Posted: February 27, 2020

The Classic Distance Horse

Aptitude, the Competitors’ Edge Distance horses, stayers, routers, whatever terms you use to denote the classic distance athlete; it cannot be denied that an elite horse competing against their peers at 10 furlongs and beyond comes with unique requirements and strategies. Competing at distance has its own set of physical demands, being competitive at distance has its own set of psychological demands; the elite classic horse embodies the convergence of both. True classic distance horses often beat to a different drum that can be harder to recognize at an early...

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Posted: February 27, 2020

Keeneland And Churchill Downs Institute New Safety Measures

Keeneland Press Release Pre-work and pre-race vet exams; ban on Lasix in 2-year-old races Keeneland and Churchill Downs today jointly announced major changes in racing and training policies to strengthen safety protocols at both race tracks. Reforms include mandatory veterinary inspections prior to workouts and race entry and enhanced reporting and transparency requirements for trainers and attending veterinarians with regard to the fitness of horses to work and race. These reforms also apply to horses stabled at Keeneland’s The Thoroughbred Center in Lexington and the Churchill Downs Training Center in...

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Posted: February 25, 2020

Cheltenham 2020: Where the Money Is Going for the UK’s Biggest Racing Festival

It might not have the international pull of an event like Royal Ascot, nor gain the undivided attention of the non-racing public like the Grand National, but, increasingly, in the UK (and Ireland) the event that means more than any other is the Cheltenham Festival (10th-13th March). The national hunt racing showcase has grown in scope over the last couple of decades, and, while it can be difficult to measure these things, one would argue it has become a bigger draw than its flat racing counterparts across the summer months. ...

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Romans Looks for Dennis' To Have his Moment In The Fountain of Youth

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Dennis’ Moment’s four-race career has been marked by equal measures of bountiful talent and dreadful luck. When Albaugh Family Stables LLC’s 3-year-old son of Tiznow has had the opportunity to give it...

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Coronavirus Strikes At Happy Valley Racecourse

POSTED: February 27, 2020

HKJC News The Hong Kong Jockey Club confirms that in the afternoon today, a Club Member informed us that she had tested as preliminary positive for COVID-19 at a private hospital. She was transferred to a...

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Linda Rice Saddles Pair In Gotham

POSTED: February 27, 2020

NYRA News Photo Courtesy of: NYRA Winter meet leading trainer Linda Rice is enjoying a solid campaign with three stakes wins at the Big A, including a milestone triumph with Scilly Cay in the Rego Park...

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Servis Loaded For Aqueduct Gotham Card

POSTED: February 27, 2020

NYRA News Photo Courtesy of: A. Coglianese Trainer John Servis will ship a trio of top contenders for the Grade 3 Gotham card on March 7 at Aqueduct Racetrack led by Kentucky Derby hopeful Mischevious Alex...

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Throw a Dart and Dream: Saffie Joseph, Jeremiah O'Dwyer

POSTED: February 27, 2020

Further proof that horse racing is most democratic of sports Saffie Joseph Jr. Photo by Gwen Davis/ Davis Innovation By: Gary West Go on a pilgrimage, throw a dart and dream. Indulge in a dream that’s...

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