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WinStar’s Super Bowl Commercial: #HorsesChangedMyLife

WinStar Farm will air a commercial across Kentucky during the 2019 Super Bowl, highlighting not just its Triple Crown success with Justify but also the hashtag #HorsesChangedMyLife. The tagline has drawn a significant response across social media, pulling stories from those suffering with mental illness to those who have traveled the world thanks to racehorses. […]

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Baffert: Horse Of The Year Justify ‘One Of The Best That I’ve Trained’

Bob Baffert was back on the beat at Clockers’ Corner Saturday morning, less than 48 hours after his undefeated Triple Crown winner Justify was named Horse of the Year for 2018. “He’ll go down among a very elite group of horses,” Baffert said of the son of Scat Daddy, who numbered the Santa Anita Derby […]

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Undefeated Triple Crown Winner Justify Named 2018 Horse Of The Year

Undefeated Triple Crown winner Justify was named 2018 Horse of the Year at Thursday evening’s 48th annual Eclipse Awards Dinner at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. The Scat Daddy colt, trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, was bred in Kentucky by John D. Gunther, who also received an Eclipse Award as Outstanding Breeder. Justify […]

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Justify’s Belmont Named NTRA Moment Of The Year Based On Fan Vote

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) today announced that Justify’s dominant victory in the 150th Belmont Stakes to become just the 13th Triple Crown winner has been voted the 2018 NTRA Moment of the Year based on the results of 2,260 votes cast via Twitter and an online poll. The winning moment occurred on June 9, 2018. With Hall of Fame […]

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Gunthers Plan 2019 Matings: Three Mares To Support Homebred Justify

John and Tanya Gunther, breeders of the Triple Crown winner Justify, have been hard at work planning the matings for their 30-strong broodmare band in the U.S, as well as their 12 mares based on Europe. The father-daughter team will send three mares to Ashford to support Justify in his first season, reports racingpost.com. “With Justify, […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Indiana Racing & Breeding: How Do You Decide?

The first wave of major events in horse racing for 2019 takes place next week at Gulfstream Park, with the Pegasus World Cup Invitational and the annual Eclipse Awards, honoring the best in racing over the past year. It’s also an annual struggle for Eclipse voters to determine certain categories based on a very thin […]

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‘We’ve Got To Get Our Picture’: Matthew Phillips Wins NTRA’s #JustifyandI Selfie Contest

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association in partnership with EquiLottery Games, the company offering Kentucky’s Win Place Show horse racing lottery game set to debut in March, announced today that Matthew Phillips of Gentryville, IN, has been chosen as the winner of the NTRA’s #JustifyandI selfie promotion, earning a free trip for two to Miami for […]

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‘If All Goes Well,’ Undefeated Game Winner To Start 2019 Campaign In March 9 San Felipe

Bob Baffert celebrates his 66th birthday today. The two-time Triple Crown winning trainer will highlight the occasion this afternoon by attending the wedding of fellow Hall of Fame member Mike Smith, who rode Horse of the Year finalist Justify to a Triple Crown sweep for Baffert last year and has been a reliable and trusted […]

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Pegasus: Accelerate Puts In ‘Good Long-Distance Work’ Over Seven Furlongs

Horse of the Year finalist Accelerate had his penultimate workout at Santa Anita Friday morning for the $9 million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 26, going seven furlongs under a blue/gray sky in a bullet 1:27.20 with assistant trainer Juan Leyva astride. “I got him in 1:27 and (galloping) out a mile […]

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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Narrow Races For Top Consignor, Breeder, Sire In Final 2018 Rankings

The 2018 racing calendar featured a run of dominant individual performances in graded stakes races, but several of the industry’s core positions saw tight finishes in compiled graded wins as the year came to a close, especially in the bloodstock realm. The races for top consignor and breeder by number of graded winners in 2018 […]

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