Posted: November 15, 2019

British Idiom- Championship Pedigree Tour

British Idiom Overtakes Donna Veloce In The Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies In the 2012 Keeneland November Sale, Katsumi Yoshida of Japan’s Northern Farm paid over $2.1 million for Zazu, a Tapit mare out of Rhumb Line. If the steep sales tag speaks to the strength of Zazu’s bloodline, it is also a testament to Japan’s continued quest to become a dominant force in international breeding. Organized horse racing in Japan is governed by the Japan Racing Association (JRA) a body that regulates major race tracks in the country. From top...

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Posted: November 14, 2019

Yoshida Brothers, Royalty of Japanese Breeding Industry

Northern Taste To those familiar with the breeding industry, it is no secret where the best thoroughbreds in the world are bred. Thinking outside of the box and purchasing the best mares suitable for broodmare duties have made Japan the dominant force in horse racing. Paired with self made stallions of many different bloodlines, these combinations always seem to produce winners. Started by the late Zenya Yoshida in the 1970’s, a stallion’s paradise known as Shadai Stallion Station was the birth of Japanese equine greatness. Along with his sons Katsumi,...

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Posted: November 15, 2019

RACE DAY VET EXAMS

I received a few emails about what all is involved in a Pre-Race Veterinary exam. That's a great question. It's basically the same at most tracks.  The veterinarian comes to the barn on the morning of the race and picks up the horses upper lip and checks his/her tattoo. All race horses are tattooed so you get the correct horse. Remember, horses can really look alike down to their markings, the tattoo is what they go by. Then the horse is taken out of the stall.  The veterinarian looks to...

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The Bob Hope at Del Mar

1Rager (KY)Martin Garcia118Andrew Lerner-2Howbeit (KY)Rafael Bejarano118Doug F. O'Neill-3Thousand Words (FL)Flavien Prat118Bob Baffert-4Zimba Warrior (FL)Jose Valdivia, Jr.118J. Keith Desormeaux-5High Velocity (KY)Drayden Van Dyke118Bob Baffert-6Strongconstitution (KY)Abel Cedillo118Doug F. O'Neill- A small but talented field is heading to the...

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Prat's Personal Goodbye To Vasilika

POSTED: November 15, 2019

Del Mar Press Photo Credit: Casey Phillips Photography Flavien Prat had answered the questions and provided comments on his victory aboard Toinette in the Goldikova Stakes on Sunday, November 3, closing day of the Santa Anita...

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Keeneland Sale Grads Headline Grade 3 Bob Hope

POSTED: November 15, 2019

Keeneland News Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduatesThousandWordsandHigh Velocity, stablemates trained by Bob Baffert, lead the field for the Bob Hope (G3) on Saturday at Del Mar. Each won in his career debut at Santa Anita in...

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Beholder to visit Bolt d’Oro in 2020

POSTED: November 14, 2019

Bolt d'Oro Spendthrift Farm’s four-time champion & three-time Breeders’ Cup winner Beholder will be bred to Bolt d’Oro in 2020. “We strongly considered breeding Beholder to Bolt d’Oro this past season, so it’s a mating we’ve...

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NYRA to observe moment of silence for exercise rider Juan Becerra

POSTED: November 14, 2019

NYRA Press OZONE PARK, N.Y. - The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will observe a moment of silence following Thursday's fifth race at Aqueduct Racetrack to honor the memory of Juan Becerra, an exercise rider...

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