Posted: November 23, 2019

Michael Dickinson on Tapeta, Injuries and More

In addition to inventing, developing, honing, and perfecting the Tapeta surface, Michael Dickinson has won more than a fair share of significant races as a trainer both here in the US and abroad. His work with Da Hoss in winning his second Breeders' Cup Mile is among the best in the sports history. He trained the Tapit, who in addition to being a Grade 1 winner on the racetrack has also become one of the top sires in racing. When we factor in horse welfare, which is precisely where the...

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Posted: June 22, 2015

Flying Donuts

The mutual window where Jonathan’s Dad worked for many years. Jon practically grew up hanging around that window as a young boy and teenager. When I think back about some of my race track experiences, the phrase “you just can’t make this stuff up” comes to mind. There are so many stories and experiences, and so many of life’s lessons taught. Some fall into what I call the Dragnet category, that’s where we have to change the names to protect the questionable. This one doesn’t fall quite into that category,...

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Posted: November 26, 2019

The Glue in Horse Racing

With all the negative publicity and piling on the sport of horse racing has had to withstand of late, it is refreshing for those of us who love and live the game to see we do have some strong glue holding us together. All of us in the sport should be thankful for that. Without it we fall apart at the seams. Anyone who has spent anytime on the backside of a racetrack knows it is a world in and of itself. If you've worked on the backstretch in any...

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A New Format Pegasus Looms

The Pegasus World Cup is undergoing some significant changes for the fourth running of what was once the world's richest horse race. This year the Pegasus will have a $3,000,000 purse funded by the racetrack. The...

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Julio Couton and Silvio Amador Suspended 30 days For a Whip Handoff

POSTED: December 15, 2019

In last Thursday’s sixth race at Golden Gate Fields we saw something you don't see every day. Silvio Amador handed off his whip to Julio Couton who had dropped his in the stretch. Couton rode Olive...

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Instilled Regard Finally Rewards Patience in Fort Lauderdale

POSTED: December 15, 2019

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – OXO Equine’s Instilled Regard, a graded-stakes winner on dirt as a 3-year-old, matched the feat on turf before the end of his 4-year-old season thanks to a heady ride from reigning Eclipse Award...

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War Story Gets the Right Trip and Maybe a Pegasus Invite in the Harlan's Holiday

POSTED: December 15, 2019

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Imaginary Stables and Glenn Ellis’ War Story, a multiple-graded stakes winner with $2.9 million in earnings, turned in yet another game effort Saturday at Gulfstream Park to win the $100,000 Harlan’s Holiday (G3)....

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Pink Sands Last to First

POSTED: December 14, 2019

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Gainesway Stable and Andrew Rosen’s Pink Sands rallied from last to score her first graded-stakes victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Rampart (G3) at Gulfstream Park. Trained by Hall of Famer Shug McGaughey, the 4-year-old...

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