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Geroux ‘Excited’ About First Fourth Of July As A U.S. Citizen

When Kentucky Oaks-winning jockey Florent Geroux rides at Ellis Park on Wednesday’s special Independence Day program, he’ll be celebrating his country’s birthday along with everyone else. This is the first July 4 for the French-born Geroux as a United States citizen, having taken the Oath of Allegiance at the naturalization ceremony May 23 in Louisville. […]

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World’s Best Racehorse Rankings: Winx Stays On Top; Justify Fourth

WINX (AUS) [130] remains the highest-rated horse in the world, followed by GUN RUNNER (USA) [129] and CRACKSMAN (GB) [125], in the fourth edition of the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 2018. Of the Top 5 horses, two raced over the course of the last month. Cracksman took the Investec Coronation Cup (G1), while JUSTIFY (USA) [124] won both the Preakness Stakes (G1) and Belmont Stakes Presented […]

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Winchell Seeking First Triple Crown Race Triumph With Improving Homebred Tenfold

David Fiske, who since 1980 has been Winchell Thoroughbreds’ racing and bloodstock manager, came out to Churchill Downs to watch Preakness third-place finisher Tenfold train Monday morning, saying, “I think he looks as good or better than he did before the Preakness. He’s got a great attitude, just wandering around on a loose lead and seems happy to participate.” […]

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Baffert, Smith Presented With Pegasus World Cup Championship Rings

Hall of Fame trainer, Bob Baffert and Hall of Fame jockey, Mike Smith, who teamed for victory this past Saturday in the 81st running of the Grade I, $1-million Santa Anita Derby with Justify, took home some additional hardware on Thursday, as they were each presented with Championship Rings commemorating their epic win at Gulfstream Park […]

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Dubai Performances Land On World’s Best Racehorse Rankings, Just Not On Top

While there are no changes at the top of the second edition of the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 2018, there are numerous newcomers overall, including multiple winners from Dubai World Cup night.  After their performances in Dubai, THUNDER SNOW (IRE) [123] and BENBATL (GB) [123] are part of a quartet in the co-fourth position. Thunder Snow defeated WEST COAST (USA) […]

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Lemons Forever Named Broodmare Of The Year By KTOB

Lemons Forever, dam of Grade 1 winners Forever Unbridled and Unbridled Forever, has been named the 2017 Broodmare of the Year by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders. Winner of the G1 Kentucky Oaks, Lemons Forever is a 2003 foal by Lemon Drop Kid and out of the Argentine-bred mare Critikola, by Tough Critic. Charles […]

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Soumillon, O’Brien, Gun Runner Among Honorees For Sheikh’s Excellence Awards

The winners of the His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Horseracing Excellence Awards for Horseracing Excellence, established by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, will be honoured on Thursday. The awards will recognise the best performances throughout the year from […]

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Gun Runner, Winx Tied Atop First World’s Best Racehorse Rankings

Two familiar names find themselves tied atop the first edition of the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 2018. GUN RUNNER (USA) [129] and WINX (AUS) [129] got the year off to a compelling start with dominating victories, and the duo is rated well ahead of the rest of the pack as a result. Gun Runner returned to the races in […]

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Trio Of U.S.-Based Colts Pointed To Meydan’s UAE Derby

Americans to join the fray this week include a member of ‘Team Gun Runner,’ Winchell Thoroughbreds’ Steve Asmussen-trained Reride. Like Gun Runner, a son of Candy Ride, the game colt has two consecutive stakes wins and impressively took the Mine That Bird Derby at Sunland Park last out in the desert of New Mexico. Reride may […]

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La Participación De Gunnevera En La Dubai World Cup Genera Expectativas En Venezuela y Latinoamérica

Pasar un poco desapercibido ha sido una buena manera de vida para Gunnevera. A pesar de ser un múltiple ganador de selectivas de grado, de un tercio de sus 15 salidas a la pista y de casi $3 millones en ganancias, el cuatroañero propiedad de Salomón del Valle rara vez ha corrido como favorito y […]

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