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Old Friends: Private Zone Euthanized After ‘Small Intestinal Colic’

Multiple grade 1 winner Private Zone was euthanized today at Park Equine Hospital at Woodford in Versailles, KY. According to Park’s attending veterinarian, Dr. Bryan Waldridge, the cause of death was complications of duodenitis/proximal jejunitis (anterior enteritis). “This is a small intestinal colic characterized by inactivity of the small intestine and large amounts of reflux […]

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Coltimus Prime Atropella Con Exito Para Darle A Panamá La Copa Invitacional Para Importados

Coltimus Prime había logrado un solo triunfo en 2017: el Clásico Presidente de la República (G1) en el Hipódromo Presidente Remón de Panamá. El seisañero hijo de Milwaukee Brew regresó a los Estados Unidos para darle a su propietario, el ex jinete René Douglas, otra victoria de importancia, esta vez en la Copa Invitacional ($91,200), […]

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‘Competitive’ Former Jockey Douglas Returns To Clasico Del Caribe As An Owner

More than eight years after a mid-summer spill cut short a riding career that saw him win nearly 3,600 races including some of the biggest in the U.S. and abroad, Rene Douglas doesn’t reflect much on his past accomplishments. Instead the 50-year-old native of Panama City, Panama is focused on the future, both when it […]

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Rene Douglas Regresa Por La Puerta Grande A Panamá Con Coltimus Prime

René Douglas hizo un retorno triunfal el pasado domingo a su Panamá natal, donde inició una carrera como jinete que lo llevó a obtener 3,587 victorias en 27 años en los Estados Unidos. Esa carrera llegó abruptamente a su final la tarde del 23 de Mayo de 2009, cuando un caballo que montaba en Arlington […]

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Five-Time Grade 1 Winner Private Zone Retired To Old Friends

At eight years of age, top sprinter Private Zone has been retired to Lexington’s Old Friends Farm, bloodhorse.com confirmed on Tuesday. The five-time Grade 1 winning son of Macho Uno retires with earnings of $2.9 million, and a record of 10-9-3 from 33 starts. “He’s a beautiful horse and very sweet,” Old Friends’ Michael Blowen […]

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Russell Baze, Dave Johnson Among Those To Be Honored By NTWAB

Longtime broadcaster Dave Johnson and Hall of Fame jockey Russell Baze are among the Thoroughbred industry standouts that will be honored by the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters Association (NTWAB) at its 57th annual awards dinner on Nov. 2 at Altadena Town & Country Club in Altadena, California. Scott Hazelton of TVG will emcee the […]

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Fasig-Tipton Partners With Jockeys And Jeans For Feb. 28 Benefit At Gulfstream

Fasig-Tipton is partnering with the third annual Jockeys and Jeans, set for noon Sunday, Feb. 28, at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. The event benefits the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund. Jockeys and Jeans will host an online auction of donated seasons for at least a week before the event, listing information on each stallion donated, with bidding available online. […]

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‘Tired’ Private Zone To Get Vacation After Fading In Cigar Mile

Private Zone will get some downtime following a disappointing finish in the Grade 1 Cigar Mile, according to a report by The Blood-Horse. The 6-year-old gelding will spend some time at The Sanctuary Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation Center near Ocala, Fla., before resuming training for a 2016 season. Owner Rene Douglas said he wishes in hindsight […]

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One-Two Knockout Punch: Trainer Of Breeders’ Cup Sprint Runner-Up Also Sacked

First it was Maria Borell, the trainer of Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Sprint winner, Runhappy, who was fired by the horse’s owner, James “Mattress Mack” McIngvale, one day after the Oct. 31 race. Now, the Paulick Report has learned, Jorge Navarro, trainer of Sprint runner-up Private Zone, also has been sacked. According to a source […]

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Ehalt: Good Friends Win Big at Aqueduct

A group of friends from Chicago had a lot to celebrate when their gelding Private Zone went wire-to-wire to win Saturday’s Grade 1 Cigar Mile in a big way. “The 5-year-old gelding is owned by the appropriately named Good Friends Stable, who once again showed how friendship, perseverance and an extremely fast race horse can […]

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