Fillies pace Saratoga Sale finale

Three fillies led the second and final session of Fasig-Tipton’s Saratoga Sale in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., on Tuesday night, including a yearling daughter of Medaglia d’Oro that brought a sale-topping bid of $1,575,000 from trainer Todd Pletcher, who purchased her for an undisclosed client. The three fillies helped Fasig-Tipton rebound from a sluggish opening night, […]

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TCA announces 2012 grant recipients

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) announced today grants totaling $597,258 have been awarded to 82 Thoroughbred industry-related non-profits that work to uphold TCA’s mission. TCA distributes grants to several categories of Thoroughbred industry related nonprofits including rescue, rehabilitation and adoption organizations as well as education and backstretch programs, therapeutic riding programs and research organizations.  Grant […]

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Former assistant to U2 bassist found guilty of embezzling money for Thoroughbreds

After being found guilty of embezzling $3.6 million from her ex-boss U2 bassist Adam Clayton, one could say Carol Hawkins “still hasn’t found what she’s looking for” despite spending that money on 22 Thoroughbreds, plane tickets and other luxuries. Despite her lawyers calling no witnesses in her defense during the three-week trial, Hawkins maintains her […]

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Fort Larned coasts on the lead of Cornhusker Handicap

Fort Larned broke alertly and took over command of the Grade III Cornhusker Handicap. Jockey Brian Hernandez slowed the pace down and established a comfortable lead in the early going of the 1 1/8 mile route. Shadowbdancing and Successful Dan stalked the pace of the son of E Dubai. Entering the stretch, Fort Larned, trained […]

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Eden’s Moon takes Las Virgenes

Eden’s Moon, a daughter of Malibu Moon coming off an 11 1/2-length victory in a Jan. 8 maiden race, gave trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Martin Garcia their fourth winners on the Santa Anita Handicap card Saturday when she took the Grade 1 Las Virgenes Stakes over favored Reneesgotzip by 3 1/4 lengths. The winner, […]

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Calibrachoa holds off Caleb’s Posse in Tom Fool

Calibrachoa continued his strong run for owner Mike Repole and trainer Todd Pletcher, winning the Grade 3 Tom Fool Handicap at Aqueduct, his fifth Graded Stakes victory after being claimed for $40,000 in November 2010. The 5-year-old son of Southern Image won the Tom Fool for the second consecutive year, defeating two-time G1 winner Caleb’s […]

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Algorithms out of Fountain of Youth after popping splint bone

Undefeated Algorithms, who beat 2011 2-year-old champion Hansen in the Grade 3 Holy Bull Stakes on Jan. 29, has been scratched from today’s G2 Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park after popping a splint bone in his right foreleg. Jack Wolf, managing partner of Starlight Racing that owns the Bernardini colt, said, “It’s disappointing. […]

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Bandoroff: Kentucky politicians made mockery of system of government

Denali Stud’s Craig Bandoroff was among the many members of Kentucky’s horse industry who worked behind the scenes in support of Senate Bill 151, a constitutional amendment that would have given Kentuckians the right to vote on casino gambling in a statewide referendum this November. Polls shows more than 80% of Kentuckians wanted the right […]

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Havre de Grace on Target for March 17 Azeri at Oaklawn

Fox Hill Farm’s reigning Horse of the Year Havre de Grace is being pointed to the March 17 Azeri Stakes at Oaklawn Park for her 2012 debut, owner Rick Porter said on Wednesay. The 5-year-old daughter of Saint Liam began her championship campaign of 2011 with a 3 1/4-length triumph over Blind Luck in the […]

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