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R.A.C.E. Fund Gearing Up For 2019 Fundraiser With Online Halter Auction

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance-accredited R.A.C.E. Fund is hosting an online auction on eBay starting May 24th at 8:00 PM (EST) and ending on May 31st to help raise funds for racehorse retirement and rescue. Featured items include halters worn by: two time Eclipse Award winner, Songbird 2012 Belmont Stakes winner Union Rags 2004 Kentucky Derby […]

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It’s A Girl! Champion Songbird Has First Foal

Songbird, a two-time champion, became a new mother on Jan. 28 when she had an Arrogate filly at Timber Town Stables in Lexington, Ky. The 6-year-old Medaglia d’Oro mare delivered for owner Mandy Pope, who bought Songbird on behalf of her Whisper Hill Farm at the 2017 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Selected Mixed Sale for $9.5 […]

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RMTC Prepares Online Halter Auction To Benefit Tactical Research

Beginning November 23 and ending November 30, the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC), an industry 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, will auction off halters of famous broodmares, racing and stallion stars on its eBay page. All proceeds from the auction will go toward the RMTC’s grant program to fund critical tactical research into the detection and identification of […]

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Songbird, Arrogate Halters Raffled To Benefit Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Retirement

The Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horseman’s Association’s Turning for Home is raffling two Champion Thoroughbred racehorse halters worn by Songbird and Arrogate, on Breeders’ Cup Day Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 3 PM in the Parx Racing grandstand. All proceeds will directly benefit the retiring racehorses of Turning for Home, which is based at Parx Racing. In […]

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‘Ward’ Of San Diego, An Aide To Hall Of Fame Trainers

Every Del Mar summer season is a homecoming for Dan Ward, Jr., the top assistant to Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer. Ward’s parents, Dan, Sr., and Joan, live in Carlsbad and, since going to work for Hollendorfer in 2008, Dan has been able to stay with them, make the short commute to Del Mar […]

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Songbird Among Top Mares Pronounced In Foal To Arrogate

Juddmonte Farms released a list of some of the exceptional mares that have been pronounced in foal to first-year stallion Arrogate, the champion 3-year-old male of 2016 who retired to stud this year with record career earnings of $17,422,600. Counted among the mares in foal to the son of Unbridled’s Song are: –Two-time champion and […]

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Nations’ Faith In Martini Glass Proves Justified After Azeri Victory

The 5-year-old Martini Glass earned her first graded stakes victory just last month, but trainer and co-owner Keith Nations had had faith in the one-time $16,000 claimer’s talent for some time. On Saturday, the daughter of Kitalpha proved herself with a win against a solid field in the Grade 2 Azeri at Oaklawn Park. After […]

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Songbird Visits Arrogate At Juddmonte Farm

Champion Songbird took a short van ride from Timber Town Stable over to Juddmonte Farm on Tuesday for a meeting with Arrogate, according to the two farms’ Twitter accounts. “They were both stars, of course,” reads a post from Timber Town. The 5-year-old Songbird (Medaglia d’Oro) was purchased for $9 million by Mandy Pope at […]

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Songbird’s Career-Ending Diagnosis A ‘Happy Ending’ To Her Incredible Story

There is no doubt that super-filly Songbird had an incredible career, winning 13 of her 15 races, wrote Bob Ehalt on thoroughbredracing.com. The end of that career was muddied, however, by a difficult-to-diagnose physical ailment which terminated the long-standing relationship between Songbird’s owner Rick Porter and trainer Jerry Hollendorfer. In her second start of 2017, […]

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Half Sister To Songbird To Debut At Oaklawn

Songbird never raced at Oaklawn, but a half-sister to the two-time Eclipse Award winner is scheduled to make her career debut in Thursday’s seventh race, a 1-mile maiden special weights event for 3-year-old fillies. Song of Mine, by 2004 Horse of the Year Ghostzapper, was an $800,000 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select Yearling Sale purchase by PTK […]

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