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Triple Crown Champions’ Halters To Be Auctioned Online For Central Kentucky Riding For Hope

Thoroughbred racing enthusiasts will be interested in a number of items – including halters worn by Triple Crown winners American Pharoah and Justify – being offered in an online auction to raise money for Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, the 38-year-old nonprofit headquartered at the Kentucky Horse Park that offers equine-assisted activities and therapies to […]

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Over 170 Riders Participate In Canter For The Cause Event at Pimlico Benefits TAA

More than 170 riders from across the Mid-Atlantic region, ranging in age from 2 to 80, took part in the sixth annual Canter for the Cause at Pimlico Race Course Sunday, June 2, to raise awareness and funds for the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA). Sponsored by the Maryland Jockey Club and The Equiery, Canter for the […]

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The Lieutenant, Half To Justify, Shuttling To Peru

Becky Thomas and Boris Schwartzman are pleased to announce that graded stakes winner The Lieutenant, a Grade 3-winning half-brother to Triple Crown winner Justify, will stand the 2019 Southern Hemisphere breeding season at one of Peru’s leading stud farms, Haras Barlovento. The bay colt by champion 2-year-old and Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense retired with […]

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Never A Time ‘I Felt Like I Was Going To Get Beat’: Connections Reflect On Justify’s Triple Crown

Some legends don’t need long careers to make an indelible mark on their sport. Running backs Jim Brown and Barry Sanders both retired from Hall of Fame careers before turning 31. Injuries forced Mike Bossy, one of the NHL’s best all-time goal scorers, out of the league at a similar age. Sandy Koufax called it […]

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Mike Smith: Preakness Mount Improbable ‘Has Better Races In Him’

With an “Aw shucks” demeanor that belies an intensely competitive nature, superstar jockey Mike Smith is anxiously awaiting his opportunity to ride Bob Baffert’s talented Improbable in the 144th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday, May 18. Following an extensive taped interview with NBC Sports that also included Baffert in Santa Anita’s Chandelier […]

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Keeneland Library Lecture Series Showcases Books About Sir Barton, Justify

The Keeneland Library, which is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, will feature discussions of new books about Triple Crown winners Sir Barton and Justify at upcoming installments of its popular Library Lecture Series. On Tuesday, May 14, Jennifer Kelly will discuss her book, Sir Barton and the Making of the Triple Crown. Kelly, who is from […]

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For Farriers, A Talented Racehorse Can Sometimes Be A ‘Quirky’ One

No matter how many hundreds of horses a racetrack farrier shoes over the years, there will be that one horse that stands out—some not for the best of reasons. Being politically correct, farriers often call these horses “quirky.” Most are superstars of the track, so their idiosyncrasies are indulged as long as they keep winning. […]

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Bob Ehalt, Steve Heuertz Honored For 2018 Preakness Story, Photo

Bob Ehalt will receive the David F. Woods Award for excellence in journalism and Steve Heuertz the Jerry Frutkoff Preakness Photography Award, sponsored by Nikon, Thursday, May 16 at the Alibi Breakfast at Pimlico Race Course. Ehalt’s story on the 2018 Preakness, titled Baffert and the Triple Crown: Two out of Three Ain’t Bad? It’s […]

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‘He Did More In Less Time Than Any Horse In History’: Recalling Justify’s Triple Crown Run

No competition in the United States compares to Belmont Park’s spring-summer meet in its history-making potential. This year’s 48-day meet offers 59 stakes worth $18.4 million and the hope that maybe, just maybe, a Triple Crown champion will be crowned for the third time in five years after the coronation of American Pharoah in 2015 […]

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Mike Smith Optimistic With ‘Now Horse’ Omaha Beach

Mike Smith stunned the racing world in 2005 when he piloted Giacamo to a 50-1 upset in the Kentucky Derby, although it was no great surprise to him. If he wins the Kentucky Derby on Omaha Beach in less than two weeks, May 4 to be exact, it will have minimal shock value both in the […]

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