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Over 170 Riders Participate In Canter For The Cause Event at Pimlico Benefits TAA

More than 170 riders from across the Mid-Atlantic region, ranging in age from 2 to 80, took part in the sixth annual Canter for the Cause at Pimlico Race Course Sunday, June 2, to raise awareness and funds for the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA). Sponsored by the Maryland Jockey Club and The Equiery, Canter for the […]

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‘I’ve Never Met A Horseplayer Who Wasn’t My Friend’: Pineiro Ready For Belmont Stakes Challenge

Eric Pineiro will never forget his first Belmont Stakes. And neither will anyone else who has seen that race. Pineiro was just six years old in 1973 when his father and uncle took him and his brother from their house in Sunset Park, Brooklyn to the famed New York oval to see a Triple Crown […]

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PariBet Racetrack Industry Student Experience: ‘Always Knew I Loved Animals’

For Kaila Sereg, her first experience working at the racetrack was a winning one. Kaila, who was an integral part of Rillito’s Equine Wellness Program came in with the will to learn the veterinarian side of the racing industry. However, throughout the six weeks of racing in Tucson, Ariz., she gained a vast amount of […]

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Secretariat Heritage Center Launched To Enhance Meadow Event Park Tourism

The Secretariat Heritage Center, a new 501c3 organization, has been formed to celebrate the legacy of Secretariat and Meadow Stable at The Meadow Event Park. The non-profit has plans to elevate the current Secretariat tour program and its existing historic assets to a national heritage tourism destination and educational center. Secretariat, acclaimed as the greatest […]

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Meadow Event Park To Honor Secretariat, Riva Ridge’s Birthdays March 30

The Meadow Event Park, historic birthplace of the 1973 Triple Crown champion in Caroline County, will present the annual Secretariat Birthday Celebration on Saturday, March 30 with an array of festivities that will include a 50th birthday tribute to stablemate Riva Ridge. The 1972 Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes winner was known as the “horse […]

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‘Rough, Little And Tough’: Former Jockey Rudy Turcotte Passes At Age 69

At the age of 69, former jockey Rudy Turcotte died on Wednesday, Feb. 13 in Canada. He won the Grade 1 Laurel Futurity on Cure the Blues in 1980 and once rode six winners in a single day at Aqueduct, but his career was cut short due to alcoholism. “Despite his remarkable gifts as a […]

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New Lexington Memorial To Secretariat Could Be A Traffic Stopper

Maryjean Wall, a member of the Joe Hirsch Media Roll of Honor at the National Museum of Racing in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., provides a progress report in the Lexington Herald-Leader on a planned memorial to 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat that she says will be “larger than life.” The bronze statue, being sculpted in Norman, […]

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Revisiting The Kidnapping Of Fanfreluche, Four Decades Later

When a Horse of the Year, pregnant to another Horse of the Year, gets snatched out of her field, it tends to make news. That was very much the case when 1970 Canadian Horse of the Year Fanfreluche was stolen from Claiborne Farm in 1977. The National Sporting Library and Museum revisited the heist and […]

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Winx Voted Winner Of 2018 Secretariat Vox Populi Award

Horse racing’s fans have spoken, and Winx, Australia’s queen of racing, has been voted the winner of the 2018 Secretariat Vox Populi Award in the year-end online poll. Created by Secretariat’s owner Penny Chenery, the award annually recognizes the horse whose popularity and racing excellence best resounded with the general public and gained recognition for […]

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Horse Of The Year? Everybody’s Got A Beef

I remember an old Runyonesque sports writer in New York named Jimmy Cannon who used to start some of his columns with this memorable line, ”Nobody asked me, but…”  That’s exactly the way I feel about the ongoing debate about who should be “Horse of the Year” come January when all the votes are counted. […]

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