“Autists are the ultimate square pegs, and the problem with pounding a square peg into a round hole is not that the hammering is hard work. It's that you're destroying the peg.” – Paul Collins, author of Not Even Wrong: A Father's Journey into the Lost History of Autism In the town of Half Moon, […]
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EquiLottery Games has announced the hiring of Kenleigh Hobby to oversee operations in Kentucky and will operate out of the EquiLottery Games Louisville office. His main focus will be on the successful implementation of the trial run for Kentucky's Win Place Show, a lottery game based on live horse racing that has been developed by […]
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Leonard Green is a man of numbers. The top-level accountant spends his days pouring over dollars and cents, but his 30-plus years in the Thoroughbred industry have taught him that it's not all about the dollars; it takes sense. “Unlike other owners, I'm not in it to drink champagne; it's a business,” Green said. “It's […]
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The man who has called more than 20,000 thoroughbred races at Hastings Racecourse was among those in the winner's circle when the BC Sports Hall of Fame announced its Class of 2019 inductees Wednesday in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. Dan Jukich, “Voice of the Races” at Hastings for the past 28 years, was named to […]
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Santa Anita Park, which will open for its 82nd Winter Meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 26, has announced its Winter Meet Stakes Schedule, which will include a total of 60 added-money races, highlighted by 34 graded stakes (eight of them Grade I), through Sunday, April 7. (Santa Anita's complete Spring Stakes Schedule will be released at a […]
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Cloning has allowed horse lovers the option of keeping a (genetic) piece of their beloved equines around for longer much than the average horse's life expectancy. First accomplished on a sheep in July of 1996, cloning has come a long way, but core issues remain: Cloning is expensive. Producing a cloned horse can cost more […]
Apprentice rider Declan Carroll has got off to a good start since making his riding debut in late September and could not be any more excited to be spending what he hopes to be a successful winter the Fair Grounds in New Orleans, La. Carroll, 19, grew up in Louisville, Ky. and spent quite a bit of […]
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Stormy's Song, a winning filly by Unbridled's Song, brought $102,000 from Army Mule Partnership to top Wednesday's session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. During this 10th session of the 12-day sale, 237 horses grossed $2,903,800 for an average of $12,252 and a median of $7,000. There are no comparable figures from 2017. Cumulatively, 2,286 […]
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I recently took a trip down memory lane with Tom Durkin, the race caller who worked the announcer's booth for the Breeders' Cup's inaugural running at Hollywood Park in 1984 and didn't relinquish the microphone until after the 2005 edition, when the telecast moved from NBC to ESPN. Durkin gave fans a chance to relive […]
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