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WEEKEND STAKES: WHERE TO WATCH brought to you by KBC Horse Supplies

Two surefire signs of spring—Oaklawn Park’s Racing Festival of the South and Keeneland’s opening day–kick off the weekend stakes action Friday afternoon, and while the Fantasy at Oaklawn and Transylvania at Keeneland are well worth watching, it’s the big Kentucky Derby preps that will get most of the attention one day later. Those two Grade […]

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EQUIBASE ANNOUNCES FINAL NORTH AMERICAN EARNINGS LEADERS FOR 2009

Press Release For the first time, female Thoroughbreds occupy the top two spots on the list of leading North American earners in 2009, according to final statistics released today by Equibase Company LLC, the Thoroughbred industry’s official database for racing information. Zenyatta earned $3,330,000 in 2009 to become the fourth filly or mare, and the […]

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BEJARANO INJURED IN OPENING-DAY SPILL AT DEL MAR

By Ray Paulick Rafael Bejarano, last year’s leading rider at Del Mar, suffered multiple facial fractures in a spill in the third race of the seaside track’s opening day program Wednesday. The accident occurred in the stretch when his mount, the Argentine-bred 8-year-old gelding Mi Rey, suffered a fracture to his right front pastern, […]

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BEJARANO HAS SURGERY FOR FACIAL INJURIES

By Ray Paulick Rafael Bejarano, injured in a nasty spill in Wednesday’s third race on Del Mar’s opening-day card, underwent surgery Thursday for multiple facial fractures, including a broken jaw, cheek and nose. His agent, Joe Ferrer, said last year’s defending Del Mar riding champion is already beginning to heal and could be released from […]

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