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Juvenile, Turf Racing Returns To Laurel Park This Thursday

Live racing returns to Laurel Park with an eight-race program Thursday, April 18 that marks the seasonal debut of both juvenile and turf racing to the Maryland calendar. Thursday’s opener is a $40,000 maiden special weight sprint going 4 ½ furlongs on the main track which attracted nine 2-year-old fillies, including a pair each from […]

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Repeat After Me: Study Shows Biomarkers Again Linked To Injury Risk In Thoroughbreds

Orthopedic injuries in racehorses are responsible for nearly 70 percent of lost training days; these injuries have an impact on equine welfare and income generated from racing. Injury diagnosis and prevention has been at the forefront of racehorse research, and a new study has again shown that serum biomarkers in bone and cartilage can be […]

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Eclipse Champions Brown, Irad Ortiz Take Inaugural Pegasus Turf With Bricks And Mortar

On Thursday evening at Gulfstream Park, trainer Chad Brown and jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. were crowned the 2018 Eclipse Award winners in their respective categories. On Saturday, the pair teamed up to take down the inaugural running of the $7 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational with the lightly-raced Bricks and Mortar for owners Seth […]

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Turf Proves Right For Casa Creed In Kitten’s Joy Stakes

LRE Racing and JEH Racing Stable’s Casa Creed, racing for the first time on turf, forged a short lead from stubborn pacesetter Royal Urn in deep stretch and held off fast-closing favorite Henley’s Joy to upset Saturday’s $100,000 Kitten’s Joy at Gulfstream Park. The 7 ½-furlong Kitten’s Joy for 3-year-olds on turf was the fourth […]

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I’ll Drink To That: New Gin Crafted With Racetrack Turf

Owners of a winning racehorse at Lingfield Park will no longer be receiving trophies. According to foodandwine.com, local distillery The Gin Kitchen has crafted a unique brand of gin including bits of turf from the racecourse itself, which will now be given away in lieu of the traditional trophy. The gin’s mix of botanical ingredients includes […]

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Leading Jockey Irad Ortiz Voted 2018 Turf Jockey Of The Year

Irad Ortiz, Jr., the current leading jockey by earnings and wins in 2018, will also be acknowledged for his skills on the turf course as the 2018 Turf Jockey of the Year, sponsored by Duralock. The award is voted on by a panel of experts who select a Jockey of the Week for JockeyTalk360.com based […]

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Gulfstream Opens Championship Meet On Saturday With Renovated Turf Course

Gulfstream Park’s Championship Meet, which includes the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series, Florida Derby (G1), Eclipse Awards, Claiming Crown and Clasico Internacional del Caribe, begins Saturday, Dec. 1 with a renovated turf course. The $1 million renovations on the 180-foot course began over the summer, according to Gulfstream General Manager Bill Badgett. […]

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Woodbine Announces Plan To Move All Turf Races To Main Track

In consideration of the ongoing poor weather conditions noted in the 14-day forecast, and to enable our loyal horse people to finalize their plans, Woodbine Entertainment announced today that all remaining races scheduled for turf in the 2018 season will be shifted to the main track and run on Tapeta. As previously stated, Woodbine Management […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: A Date With Team Enable

I have been so excited ever since I heard Enable might be coming for the Breeders’ Cup in my very own hometown, and even made a “friendly” wager with Ray Paulick right after she won the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (I said she’d be here—glad I was right!). Now, try to imagine the level […]

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Belmont Fall Handle Down Significantly After Poor Weather, Turf Cancellations

The 35-day Belmont Park Fall Championship Meet generated all-sources handle of $269,002,237, the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced on Monday. That total is down 11-percent from last fall’s handle of $303,405,927, according to drf.com. Originally scheduled for 36 days of live racing, the entire card on Saturday, October 27 was cancelled due to dangerously […]

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