Posted: January 16, 2020

Breeders' Cup Statement on Mongolian Groom Report

LEXINGTON, Ky. (January 15, 2020) – Dr. Lawrence (Larry) Bramlage has released an evaluation report on Mongolian Groom’s  fatal injury in the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Classic.  Immediately following the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Classic, the Breeders’ Cup Board of Directors retained Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital’s Dr. Larry Bramlage to conduct an evaluation of Mongolian Groom’s pre-race condition and injury, as well as all pre-race safety and evaluation protocols in place for the 2019 Breeders’ Cup World Championships.  Dr. Bramlage conducted the evaluation, with support from outside counsel Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC...

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Posted: January 13, 2020

Remembering Walter Medio, the King of A.C.

I first met Walter Medio in May of 1987 at Atlantic City Racecourse. The track had just opened for stabling and the barn area was a ghost town. After driving past row after row of empty barns, I was about to give up my job search when I stumbled upon a thirty horse stable in Barn R. I parked and went in search of the trainer. A groom pointed me in the direction of a gray-haired man in glasses pushing a wheelbarrow full of manure. That was the first thing...

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Posted: January 11, 2020

Destination Hope

Introduction; Partnership Through Time The human/horse intersection has for centuries been a partnership that has always had a stronger connection than that of purely workmates. Far from beasts of burden horses have long served in an unofficial role as our emotional partners; their natural ability to sense, feel, absorb and reflect human emotion creates a cathartic and symbiotic relationship. The human and animal interspecies relationship is both mollifying and cohesive and different animals fit into different parameters of human wellness; for example dogs are wonderful human partners to be sure,...

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Updated List of Pegasus World Cup, and Pegasus Turf Invitees

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Graded-stakes winners Tenfold and Midcourt and Grade 1-placed Bodexpress, a popular local favorite, were added Sunday to the formal list of horses invited to the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Saturday,...

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Bellera Fights Hard To The Wire As 1/2 Betting Choice

POSTED: January 19, 2020

Photo Credit: Chelsea Durand NYRA Press OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Making her first start since winning the Grade 3, $200,000 Comely on November 29, Mathis Stable's Bellera didn't disappoint her backers fending off a game effort...

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Sadler's Joy Primed For Pegasus Turf

POSTED: January 19, 2020

Photo Credit: Chelsea Durand NYRA Press Trainer Tom Albertrani said he's been pleased with the progress of his stakes-contender contingent training at Palm Meadows in Florida, with four-time graded stakes-winner Sadler's Joy remaining on target for...

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Sackatoga Stable's Tiz The Law Breezes At Gulfstream Park

POSTED: January 19, 2020

Photo Credit: NYRA NYRA Press New York-based jockey Manny Franco was in Florida on Sunday morning to guide Sackatoga Stable's New York-bred Grade 1-winner Tiz the Law through a five-furlong breeze in 1:01.55 on the Gulfstream...

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Sir Winston Downgraded to Possible For Jazil

POSTED: January 19, 2020

Photo Credit: Brittlan Wall NYRA Press Tracy Farmer's Grade 1 Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets winner Sir Winston, who was expected to make his first start since finishing 12th in the Woodchopper on December 28...

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