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Florida Sire Stakes Get Increase and Updates

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The Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association, Gulfstream Park, and the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association have agreed to significant changes in the Florida Sire Stakes program. Read More...

Woodbine Announcer Loiselle to Retire in 2015

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Woodbine track announcer Dan Loiselle announced Dec. 9 that he will call his last race May 31, 2015, bringing a 29-year career as a Thoroughbred announcer to a close. Read More...

The Week in Photos for 12/9/2014

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Will Take Charge, Mucho Macho Man, Silver Charm, Gulfstream Park, Los Alamitos, & More Read More...

What’s Going On Here: Looking Forward to ’15

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Enthusiasm in the stallion market points to a brighter year ahead. Read More...

Surgical vs. Medical Cecal Impaction Management

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When your horse starts displaying signs of colic—decreased manure production, a lack of appetite, or pain—your first call should be to your veterinarian. While some mild colics can pass without much trouble, other types must be diagnosed and treated quickly—medically or surgically—to improve the horse's likelihood of survival. ... Read More...

Average, Median Increase on Day 3 at Arqana

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
Average price increased 33% and median price was up 14.3% on the third day of the Arqana Deauville breeding stock sale Dec. 8. Read More...

Figures Fall at Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale

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Gross, average, and median at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic December mixed sale saw deceases at the single-day auction. Read More...

Charles Town, Horsemen Agree to Trim Dates

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Management and horsemen at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races have agreed on a slimmer live racing schedule for 2015. Read More...

Music City to Win Row Farm in Ohio

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Stakes winner Music City will stand his first season in 2015 at Chris Rosell's Win Row Farm in Lebanon, Ohio, for a $1,000 fee. Read More...

Kodiac Sets Record for 2YO Winners

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Irish-based sire Kodiac set a Northern Hemisphere record for individual 2-year-old winners in a year when his son Cry No More debuted Nov. 30 in Sweden, becoming number 43 of 2014. Read More...

Simulcast Group Questions Characterization

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A war of words in a dispute between two cooperatives that negotiate simulcast fees continued Dec. 8 when the MidAtlantic Cooperative, which represents 23 racetracks, said Monarch Content Management misstated facts. Read More...

Beem Named Announcer at Louisiana Downs

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Jason Beem, currently the announcer at Portland Meadows in Oregon, has been named announcer at Harrah's Louisiana Downs beginning with the 2015 Quarter Horse meet. Read More...

An Early Look at the Kentucky Derby

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We have already seen a number of promising two-year-olds stamp themselves as promising contenders for next year's Triple Crown. Read More...

Oxley, Casse, Husbands Take Woodbine Titles

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Owner John Oxley, trainer Mark Casse, and jockey Patrick Husbands were once again atop the Woodbine standings when the track concluded its 2014 season Dec. 7. Read More...

Shamiyra Leads Vibrant Day 2 at Arqana Sale

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The Arqana Deauville breeding stock sale proved dynamic throughout the second day Dec. 7 as gross, average, and median all showed gains from the same session last year. Read More...

My Fiona Tallies Again in Soviet Problem

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Odds-on choice My Fiona registered the third stakes win of her juvenile campaign when she outfought a game Heat the Rocks in a see-saw stretch run to prevail in the $200,000 Soviet Problem Stakes Dec. 7 at Los Alamitos. Read More...

Valedictory Distance Just Right for Turkish

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Favored Turkish gave longtime owner Lawrence Cordes an early Christmas gift when he held on to win the marathon-distance Valedictory Stakes (Can-III) on closing day of the 2014 meet at Woodbine. Read More...

Nominations Out for Oregon Championship Day

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Nominations have been released for one of the biggest days of the season at Portland Meadows, Oregon Championship Day for state-breds Dec. 14. Read More...

Sunshine Millions Purses Cut, Changes Made

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Gulfstream Park is cutting $350,000 from next month's Sunshine Millions card and opening the stakes series to horses bred in New York, Maryland, and Pennsylvania, it was announced Dec. 7. Read More...

Hokko Tarumae Scores Champions Cup in 3rd Try

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With two previous third-place finishes in the race formerly known as the Japan Cup Dirt, Michiaki Yabe's Hokko Tarumae was too powerful this year and won the $1,638,183 Champions Cup (Jpn-I) Dec. 7 at Chukyo Racecourse. Read More...

Strong Starlet Stakes Field Taking Shape

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Take Charge Brandi, the surprising winner of last month's 14 Hands Winery Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I), will return to California for the $350,000 Starlet (gr. I) Dec. 13 at Los Alamitos Racecourse. Read More...

Strong Starlet Stakes Field Taking Shape

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Take Charge Brandi, the surprising winner of last month's 14 Hands Winery Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I), will return to California for the $350,000 Starlet (gr. I) Dec. 13 at Los Alamitos Racecourse. Read More...

EVA: A European Perspective

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An infectious equine disease is bad news no matter what language you speak or which country you call home. But between countries, regulatory bodies, and animal health professionals, there often remains a difference in perspective when it comes to handl... Read More...

Grade I Winner Alterite Tops Arqana Session

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There was spirited bidding Dec. 6 for U.S. grade I winner Alterite, who topped sales on opening day of the Arqana Deauville breeding stock sale at 1.1 million euros (US$1,351,459). Read More...

Baze, Hollendorfer Team for Gold Rush Win

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Northern California stalwarts Jerry Hollendorfer and Russell Baze teamed up once again in the Gold Rush Stakes for 2-year-olds at Golden Gate Fields Dec. 6, when Stand and Salute held off Kentucky invader Broughton Kitten. Read More...

Tiz Midnight Beats Clock in Bayakoa Victory

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Odds-on Tiz Midnight proved a popular winner of the $200,000 Bayakoa Stakes (gr. II) at Los Alamitos for former Quarter Horse trainer Bob Baffert, when she battled back along the rail by a head over Warren's Veneda Dec. 6. Read More...

Catholic Cowboy Upsets Claiming Crown Jewel

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Catholic Cowboy recovered from two lackluster efforts at Keeneland in the fall to grind out a victory in the $200,000 Claiming Crown Jewel Stakes Dec. 6 at Gulfstream Park, upsetting a group of 14 at odds of 17-1. Read More...

Milestone Win 1,000 for Jockey Vergara

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Jockey Daniel Vergara reached the 1,000th-win milestone Dec. 6 at Turf Paradise when Listen You Fool captured the day's first race. Read More...

Eighttofasttocatch Goes Out a Jennings Winner

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Sylvia Heft's Eighttofasttocatch put away his rivals in impressive fashion Dec. 6, cruising to an unprecedented fourth victory in the $125,000 Jennings Handicap at Laurel Park while passing the million-dollar mark. Read More...

Eighttofasttocatch Goes Out in Jennings Win

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Sylvia Heft's Eighttofasttocatch put away his rivals in impressive fashion Dec. 6, cruising to an unprecedented fourth victory in the $125,000 Jennings Handicap at Laurel Park while passing the million-dollar mark. Read More...

SAf Champ Majmu Wins Cape Fillies Guineas

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Sheikh Hamdan's South African champion Majmu outclassed her rivals to win the Avontuur Estate Cape Fillies Guineas (SAf-I) Dec. 6 at Kenilworth. Read More...

SA Champ Majmu Wins Cape Fillies Guineas

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Sheikh Hamdan's South African champion Majmu outclassed her rivals to win the Avontuur Estate Cape Fillies Guineas (SAf-I) Dec. 6 at Kenilworth. Read More...

Moriarty On Top in Kingston Town Classic

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Irish-bred Moriarty prevailed in a tight finish in the Kingston Town Classic (Aus-I) Dec. 6 at Ascot Racecourse in Perth, besting Disposition and Elite Belle in Australia's final group I race of 2014. Read More...

Shuka Digs Down for Captain Cook Repeat

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Shuka bested five other group I winners to get a repeat win the Rydges Wellington Captain Cook Stakes (NZ-I) Dec. 6 at Trentham. Read More...

GII Winner Gervinho to Stand at Tommy Town

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Grade II winner Gervinho, the 2013 champion California-bred 3-year-old male, has been retired and will stand the 2015 breeding season at Tommy Town Thoroughbreds near Santa Ynez, Calif., for a fee of $3,500, live foal. Read More...

Familiar Faces Top 2014 Penn Gaming Challenge

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Owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey, trainer Chad Brown, and jockey Javier Castellano finished atop the standings in the inaugural Penn Gaming Racing Challenge, which concluded Nov. 29. Read More...

Keeneland Library Acquires Barrett Collection

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The Keeneland library has acquired the collection of prominent Southern California equine photographer Katey Barrett. The material includes about 12,000 color slides, as well as print photographs and programs. Read More...

Velasquez Injured, Two Horses Die at Aqueduct

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Prominent jockey Cornelio Velasquez was taken to a hospital and two horses died from injuries in a midstretch accident in the eighth race over the inner track at Aqueduct Racetrack Dec 5. Read More...

Impasse Unresolved for Mid-Atlantic Players

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It appears doubtful that an impasse between the company that controls the simulcast rights for Gulfstream Park and a cooperative representing 23 tracks in the Mid-Atlantic region will be resolved in time for the Dec. 6 start. Read More...

Fort Larned Moving to Adena Springs South

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Fort Larned, winner of the 2012 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), will shift from Central Kentucky to stand in 2015 at Frank Stronach's newly reopened Adena Springs South near Williston, Fla. Read More...

Purse Increase, Date Change for Blue Grass

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Keeneland will run the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes a week earlier on the schedule beginning next season and increase the purse to $1 million for its major Triple Crown prep race. Read More...

Normalcy Returns with Gulfstream Set to Open

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There will be a sense of normalcy, with no neighborhood competition from Calder Casino & Race Course, and a scent of some still-fresh paint Dec. 6 when Gulfstream Park opens its 2014-15 "Championship Meet." Read More...

TAA to Join Equine Practitioners Convention

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The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will participate in the upcoming American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention and Trade Show in Salt Lake City, UT Dec. 6-10, the TAA announced Dec. 5. Read More...

State Appeals Latest Ruling in Veitch Case

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As expected, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission and other involved parties will appeal a Franklin Circuit Court's decision last month to order the reinstatement, with back pay, of former chief state steward John Veitch. Read More...

KEEP No Longer Supporting Casino Legislation

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The Kentucky Equine Education Project's board is no longer supporting casino legislation in the Bluegrass state, but will support Instant Racing, a gaming form that has proven successful at two Kentucky tracks. Read More...

Freshman Sires of 2014

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As 2014 enters the home stretch, the freshman sire title seems to have boiled down to a three-way race. Read More...

Campo Named General Manager of Gulfstream

Blood-Horse | 2 weeks ago
P.J. Campo, vice president of racing for The Stronach Group and Gulfstream Park, will assume the duties of general manager at the Hallandale Beach, Fla. track, effective immediately. Read More...

Nod Goes to BC Classic as Year’s Top Race

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This year's Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) had it all: a close finish, a thrilling run through the stretch, and a lingering controversy. Read More...

Few Major Changes in Graded Stakes for 2015

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Eight races that carried listed status in 2014 will be upgraded to grade III status in 2015 highlighting a relatively stable listing of graded and listed stakes completed by the American Graded Stakes Committee of TOBA. Read More...

NTRA Advantage Surpasses $700 Million Mark

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The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Dec. 5 that the NTRA's Advantage program has surpassed the $700 million mark in sales of goods and services since the inception of the group purchasing arm in 2002. Read More...