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Field Of 14 Juveniles Set For G2 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes

Godolphin LLC’s Enticed, who finished third behind Firenze Fire and eventual Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (Grade I) winner Good Magic in last month’s Champagne (GI) at Belmont Park, is among a promising and ultra-competitive cast of 14 2-year-olds that were entered for Saturday’s 91st running of the $200,000 Kentucky Jockey Club (GII) at Churchill […]

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Senior Investment Will Try To Pay Off Backers With A Discovery Win

Set to make his first start since finishing fourth in the Grade 3 Ontario Derby, Fern Circle Stable’s Senior Investment will headline a field of six in the Grade 3, $200,000 Discovery for 3-year-olds at 1 1/8 miles on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. One of three stakes races on the card, the Discovery will be […]

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Scuba, Eagle Headline 80th Running Of Hawthorne Gold Cup

Saturday marks the 80th running of the most historic race on Hawthorne’s calendar as the $150,000, Grade 3 Hawthorne Gold Cup returns. To be contested at 1 ¼ miles over the Hawthorne main track, a field of eight has assembled with a mix of locals and out of towners. A trio of graded stakes winners […]

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Puerto Rico Triple Crown Champ Justiciero Breezes Half-Mile Ahead Of Clasico Del Caribe

Puerto Rico Triple Crown champion Justiciero breezed a half-mile in 50.30 seconds Wednesday morning at Gulfstream Park in preparation for a scheduled start in the $300,000 Clasico del Caribe Dec. 9. The Clasico del Caribe, a 1 1/8-mile stakes for 3-year-olds, will be one of five stakes in the Clasico Internacional del Caribe event, which […]

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California Chrome, Football Great Ray Lewis Embroiled In Lawsuit Over Pegasus World Cup/Bourbon Sponsorship

Former NFL linebacker Ray Lewis has been named in a lawsuit filed by an advertising agency representing two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome. According to a report at MSN.com, the lawsuit was filed by the Leverage Agency, a company that sells sponsorships at major sporting events. The company is suing Lewis and the makers […]

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Actor-Singer, Longtime Owner-Breeder David Cassidy Dies At 67

David Cassidy, the actor-singer who became a teen idol when starring on the 1970’s TV show “The Partridge Family”, died Nov. 21. He was 67. Cassidy, who had been battling dementia, was hospitalized Nov. 18, and according to close friends was suffering from organ failure and needed a liver transplant. “David died surrounded by those […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Classical Scat

Only one graded stakes race was contested in North America last weekend, and as a result, there were no changes on any of the charts this week on the American Graded Stakes Standings. Remaining in first on the AGS sire list is the late Scat Daddy, who has sired 10 graded stakes winners in 2017. […]

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Canterbury Park Unveils $400 Million Redevelopment Project

Officials from Canterbury Park unveiled a massive, $400 million redevelopment project that is being planned for the property during the Shakopee City Council meeting Nov. 21. The Shakopee Valley News reports that the extensive project calls for building a $100 million luxury apartment complex as well as upscale townhomes. Also being planned is an extended stay hotel, […]

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Britain: ‘Wind’ Surgeries On Horses To Be Noted In Race Programs Starting In January

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) on Wednesday announced that, as of 19 January 2018, racecards will be able to carry information that confirms when a horse is having its first run after having undergone a wind surgery. This has been introduced with the needs of the sport’s betting customer as the focus, and in the […]

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Commentary: Improving Diversity In Racing Requires A Change In Perception

Columnist Lee Mottershead had recently addressed his views on diversity in the racing industry at racingpost.com, as a reaction to the British Horseracing Authority’s Diversity in Racing group’s initial meeting. When James Underwood penned a response to that story in his European Racing & Digest, Mottershead returned with another column to express his sentiment that Underwood’s perception was […]

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