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‘It Will Be The Best For Everybody’; Sale Companies Consider ‘One Scope’ Policy For Offerings

When a horse is popular on the sale grounds, he or she could undergo an endoscopic exam over 20 times by the veterinarians of potential buyers, meaning 20 separate instances of a camera going up the nasal passage to inspect the upper airway for defects. In a piece for Thoroughbred Daily News, Bill Finley looked […]

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Paradise Woods Trying To End Winless Skein In Santa Margarita

A multiple Grade I winner at three, but winless since September 2017, Paradise Woods, who will be making her third start for trainer John Shirreffs, heads a field of eight older fillies and mares going 1 1/8 miles in Saturday's Grade II, $200,000 Santa Margarita Stakes at Santa Anita. Bred in Kentucky by the late […]

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‘We’re Trying To Build Something Here Where We Get Repeat Customers’; Boyd’s Brick City Thoroughbreds Growing Fast

Five years ago, newlyweds J.R. and Katie Boyd went into business for themselves as consignors of 2-year-olds under the name Brick City Thoroughbreds. The Thoroughbred industry runs deep in J.R.'s pedigree, but starting any new venture brings with it a degree of risk. The Boyds knew going in that any return from the new business […]

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$1-Million Quality Road Filly Leads Second Day Of OBS Spring Sale

Many sale-goers predicted the second session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds In Training would have a higher tempo than Tuesday's opener, and they were spot-on. Twelve horses sold for more money than Tuesday's high price of $430,000, led by a $1-million Quality Road filly. Wednesday's session finished with 171 horses […]

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‘Unparalleled Reputation’: Benson Appointed Chief Veterinary Officer For Stronach

The Stronach Group has announced that well-respected equine veterinarian Dr. Dionne Benson has been appointed as the Chief Veterinary Officer for The Stronach Group. For the past seven years, Dr. Benson has been the Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer for the internationally-renowned Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) in Lexington, KY. “We are thrilled […]

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‘Real Wow’: Serengeti Empress Confirmed ‘A Go’ For Kentucky Oaks

CHAMPAGNE ANYONE – Six Column Stables and Randy Bloch's Champagne Anyone visited the starting gate and jogged once around the main track under exercise rider Kara Lee for trainer Ian Wilkes. Winner of the Gulfstream Park Oaks (GII) in her most recent start, Champagne Anyone had worked five furlongs in :59.80 on Monday. LADY APPLE […]

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Gorajec’s Plea For Whip Reform: Horse Racing’s Warts Have Been Exposed

Whip reform in horse racing is inevitable, former racing regulator Joe Gorajec writes in his InsideRacingRegs blog published at the The Jockey Club and Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association's Horse Racing Reform website. Citing the recent proposal by The Stronach Group (TSG) to limit use of the riding crop at its California tracks for safety […]

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Gaining Debuts For Brad Cox In Friday’s Bewitch Stakes

Juddmonte Farms' homebred Gaining (GB) will make her North American debut as the 120-pound highweight in the field of 10 entered Tuesday for Friday's 58th running of the $150,000 Bewitch (G3) for fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up, going 1½ miles on Keeneland's turf. The Bewitch will go as the ninth race on closing day […]

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Jorge Vargas Voted Jockey Of The Week With Trio Of Stakes Victories

With more stakes wins than any other North American jockey last week, Jorge Vargas, Jr. was chosen as Jockeys' Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for April 15-21, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys' Guild, the organization which represents more than […]

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OBS Spring 2-Year-Old Sale Opens With Improved Average and Median

The opening session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training took a bit of time to get started on Tuesday, both in the literal sense of the start time and the pace of trade, but the returns finished on a generally positive note. Tuesday's session saw 148 horses sold for […]

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