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‘He Lied Like Nobody’s Business’: A Racing Con Man and His Trail of Deception

Five months ago, Jonathan Pippin was living large. A small-time Ohio grifter who had convinced a handful of Twitter followers to invest in horses he didn’t own, Pippin had been working for months at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Rethinking Early Training for Thoroughbreds: Incorporating Natural Horsemanship

Even in Nashville, Tenn., there are certain places you just don’t expect to see cowboys, and the annual convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners might normally be one of them.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Commissioner Gets Top Billing in Early-Season 3-Year-Old Race

It was only an entry-level allowance/optional claiming race with a purse less than $50,000, but a couple of horses in Friday’s ninth at Gulfstream Park in sunny Florida managed to warm the soul on a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Nurse Mares: Four-Legged Mary Poppins to the Rescue

When veterinarians discovered a bacterial infection following exploratory abdominal surgery on champion race mare Rachel Alexandra, her 2013 Bernardini filly was immediately transferred to a nurse... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website... Read More...

Nurse Mares: Four-Legged Mary Poppins to the Rescue

When veterinarians discovered a bacterial infection following exploratory abdominal surgery on champion race mare Rachel Alexandra, her 2013 Bernardini filly was immediately transferred to a nurse... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website... Read More...

Nurse Mares: Four-Legged Mary Poppins to the Rescue

When veterinarians discovered a bacterial infection following exploratory abdominal surgery on champion race mare Rachel Alexandra, her 2013 Bernardini filly was immediately transferred to a nurse... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website... Read More...

Bodemeister to Stand at WinStar at Conclusion of Racing Career

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Leading three-year-old Bodemeister will stand stud at WinStar Farm in Kentucky at the conclusion of his racing career, it was announced on Thursday. A brilliant winner of the Arkansas Derby (G1) and a narrow runner-up in the Kentucky Derby (G1) and Pre... Read More...

Gemologist Returns to Work Tab: Jim Dandy Next Target

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
WinStar Farm’s Gemologist on Sunday posted his first workout since his 16th-place finish in the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby on May 5. The winner of the Grade 1 Resorts World Casino New York City Wood Memorial in April at Aqueduct Racetrack, Gemologist wor... Read More...

El Padrino and Gemologist Get Feel For Track at Churchill Downs

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Todd Pletcher’s Florida-based Kentucky Derby entrants El Padrino and Gemologist arrived in Louisville, Ky., on Tuesday and visited the track on Wednesday. “We’ve had a very successful winter training at Palm Meadows. We won 40 percent of our race... Read More...

Gemologist Carries WinStar’s Hopes in Kentucky Derby 138

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
The connections of WinStar Farm know what it’s like to stand in the winner’s circle following a Kentucky Derby. WinStar’s colors were carried across the wire first in the Run for the Roses by Super Saver in 2010. WinStar is back for Kentucky Derb... Read More...

Gemologist Ships Back to Florida

Undefeated Wood Memorial (G1) winner Gemologist departed Belmont Park first thing Sunday morning en route back to Palm Meadows in Boynton Beach, Fl. Trainer Todd Pletcher said that WinStar Farm’s  son of Tiznow would remain in the Sunshine State unt... Read More...

Gemologist Remains Perfect in Wood Memorial

WinStar Farm’s Gemologist kept his perfect record intact on Saturday winning the 88th running of the Wood Memorial Stakes (G1) at Aqueduct. The son of Tiznow charged to the front at the head of the lane under Javier Castellano. Alpha made a serious r... Read More...

Wood Memorial Next for Gemologist

WinStar Farm’s undefeated Gemologist is headed to Aqueduct for next month’s $1 million Wood Memorial (G1), trainer Todd Pletcher confirmed by phone to NYRA officials on Wednesday morning. Also targeting the Wood are: Hansen, Street Life, The Lumber... Read More...

Gemologist Returns in Style

Gemologist returned to the races in style on Friday, coming off a 3 ½-month layoff to post a seven-length victory in an $80,000 allowance race at Gulfstream Park. The 3-year-old son of Tiznow, who had been idle since winning the Kentucky Jockey Club (... Read More...

Doubles Partner prevails in Canadian Turf

Michael Compton | 3 years ago
By MICHAEL COMPTON WinStar Farm’s Doubles Partner, under a well-timed ride by Julien Leparoux, rolled through the stretch of Saturday’s Canadian Turf Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park to win the $150,000, one-mile turf event for older horses. Read More...