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June 12, 2019

View From The Eighth Pole – Horse Racing At The Crossroads: Reform Or Die

The headline reads “The Breaking Point,” followed by the statement: “A rising toll of racetrack breakdowns has shaken public confidence and put the Thoroughbred industry at a crossroads.” The article speaks of the apparent fragility of the modern Thoroughbred and the increasing reliance on corticosteroids and other therapeutic medications in the American racehorse and whether […]

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Bruce Swihart Retiring As Fonner Park CEO; Chris Kotulak Named Successor

Bruce Swihart, 67, has announced his retirement as CEO from Fonner Park effective July 31, 2019. Swihart has been employed at Fonner Park in Grand Island, Neb., for 43 years. His father Al Swihart was the Fonner general manager from 1956 until his death in 1983. Bruce also worked as assistant general manager under longtime […]

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$400,000 Tapit Colt Tops OBS June Sale’s Opening Session

Hip No. 277, a son of Tapit consigned by Pick View LLC, agent, went to M Racing for $400,000 to top the first session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. June Sale of 2-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age. The chestnut colt, a half-brother to multiple Grade 1 winner Verrazano, who breezed an eighth in […]

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Steady Opener to OBS June

OCALA, FL – The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company June Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training opened Wednesday in Central Florida with a day of steady bidding. In all, 187 juveniles sold for $6,119,500. The average was $32,725–down 11.8% from last year’s opening session–and the median rose 11.1% to $20,000. With 263 horses offered, 76 horses were

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Gift Box Returns East for Stephen Foster

Gift Box is once again east of the Mississippi River and rates as a top threat among a field of 12 in the $600,000 Stephen Foster Stakes (G2) June 15 at Churchill Downs, a 1 1/8-mile "Win and You're In" Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) qualifier.
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