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Grade 1-Placed Mexikoma To Enter Stud At Keen Farms In Texas

Mexikoma, a Grade 1-placed stakes winner by Belmont Stakes (G1) winner Birdstone, has been retired to stud and will stand his first season at Dallas and Donna Keen’s Keen Farms in Burleson, Texas. He will stand for a $1,000 fee as property of the Keens. Mexikoma hit the board in eight of 12 starts with […]

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Borell Expose Earns Margaret Ransom 2016 Stan Bergstein Writing Award

Margaret Ransom has won the Stan Bergstein Writing Award for a story that revealed dire conditions for more than 40 horses at a Kentucky farm that led to animal cruelty charges against Chuck and Maria Borell. Ransom’s story on USRacing.com prompted aid from outside horsemen and equine retirement groups and an investigation from the Kentucky […]

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Lifestyle Marketing May Be The Best Way To Attract New Owners

According to a recent survey in Ireland, owners value the lifestyle and experience of attending the races over profit and prize money. Horse Racing Ireland CEO Brian Kavanagh presented figures on owner motivation as part of the recent International Federation of Horseracing Authorities conference in Paris. Additional speakers on the topic included Olivier Delloye, director […]

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Graded Stakes Winner Triple Threat Retired

Multiple Grade/Group 2 winner Triple Threat, which raced in France and North America by his breeders Team Valor International and Gary Barber, has been retired from racing at age 6. The son of leading international sire Monsun won the Group 2 Prix Eugene Adam and Group 3 Prix La Force in France for Andre Fabre. […]

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Victory Party, Half Sister To Beholder And Into Mischief, Returning To U.S.

Team Valor International is repatriating Victory Party, a half sister to champion Beholder, sire Into Mischief and the recent $3-million Keeneland September sale topper, to the U.S. from Australia. The 10-year-old Yankee Victor mare delivered her third straight Animal Kingdom filly at Arrowfield Stud on September 20. She will be shipped to Kentucky on October […]

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Story On Out-Of-Competition Testing Garners Voss Third Bergstein Award Nomination

Team Valor International has issued a Stan Bergstein Writing Award nomination for a Natalie Voss story on out-of-competition drug testing that was published on September 7 on the Paulick Report website. Voss examines why out-of-competition testing is not more prevalent in North America, ten years after the first program went into place. She notes that […]

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Stakes Win In Uruguay Marks 1,000th Victory For A Barry Irwin-Led Syndicate

Team Valor International reached a milestone over the weekend when Blossom d’Orange landed the 1,000th win for a partnership formed by Barry Irwin, scoring by five lengths in Saturday’s Group 3 Produccion Nacional at Maronas in Uruguay. Irwin and Jeff Siegel began putting together public syndicates in 1987 under the banner of Clover Racing Stables, which […]

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Borell Expose Nominated For Stan Bergstein Writing Award

Team Valor International has submitted a Stan Bergstein Writing Award nomination to Margaret Ransom for a story that revealed dire conditions for approximately 40 horses at a Kentucky farm and led to animal cruelty charges against Chuck and Maria Borell. Ransom’s story on USRacing.com prompted aid from outside horsemen and equine retirement groups and an […]

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Beverly D. Winner Euro Charline Retired From Racing; To Be Entered In Tattersalls December Sale

Team Valor International’s Euro Charline, which became the first 3-year-old to capture the Grade 1 Beverly D. Stakes at Arlington Park, has been retired from racing. An earner of $2,353,010, the Myboycharlie mare will be entered for the Tattersalls December Sale at Newmarket in the consignment of trainer Marco Botti’s Prestige Place. Barry Irwin, CEO […]

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Tuttipaesi Has Cheering Section At New Bolton Center After Battle With Potomac Horse Fever

Tutti is the first girl in the Ladies’ Club, but she’s a favorite with a much larger team of girl power. A striking dark grey Thoroughbred imported from Italy, Tuttipaesi is owned by Valor Ladies LLC, a partnership of women who invest in racehorses. Tutti, as she is affectionately called, is the first of the […]

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