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Ever Wonder Why Racehorses Are So Fast? Tufts University Explains

Racehorses, pound for pound, can outrun, out jump and out power any human being, says Dr. Melissa Mazen, a professor, board-certified internist and pulmonology expert at Tufts Equine Center. In this video from Tufts University, she explains why horses are so fast. First, she notes, horses are obligate nose breathers, meaning they can only breathe […]

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Serengeti Empress Cruises To Pocahontas Score

Joel Politi’s Serengeti Empress made it look easy in Saturday’s Grade 2 Pocahontas Stakes at Churchill Downs, taking the lead at the start and widening it around the course to cross the wire a winner by 19 1/2 lengths. The juvenile daughter of Alternation, ridden by Corey Lanerie for trainer Tom Amoss, covered 1 1/16 […]

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Hernandez: ‘Memorable Day At The Office’ Included Spill, Four Victories

Trainer Bret Calhoun and jockey Brian Hernandez Jr. had a memorable Saturday at Churchill Downs that ultimately led the duo to the winner’s circle with longshot Patrona Margarita in the $200,000 Pocahontas (Grade II), securing the top spot on the early “Road to the Kentucky Oaks” leaderboard. Hernandez’s day started out with three victories in […]

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Texas-Bred Patrona Margarita Blows Away Pocahontas Field

Craig Upham’s homebred Patrona Margarita shocked bettors at 23-1 with a four-length victory in Saturday’s Grade 2 Pocahontas Stakes at Churchill Downs. The juvenile daughter of Special Rate, ridden by Brian Hernandez for his second graded stakes win on the card, covered 1 1/16 miles over the fast main track in 1:46.35. Trained by Bret […]

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Weekend Lineup: Milers And Juveniles

This weekend’s racing action features five North American opportunities to earn automatic berths into the Breeders’ Cup this fall at Del Mar. The G3 Iroquois Stakes Saturday at Churchill Downs is a “Win and You’re In” to the BC Juvenile, and offers a full field of ten 2-year-olds. Saratoga Special runner-up Hollywood Star is the […]

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Wired Bryan, Bahnah Lead Nominations for Churchill’s Iroquois & Pocahontas

Many of North America’s most promising 2-year-old colts and fillies have been nominated to compete in Churchill Downs Racetrack’s (“CDRT”) $150,000-added Pocahontas (Grade II) and $150,000-added Iroquois (GIII), two of four stakes races scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 7 during the first of two Downs After Dark night racing sessions set for the track’s first September […]

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Pocahontas winner On Fire Baby favorite to take home Golden Rod

Anita Cauley’s homebred On Fire Baby, winner by three-quarters of length in the $150,000-added Pocahontas (Grade II) in the Stars of Tomorrow I program on the opening day of the Fall Meet, is the early favorite to add another graded-stakes win to her growing resumé when she faces 10 rivals in Saturday’s 68th running of […]

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Believe You Can tries to extend winning streak in Pocahontas

Believe You Can will try to extend her 3-race winning streak in Sunday’s Grade 2 Pocahontas Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Churchill Downs, writes Jack Shinar in The BloodHorse.  Trained by Larry Jones, Believe You Can will be making her first start over the Churchill main track and stretching out from six furlongs to one […]

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