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Undefeated Valiance ‘Gains Experience’ With Open Mind Stakes Win

Unbeaten Valiance continued to live up to her lofty yearling price, swinging out from a stalking trip in mid-stretch and going on to 1¼-length victory in Sunday’s $75,000 Open Mind Stakes at Monmouth Park. A $650,000 yearling purchase, the Todd Pletcher-trained filly improved to 3-for-3 lifetime while recording her first stakes victory in an evenly-matched […]

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Auction Of Memorabilia, Trophies From The Late Eugene Klein Collection Brings Over $140,000

The Preakness trophy won by Tank’s Prospect in 1985 brought $41,353 to top the recent auction of racing memorabilia and trophies won by horses owned by the late Eugene V. Klein. Online bidding for the items was held from Oct. 15 through Nov. 4, and was conducted by SCP Auctions. The memorabilia had been part […]

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HRTV to rebroadcast HOF ceremony after satellite problems

Press Release HRTV will rebroadcast the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Monday, August 15, at 6:30 p.m. ET and 11:30 p.m. ET. HRTV was unable to provide live coverage of the ceremony, held August 12, in Saratoga Springs, New York, due to satellite transmission problems. Inductees for the 2011 Hall […]

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HRTV to air Friday’s Hall of Fame inductions

Press Release For the second consecutive year, HRTV (R) will present live coverage of the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame induction from Saratoga, NY this Friday, August 12 at 10:30 a.m. ET/7:30 a.m. PT. The annual ceremony, hosted by noted Thoroughbred racing analyst Randy Moss, will take place in the Fasig-Tipton Sales Pavilion, and […]

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Flay to deliver keynote at Hall of Fame inductions

Press Release Celebrity chef and Thoroughbred racehorse owner Bobby Flay will deliver the keynote address at the National Museum of Racing’s 2011 Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Friday, Aug. 12 at the Fasig-Tipton Sales Pavilion in Saratoga Springs, NY. The ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m. and is open to the public. Flay studied at […]

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Finalists named to Hall of Fame ballot

Four jockeys, three trainers, and three fillies and mares — but no male horses — will be on the ballot for possible induction into the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame later this year. Three of the four jockeys — Calvin Borel, Garrett Gomez, and John Velazquez — have been named to the ballot […]

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By Ray Paulick UPDATE: Please see my clarification in the comments section at the end of this article, concerning the Hall of Fame’s acknowledgement of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships.. Friday’s induction ceremonies for the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame figures to be a proud and emotional day for jockey Eddie Maple, trainers […]

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