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McCraken Puts In ‘A Light Work’ Tuesday For Travers

One-time Kentucky Derby favorite McCraken has been preparing for Saturday's Grade 1 Travers Stakes at Saratoga, and trainer Ian Wilkes sent the sophomore son of Ghostzapper out for a final breeze on Tuesday morning. According to drf.com, the colt worked a half-mile in :51.21 over the Oklahoma Training Track, galloping out five furlongs in 1:04.75 under […]

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O’Brien Believes Churchill Can Handle Extended Distance In Juddmonte International

Aidan O'Brien will ask his dual 2000 Guineas hero, Churchill, to tackle an extended mile and a quarter for the first time tomorrow when the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival gets underway at York. Churchill is one of seven declared runners for what's set to be an outstanding renewal of the G1 Juddmonte International Stakes, […]

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‘Heartwarming To See Him Happy’: Millionaire Valid Retired By Jockey Nik Juarez

On Tuesday, jockey Nik Juarez officially announced the retirement of multiple graded stakes-winning millionaire Valid. The 24-year-old Maryland native spent his own money to track down the 7-year-old gelded son of Medaglia d'Oro, and had him shipped back to a farm in Maryland to live out the rest of his days eating grass and occasionally […]

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Kentucky Court Ruling In Motion Case Casts Doubt On Future Of Absolute Insurer Rule

According to a report by the Daily Racing Form, Kentucky's absolute insurer rule regarding trainer responsibility in drug cases could be in jeopardy after a judge's ruling earlier this month. The ruling was the latest in a line of appeals in the case of trainer Graham Motion, who was hit with a methocarbamol overage in spring 2015. The […]

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‘Taking A Leap Of Faith’: Juarez To Ride In New York This Fall

Nik Juarez, who currently sits atop the jockey standings at Monmouth Park, will move his tack to New York and begin riding at Belmont Park at the start of that track's fall meet Sept. 8. The Daily Racing Form reports that Juarez plans to ride at Belmont and Aqueduct through the autumn, then will head to Gulfstream Park for […]

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Mike Smith Pledges Percent From Travers Day To Equine Research

Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith has made a pledge of 1 percent of his earnings from Travers Day this Saturday, August 26, to Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation. “The horses give us so much. This is my way to give back to them,” said Smith. On Saturday, he is scheduled to have four stakes mounts, […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Merck Animal Health: Elate Carries On Saratoga Tradition

With her victory in the Grade 1 Alabama Stakes on Aug. 19, Elate (by Medaglia d'Oro) became the highest-profile stakes winner at Saratoga for owner-breeders Adele Dilschneider and Claiborne Farm since their champion Blame (Arch) won the G1 Whitney in 2010 over Quality Road. In her previous start, Elate had been a close and controversial […]

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Arqana August Yearling Sale Concludes With Record Average

The solid appetite for quality horses witnessed during Part I of the 2017 August Yearling Sale carried over to the third and final day, featuring Part II of the catalogue. 76% of the 145 yearlings who were led through the ring sold, an improved clearance rate from the same session a year ago, while the […]

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UHC’s Operation Gelding Program Receives Grant From AAEP Foundation

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation has awarded the Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) a grant of $10,000 to support its Operation Gelding program. Operation Gelding provides funds and materials to help groups nationwide organize low-and no-cost clinics for owners who might not otherwise be able to afford to have their stallions castrated by […]

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No Dozing Rested And Ready For G1 H. Allen Jerkens Stakes

Last summer, Lael Stables' No Dozing gave trainer Arnaud Delacour Kentucky Derby dreams with an auspicious beginning to his career. Now, after coming to terms with an early sophomore season that did not go as planned for No Dozing, Delacour has reassessed while maintaining Grade 1 goals for the good-looking son of Union Rags. “He's […]

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