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New Farrier Organization Seeks To Address Continuing Education In Profession

In 2011, a group of farriers saw the need for a trade organization that focused on education rather than certification. The result was the American Association of Professional Farriers, which welcomes farriers from all equine disciplines. Since its inception, 800 farriers have joined the AAPF. In forming the new organization, the founders met with David […]

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Charles Town Classic Expected To Draw Field Of Nine, Featuring Donworth

This Saturday's Grade 2, $1.25 million Charles Town Classic is expected to draw a field of nine, according to drf.com. The field for the three-turn, 1 1/8 mile race will likely be headlined by Doug O'Neill's talented but lightly-raced Donworth, exiting a troubled trip in the Santa Anita Handicap where he finished seventh. Also expected […]

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Illinois Horsemen File Lawsuit Against Arlington Park, Breeders’ Group, Racing Board

The following statement was issued Monday by the Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association after it filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court alleging tortious interference, coercion, defamation, and First and Fourteenth Amendment rights violations against Arlington Park, Illinois racing officials and the Illinois owners and breeders' organization.  The Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, Inc. (ITHA) on Monday […]

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Go Maggie Go, Mokat Late Nominees To Kentucky Oaks

The roster of 3-year-old fillies eligible to compete in the 142nd running of the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (Grade I) at Churchill Downs Racetrack has grown to 114 with the addition of  Mike Tarp's Go Maggie Go, the unbeaten winner of the Gulfstream Park Oaks (GII), and J K Racing Stable's Mokat, the California-based […]

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Many Preciado Horses Receive ‘True Transfers’ To Different Trainers

Despite news that trainer Ramon Preciado plans the appeal his 270-day ban for six clenbuterol positives last year, several of his major owners have made the decision to transfer their horses to other trainers, according to the Daily Racing Form. Preciado's assistant Chloe Bradley was expected to take over his stable in his absence, but […]

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Santana Takes Arkansas Derby En Route To Jockey Of The Week

Jockey Ricardo Santana Jr. was dominant this spring at Oaklawn Park. Santana finished things off in style by winning the Grade 1 Arkansas Derby on Saturday and also wrapped up the meet's riding title. These accolades would help him capture the Jockeys' Guild Jockey of the Week Award for the week of April 11th to […]

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Cupid Out of Derby; Mo Tom Gets In

Cupid, who finished 10th in the April 16 Arkansas Derby (gr. I), won't compete in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), which means Mo Tom has secured a spot in the field for the May 7 first leg of the Triple Crown

Gun Runner Validates Reasons for Partnership

In an April 18 workout for the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), Louisiana Derby (gr. II) winner Gun Runner provided a snapshot why Three Chimneys Farm was keen on retaining part-interest when it sold the chestnut colt to Winchell Thoroughbreds last year.