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Smith: Triple Crown ‘Memories Always Will Stay With You’

Mike Smith may not be fined for excessive use of the riding crop, but he could be fined for excessive use of the Sharpie come Saturday. That’s when the Hall of Fame jockey and regular rider of Triple Crown champion Justify will be signing posters depicting the undefeated colt’s sweep of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and […]

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Weekend Lineup: Royal Ascot

The international racing scene will be highlighted on Saturday by the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot, in which defending champion The Tin Man takes on talented Harry Angel. In North America, the Ohio Derby features several of this year’s Kentucky Derby runners, including Flameaway and Lone Sailor. The 12-horse field will take […]

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Ellis Park’s Growth Over Past 12 Years ‘Nothing Short Of Amazing’

The 30-date Thoroughbred meet at Kentucky’s Ellis Park runs July 1 through Labor Day, with racing Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, plus Wednesday July 4, Thursday July 5 and Monday Sept. 3. There is no racing Saturday, Sept. 1. “This is the 12th year I’ve been here since we bought the track from Churchill Downs right […]

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‘Hoedown For Horses’ At Del Mar To Benefit CARMA Aftercare Program

Embracing the Wild West roots of the Golden state, California Retirement Management Account (CARMA), a nonprofit dedicated to Thoroughbred aftercare, will host its 11th annual CARMAcares fundraiser on Sunday, July 22 at Del Mar Racetrack. Funds raised from ‘Hoedown for Horses’ will directly benefit the organization’s one-of-kind placement program and its grant process. At the […]

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Timonium’s 2018 Live Racing Schedule Includes Pair Of $75,000 Stakes

The Maryland State Fair and Agricultural Society, Inc is pleased to announce the 2018 Thoroughbred racing schedule for the Timonium meet. Running from August 24 through September 3 this year’s seven days of racing held during the Maryland State Fair will offer purses of over $185,000 daily. For the first time in many years, the […]

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Undefeated Triple Crown Winner Justify Returns Home To Santa Anita

The Champ is back!  Bob Baffert’s undefeated Triple Crown Champion Justify returned home to Santa Anita early Sundayafternoon, as he stepped off a Bob Hubbard Horse Transport van at 2:36 p.m. Justify, who embarked this morning from the Louisville, KY airport at 9:37 a.m. ET and landed following a 3hr. and 30 min. flight at Ontario International Airport at 1:07 […]

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Total, Average Handle Significantly Increased At Golden Gate’s Winter/Spring Meet

Golden Gate Fields continued growing its Thoroughbred product during the Winter/Spring Meet with total handle up 15.85 percent and the daily average handle up 20.73 percent over the previous year. Total handle was $302 million, up from $255 million last winter and spring. Daily average handle for the meet ending June 10 was $3.180 million, […]

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The MATCH Series Enters Round Two With Mr. Prospector, Regret At Monmouth

Contentious fields have been drawn for two sprint stakes at Monmouth Park June 17 as the MATCH Series enters its second round in two of five divisions. The New Jersey racetrack will host the $75,000 Regret Stakes (Filly and Mare Sprint—Dirt Division) and $75,000 Mr. Prospector Stakes (3-Year-Olds and Up Sprint—Dirt Division) on a Sunday […]

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CA Police Officer Adopts Loose Horse Found On Patrol

A 22-year-old San Bernardino police officer adopted a Thoroughbred that was found wandering loose on Highland Avenue. Shea Malone found the 5-year-old chestnut grazing in a parking lot; she used the hobble on one of her legs as a makeshift halter while waiting on animal control. The mare was underweight and her hooves were in […]

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Brown, Castellano, Dubb Named Top Performers At Belmont Stakes Racing Festival

Chad Brown, Javier Castellano and Michael Dubb took top honors in the 2018 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival Championship for best overall performance by a trainer, jockey and owner, respectively, during the three-day event at Belmont Park. The competition, based on a 5-3-2-1 point basis, began with the first race on Thursday, June 7 and continued […]

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