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Irish Task Force Issues Anti-Doping Report

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An anti-doping task force in Ireland has issued recommendations designed to combat use of illegal drugs in racing and breeding and strengthen testing programs. Read More...

Ami’s Flatter Heads Fred W. Hooper Stakes

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Ivan Dalos' Ami's Flatter is scheduled to follow up an auspicious recent 2016 debut in Saturday's $100,000 Fred W. Hooper Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Ami’s Flatter Heads Fred W. Hooper Stakes

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Ivan Dalos' Ami's Flatter is scheduled to follow up an auspicious recent 2016 debut in Saturday's $100,000 Fred W. Hooper Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Danzing Candy Headed to Derby Trail

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Two days ahead of Santa Anita Park's second official Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) prep, another 3-year-old colt made waves with what could end up being his first step on the Triple Crown trail Feb. 4. Read More...

Danzing Candy Headed to Derby Trail

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Two days ahead of Santa Anita Park's second official Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) prep, another 3-year-old colt made waves with what could end up being his first step on the Triple Crown trail Feb. 4. Read More...

Nickname Returns in Martha Washington

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Grade I winner Nickname is among eight horses entered in the $100,000 Martha Washington Stakes Feb. 6 at Oaklawn. She'll make her first start since finishing fourth in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I). Read More...

Nickname Returns in Martha Washington

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Grade I winner Nickname is among eight horses entered in the $100,000 Martha Washington Stakes Feb. 6 at Oaklawn. She'll make her first start since finishing fourth in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I). Read More...

Tammy the Torpedo Targets Suwannee River

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After closing out 2015 with two wins in her final three starts, Tammy the Torpedo will try to secure her first graded stakes win in the $150,000 Suwannee River Stakes (gr. IIIT) Saturday, Feb. 6 at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Mor Spirit, Songbird Highlight Huge Saturday

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J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Robert B. Lewis Stakes (gr. III) and Las Virgenes Stakes (gr. II). Read More...

HBPA Forum: Are Biggest Bettors Demonized?

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The impact big bettors have on pari-mutuel handle and the resulting revenue, as well as the need to recognize that horse owners are bettors, too, was the focus of a Feb. 4 forum during the National HBPA convention in Florida. Read More...

NYRA to Make Contributions to TAA in 2016

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The New York Racing Association will make contributions to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance on a per-start basis at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park, and Saratoga Race Course for 2016. Read More...

Lane’s End Plans Stallion Season Auction

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Lane's End will host a stallion season auction and open house to coincide with the upcoming Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Mixed Sale. Read More...

El Niño Could Present Triple Crown Challenge

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In four years of drought, California horses haven't missed a beat on the Triple Crown trail. But that may be about to change thanks to the arrival of El Nino. Read More...

Economic Indicators Show January Handle Up

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Despite declines in race days and number of races during January, wagering on U.S. racing rose 2.2% to $830,526,891 when compared with the $812,581,024 total handle during January 2015. Read More...

PNGI Reports Strong Financials for 2015

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Racetrack and casino owner Penn National Gaming Inc. reported a 9.6% increase in net revenues for 2015 compared with 2014. Read More...

HRRN Kicks Off ‘Saturdays at Gulfstream’

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Retired jockey Herb McCauley will make his debut on Horse Racing Radio Network when HRRN kicks off its "Saturdays at Gulfstream" series Feb. 6 with coverage of the Donn Handicap (gr. I). Read More...

That Handicapping Show: The Donn

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Claire Novak and Ellis Starr preview the Donn Handicap (gr. I) featuring Mexikoma, Mshawish, Valid, Madefromlucky, and Keen Ice. Sponsored by Equibase. Read More...

Racing Investigators Conference Set for March

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Racing investigators will cover a wide range of topics when they meet for four days in March at Delaware Park in Wilmington, Del. Read More...

HBPA Convention Begins With Calls for Unity

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Calls for unity in moving the horseracing industry forward kicked off the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association convention Feb. 4 in Clearwater Beach, Fla. Read More...

Godolphin’s Halling Dies at Age 25

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Halling, a son of Diesis who provided Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin with some of its earliest success at the group I level, died Feb. 2 at Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket, England, as a result of the infirmities of old age. Read More...

Easy Win for Frosted in First Meydan Start

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Frosted took an impressive step toward his early spring goal of the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) when he overwhelmed eight rivals to win the $250,000 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 2 Sponsored by EGA (UAE-II) Feb. 4 at Meydan. Read More...

Safety Issues at Center of Guild Assembly

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The Jockeys' Guild will continue efforts to raise awareness and develop the best treatment for rider concussions when it meets for its annual assembly Feb. 15-17 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Fla. Read More...

Chiropractor, Flamboyant Vie in San Marcos

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Grade I winner Chiropractor and upset San Gabriel Stakes (gr. IIT) winner Flamboyant both figure to be running late as they head the eight-horse field in the $200,000 San Marcos Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park Feb. 6. Read More...

Runners for ‘Team Baffert’ Head San Antonio

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Dortmund may be on the sidelines for now, but Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert still holds a good hand going into the $500,000 San Antonio Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 6 at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Mor Spirit Makes Season Debut in Lewis

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As the series of Southern California Triple Crown preps really kicks into gear with the $150,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (gr. III) Feb. 6 at Santa Anita Park, once again a Bob Baffert-trained colt looms prominently. Read More...

Gift Horse on the Derby Trail

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Success in the purchasing of horses is often attributed to seeing what others don't see; in other words, looking past physical issues or deficiencies that turn other buyers off. Read More...

Laurel Plans Fundraiser to Benefit Martinez

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Laurel Park will hold a fundraiser and silent auction benefitting jockey Fray Martinez and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Maryland Feb. 13, featuring dozens of items during its Winter Carnival weekend. Read More...

Belmont Adds Three Marathon Stakes for 2016

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A trio of new marathons, two of them for fillies and mares, will offer horsemen and fans at Belmont Park an exclusive opportunity to experience some of the longest stakes races available in American racing. Read More...

N.Y. Legislation Would Halt OTB Casino Plans

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A New York lawmaker, sharply critical of the Nassau Off-Track Betting Corp. bid to try to locate a casino at Belmont Park racetrack, has introduced a measure banning casinos by either of the two Long Island-based OTBs. Read More...

Making the Grade: Discreetness

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This week we take a closer look at Discreetness, winner of the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes on Jan. 18 at Oaklawn. Read More...

741 Applications for Thoroughbred Makeover

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Retired Racehorse Project announced it has received applications from 488 trainers for 741 horses for the 2016 Thoroughbred Makeover that will take place Oct. 27-30 at the Kentucky Horse Park near Lexington. Read More...

Sudden Surprise Tries Two Turns in Gander

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Repole Stables' Sudden Surprise will try two turns for the first time Saturday, Feb. 6 in the $100,000 Gander Stakes for New York-bred sophomores at Aqueduct Racetrack. Read More...

Songbird Ready for 2016 Debut in Las Virgenes

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Fox Hill Farms' undefeated Songbird will make her 2016 debut in the $300,000 Las Virgenes Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 6 and will again be a commanding favorite when the gates open at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

The Pizza Man Opens 7-Year-Old Campaign

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Midwest Thoroughbreds homebred The Pizza Man makes his first foray into Florida to open up his 7-year-old season against a compact but talented field of turf runners going nine furlongs at Gulfstream Park Read More...

Dubai Decisions Hang on Donn

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Connections of Keen Ice, Mshawish will use Feb. 6 race as guide for World Cup runs. Read More...

Making the Grade: Mo Tom

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This week we take a closer look at Mo Tom, winner of the $200,000 Lecomte Stakes (gr. III) on Jan. 16 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Read More...

First Reported Souper Speedy Foal a Colt

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The first reported foal for new sire Souper Speedy is a colt out of stakes-placed winner Birsay, by Bold Executive, born Jan. 30 at Jennifer Leuty's Fox Hollow Equestrian Centre in Ontario. Read More...

AAEA Workshop Features Booth Malone

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"Horses in Motion," an American Academy of Equine Art workshop by equine artist Booth Malone will be held at The Aiken Center for the Arts in Aiken, S.C., Feb. 29-March 4. Read More...

Barbara Enjoys Good Start to Season

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The trainer is off to a good start this year with three wins in January, including two Jan. 17. One of those came with Majestic Jessica, owned by J and M Racing Stables, for whom Barbara has been training for eight years. Read More...

Equibase 2016 Racing Yearbook App Launched

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Equibase Company announced Feb. 3 the release of the Equibase Racing Yearbook app for iPhone and Android. Read More...

Filly is First Reported Foal for Mark Valeski

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The first reported foal for Mark Valeski is a chestnut filly out of Ambition Unbridled born Jan. 27 at Susan and John Sykes' Woodford Thoroughbreds Florida near Reddick. Read More...

First Reported Foal for Awesome Bet

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The first reported foal by stakes winner Awesome Bet is a filly, born Jan. 25 at Peach Lane Farms, Opelousas, La. Read More...

The Week in Photos for 2/3/2016

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Gulfstream Park, Aqueduct, Santa Anita, Laurel Park, Turf Paradise & More Read More...

Changed Market for Stallion Industry

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Panelists discuss changes in stallion market and managing some of the top stallions of the 1980s and '90s. Read More...

Inside the February 6, 2016 Issue

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Mohaymen wins the Holy Bull in '16 bow and more inside the February 6, 2016 issue of Blood-Horse Magazine. Read More...

Beshear: Challenges Remain for Horse Industry

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Former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, in comments that helped kick off the Consignors and Commercial Breeders Association symposium Feb. 2, said horse racing and breeding in the state is strong, but challenges remain. Read More...

KEEP Urges Support for Equine Tax Equity Bill

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The Kentucky Equine Education Project is mobilizing support for House Bill 112, which will provide the same exemption from state sales tax on feed, supplies, and equipment that other agriculture animals receive. Read More...

Equine Sale Repositories Under Scrutiny

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Information and analysis of endoscopic exams and radiographs placed within repositories at major sales were designed to assist with the auction process, but they continue to pose issues for veterinarians, buyers, and sellers. Read More...

Making the Grade: Sunny Ridge

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This week we take a closer look at Sunny Ridge, winner of the $250,000 Withers Stakes (gr. III) on Jan. 30 at Aqueduct Racetrack. Read More...

F-T Kentucky Supplemental Catalog Online

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Fasig-Tipton has 48 entries for the Kentucky winter mixed sale supplemental catalog. Read More...