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Darby Dan Farm ‘Stunned And Deeply Saddened’ Over Death Of Controller Tracie Willis

Darby Dan Farm sadly reports that controller and friend, Tracie Willis, passed away last Tuesday. For several years she battled painful and chronic pancreatitis, complications from which ultimately claimed her life. Notification of her immediate family and next of kin, who were scattered around the country, was finalized over the weekend. Tracie was a dedicated […]

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Royally-Bred Winter Sunset Targeting Summer’s Belmont Oaks

The Fair Grounds’ Shantel Lanerie Memorial Overnight Stakes winner Winter Sunset looked “fabulous” following her triumphant stakes debut according to trainer Wayne Catalano, who stated that the Grade I $750,000 Belmont Oaks Invitational on July 6 will be a main target for later this year. “I talked to (Owners) Mr. Bob (Cummings of Coffeepot Stables) […]

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Bloodlines: Winter Sunset Follows A Silver Trail To Darby Dan Blue Hen Mare

Those terrific Tapit 2-year-olds! America’s three-time leading sire is setting up a deep bench of impressive young prospects who appear to have great potential to excel over the coming months and further enrich their sire’s legacy as the leading active sire of classic quality here in the States. Over the long Thanksgiving weekend, Winter Sunset […]

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Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Grants $3 Million To Accredited Organizations

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance announced today that $3,043,000 will be awarded as grants to the 70 Thoroughbred aftercare organizations that currently hold TAA accreditation. Since inception in 2012, the TAA has now awarded more than $13.8 million in grants to accredited Thoroughbred aftercare organizations. “The TAA is thrilled to award more than $3 million in […]

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Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Announces Accreditation Of 34 Organizations

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance announced today that 34 Thoroughbred aftercare organizations have been awarded accreditation effective immediately. The list of 34 organizations includes 27 that were re-accredited and seven that have received accreditation for the first time. The TAA, the only accrediting body in Thoroughbred aftercare, now has a network of 70 accredited organizations with […]

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Finger Lakes Horsemen, Track Pledge Per-Start Contribution To Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

Finger Lakes Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association and Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack announced a $1 per start pledge to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. The Finger Lakes meet runs until Nov. 28. “The TAA is grateful for the contributions from the Finger Lakes HBPA and Finger Lakes Racetrack,” TAA president John Phillips said. “These funds […]

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Kentucky Downs, Kentucky HBPA Pledge $5 Per Start To Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

Kentucky Downs and the Kentucky Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association have each pledged $5 per start at the 2018 Kentucky Downs race meet to go to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. The 2018 Kentucky Downs meet runs five days: Sept. 1, Sept. 6, Sept. 8, Sept. 9, and Sept. 13. The TAA accredits, inspects, and awards […]

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Racing Hall Of Fame Induction Focuses On Great Names Of Racing History

In a year with only one modern entrant into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, much of the induction ceremony focused on some of the sport’s oldest and greatest names. At the program held Aug. 3 at the Fasig-Tipton Pavilion in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., racing’s most familiar historical names dominated the card […]

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Indiana HBPA Pledges Support Of Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

Indiana Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association has pledged $5,000 to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance in support of accredited Thoroughbred aftercare. “It is absolutely imperative to the Indiana HBPA that our equine athletes have the opportunity to have a quality life after being retired from racing,” Indiana HBPA president Joe Davis said. “The TAA plays a […]

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Bloodlines: Sharing The Wealth With Dialed In

Although Horse of the Year Mineshaft (by Horse of the Year A.P. Indy) had a good weekend with Grade 2 Gotham Stakes winner J Boys Echo, Mineshaft’s son Dialed In had a great weekend. The Darby Dan Farm stallion fielded a pair of stakes winners from his first crop of 3-year-olds, led by G2 Fountain […]

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