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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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Warhorse El Grande Rojo Retired, Donated To TROT For Adoption

Veteran runner and fan favorite El Grande Rojo (Bowman’s Band – Theheartofdixie, by Crafty Prospector) has been retired from racing by his owners, Neil and Laura Barrish, and donated to Thoroughbred Retirement of Tampa (TROT) to be retrained and adopted out. He arrived at the facility on Easter morning, which was also his 11th birthday […]

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Classic Runner-Up Toast Of New York Ready For ‘Active’ Retirement

Toast of New York has been retired once again at the age of eight, reports racingpost.com. The gelded son of Thewayyouare earned more than $2 million in his 13-start career, winning the UAE Derby in 2014 and finishing second by inches in the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Classic. Trained by Jamie Osborne, “Toast” was originally owned by […]

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‘He Got Us On The Map’: Godolphin Mile Winner One Man Band Retired

It was almost a fairy tale comeback for 2016 Godolphin Mile (G2) winner One Man Band in December. Off 999 days, he returned to the racetrack looking and performing as if he had not missed a beat. Leading all the way until the last jump of the Dubai Creek Mile (Listed), he was nipped by […]

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‘No Regrets’: Retired Trainers Stay Connected To Racing Game

For a trio of former Tampa Bay Downs trainers, the cheers have faded to ghostly echoes – long-ago reminders of gallant Thoroughbreds speeding to victory and validating their career choice. Scrapbooks and trophies relive their achievements, but nothing can replace the thrill of leading a horse to the winner’s circle. Carlos Garcia, Lori Smock and […]

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Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation To Present ’35 Years Of Second Chances’ At The American Correctional Association Winter Conference

On January 14, 2019, the nationally acclaimed TRF Second Chances Program will be recognized at the American Correctional Association’s 2019 Winter Conference in New Orleans. The American Correctional Association (ACA) is a private, non-profit, non-governmental trade association and accrediting body for the corrections industry, the oldest and largest such association in the world. Superintendent Catherine […]

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‘Outstanding Race Rider’: Retired Hall Of Famer Gary Stevens Honored At Del Mar

A few minutes before the fourth race on Saturday’s program, Del Mar will honor Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens. On Tuesday, Stevens, 55, announced the end of a nearly 40-year career after an MRI exam on Monday showed a vertebra pressing upon his spinal cord, making continued riding too much of a risk regarding […]

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Turf Stars Alpha Centauri, Saxon Warrior Retired Due To Injuries

Promising turf talents Alpha Centauri and Saxon Warrior have both been retired following defeats in their respective Group 1 efforts on Saturday, reports racingpost.com. Alpha Centauri suffered a chip in her right front fetlock joint, while Saxon Warrior was found to have a lesion in his flexor tendon. “I’ve had an amazing summer with her,” trainer […]

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