible if it was published in print or online between November 2, 2014 and […]

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Strawbridge: ‘Racing Is in a State of Denial’

An interview with George Strawbridge, Jr. published on the Thoroughbred Racing Commentary website on May 22 detailed his opinions on the problems in racing and possible solutions to those problems. The 77-year-old owner has had champions in both Europe and America and is very outspoken against horse slaughter and race-day medications. He is also a […]

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Multiple G1 Winner Moonlight Cloud Retired, Booked to Galileo

George Strawbridge’s six-time Group 1 winner Moonlight Cloud has been retired, according to a report in the Racing Post. The daughter of Invincible Spirit will be bred to Galileo this season. Trainer Freddy Head told the Post that Strawbridge took his time in making the decision, but in the end, the decision was easy. “He […]

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Sheppard notches 3,000th career victory

Trainer Jonathan Sheppard notched the 3,000th victory of his career on Monday when Fugitive Angel captured the seventh race at Delaware Park. With the victory Sheppard became the 28th trainer in North America to reach that milestone. A native of England, the 71-year-old Sheppard was inducted into the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame […]

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Water Hay Oats Alliance launches new website

The Water Hay Oats Alliance (WHOA), a grassroots movement of individuals who support the passage of federal legislation to prohibit the use of performance enhancing drugs on race day, is pleased to announce the launch of the organization’s new website. Founded in May of this year by Arthur and Staci Hancock, Gretchen and Roy Jackson, […]

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