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Maximum Security Kentucky Derby DQ Chosen As NTRA Moment Of The Year

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) today announced that Maximum Security’s historic disqualification in the 145th Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve has been voted the 2019 NTRA Moment of the Year based on the results of 1,072 votes cast via Twitter and an online poll. The winning moment occurred on May 4, 2019 at 7:15 p.m. ET following a near […]

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Bricks And Mortar, Maximum Security, Mitole Vie For Horse Of The Year, Other Honors At Eclipse Awards

Campaigns representing perfection, drama, and brilliance will vie for the ultimate year-end honor in North American Thoroughbred racing when the 49th Annual Runhappy Eclipse Awards presented by Daily Racing Form, Breeders’ Cup and The Stronach Group are held Thursday evening, January 23, at Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino in Hallandale Beach, Fla. Winners in 17 horse and human […]

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Saudi Cup Draws 140 Nominations, Including 32 Individual Group/Grade 1 Winners

The first running of the US$29.2 million Saudi Cup race day has attracted an impressive entry, including no less than 32 Group or Grade 1 winners in the big race alone, across an eight-race card. Held at King Abdulaziz Racecourse in Riyadh on Saturday February 29, 2020 the Saudi Cup kicks off a new era […]

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Omaha Beach Leads 17 Invitees To $3 Million Pegasus World Cup

Gary and Mary West’s Florida Derby (G1) winner and disqualified Kentucky Derby (G1) first-place finisher Maximum Security, and Fox Hill Farm’s Omaha Beach, a three-time Grade 1 winner and the Kentucky Derby favorite before being scratched three days before the race, lead a list of 17 horses formally invited Sunday to the $3 million Pegasus […]

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2019 Eclipse Awards Finalists Announced

Led by Horse of the Year candidates Bricks and Mortar, Maximum Security, and Mitole, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters (NTWAB) today announced the finalists for the 2019 Eclipse Awards, recognizing excellence in Thoroughbred racing. Winners in 17 horse and human categories will be announced […]

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Report: Coolmore Buys Racing, Breeding Interest In Maximum Security

Maximum Security, a leading candidate for an Eclipse Award for outstanding 3-year-old male of 2019, will be co-owned by Coolmore when he makes his next start. Daily Racing Form’s David Grening reports that Gary West, who bred and co-owns the son of the Street Cry stallion New Year’s Day with wife Mary, has sold a […]

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What Did You Read? Top Horse Racing Stories Of 2019

As we prepare to close the book on 2019, it’s time for our traditional look back on the most popular stories of the year by traffic. We’ve done this for four years now (see previous editions of 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018). It’s no secret that 2019 was a tough year for horse racing, and […]

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Maximum Security Officially Ruled Out Of Pegasus World Cup

On the heels of The Stronach Group’s annoucement of a $6 million purse reduction for it’s Pegasus World Cup, Gary West has decided that Maximum Security will not enter the starting gate. According to the Thoroughbred Daily News, West has targeted February’s $20 million Saudi Cup as the next race for his star colt. “The Saudi […]

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The Friday Show Presented By MyRacehorse.com: New Whip Rules, Pegasus Changes?

California racing has seen several policy changes this year when it comes to horse racing safety. The latest proposal would restrict the use of riding crops by jockeys during races. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the proposal and what it might mean for the sport. Plus, a […]

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‘Absolute Game-Changer’: Maximum Security Could Target Saudi Cup After Pegasus Purse Reduction

Gary West was disappointed with The Stronach Group’s announcement of a major purse reduction in it’s flagship Pegasus World Cup this Sunday, the owner told bloodhorse.com. The purse was cut from $9 million to $3 million just 41 days before the Jan. 25 contest at Gulfstream Park, and West is now considering re-routing his colt Maximum […]

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