‘I’ll Miss His Enormous Personality’: Millionaire Ashleyluvssugar Retired

Millionaire and Southern California fan-favorite Ashleyluvssugar has officially been retired, trainer Peter Eurton reported on Twitter Sunday. The 9-year-old gelding finished sixth in Saturday’s G3 San Luis Rey Stakes at Santa Anita Park. “For me, I’ll miss his enormous personality – playful still at 9, his tenacity & the way he looks at you with […]

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Multiple Graded Stakes Winner Queen Bee To You Retired

Rags-to-riches Queen Bee to You has been retired and will be sent to Kentucky to be bred, trainer Andrew Lerner said. Claimed by Michael Pender for $50,000 in December 2016, the California-bred daughter of Old Topper would go on to win four stakes under the care of 30-year-old Lerner, the last three in a row […]

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Millionaire Shotgun Kowboy Retired Due To Fractured Sesamoid

Millionaire Shotgun Kowboy has been retired because of a sesamoid fracture, C.R. Trout, the gelding’s breeder/owner/trainer, said Friday morning. Shotgun Kowboy surpassed $1 million in career earnings with a Feb. 3, 2018, allowance victory at Oaklawn and bankrolled $1,548,684 in a 40-race career. An 8-year-old Oklahoma-bred son of Kodiak Kowboy, Shotgun Kowboy was a 15-time […]

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Godolphin Flying Start Partners With Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center

The Godolphin Flying Start Program has been a well-respected organization that prepares students for a future in the racing industry since its inception in 2003. Focused on Thoroughbred breeding and racing, students now receive education on responsible equine aftercare, as well. This year, from January to July, when the Flying Start trainees are in Kentucky, […]

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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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