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Track Record-Setting Caribou Club Could Target Breeders’ Cup Mile

Glen Hill Farm’s multiple graded-stakes winning homebred Caribou Club, coming off back-to-back record-setting performances, could be headed for the Breeders’ Cup off his come-from-behind triumph in the $200,000 Baltimore-Washington International Turf Cup (G3) Saturday at Laurel Park. Glen Hill president Craig Bernick said Sunday that the gelded 5-year-old son of Grade 1 winner City Zip […]

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Omaha Beach Comeback Delayed A Week; To Return In Santa Anita Sprint Championship

Fox Hill Farms’ Omaha Beach, unraced since being scratched with a throat issue as the morning line favorite for the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby, will not return in the G3 Ack Ack Stakes Sept. 28 at Churchill Downs as planned, trainer Richard Mandella told the Louisville, Ky., track’s publicity department on Saturday morning. Instead, the […]

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CHRB Finalizes 2020 Schedule For Southern California Racing Dates

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, September 19, at Los Alamito Racecourse. Vice Chair Madeline Auerbach presided. Commissioners Alex Solis, Fred Maas, Dennis Alfieri, Gregory Ferraro, DVM, Oscar Gonzalez and Wendy Mitchell also were in attendance. The audio of this entire Board meeting is available on the CHRB Website (www.chrb.ca.gov) under […]

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Santa Anita Announces Talented Simulcast Team For Autumn Meet

Santa Anita Park has announced a diverse and talented simulcast team of five, all of whom will be in place for its 23-day Autumn Meet, which opens next Friday, Sept. 27. Long on experience and first-hand knowledge in most all aspects of the Thoroughbred business, hosts Michelle Yu and Peter Lurie, along with analysts Millie […]

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Santa Anita To Install Prototype Data-Gathering Technology On Track Maintenance Equipment

During Wednesday night’s “Racing Surfaces” panel discussion hosted by the University of Louisville’s Equine Industry Program, Dr. Mick Peterson revealed he is working closely with Santa Anita in the lead up to the Breeders’ Cup to install new prototypes of data-gathering technology on the track maintenance equipment. The director of the University of Kentucky Ag […]

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Competitive Trainer Battle Shaping Up For Santa Anita Fall Meet

America’s top horsemen will converge on Santa Anita Park next Friday, Sept. 27, as The Great Race Place opens its doors for its 23-day Autumn Meet which will also include a record 10th Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Nov. 1 & 2. With five of the nation’s current top 14 trainers by money-won competing on a […]

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‘The System Is Broken’: Hayward Believes No One Wants ‘To Catch The Cheaters’

Former NYRA president Charles Hayward has always considered the California Horse Racing Board one of the best state regulatory agencies in the Thoroughbred industry. This winter’s issues at Santa Anita Park and the CHRB’s closed-door handling of the Justify scopolamine positive have further convinced him that the need for national oversight has become more vital […]

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Frank Mirahmadi Returns To Santa Anita Microphone For Autumn Meet

As he nears completion of his first year as Santa Anita’s full-time announcer, the incredible Frank Mirahmadi, who also doubles as the voice of Monmouth Park in New Jersey, will be present, accountable and ready to ramble when Santa Anita’s 23-day Autumn Meet opens on Friday, Sept. 27. Growing up in Beverly Hills, Mirahmadi, who […]

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Santa Anita To Unveil New State-Of-The-Art Infield Video Board

With opening day for its 23-day Autumn Meet fast approaching, Santa Anita Park has installed a new state-of-the-art LED Infield video board, which will offer viewers dramatically improved brightness and visual clarity. Manufactured and installed by Daktronics, America’s leading manufacturer of outdoor LED (light-emitting diode) boards, this new 30′ x 54′ display contains 648,000 total […]

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O’Brien Trainees Fairyland, Love Capture Breeders’ Cup Berths At The Curragh

Aidan O’Brien runners and jockey Ryan Moore continued a big Sunday at The Curragh for Ballydoyle, winning both Group 1 Breeders’ Cup Challenge races on the program, first with Mrs. Evie Stockwell’s 3-year old filly Fairyland (IRE) outlasting stablemate So Perfect by a short head in the $461,500 Derrinstown Stud Flying Five Stakes (G1) to […]

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