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The Week in Photos for 11/29/2016

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Clark Handicap, Cigar Mile Handicap, Remsen, Japan Cup, Demoiselle, Falls City Handicap, Golden Rod, Fall Highweight Handicap, Hollywood Turf Cup, Jimmy Durante, Kentucky Jockey Club, Mrs. Revere, My Charmer Handicap, Native Driver and more. Read More...

Wednesday Racing Back at Turfway Holiday Meet

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Wednesday racing and a five-day week return to the schedule for the first time since 2009 when Turfway Park opens its holiday race meet Wednesday, Nov. 30. Read More...

Holiday Season Brings Weird Thoughts

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I am going to really push the envelope by comparing Arrogate to Dallas Cowboys rookie quarterback Dak Prescott, who I’m sure a great deal of you have never even heard of. For those of you still with me, let's look at these two remarkable athletes. Read More...

TAA Launches Giving Campaign

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The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) announced Nov. 29 the start of its annual holiday giving campaign. Supporters can send a heartwarming holiday e-card to family and friends with a donation to the TAA. Read More...

Moore to be Honored as World’s Best Jockey

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Ryan Moore dominated his competition for much of the year en route to winning the title of 2016 Longines World's Best Jockey. It is the second time in three years that the British jockey has won the award. Read More...

Stall Enjoys Strong Start at Fair Grounds

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Stall has put on a clinic during the first two weeks of the Crescent City oval's 145th racing season. Read More...

Cuomo Vetos Jockey Fund Legislation

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Legislation permitting the New York Jockey Injury Compensation Fund to look at alternative coverage options for its increasingly expensive workers compensation insurance program has been vetoed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Read More...

Godolphin Draft in Demand at Tattersalls

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Dubawi (IRE) was again the big draw in the opening session of the Tattersalls December mare sale as The Miniver Rose (IRE), the only mare cataloged in foal to him, was the sale topper at 550,000gns. Read More...

Texas Sire Jet Phone Dies

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First foal was a Texas-bred champion Read More...

Woodford to Stand Social Inclusion

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The grade I-placed winner will be the first son of Pioneerof the Nile to stand in Florida. Read More...

Purses Improve at Churchill Downs Fall Meet

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Churchill Downs reports a 1.9% increase in purses paid at the 21-day fall meet that concluded Nov. 27 in Louisville. Read More...

Purses Improve, Handle Down at Churchill Fall

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Churchill Downs reports a 1.9% increase in purses paid at the 21-day fall meet that concluded Nov. 27 in Louisville. Read More...

Trainer Broberg Lands Career Win 2,000

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Trainer Karl Broberg secured the 2,000th victory of his career when he sent out Mr. Graceful to a front-running score in the ninth race Nov. 26 at Delta Downs. Read More...

Castellano Again Tops Penn Gaming Challenge

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A familiar name stands atop the final standings following the completion of the 2016 Penn Gaming Racing Challenge as jockey Javier Castellano claimed the title as top rider in the series for a third consecutive year.   Read More...

Longtime Nebraska HBPA President Lee Dies

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Nebraska horsemen Robert "Red" Lee, who was the key figure in launching Horsemen's Park in 1998 in Omaha, died Nov. 26 in Silver Creek, Neb. He was 88 years old. Read More...

Florida Horsemen Set for Awards Dinner

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The Florida Horsemen's Benevolent & Protective Association will hold its annual Nominating Meeting/Awards Dinner Dec. 8 at the Sport of Kings at Gulfstream Park.  Read More...

BH 100: Letting Go

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In the Thoroughbred breeding business, dispersals of major breeders and/or owners allow others to purchase bloodlines and gain entry to families that they otherwise might never get in on. Read More...

KY Derby Future Wager Pool 1 Closes

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The pari-mutuel field of "all other 3-year-olds" closed as the 6-5 favorite in Pool 1 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW). Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner Classic Empire was the 6-1 second choice. Read More...

Midnight Storm Runs Away With Native Diver

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The 5-year-old son of Pioneerof the Nile galloped out to an easy lead, was never threatened, and drew off to a 7 3/4-length victory. Read More...

Term of Art Rallies to Win Cecil B. DeMille

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Calumet Farm's Term of Art rallied late to take the Cecil B. DeMille Stakes, which lost its grade III status pending review after being switched from turf to dirt Nov. 27 at Del Mar. Read More...

Connect in Good Order Off Cigar Mile Win

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Paul Pompa Jr.'s Connect exited his gutsy Nov. 26 victory in the $500,000 Cigar Mile (gr. I) at Aqueduct Racetrack in good shape, trainer Chad Brown reported from his Belmont Park base the morning of Nov. 27. Read More...

Looking Ahead for Yearling Value

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Using 2016 sales to find mid-market opportunity Read More...

Kitasan Black Leads Local Sweep in Japan Cup

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Kitasan Black led from the first jump and was never challenged in a dominating victory Nov. 27 in the 36th running of the Japan Cup in association with Longines at Tokyo Racecourse. Read More...

Ring Weekend Edges Vyjack in Seabiscuit ‘Cap

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Two races after Journey Home took the Jimmy Durante (gr. IIIT) at the seaside racetrack, stablemate Ring Weekend earned his sixth graded stakes win in the Seabiscuit Handicap (gr. IIT). Read More...

Journey Home Wins Controversial Durante

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Sam-Son Farm's Journey Home made her journey west a winning one Nov. 26 at Del Mar with a clear score in the in the $100,000 Jimmy Durante Stakes (gr. IIIT), but the victory was not without controversy, albeit by no fault of the War Front filly. Read More...

McCraken the Real Deal in KY Jockey Club

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The build up around McCraken live up to the billing in the 1 1/16 miles Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes as Janis Whitham's homebred used his big turn of foot to edge clear late under Brian Hernandez Jr. and remain unbeaten in three career starts. Read More...

Isabella Sings Wires My Charmer

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Siena Farm homebred Isabella Sings led every step of the way Nov. 26 to register a front-running 1 3/4-length victory in the $100,000 My Charmer Handicap (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park West. Read More...

Farrell Takes Golden Rod Gate-to-Wire

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Coffee Pot Stables' homebred Farrell took a field of 12 fillies gate to wire to win the Golden Rod Stakes (gr. II) Nov. 26 at Churchill Downs by six lengths. Read More...

Stryker Phd Gets Up Late to Win Berkeley

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Jim and Mona Hour's Stryker Phd got up in the final stride to put a head in front of G. G. Ryder to win the $100,000 Berkeley Handicap (gr. III) at Golden Gate Fields Nov. 26. Read More...

Connect Edges Divining Rod in Cigar Mile

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Connect added to an already banner year for trainer Chad Brown as he engaged in a thrilling stretch duel with Divining Rod and just got his nose down at the wire to win the $500,000 Cigar Mile Handicap (gr. I) at Aqueduct Racetrack Nov. 26. Read More...

Lubash Awarded Tropical Turf Victory

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After finishing second, 1 1/4 lengths behind Rose Brier, Lubash was placed first after stewards determined that the first-place finisher interfered with his stretch run Nov. 26 in the 100,000 Tropical Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Gulfstream Park West. Read More...

Mo Town Wins Stakes Debut in Remsen

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In his first stakes try, Mo Town soared past favored Takaful in the stretch and was not seriously threatened late to post a clear victory in the $300,000 Remsen Stakes (gr. II) Saturday, Nov. 26 at Aqueduct Racetrack. Read More...

Tattersalls Foal Sale Sustains Momentum

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Two lots sold for 100,000 guineas or more Nov. 26 at the Tattersalls December foal sale, bringing a close to the four-day sale. Read More...

Miss Sky Warrior Holds On in Demoiselle

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Arlene's Sun Star Stable's Miss Sky Warrior continues to find new gears during her steps up in class, turning back at late bid from favorite Jamyson 'n Ginger to capture the $300,000 Demoiselle Stakes (gr. II) at Aqueduct Race Course. Read More...

Tapit Breaks Single-Season Earnings Mark

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For the third consecutive season, Tapit has broken his own the single-season progeny earnings record. Read More...

Verve’s Tale Gets First Stakes Win in Comely

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After taking eight starts to secure her maiden win, Verve's Tale didn't waste any time securing her first stakes victory. Read More...

Harzand’s Dam Heads Tattersalls December

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The 2016 renewal of the Tattersalls December Mares Sale combines the best of British and Irish bloodstock with significant consignments from throughout Europe.  Read More...

Jockey Ocampo Secures Career Win 1,000

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Jockey Israel Ocampo gained his 1,000th career victory when he scored on Nov. 25 aboard One Last Knight at Remington Park. Read More...

Mont Saint Legame in Kentucky Derby Picture

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Mont Saint Legame tracked the pace in Saturday's Cattleya Sho at Tokyo Racecourse, went by outside the leader in mid-straight, and claimed a 1 1/4-length victory, becoming the leading Japanese contender for the 2017 Kentucky Derby. Read More...

California Chrome Continues Work at Los Al

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The slow-early, quick-late drills have been standard for the 5-year-old son of Lucky Pulpit, so when he powered through the stretch to stop the clock in :47.46 for a half-mile Saturday, with a final furlong in :11.10, it was par for the course. Read More...

Champion Untapable to be bred to Frankel

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Champion Untapable, winner of the 2014 Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I), will be bred to unbeaten champion Frankel for her initial mating in 2017, according to David Fiske, manager of owner Winchell Thoroughbreds. Read More...

Texas Ryano Kicks Clear in Hollywood Turf Cup

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Williamson Racing's homebred Texas Ryano broke through the graded ranks Nov. 25 with an emphatic victory in the $200,000 Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IIT). Read More...

Linda Powers Home to Win Mrs. Revere Stakes

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After dueling in early stretch with grade I winner Harmonize, Linda found another gear in the final furlong to register a clear win in the $200,000 Mrs. Revere Stakes (gr. IIT) at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Gun Runner Overcomes Elders in Clark

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Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys' Gun Runner handily defeated older horses to earn his first grade I victory Nov. 25, turning back longshot Breaking Lucky for a gate-to-wire score in the $500,000 Clark Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Churchill, Horsemen Donate $55K to TAA

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Churchill Downs Racetrack and its horsemen presented checks totaling $55,000 to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance ("TAA") between races on Friday at Churchill Downs.  Read More...

Midnight Storm Back on Dirt for Native Diver

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Midnight Storm, whose more than $1.28 million in earnings have been picked up mostly in grass races, will switch back to dirt for the $100,000 Native Diver Stakes (gr. III) Nov. 27 at Del Mar. Read More...

Career Win 1,000 for Jockey Rodriguez

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Jockey Angel Rodriguez secured the 1,000th victory of his career Nov. 23 when he rallied from fourth aboard Dr. Toole to win the ninth race Nov. 23 at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course. Read More...

Hong Kong Team of Riders Announced

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Zac Purton, Douglas Whyte, and Derek Leung will join Joao Moreira as Hong Kong's representatives in the 2016 Longines International Jockeys' Championship Dec. 12, when 12 top jockeys representing nine countries. Read More...

Spendthrift Farm Supports Old Friends

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Spendthrift Farm, one of the Thoroughbred industry's leading breeding farms, has made a generous donation of $30,000 to Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Facility in Georgetown, Ky. Read More...

Fair Grounds to Not Race on Super Bowl Sunday

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Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots announced Nov. 25 that the live racing program originally scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 5  will be moved to Monday, March 13. Read More...