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Chamblin: Uniform Rules, Drug-Free Racing Sport’s ‘Only Hope’

In July, congressmen Andy Barr and Paul Tonko introduced the Thoroughbred Horseracing Integrity Act of 2015, which would establish an “independent, non-governmental anti-doping authority responsible for implementing a national uniform medication program with input from the Thoroughbred industry.” In a recent opinion piece for the Lexington Herald-Leader, Tony Chamblin, who has been involved in the […]

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Menifee: South Korea’s Sunday Silence?

Though many American racing fans may remember him mostly as the big bay who finished second to Charismatic in the 1999 Kentucky Derby and Preakness, Menifee is making a serious impact in the racing industry—in South Korea. Menifee shipped overseas in 2006 and seems poised to follow a similar path to that of Sunday Silence […]

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Flay Cooking Up Winners at Keeneland September Sale

Stone Farm, agent, has consigned two seven-figure yearlings bred by acclaimed chef, restaurateur, author and television personality Bobby Flay: a filly by Tapit and a filly by Tiznow. On Tuesday, the Tapit filly out of Grade 3 winner Super Espresso, by Medaglia d’Oro, sold to Robert Krembil/Chiefswood Stable for $1 million. On Wednesday, Stonereath Stud […]

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The Price of ‘Chrome’: A Triple Crown Winner’s Worth?

As the racing world anxiously awaits California Chrome’s bid for history in the Belmont Stakes, stallion farms are punching calculators to figure out what a Triple Crown winner might be worth to their operation. Or maybe they aren’t. Popularity on the racetrack hasn’t always led to appeal in the breeding shed. While his humble beginnings […]

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HANCOCK’S CALL FOR A COMMISSIONER

As Thoroughbred racing and breeding sails through stormy waters without either a captain or a rudder on the ship, I am reminded that calls for a commissioner, a league office, a central authority—call it what you will—are not particularly new. Arthur B. Hancock III, the owner of Stone Farm in Paris, Ky., has long advocated […]

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WANDERIN BOY EUTHANIZED, SPRINGSIDE INJURED AT AQUEDUCT

By Ray Paulick Stone Farm’s Wanderin Boy was euthanized after breaking down at the top of the stretch in Saturday’s Cigar Mile at Aqueduct and James and Alice Sapara’s Demoiselle winner Springside will be taken to the New Bolton hospital in Pennsylvania after pulling up from her 9 ½-length victory with a fracture of her […]

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