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Weekend Lineup: Grade 3 Trio

A trio of graded stakes highlight this Saturday’s racing action in North America, starting with the G3 Red Smith Handicap at Aqueduct. The 1 3/8-mile turf contest drew three entrants from trainer Mike Maker, including the 5-2 morning line favorite Zulu Alpha. The New York-bred Call Provision has a strong chance for trainer Chad Brown, […]

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Bozzo, Oldest Winning Thoroughbred Trainer In History, Dies At 98

Jerry Bozzo, who passed away Sunday at the age of 98, will be remembered as the oldest winning Thoroughbred trainer in history,  as well as a gentleman and a scholar. “He was a great gentleman. It was a pleasure to ride for him, but it was also a pleasure to know him,” said jockey Luca […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: How Much Do Radiographs Change As A Weanling Ages?

QUESTION: When buyers purchase a weanling, how comfortable can they feel that the radiographs and upper airway scope won’t change significantly over the next year? ROLF EMBERTSON: They should not feel very comfortable. Changes can and do occur. Radiographic abnormalities (RA) noted in weanlings at the November sale can change significantly by the time they […]

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Horse PAC President Peggy Hendershot Set To Retire

Peggy Hendershot, who since 2006 has served as President of the Thoroughbred breeding and racing industry’s most influential federal political action committee, Horse PAC®, will retire at the end of the year, the NTRA announced today. Hendershot’s lengthy tenure with Horse PAC® began in 2002 when the bi-partisan PAC was activated to promote and facilitate […]

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Amoss, Garcia Tie For Training Title At Indiana Grand

It was a fight to the finish between two of Indiana Grand’s most accomplished trainers. At the conclusion of the 120-day meet Wednesday, Nov. 7, they could not be separated. Tom Amoss and Genaro Garcia each ended the season with 45 wins to be named 2018 Leading Trainer at Indiana Grand. Garcia earned his second […]

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Thoroughbreds, Veterans Find A Home ‘Down The Stretch’

The place is located in Creston, Washington, about 50 miles west of Spokane. It encompasses 220 acres and is home to 30 retired Thoroughbred racehorses. It’s called Down the Stretch Ranch. Over the course of the last three years it has also been a place that has hosted approximately 100 U.S. military war veterans, all […]

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Prescott Brings Home Third Leading Rider Title At Indiana Grand

Indiana’s all-time leading jockey, Rodney Prescott, earned his third leading jockey title at Indiana Grand Wednesday, Nov. 7. The Portland, Ind. native was awarded the title after winning his 114th race of the meet in the first race aboard the Kim Hammond-trained Desert Thief. Prescott now has 947 career wins over both the dirt and […]

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Panamanian Invaders Arrive At Gulfstream Ahead Of December’s Clasico Del Caribe

A dozen horses from Panama arrived at Gulfstream Park Wednesday afternoon to prepare for the Clasico Internacional del Caribe Saturday, Dec. 8. The Panamanian horses joined 10 horses from Venezuela who arrived Saturday morning. Horses arriving from Panama included Fray Angelico, a son of Concerto who was second in last year’s Clasico del Caribe at […]

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Jerkens ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ Momentum Will Carry A Strong Meet To Del Mar

The seal will be broken on the fifth edition of fall racing at Del Mar come Friday afternoon. It is another chapter in a saga centered on the Southern California thoroughbred industry’s resolve to carry on after the demise of Hollywood Park through new days at a favored venue for horsemen and fans alike. And […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: Gaps In Broodmare Produce Records

Veterinarians at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital answer your questions about sales and healthcare of Thoroughbred auction yearlings, weanlings, 2-year-olds and breeding stock. Email us at [email protected] if you have a question for a veterinarian. QUESTION: When a buyer is looking at a broodmare who has a gap in her produce record, how concerned should […]

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