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‘Deja Vu All Over Again’; TOBA Drops Ball On Sales Integrity Website

Oops. They did it again. In August 2014, I wrote an article after discovering that the website formerly devoted to the Sales Integrity Program, an initiative designed to protect Thoroughbred buyers at public auction, was deactivated and the URL address had been purchased by someone who was apparently in the business of domain squatting for […]

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Little Red Feather Presents Partners In Racing: Five Questions With George Bolton

George Bolton, who grew up near Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, is the chief investment officer and portfolio manager of WestEnd Capital Management in San Francisco. His father and grandfather raced steeplechase horses in the Mid-Atlantic, but Bolton became a Thoroughbred owner “on the flat” nearly 30 years ago when he became partners on a […]

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PariBet Racetrack Industry Student Experience: A Stonestreet Connection

This is part of a series profiling participants of the PariBet Racetrack Industry Student Experience (PRISE), a program that allows students at the University of Arizona’s Race Track Industry Program the chance to work in paid positions in key roles at Rillito Park. Patrons who attend the races at Rillito Park and those who wager through ADWs […]

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Ocala Stud To Stand Jess’s Dream; Son Of Curlin And Rachel Alexandra Won Lone Start

Jess’s Dream, the son of Horses of the Year Curlin and Rachel Alexandra, has been retired to J. Michael O’Farrell’s Ocala Stud in Ocala, Fla., where he’ll stand in 2017 for a fee of $5,000 stands and nurses. “Jess’s Dream is a special horse and the epitome of the Stonestreet brand and breeding program,” said […]

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Emotional Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony Honors Rachel Alexandra, Zenyatta, Asmussen, Dominguez

In a Hall of Fame year bringing in two of the most beloved race mares of modern times and one of the sport’s most controversial trainers, it’s no surprise that Friday’s induction ceremony was fraught with emotion. The event, which took place at the Fasig-Tipton pavilion in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., saw Rachel Alexandra, Zenyatta, Steve […]

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Drape: Owner Barbara Banke ‘Prioritizing Roses Over Reds’

When Jess Jackson died four years ago, many people in the racing industry wondered if his wife, Barbara Banke, would decide to leave the sport that she and her husband had spent so many years enjoying. The couple had become involved in horse racing in the early 2000’s, and had campaigned several top horses such […]

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Jess’s Dream Nears Racing Debut

Rachel Alexandra fans have eagerly anticipated the first start of Jess’s Dream, the first foal out of the 2009 Horse of the Year, and their wait may be down to a matter of weeks. The Daily Racing Form reported Monday that the colt is expected to make his first start in January. Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin plans […]

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Women in Racing: ‘I Love Being Number One’

When Stonestreet Stables’ Jess Jackson succumbed to melanoma in April 2011, widow Barbara Banke had two choices: disperse the stock and sell his vineyards or soldier forward. Banke said for her, the choice was obvious— she had essentially spent years of her life interning with an expert in both the Thoroughbred and wine worlds. Her […]

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Bad Link: TOBA’s Sales Integrity Program and Dr. Berman’s Love Quiz

What do car rentals in Mexico, Bob stroller accessories and Dr. Berman’s Love Quiz have to do with the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association bringing new owners into horse racing? Good question. I’ll try to answer that, but first let me provide some background. Remember the Sales Integrity Program? That was the initiative launched in […]

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Ten Preakness Moments: ‘The Filly Did It!’

Since we are reliving Tom Durkin’s many great race calls with the news of his pending retirement, it seems appropriate to continue our journey into Preakness memories with the 2009 running of the race. It was a most unusual Triple Crown season, with Mine That Bird stunning the Kentucky Derby field at 50-1 and his […]

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