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Young Trainer Dobles Brings Royal Squeeze To Smile Sprint On Four-Race Win Streak

Horse racing has taken Elizabeth Dobles quite literally around the world, from the small town of Canandaigua in the Finger Lakes region of western New York to the world-class center of business, culture and trade that is Hong Kong. These days, in her third full year of training Thoroughbreds, South Florida is home for the […]

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‘The Horse That Got Me Going’: Graham Motion Posts Emotional Tribute To Gala Spinaway

Trainer Graham Motion announced via social media that his first graded stakes winner, Gala Spinaway, had to be put to sleep on Saturday. The 31-year-old son of Star Choice gave Motion that hallmark victory in 1993, and lived out his days under Motion’s watchful eye at the Fair Hill Training Center. “He was the horse […]

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‘Dreams Do Come True’: Army Veteran Mark Simms Gets First Churchill Win

Retired U.S. Army Officer Mark Simms Jr. recorded his first win as a trainer beneath the historic Twin Spires of Churchill Downs on Saturday evening with 3-year-old Kaziranga. Simms, a former assistant to trainer Dale Romans, began his training career in 2017 and has a small stable based at Trackside Louisville, Churchill Downs’ training facility […]

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Trainer, Radio Host Roger Stein Dies At 65

Trainer Roger Stein died this morning at his home in Hidden Hills after a lengthy battle with a myriad of illnesses. He was 65. Stein, who hosted a horse racing radio show on KLAA AM 830 for many years until June of 2017, began training Thoroughbreds in 1987 but obtained his harness trainer’s license in […]

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Sherman Keeping ‘Occupied’ During Recovery From Cancer Surgery

Trainer Art Sherman, best-known as the conditioner of California Chrome, is in the process of recovering from surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from his bladder, according to brisnet.com. At 82, Sherman is still training and gets out to watch training at Los Alamitos four mornings per week. “I like to be involved, and we’ve got […]

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‘Don’t Be Afraid To Dream Big’: Mandella Sends Letter To 7-Year-Old Omaha Beach Fan

On the morning of Omaha Beach’s final work before the Kentucky Derby, April 27, trainer Richard Mandella noticed a 7-year-old boy in the crowd of onlookers at the barn watching the colt cool out. Noah Singleton from nearby Charlestown, Ind. was looking on with interest, and Mandella asked the boy if he’d like to pet […]

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Come On, Friend: Horse Refuses To Start At Ripon Races

A Thoroughbred named Gurkha Friend made his opinions quite clear on Sunday at Ripon Races in Yorkshire, poking just his head out of the starting stalls before planting his feet and watching the rest of the field gallop away down the course. According to thesun.co.uk, Gurkha Friend was the third-choice for the Wilmot-Smith Memorial Handicap. When […]

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‘We Need To Continue To Do Better,’ But Santa Anita Has ‘Turned The Corner’

The 23rd fatality at Santa Anita Park occurred on March 31, approximately six weeks ago. New regulations implemented by The Stronach Group have allowed 6,973 horses to breeze over the main course and training track with no recorded fatalities as of end of training Sunday, according to Horse Racing Nation. The regulations include advance permission […]

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Former Brown Assistant Cherie DeVaux Seeks First Stakes Win In Hilltop

In her eight years as a senior assistant to multiple Eclipse Award-winning trainer Chad Brown, Cherie DeVaux walked into the winners’ circle with such standouts as Lady Eli, Dacita, Wake Forest, Flintshire, Zagora and too many others to name. On March 29, she walked into the winner’s circle at Gulfstream Park with Traveling, who took […]

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Trainers Can Earn $150,000 In Bonus Money On Preakness Weekend

For the third straight year, the Maryland Jockey Club is offering a total of $150,000 in bonus money to trainers that accumulate the most points during stakes and non-stakes races over Preakness weekend at legendary Pimlico Race Course. Led by the 144th running of the Preakness Stakes (G1), the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown […]

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