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Winston C Seeks Another Grade 1 Win At Saratoga In Thursday’s New York Turf Writers Cup

Hudson River Farms’ Winston C will look for back-to-back Grade 1 scores at Saratoga Race Course when he headlines Thursday’s $150,000 New York Turf Writers Cup, a 2 3/8-mile steeplechase event. One of two entrants for Jonathan Sheppard along with All the Way Jose, Winston C returns for Thursday’s test from a convincing 3 ½-length […]

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Scheinman: An Everlasting Bond That Ties Horses And Humans Together

When I worked at the long-gone Montgomery Journal newspaper in Rockville, Md., having switched over to the copy desk from sports, an old horse trainer named Bernie Bond died in 1993. I had the picture cut out of his obituary in the Daily Racing Form taped to a drawer underneath my desk, and there it […]

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The Pennsylvania EHV Outbreak That Wasn’t

Nearly a week after it issued a disease outbreak alert through the Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC), the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture says there isn’t an outbreak of EHV (equine herpesvirus) in the state. On May 17, the EDCC published a disease finding alert from the state indicating a horse on a Chester County equestrian […]

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EHV-1 Confirmed On Pennsylvania Farm; Presque Isle Mum On Quarantine Status

Jonathan Sheppard’s Ashwell Stables in West Grove, Pa., has been placed under quarantine after a steeplechaser there fell ill and died from the neurological strain of EHV-1. Sheppard said the horse, Out the Back Jack, showed symptoms for several days before his death on Sunday. “He was a rather likable horse and a bit of […]

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Kirkpatrick & Co. Presents In Their Care: Ex-Steeplechase Rider Still Jumps At Opportunity To Be On Horseback

Lorna Vincent wanted to die. She had experienced a steeplechase jockey’s worst nightmare in 1986 in her native England. Her mount failed to clear a jump and somersaulted in mid-air, planting the rider into the turf head-first. Vincent immediately lost all sensation from the neck down. Even as doctors and nurses tended to her at […]

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Thoroughbred Racing Returns To Suffolk Downs This Weekend

Live Thoroughbred racing will return to Suffolk Downs this weekend with 13 races carded on Saturday and a 12 race card on Sunday.  In addition to live racing, the track will have food trucks, live music, family fun activities and will be simulcasting the Belmont Stakes as Justify tries to sweep the Triple Crown. On Saturday, the average field […]

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The Mid-Atlantic’s Long Legacy Of Horsemanship

Although Kentucky is known as the “Horse Capital of the World,” a quick trip east to Maryland or Virginia provides excellent reminders that it doesn’t hold a monopoly on the title. In fact, you might say Kentucky wouldn’t have gotten to be “Kentucky” without the particular brand of horsemen who got a start in the […]

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PR Special Fasig-Tipton Midlantic: The Evolution Of A Racing Region

We are once again pleased to offer an exclusive print publication, available here and on the sales grounds of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training, kicking off today at 2 p..m. In this edition of the PR Special, features editor Natalie Voss talks with some of the men and women who have helped build a legacy […]

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Knocking Back A Cold One: What Does Beer Do For Horses?

This New Year’s Eve, many of us will indulge in our favorite beverage, be it rum, bourbon, or Kahlua. Horses are no different. A lot of them like a brewski with their meal. “In Ireland it’s quite common for people to put Guinness in their horses’ feed at night just because they think they do […]

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Juvenile Downhill Racer Very Game In Pennsylvania Nursery Stakes

Buttonwood Farm’s Downhill Racer overcame several issues throughout the seven-furlong $100,000 Pennsylvania Nursery Stakes, catching leader Heat Dome with a sixteenth of a mile to go and getting up late to win the Commonwealth’s biggest race for 2-year-olds by a neck.  The son of Jump Start won for the second time in two starts and […]

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