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Bloodlines Presented By Merck Animal Health: A Tale Of Two Chestnuts

Timing isn’t everything for a stallion, but opportune success sure makes a sire’s life a lot easier. The highly distinguished veteran stallion Distorted Humor (by Forty Niner) began his career by becoming the leading freshman sire of 2002, when the stallion had four stakes winners, including a chestnut son by the name of Funny Cide. […]

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I’ll Have Another Sires First Winner In Japan

I’ll Have Another, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner of 2012 who retired with a tendon injury just before the Belmont, has sired his first winner overseas in Japan. The 2-year-old colt Un Autre captured race five at Tokyo Racecourse, a maiden special weight over 1600 meters on the turf. The colt is out of […]

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O’Neill ‘Longer In The Tooth’ As He Prepares Nyquist For Preakness

Kentucky Derby (G1) champion Nyquist galloped a mile at Pimlico Race Course Tuesday, finishing his morning training session with good energy under exercise rider Jonny Garcia. Trainer Doug O’Neill sent the 3-year-old son of Uncle Mo to the fast racetrack shortly after 6 a.m. rather than his usual 8:30 a.m. scheduled time to avoid a […]

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‘Confident And Not Cocky’: Gutierrez Rises To The Top Once Again

Born in Mexico, jockey Mario Gutierrez first rose to the highest echelon of his sport in 2012, winning the Kentucky Derby with I’ll Have Another. A win that should have jump-started his career, Gutierrez found himself in a “slump” for the next several years, reports horsenetwork.com. It wasn’t until his wife Rebecca stepped in to […]

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‘Super Mario’ Gutierrez Two-For-Two In KY Derby, Takes Jockey Of The Week Title

Jockey Mario Gutierrez is still undefeated in America’s greatest race, the Kentucky Derby, after scoring with undefeated Nyquist under the Twin Spires on Saturday. That great ride led to another honor as he was named the Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for the week of May 2nd to May 8th. The award is voted […]

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Nyquist: The ‘Respect’ Myth And The Luck Of The Irish

And so the discussion begins again in the wake of the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby. Can Nyquist win the Triple Crown? Of course, he can. As I’ve said in previous years, the Kentucky Derby winner is the only one with a chance. One of the narratives of this year’s Derby was the Doug […]

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Corticosteroid Injections: Legal, But Ethical?

Anti-inflammatory corticosteroid injections are legal and widely accepted in Thoroughbred racing, as well as in other equestrian sports. With racing getting ready to be launched into the spotlight once again with the Kentucky Derby just over a week away, the questions revolving around drug regulations are once again coming into play. It was just several […]

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‘This Is The One’: Gutierrez Returns To Form To Partner Nyquist In Derby

“I was in kind of a slump,” jockey Mario Gutierrez relayed to the Vancouver Sun. He is referring to the time after I’ll Have Another’s Triple Crown bid was denied by a tendon injury just before the Belmont. After that day, Gutierrez went back to Hastings Racecourse in Vancouver, where he had trouble finding the […]

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Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company Spring Catalog Now Online

The catalog for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2016 Spring Sale of Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training is now available via the OBS website at obssales.com. A sortable master index provides searchable pedigree and consignor information as well as access to pedigree updates occurring since the catalog was printed. The main page also contains links […]

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‘Down Home With Team O’Neill’: Social Media Campaign Aimed At Millennials

Sharla Sanders is the operations manager responsible for planning the digital marketing of Thoroughbred trainer Doug O’Neill. Her position is quite unique, as many in the racing industry have yet to fully embrace social media. According to the LA Times, O’Neill’s campaign began when he hit the national spotlight with I’ll Have Another, the Kentucky […]

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