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Aftercare Should Not Be An Afterthought: Solutions For The Future

This is the conclusion of our three-part series on the state of Thoroughbred aftercare. You can read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. Depending on the day, working in Thoroughbred aftercare can feel especially impactful or incredibly futile. On one hand, horse racing has accomplished so much in a short amount of time in […]

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Versatile Mugaritz Draws Clear In Berkeley Handicap

Rain, sun, turf, dirt or Tapeta…4-year-old gelding Mugaritz can do it all. The son of Dialed In went off as the 6-5 post time favorite in Saturday’s feature, the Grade 3 Berkeley Handicap on a rainy afternoon at Golden Gate Fields, and proceeded to beat 9 other rivals in an eye-catching effort. Mugaritz, ridden to […]

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Golden Gate’s Berkeley A Mix Of Local Stars, Southern California Invaders

A strong field of 11 colts and geldings are entered to compete in Saturday’s Grade 3 $100,000 Berkeley Handicap for 3-year-olds and upward at Golden Gate Fields in Albany, Calif. The mile and a sixteenth main track event is the marquee race of the Bay Area track’s fall meet every year and goes as Race […]

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Three Tracks, Three Surfaces For Friday’s Stronach 5 Sequence

A $100,000 guaranteed pool, industry-low 12-percent takeout and competitive fields highlight Friday’s Stronach 5 with races from Gulfstream Park West, Laurel Park and Golden Gate Fields. The sequence will kick off at 3:39 ET with a field of 14 claimers going 6 ½ furlongs at Laurel Park. The first of two turf races from Gulfstream […]

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‘Win Today, See You In May’: Maryland Jockey Club Unveils National Qualifying Series For Preakness Weekend

The Maryland Jockey Club announced today a “Win Today, See You in May” series of races from tracks across the country that will offer automatic entry into stakes on Preakness weekend 2020 at Pimlico Race Course. The unique and innovative series will include stakes races from Charles Town in West Virginia, Laurel Park in Maryland, […]

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Stronach 5 Returns Friday With $100,000 Guaranteed Pool

The Stronach 5 returns Friday with a $100,000 guaranteed pool and races from Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park and Golden Gate Fields. The sequence begins at 4:10 ET at Laurel Park with a field of 14 claimers going six furlongs and will conclude less than an hour later with a dozen 2-year-old maiden fillies going a […]

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Turfy Stronach 5 On Tap For Friday

Friday’s Stronach 5 will challenge handicappers with races from Laurel Park, Santa Anita Park, Golden Gate Fields and Gulfstream Park with four of the five races scheduled on the turf. The Stronach 5, featuring a $100,000 guaranteed pool, begins at 4:19 ET with 11 allowance runners going 1 1/16 miles on Laurel’s world-class turf course. […]

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Golden Gate Fields Kicks Off 36-Day Fall Meet On Thursday

Golden Gate Fields will kick off its 36-day Fall Meet on Thursday, with first post time for a seven-race card at 12:45 p.m. PT. The nine-week meeting, which concludes on Sunday, Dec. 15, will include nine stakes races and a plethora of turf action. First post time each day will be at 12:45 p.m., with […]

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Golden Gate Fields Summer Meet Sees 11 Percent Wagering Gain

The 2019 Summer Meet at Golden Gate Fields in Albany, Calif., which concluded Sept. 29, posted a strong finish and positive gain in all sources pari-mutuel handle over its 2018 summer season. With all sources handle showing an increase, the accomplishment marked the bayside track’s sixth straight race meeting that ended with an increase in […]

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California-Based Trainer John Martin Suspended After Alzheimer’s Drug Positives

The stewards at Golden Gate Fields in Albany, Calif., issued a ruling suspending owner/trainer John Martin for one year – with half of that suspension stayed provided he commits no other serious medication violations during his one-year probation – after three horses in his care tested positive for a prohibited drug substance. The stewards also […]

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