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Pitter-Patter Of Little Feet: Hall Of Famer Borel ‘Over The Moon’ About Being First-Time Father

Jockey Calvin Borel has certainly accomplished many things in his career – three Kentucky Derby victories; Breeders’ Cup, Preakness Stakes, and Kentucky Oaks wins; and he’s in the Hall of Fame. Even with all of those achievements and accolades, there is one thing Borel is the most proud of – this fall he will become a […]

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Ice, Ice Baby: NY Islanders Eyeing Plans To Build New Arena At Belmont Park

The National Hockey League’s New York Islanders are in the process of submitting a bid to the state in the hopes of building a new arena at Belmont Park. Newsday reports that the proposal was confirmed on Friday by NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, who also indicated that the Islanders were also considering land next to Citi Field in Willets […]

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Report: R.D Hubbard To Sell Ruidoso Downs

A group of five highly-successful businessmen who are heavily vested in the breeding and racing of American Quarter Horses and R.D. Hubbard have all signed a letter of intent that involves Hubbard selling Ruidoso Downs Race Track and the Ruidoso Horse Sale Company to the group. The individuals in the group are Stan Sigman, Gary […]

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Castellano, Espinoza, Gomez, Goldikova Elected To Hall Of Fame

Three-time Breeders’ Cup Mile winner Goldikova, multiple Eclipse Award-winning jockeys Javier Castellano and the late Garrett Gomez and Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor Espinoza have been elected to the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame in the contemporary category. The electees will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Friday, Aug. 4 at 10:30 […]

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Biosecurity, Turf Maintenance Among Topics For 2017 Track Superintendents Conference

Bio-security, racetrack geometry, and best-practice turf management are among topics to be discussed at the 16th annual Track Superintendents Conference, set for June 11-13 at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minn., near Minneapolis. Presenters include Dr. Roberta Dwyer, professor at the University of Kentucky’s Department of Animal & Food Sciences, on biosecurity; Dr. Mick Peterson, director […]

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Churchill Downs: Busy Monday Morning As Host Of KY Derby Contenders Turn In Works

Whitham Thoroughbreds’ McCracken turned in his penultimate workout for Kentucky Derby 143 by working five furlongs in 1:00.60 in company on a sunny Monday morning at Churchill Downs. Also working toward the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) on May 6 was a quartet of hopefuls from trainer Steve Asmussen: Hence (five […]

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Thoroughbreds Competing at the 2017 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event

Once again the Retired Racehorse Project has put together a list of everything you need to know about the Thoroughbreds competing at this spring’s Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. This year there are 66 horses scheduled to compete at this year’s Rolex, with 17 of those listed as Thoroughbreds. The 17 Thoroughbreds slated to compete in […]

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Leading Standardbred Breeders Steve And Cindy Stewart Join WHOA

Steve and Cindy Stewart own and operate Hunterton Farm and Hunterton Sales Agency in Paris, Kentucky. The Stewarts started Hunterton Farm in 1980 on 80 acres of leased land in Lexington, Ky and have since grown to the largest Standardbred farm in Kentucky at over 900 acres in Bourbon County, Kentucky. Hunterton’s goal has always […]

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Cobalt Scandal: Court Date Set For Racing Victoria Appeal Of Ruling That Exonerated Trainers

The Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court in Australia has set June 9 as the date it will decide whether to hear the Racing Victoria appeal against the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) ruling that exonerated trainers Danny O’Brien and Mark Kavanagh in the ongoing cobalt saga. According to Racing.com, a three-judge panel will hear the application seeking […]

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Rain Dampens First Exclusive Derby/Oaks Training Period At Churchill Downs

Thanks to inclement weather, Janis Whitham’s McCraken and the Albaugh Family Stable’s J Boys Echo were the only two 3-year-olds on the “sloppy” main track Saturday during the first of Churchill Downs’ exclusive Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks training periods from 8:30-8:45 a.m. (all times EDT). Both colts galloped in the mud in preparation for […]

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