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Nine-Year-Old Grade 1 Winner Will Not Be Permitted To Run After Social Media Uproar

A situation in South Florida has raised questions about the intersection between public opinion and trainer opinion when it comes to horse welfare. Readers may remember the name of Green Gratto, who won the Grade 1 Carter in 2017 at the age of seven. He raced 12 times in the year after that win before […]

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The End Of Race Day Lasix? Two Studies Examine Effectiveness Of Dosing 24 Hours Pre-Race

In 2015, The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation sought research on Exercise Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage (EIPH) and how to control the condition without race-day medication. Two research projects were selected for funding, and now results are in. Both studies, which were recently published in peer-reviewed journals, were designed to test the effect of furosemide (Lasix) under […]

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Study: Is The ‘Motivation Gene’ Linked To Racetrack Success?

A new study shows that genes associated with behavior may play a large role in a Thoroughbred’s success at the track—possibly as large a role as his physical attributes. Previous studies have shown that less than half of foals aimed at being racehorses actually race; the ability of the horse to withstand the rigors of […]

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Registration Open For Run/Walk For The Horses 5K In Saratoga On Sept. 1

More than 300 runners and a dozen former racehorses will take part in the 9th Annual Run/Walk for the Horses 5K to benefit the Racehorse Aftercare Charitable Endeavors of Saratoga (R.A.C.E.), on Saturday, Sept. 1, at the Orenda Pavilion in Saratoga Spa State Park. The event, which features a sanctioned 5K and Kids’ Fun Run, is […]

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Escaped Shetland Pony Crashes 10k Race In England

Runners in a 10k race in England had an unusually hairy competitor running with them: a Shetland pony. Mildred, a 13-year-old pony, escaped her pasture and crashed the Trafford race, running 2 kilometers with the runners before she was caught. Owned by Alison Edwards since she was 7 months old, Mildred took her stroll in […]

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Giving Them A Run For Their Money: Man Vs. Horse Marathon

Created in 1980 as a way to settle an argument between a local pub owner and a customer, the Man vs. Horse Marathon, held in the Welsh town of Llanwrtyd Wells, is exactly as its name sounds: hundreds of runners take off from a starting line, followed 15 minutes later by 50 horse and-rider-pairs that […]

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Triple Crown Insider: Weekend Preview

In today’s edition of the Triple Crown Insider, Jon and Joel dive into Saturday’s $500,000 Rebel S. (G2) at Oaklawn and talk about what to expect in Sabercat’s seasonal debut, along with favorite Secret Circle’s attempt at continuing to stretch out. They also discuss Gemologist vs. Currency Swap – Friday’s battle between a pair of […]

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Triple Crown Insider: Weekend Recap

In today’s edition of Triple Crown Insider, Jon and Joel explain why the San Felipe Stakes was the best Kentucky Derby prep race so far in 2012, and tell you why the Tampa Bay Derby wasn’t even the best Kentucky Derby prep run in Florida over the weekend. Find out which race was, and more. […]

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TCI: Tampa Bay Derby, San Felipe Previews

In this edition of Triple Crown Insider, Jon and Joel check in with Brisnet.com handicapper Ed DeRosa, and fill you in on everything to look for in this weekend’s key Kentucky Derby preps on both coasts, including the Tampa Bay Derby and San Felipe. Watch it. Comment.

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TCI: Gotham recap, who’s in the top ten?

In the latest edition of Triple Crown Insider, Jon & Joel reveal the TCI Top 10 brought to you by TwinSpires.com.  They also discuss the champ’s return to the winner’s circle in the Gotham Stakes. But does Hansen make the Top 10, and who is #1? Watch it. Comment.

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