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Canadian Champion Conquest Enforcer Euthanized Due To Bladder Stone

Canadian champion Conquest Enforcer was euthanized on Dec. 26 due to complications from a bladder stone, owner John Guarnere announced on Twitter. The 5-year-old Into Mischief horse was in Ocala, Fla., for a freshening with sights on a January return to the races when a stone was found to be disturbing his urine flow. A […]

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Master Storyteller: Like Eclipse, It Was Nack First, The Rest Nowhere

Shortly after I became Blood-Horse magazine’s editor in 1992, I was introduced to Bill Nack at a press party on the Triple Crown trail. He sized me up, nodding a few times, didn’t seem all that impressed or interested. Nack was the preeminent horse racing writer – of that or any era. His work for Sports Illustrated set […]

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New England Racing Hall Of Famer Lloyd Lockhart Dies At 90

Lloyd Lockhart died on March 21 at the age of 90 in his own home, surrounded by family. Inducted into the New England Racing Hall of Fame in July of 2013, Lockhart was the founder of breeding facility Cedar Lock Farm in both Massachusetts and Florida, according to The Herald News. A veteran of the […]

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Memorial Service Set in Louisiana for Trainer David Banks

The following is the obituary and details of a memorial service for trainer David Banks, who died Saturday at Evangeline Downs in Louisiana: A Memorial Service will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 1:00pm at Walnut Farm in Arnaudville for David P. Banks III, who passed away Saturday, December 6, 2014. The Very […]

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Hall of Fame Jockey Joe Aitcheson Dies At 85

Legendary steeplechase rider Joseph Aitcheson, Jr. passed away at Carroll Dove Hospice House in Westminster, Md. on Saturday, May 24. He was 85 years old. Aitcheson was born to Joseph, Sr. and Lillian Roby Anderson on July 31, 1928. Prior to his riding career, Aitcheson studied at the University of Maryland and enlisted in the […]

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