thoroughbred

Veteran Reinsman Baird Returns To Saddle At Arlington Park

With over thirty years of riding experience under his belt, veteran jockey E. T. Baird has taken his share of physical beatings like most riders have, but don’t think that stopping him from continuing to ride. Baird, 51, returned to the saddle on Saturday afternoon at Arlington International Racecourse to finish second in the fifth race aboard Odachi. Trained […]

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Minnesota Racing Commission Offering Funding To Aftercare Organizations

The Minnesota Racing Commission (MRC) is seeking 501(c) (3) non-profit racehorse aftercare organizations that have been in operation at least one year to be considered for funding.  The MRC is dedicated to preserving and protecting the quality of life of racehorses once their racing careers have ended.  These funds are generated by legislation passed in […]

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Indiana Grand Turf Course Named In Honor Of Centaur’s Rod Ratcliff

The racing program for the 24th running of the Indiana Derby, Indiana’s richest horse race, was kicked off by an official welcome from Rod Ratcliff, chairman and CEO of Centaur Gaming and Jim Brown, president and COO of Centaur Gaming after the first race. A surprise presentation was made to Ratcliff as Indiana Grand’s seven-eighths […]

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Weekend Lineup: Indiana Derby, Delaware ‘Cap

The G2 Delaware Handicap and G3 Indiana Derby are the highlights of this Saturday’s graded stakes action in the United States. Dual Grade 1 winner Elate will make her 4-year-old debut in the $750,000 Delaware ‘Cap, taking on a well-matched field of eight other fillies and mares over 1 1/4 miles. The biggest threats are […]

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Silks And Satins 5K Runners Asked To Donate T-Shirts To Saratoga Backstretch Workers

Saratoga’s sleek Thoroughbreds won’t be the only competitors racing on Saturday, July 21, the opening day of the 2018 track season in the Spa City. At 8 a.m., more than 1,100 runners will congregate at the famous Fasig-Tipton building (415 East Avenue, Saratoga Springs), the premier auction house for thoroughbred horses in North America, for […]

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‘Canter For The Cause’: Pimlico Event Raises $10,000 For TAA, Susan G. Komen

Riders from throughout the Mid-Atlantic cantered, walked and trotted their horses across legendary Pimlico Race Course Sunday morning as part of Canter For The Cause while raising awareness and money for the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and Susan G. Komen Maryland. Riders brought their ponies, Thoroughbred, Clydesdales and Standardbreds to Pimlico to walk in the footsteps of such champions as […]

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‘Passionate’ 28-Year Breeders’ Cup Executive Pamela Blatz-Murff Dies At 70

The following obituary was written by Tiffany Wesley, daughter of Pamela Blatz-Murff. Ms. Wesley confirmed that Ms. Blatz-Murff, former Senior Vice President of Operations for Breeders’ Cup Limited, passed away on July 5 in Dallas, Texas, after a recurrent, yet short battle with cancer. She was 70. Pam Blatz-Murff had a vital, 30+ year career […]

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Los Alamitos Cancels After First Two Of Friday’s Thoroughbred Races

An anticipated high temperature of 112 degrees Fahrenheit in Southern California has caused Los Alamitos Race Course to cancel the remaining six races on its eight-race Friday Thoroughbred card. The National Weather Service has announced an excessive heat warning for the area through Saturday evening at 9:00 p.m. The first two races of the card […]

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Weekend Lineup: Stars & Stripes

An exciting weekend of graded stakes action is on tap for racing fans, with NBC coverage of the Stars & Stripes card at Belmont Park on Saturday. The two features are the Belmont Oaks and Belmont Derby, but international intrigue extends to the Dwyer Stakes on the undercard as well. Aidan O’Brien and jockey Ryan […]

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Inaugural ‘Runhappy 5K’ At Claiborne To Benefit Second Stride

Come enjoy the rolling hills of the Bluegrass on Friday, Sept. 21 at one of the most iconic and storied Thoroughbred farms. The inaugural Runhappy 5K at Claiborne Farm will benefit the Thoroughbred aftercare organization Second Stride. Claiborne Farm in Paris, Kentucky has been a historic Thoroughbred operation for over 100 years. Founded in 1910, […]

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