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Kentucky Horse Council’s Prosecco for Ponies Fundraiser Announced

The Kentucky Horse Council announces Prosecco for Ponies, a brunch fundraiser to be held at New Vocations at Mereworth Farm on October 12, 2019, at 10:30 am. Prosecco for Ponies is a brunch event to benefit the Kentucky Horse Council. Brunch will be catered by Local Feed out of Georgetown, KY and there will also […]

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Thoroughbred Charities Of America Stallion Season Auction Set For January

Thoroughbred Charities of America announced today that the planning and preparations for the 29th annual Stallion Season Auction and Celebration are underway. The auction, held Wednesday, January 2 – Sunday, January 6, 2019, is the largest annual fundraiser for the nonprofit organization. “Our annual auction is our most important event on the calendar as it raises […]

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Cartoonist ‘Peb’ Bellocq Receives The Jockey Club Medal

Pierre “Peb” Bellocq, the legendary horse racing cartoonist, received The Jockey Club Medal on Saturday night for exceptional contributions to the Thoroughbred breeding and racing industry. The presentation was made by Stuart S. Janney III, chairman of The Jockey Club, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., at a dinner hosted by The Jockey Club. “Peb’s artwork has […]

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Weisbord Resigns From Breeders’ Cup Board

The Breeders’ Cup announced today that Barry Weisbord has resigned from its Board of Directors, citing increased outside business and family duties for his decision. In a letter Tuesday morning to Breeders’ Cup President and CEO Craig Fravel, Weisbord said, “The increasing need for me to travel extensively for Trakus around the world, and my desire […]

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Finley Piece on O’Neill Nominated for Stan Bergstein Award

Team Valor International has nominated a recent Op/Ed by Bill Finley in the Thoroughbred Daily News for the 2014 Stan Bergstein Writing Award. Finley’s piece, “Insanity, Stupidity, Cowardice, Call it What You Want, CHRB’s O’Neill Ruling a Farce,” addresses the “stipulated agreement” between the California Horse Racing Board and trainer Doug O’Neill announced last week […]

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Paulick Report, TDN Stories Nominated for Bergstein Award

A thorough look at the past and future of synthetic racetrack surfaces in the United States and an exposé of a racing con man have both been nominated for Team Valor International’s Stan Bergstein Award, the annual $25,000 writing prize that recognizes excellent investigative journalism related to the sport of kings. The stories were released within a […]

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Finley’s ‘Impact of Drugs in Racing’ Nominated for Stan Bergstein Writing Award

Clear ties between permissive raceday medication in American Thoroughbred racing and a major decline in average starts per horse are examined in a Thoroughbred Daily News column by Bill Finley that Team Valor has nominated for the Stan Bergstein Writing Award. In “Drugs = Fewer Starts = Less Money For the Owner,” Finley cites a […]

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Industry Newsletter Called ‘Overtly Racist’ Over Ethnic Slur

Ada Limon, an accomplished poet and author and lifelong racing fan, has written a commentary in Thoroughbred Daily News attacking the “Indian Charlie” newsletter, published by Ed Musselman, as “overtly racist.” The commentary comes days after Musselman, in an apparent attempt at humor, wrote this about how trainers can avoid being the target of undercover […]

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Weisbord: Why We Should Be ‘Mad as Hell’

In the famous scene in the movie Network, a frustrated Peter Finch urges people to go to the window, stick their heads out and yell, “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore.” In the wake of recent events, Barry Weisbord with the Thoroughbred Daily News writes that the horse racing […]

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