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Weekend Lineup: Sophomore Turf Stars In The Spotlight

The 3-year-old male division will be in the spotlight next week when the 151st edition of the Belmont Stakes is contested, but this weekend features some of the top sophomore turf runners in both the $500,000 Penn Mile at Penn National and $200,000 Pennine Ridge Stakes at Belmont Park. On the opposite coast, Grade 1 […]

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Addressing Racing Surfaces: Consistency Is Key

As the Thoroughbred industry continues to work toward improved equine safety, experts say the key for best surface safety is consistency, which can be tough to achieve. Dr. Mick Peterson and Dr. Wayne McIlwraith recently addressed racing surfaces in a letter to the editor of the Thoroughbred Daily News. They noted that while the safety […]

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Concrete Rose Upsets Newspaperofrecord In Edgewood

Ashbrook Farm and BBN Racing’s Concrete Rose avenged her eighth-place finish in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf this Friday with a resounding defeat of Newspaperofrecord in the G3 Edgewood. Ridden by Julien Leparoux for trainer Rusty Arnold, the 3-year-old daughter of Twirling Candy overtook that rival in the stretch to win by 3 3/4 […]

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Morticia Back Off Short Rest In Unbridled Sidney

G. Watts Humphrey Jr.’s Morticia, winner of the Giant’s Causeway two weeks ago at Keeneland, headlines a field of 10 fillies and mares for Thursday’s ninth running of the $125,000 Unbridled Sidney going 5 ½ furlongs on Churchill Downs’ Matt Winn Turf Course. The Unbridled Sidney and the 13th running of the Opening Verse Overnight […]

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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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