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Winx Voted Winner Of 2018 Secretariat Vox Populi Award

Horse racing’s fans have spoken, and Winx, Australia’s queen of racing, has been voted the winner of the 2018 Secretariat Vox Populi Award in the year-end online poll. Created by Secretariat’s owner Penny Chenery, the award annually recognizes the horse whose popularity and racing excellence best resounded with the general public and gained recognition for […]

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Isabela de Sousa, Rider of Cozmic One, Reflects On RRP Makeover

Cozmic One, Zenyatta’s first foal, competed in the 2018 Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover at the Kentucky Horse Park in October, placing fifth overall in the showjumping division out of 97 horses. Designed to bring attention to Thoroughbreds once their racing careers are completed, the Makeover competition in its current form began in 2013. Since […]

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Cozmic One Amongst Finalists In 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover; Finale Set For Saturday

That’s a wrap for the initial rounds at the 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America! Here are today’s final results; the top five in each division will continue on to tomorrow’s Makeover Finale, which starts at 8 a.m. and will be livestreamed on the USEF Network. Competitive Trail 1. B’s Honey, a 2011 mare […]

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Vale Dori Hits The Wire First In Zenyatta; 1-9 Favorite Abel Tasman An Uninspired Fifth

Trainer Bob Baffert saddled a pair in Sunday’s Grade 1 Zenyatta Stakes at Santa Anita, but all the attention was on 1-9 favorite Abel Tasman, winner of back-to-back G1 races in New York this year. She broke poorly, however, and finished an uninspiring fifth. Instead, it was her stablemate Vale Dori who managed to get […]

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Santa Anita Guarantees $1 Million Pool In Sunday’s Rainbow Pick Six

As there was Saturday, there is another $1 million guaranteed Jackpot pool in Sunday’s 20 cent Rainbow Pick Six at Santa Anita. On opening day, Friday, one lucky ticket came within one length of hitting a $250,000 Jackpot in the ninth and final race, so the prospect of a life-changing score is very much a […]

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Weekend Lineup: Bonanza Of Breeders’ Cup Preps

This blockbuster weekend of graded stakes racing features a total of 11 “Win and You’re In” challenge races for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, including stakes at Newmarket and Nakayama Racecourses. In the United States, the action kicks off at Belmont Park with the G1 Vosburgh featuring last year’s Breeders’ Cup Sprint runner-up Imperial Hint. […]

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Can She Pull It Off? Trainers Weigh In On Wonder Gadot’s Bid For Travers History

t’s been more than a century since a filly was led into the winner’s circle after the Travers, and nearly 40 years since one even left the starting gate in the Mid-Summer Derby. On Saturday, Wonder Gadot is set to become the first filly since Davona Dale in 1979 to start in the Grade 1, […]

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‘Global Celebrity’ Mike Smith To Make Ruidoso Downs Appearance

Triple Crown winning jockey and New Mexico native Mike Smith will make a celebratory appearance at Ruidoso Downs on July 8. “Mike is a global celebrity now and we are honored by his willingness to come to Ruidoso Downs to share his Triple Crown celebration with us,” Ruidoso Downs’ president and general manager Jeff True said. […]

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Placentitis: A Tricky Disease With Few Warning Signs

In mid-April, former Horse of the Year Zenyatta tragically aborted her Into Mischief foal. This was the sixth pregnancy for the 14-year-old mare. Zenyatta’s connections wrote in her blog, “The cause of the abortion was found to be a low-grade placentitis that triggered premature placental separation.” Since the abortion, Queen Z, as her fans call […]

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Report: After Losing Foal, Zenyatta Will Not Be Bred This Year

Connections of multiple Eclipse Award-winning champion Zenyatta announced on her official website Thursday that the popular mare will not be bred this year. Zenyatta will not be bred this year. She continues to do well and is looking great with her new paddock buddy—even sharing her cookies. We’ll post more photos of them soon! We […]

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