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OBS Spring Sale Closes With Record Gains As Creative Cause Filly Brings $850,000

Hip No. 999, a daughter of Creative Cause consigned by Tom McCrocklin, Agent, went to Linda Rice, Agent, for $850,000  to top the fourth and final session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s record breaking 2017 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. The chestnut filly, who breezed a quarter in :21 flat at Friday’s  Under […]

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Weekend Lineup: Green Miles

Racing fans in Kentucky will regret saying goodbye to the April meet at Keeneland, but Saturday night is opening day of the Churchill Downs spring season and just seven short days away from the “greatest two minutes in sports.” As the Kentucky Derby contenders log their final workouts across the country, racing action continues as […]

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Deputed Testamony, Good Night Shirt Elected To Maryland Thoroughbred Hall Of Fame

The Maryland-bred Thoroughbred Hall of Fame’s newest inductees are millionaire steeplechaser and 2017 National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame steeplechase electee Good Night Shirt and classic winner Deputed Testamony, the most recent Maryland-bred to win the Preakness Stakes-G1. The selections were made by a committee of Maryland racing industry members coordinated by the […]

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Battle Of Midway’s ‘Good Work’ Pleases Hollendorfer

Battle of Midway, who will attempt to give Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer his first Kentucky Derby victory a week from Saturday at Churchill Downs, worked towards that goal at Santa Anita Friday morning, going six furlongs under Flavien Prat in 1:13.40. Runner-up by a half-length in the Santa Anita Derby to Kentucky Derby-bound […]

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Old Friends Announces Passing Of Veteran New England Campaigners Swan’s Way And Duke Ora

Within just a few days of each other, we lost two tough old New England Campaigners: Duke Ora, 23, and Swan’s Way, 28. They each made 81 starts and died within a few days of each other–Dukie from a neurological disorder and Swannie from inoperable colic. And anyone who thinks Thoroughbreds are the equine version […]

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Asian Racing Federation Forms ‘Anti-Illegal Betting Task Force’ To Combat Black Market Gambling

In its effort to crackdown on illegal black market betting, the Asian Racing Federation has formed the ‘Anti-Illegal Betting Force’ and the group has already begun to share information with law enforcement agencies around the world. The South China Morning Post reports that the federation has signed an agreement with the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC), and […]

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Blue Grass Winner Irap Has ‘A Good Leg Stretch’ In Mile Work At Keeneland

Following the Friday morning renovation break at Keeneland, Reddam Racing’s Toyota Blue Grass (G2) winner Irap turned in his final work for the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) by covering a mile in 1:44.20 on a fast track with Julien Leparoux aboard. Irap, the first maiden to win the Toyota Blue […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Building ‘Mo’-Mentum

Unbridled Mo held off the late charge of Power of Snunner to win the G3 Doubledogdare Stakes at Keeneland April 21. The race marked the second graded stakes victory of the year for the 4-year-old filly, who captured the G3 Houston Ladies Classic earlier this year. Unbridled Mo’s Keeneland win helped move her sire, Uncle […]

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Classic Empire Leads Battalion Of Derby Workers At Churchill Friday Morning

With rain in the forecast for overnight in Louisville, a slew of Kentucky Derby contenders put in their final workouts for the first Saturday in May on Friday morning. Reigning 2-year-old champion Classic Empire was the first out on the track, shortly after 7 a.m. According to Churchill Downs’ clockers, the Mark Casse trainee breezed […]

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Derby Notes, April 27: For Casse, Having Chance To Win Kentucky Derby ‘Surreal’

Two-year-old champion Classic Empire and Florida Derby (Grade I) runner-up State of Honor could bring a lifelong dream to the Mark Casse barn in the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) on Saturday, May 6. “Every night I dream of winning the Kentucky Derby and it’s surreal to have the chance to […]

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