thoroughbred

New Bacteria Found In Joint Infections Of Australian Thoroughbreds

A new strain of gram negative cocco-bacillus bacteria has caused joint infections in three Australian horses that had no contact with one another. In 2012, a 15-month-old Thoroughbred filly in Hunter Valley, New South Wales had progressive lameness in the right front for two weeks. She was referred to a clinic with severe lameness in […]

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Sans Saudi Cup Invite, Millionaire Math Wizard Will Target Oaklawn’s Razorback

Trainer Saffie Joseph, Jr. is disappointed that his stable star Math Wizard has not been extended an invitation to the $20 million Saudi Cup next month, but he’s been busy making other plans for the 4-year-old son of Algorithms. According to drf.com, Joseph will point the colt to the Grade 3, $500,000 Razorback Stakes at Oaklawn […]

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Owner Of Four-Time Stakes Winner Rowdy Yates Hopes For Invite To $800,000 Saudi Derby

Following Sunday’s win in the $104,200 Riley Allison Derby at Sunland Park, co-owner Michael Levinson is hoping Rowdy Yates will earn an invite to the $800,000 Saudi Derby on the Saudi Cup undercard next month. The 3-year-old son of Morning Line earned his fifth victory from eight starts in the Riley Allison, defeating his nearest […]

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Owner Michael Hui ‘Struck Gold’ With Claim Of Pegasus Turf Winner Zulu Alpha

Michael Hui called it “almost an out-of-body experience” winning his first Grade 1 stakes as Zulu Alpha kicked off his 7-year-old season Saturday with a two-length victory in Gulfstream Park’s $1 million Pegasus World Cup Turf. The gelding had already given Hui his first $1 million win 4 1/2 months earlier in Kentucky Downs’ Grade […]

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B. Wayne Hughes Named Equine Industry Program’s 2019 John W. Galbreath Award Winner

The University of Louisville College of Business Equine Industry Program has named Spendthrift Farm owner B. Wayne Hughes the winner of the 2019 John W. Galbreath Award for Outstanding Entrepreneurship in the Equine Industry. Always looking for ways to inspire new interest in the equine business, Hughes has created popular programs to encourage horse ownership […]

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O’Brien: ‘Very Possible’ That Magic Wand Could Try Dirt In $20 Million Saudi Cup

After finishing second for the second year in a row in the $1 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational, Coolmore’s world-traveling Magic Wand could be ready to try the dirt. According to racingpost.com, trainer Aidan O’Brien is considering the 5-year-old daughter of Galileo for next month’s $20 million Saudi Cup, to be contested over nine furlongs […]

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Champion Midnight Bisou ‘Off-The-Charts Impressive’ In Work Toward Saudi Cup

Just crowned the 2019 Eclipse Award Champion Older Dirt Female, Midnight Bisou skipped the Pegasus World Cup in favor of next month’s $20 million Saudi Cup at Riyadh. On Sunday, co-owner Jeff Bloom told bloodhorse.com that the 5-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute is ready for the challenge. “She’s doing really well. In talking with (trainer […]

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Dot Matrix Goes The Distance In John B. Connally Turf Cup

Ten Strike Racing’s Dot Matrix grabbed the lead at the start and held it all the way through the wire in Sunday’s Grade 3 John B. Connally Turf Cup, fending off the late charges from 5-2 co-favorites Bemma’s Boy and Marzo. A 7-year-old son of Freud, Dot Matrix and jockey Florent Geroux ran 1 1/2 […]

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Lady Apple Prevails In Thrilling Four-Way Finish In Houston Ladies Classic

Phoenix Thoroughbreds and KatieRich Farms’ Lady Apple came out on top of a thrilling four-way finish in the Grade 3 Houston Ladies Classic on Sunday, the 8-1 chance hitting the wire about a neck in front of 3-5 favorite Serengeti Empress and 2-1 second choice Street Band. Ridden by Ricardo Santana, Jr. for trainer Steve […]

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‘Breed-Shaping Potential’: Omaha Beach Retired To Spendthrift Farm

Omaha Beach, War Front’s three-time Grade One-winning three-year-old of 2019, has been retired to stud at Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, KY. “Omaha Beach is doing very well and we look forward to his arrival at the farm on Monday. This is a special horse with true breed-shaping potential, and we are hopeful his impact will […]

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