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Out Of Retirement, Jockey Justin Stein Completes Sweep Of Woodbine’s Weekend Stakes Races

Jockey Justin Stein completed a sweep of this weekend’s stakes at Woodbine courtesy of Sav’s winning effort in the $100,000 La Prevoyante Stakes early Sunday afternoon. Stein also steered Dotted Line to a stakes victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Frost King. After three years away from the track, Stein came out of retirement this year and […]

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Two-Time Dubai World Cup Winner Thunder Snow Retired; Stud Plans Pending

Thunder Snow, the first (and so far, only) horse ever to win back-to-back Dubai World Cups and a G1 winner at two, three, four and five, has been retired from racing. Trained by Saeed bin Suroor throughout his career, Thunder Snow made his racecourse debut in the May of his 2-year-old season and won easily. […]

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‘I Don’t Have Any Regrets’: Hastings Jockey Richard Hamel Retires At Age 50

Over the last several months jockey Richard Hamel has been listening to his body. Finally, at age 50 and after 32 years in a competitive saddle, the message became clear. “I’m done,” he told his friend and retired Hall of Fame rider Chris Loseth in the jock’s room prior to Sunday afternoon’s card at Hastings […]

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Maryland Star Talk Show Man Retired

Dr. Michael J. Harrison’s homebred Talk Show Man, who spoiled Phlash Phelps’ bid for a record third Maryland Million Turf victory last fall, won’t get the chance to become a three-time winner himself. Trainer Hamilton Smith said the 9-year-old Great Notion gelding has been retired after winning eight of 40 lifetime starts and $456,556 in […]

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TRF Fan Favorite Carterista Passes Away At 30

Carterista loved Florida and loved to be first, so it was fitting that he was the first horse to arrive at the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s Second Chances Farm at the Lowell Correctional Facility near Ocala, FL, when it opened nearly 20 years ago. It was an important role, as this was the first time that […]

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Manes of Two Japanese Racehorses Chopped Off, No Suspects In Vandalism Case

Retired Japanese racehorses Taiki Shuttle, a Hall of Famer in Japan, and Rose Kingdom had their manes unceremoniously cut off on Sept. 15. Police were called to investigate the case at Kimura Farm in Hidaka, Hokkaido after being alerted to the horses’ unusual appearance by their caretaker. A sharp tool was used to remove the […]

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Churchill Downs Racing Club Retires Warrior’s Club; Stud Plans Pending

Warrior’s Club has officially been retired from racing, according to the Churchill Downs Racing Club’s Facebook page. The 5-year-old son of Warrior’s Reward earned a total of $856,504 with high-profile finishes in graded stakes races across the country, including a win in the 2018 edition of Keeneland’s G3 Commonwealth Stakes. “It’s been an amazing journey […]

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Three-Time Group 1 Winner Too Darn Hot Retired With Hind-Leg Injury

Top 3-year-old colt Too Darn Hot has been forced to retire from racing after the discovery of a hairline fracture in his right hind cannon bone, according to racingtv.com. Connections of the son of Dubawi believe the injury was suffered during the colt’s most recent triumph, which came in last week’s Group 1 Sussex Stakes at […]

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Creation Of Equine Aftercare Commission Considered By New York Lawmakers

New York lawmakers are considering the creation of a state government commission on retired racehorses. The chairmen of the Senate and Assembly racing and wagering committees are interested in monitoring where retired racehorses are and how they are being treated in an attempt to prevent their illegal shipment to slaughter, reports BloodHorse. The Senate bill […]

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Out Of Retirement, Into The Winner’s Circle: Cecil Borel ‘Needed To Do Something’

After coming out of retirement at this year’s Oaklawn meeting, trainer Cecil Borel recorded his first victory in more than 4 ½ years in an April 11 starter-allowance sprint for Arkansas-breds with K J’s Nobility. Now, Borel will be bidding for his first stakes victory in almost 10 years. Following a 7-furlong work in 1:35 […]

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