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Retired Racehorse Project: Zenyatta, Cozmic One Halter Set To Be Auctioned Online

In honor of the ten-year anniversary of champion mare Zenyatta’s history-making win in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, the Retired Racehorse Project is pleased to present a one-of-a-kind shadowbox for auction, featuring halters worn by Zenyatta and her first foal, Cozmic One. A multiple graded stakes winner, Zenyatta’s storied career spanned four years with a remarkable […]

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Gary Stevens Enjoying ‘New Chapter’ As Racing Analyst

Gary Stevens didn’t call it a career on his own terms, but blessed with a good head on his shoulders with an affinity for common sense, he knew when told to retire or else, he did. The advice he received was unquestionably sound. He didn’t quibble. “It’s long gone,” Stevens said with genuine resolve of […]

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Edgar Prado Back From Rib Injury At Gulfstream Park West

Hall of Fame jockey Edgar Prado returned to the saddle Friday at Gulfstream Park West after being sidelined for nearly two months. Although his return was not triumphant, Prado was otherwise pleased to get back in action after recovering from a rib injury sustained in a last-race spill at Gulfstream Park Aug. 16. “It’s nice […]

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Mott On Classic: Tacitus Done For The Year, Elate To Be Cross-Entered

Bill Mott has ruled 3-year-old Tacitus out of this year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic, according to drf.com, but the Hall of Fame trainer may still have two entrants for the $6 million contest. “We’re going to give him some time, let him grow,” Mott said of Tacitus, a Tapit son out of champion Close Hatches. Other […]

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Bast Grinds Down Comical To Win Chandelier

Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez is now the all-time leading graded stakes winner in North America, following his 661st graded victory aboard Bast in Friday’s Grade 1 Chandelier Stakes at Santa Anita. The previous record was held by Jerry Bailey. “This means a lot. (Jerry Bailey) is a guy who I rode with for […]

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John Velazquez Equals Jerry Bailey’s Record 660 Graded Stakes Wins

Stephanie Seymour Brant’s Significant Form racked up a third graded stakes win on Saturday afternoon in the Grade 3, $200,000 Noble Damsel at Belmont Park under a perfectly timed ride by Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez. The victory put Velazquez on even terms with fellow Hall of Famer Jerry Bailey for most North American […]

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Manes of Two Japanese Racehorses Chopped Off, No Suspects In Vandalism Case

Retired Japanese racehorses Taiki Shuttle, a Hall of Famer in Japan, and Rose Kingdom had their manes unceremoniously cut off on Sept. 15. Police were called to investigate the case at Kimura Farm in Hidaka, Hokkaido after being alerted to the horses’ unusual appearance by their caretaker. A sharp tool was used to remove the […]

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Hall Of Fame Jockey Calvin Borel Arrested For DUI In Indiana

Three-time Kentucky Derby winning jockey Calvin Borel was arrested for driving under the influence on Sunday in Indiana, according to wdrb.com. Borel was pulled over on Landmark Avenue off I-64 about 6:30 p.m., and court records indicate he demonstrated slurred speech, poor balance, and that he failed a field sobriety test. His preliminary breath test was […]

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Lost And Found Presented By Horseware: Jockey, Trainer, And Steward Boland Has Left The Track Behind

After reinventing himself many times, Bill Boland now lives as a typical retiree with golf always on his schedule. Seven decades before his current incarnation, Boland won the 1950 Kentucky Derby aboard Middleground as a 16-year-old apprentice. That triumph and so many others earned him induction into the Hall of Fame in 2006. Other segments […]

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Code Of Honor ‘Put It Together’ At The Right Time For McGaughey

Hall of Famer Shug McGaughey could barely take a half-dozen steps outside his barn at Saratoga Race Course Sunday morning without being stopped by someone wanting to congratulate him on Code of Honor’s victory in the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers, the trainer’s fourth in the “Mid-Summer Derby.” “When I finally got a chance […]

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