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Promising Juvenile Maxfield Out 60 Days After Surgery For Ankle Chip Removal

Grade 1 Breeders’ Futurity winner Maxfield, scratched earlier this month from the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile due to what was initially diagnosed as a foot bruise, underwent surgery on Monday to remove a “mildly displaced” chip in his ankle. The 2-year-old son of Street Sense will be out 60 days, according to owner Godolphin, after which […]

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Thoroughbred Industry Employee Award Winners Announced At Keeneland

The Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards, now in its fourth year in the United States, concluded this afternoon with Keeneland hosting the ceremony in Lexington. Jill Byrne, Vice President of Racing Operations at Colonial Downs, was once again the master of ceremonies, with Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott on hand to present the awards. Jimmy […]

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Thoroughbred Industry Employee Award Winners Announced At Churchill Downs

The Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards, now in its third year, concluded this afternoon with Churchill Downs hosting the event in Louisville, Ky. Jill Byrne, Senior Director of Industry Relations at the Breeders’ Cup, was once again the master of ceremonies, with Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert on hand to present the awards. Jimmy Bell, […]

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Sheikh Mohammed’s Appearance Drives Opening Day Trade At Keeneland September Sale

It’s been a while since Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum has made an appearance at the Keeneland September yearling sale, but he made his presence known in a big way on Monday, buying a pair of seven-figure horses during the opening session of the Keeneland September Yearling sale. The ruler of Dubai and proprietor […]

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Enticed Returns To New York For Gotham Triumph

Enticed, a Godolphin homebred by Medaglia d’Oro who ran a dull fourth as the favorite in the Grade 2 Holy Bull at Gulfstream Park last month, found Aqueduct more to his liking on Saturday, winning the G3 Gotham   by 2 3/4 lengths over longshot Old Time Revival. Ridden by Junior Alvarado, the Kiaran McLaughlin […]

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Godolphin Stays Hot With Go For Wand Winner Indulgent, Half To Frosted

Making her fifth start at Aqueduct Racetrack, Godolphin Racing’s Indulgent continued to show her affinity for the Big A, picking up her third win on the surface and first graded stakes victory while capturing the 78th running of the Grade 3, $200,000 Go For Wand for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up on Saturday. Breaking […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Putting ‘A Face To The Hero’

The name “Victor Espinoza” has most of the racing community thinking of a certain Triple Crown-winning jockey. To anyone familiar with Brookdale Farm in Versailles, Ky., however, the name brings to mind a different individual. Brookdale’s Victor Espinoza epitomizes the spirit of Godolphin’s newest initiative, the Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards. Intended to “to identify and […]

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Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Accredits 27 Organizations

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) announced Nov. 21 that 27 Thoroughbred aftercare organizations have been awarded accreditation in 2016, including 19 that were re-accredited and eight that have received accreditation for the first time. The TAA, the only accrediting organization in Thoroughbred aftercare, now boasts a network of 64 accredited organizations operating at more than […]

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1994 Breeders’ Cup Sprint Winner, Pensioned Stallion Cherokee Run Euthanized

Pensioned stallion Cherokee Run has been euthanized due to declining health. Cherokee Run entered stud at Jonabell Farm in 1996, then owned by the Bell family and stood as a Darley stallion after the farm was purchased in 2001 by Sheikh Mohammed. Godolphin President Jimmy Bell said, “Cherokee Run was certainly a significant stallion at […]

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Latin American Racing Channel Sponsors Sir Barton Stakes, Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

The Maryland Jockey Club announced today that the Latin American Racing Channel (LARC) has been named sponsor of the $100,000 Sir Barton Stakes, to be run Saturday, May 21 as part of Preakness Day. Part of the Latin American Racing Channel’s sponsorship will include presentation of a check to Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) in the […]

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