Prize Update Cometh

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A three-day weekend for me with all three days hosting good stakes races? Dream cometh true… Hey ya’ll, hope you have a lovely Presidents’ Day weekend (international peeps, disregard our flimsy bank holiday) full of Animal Kingdom’s return at 2:25pm …

Bernardini Spam

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Yes, this post has a lot to do with Miss Rachel… I don’t think I’ve ever posted this much this often on the same horse! Even though his stud fee doubled for this year ($75,000 to $150,000), mare owners don’t …

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Black Caviar will face seven others in her return to the races on Saturday with a go in the Schillaci (II) over five furlongs. If she wins, she’ll equal Phar Lap’s record of 14 consecutive wins while staying undefeated.

Cape Blanco Retired

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As if Super Saturday wasn’t worse enough. The dominating superstar of the American turf and a surefire top competitor for the Breeders’ Cup Turf, Cape Blanco [IRE] has been retired to stud due to an injury sustained during the Joe …

Danedream Becomes Reality to Upset Arc

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The field featured 16 of the best horses in Europe, and they came from all over: Ireland, England, France, and more. But to expect a brown filly from Germany to win France’s most storied race? It was a pipe dream …

Keeneland September Days 1 & 2: Highs and Lows

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Some of the country’s best bloodstock is offered on a yearly basis at the mega gathering that is the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, best known for its reputation as a breeder’s paradise, a horse flesh mecca. Some of racing’s finest …

Horse Racing Facts #18

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Hall of Fame trainer Sonny Hine bought future Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Skip Away as a two-year-old for his wife Carolyn, who at the time was suffering from severe vision problems. She wanted a gray horse because it was hard …

Support Cuteness and Conformation

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I’m a fan of foals. They’re softer, cuter, and far more entertaining than human babies. With the Thoroughbred industry expecting more than an 8% drop in new foals in 2012, it’s important to make sure the ones we do end …