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The First Saturday in September: What Difference Will Four Months Make?

POSTED: April 5, 2020

This Labor Day weekend, as we honor the contributions of hard-working Americans, horse racing enthusiasts are now hoping to have another reason to celebrate: the...

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Run Dusty Run: Remembering Second Place

POSTED: April 2, 2020

Do you know who Ralph Metcalfe is? He finished second to Jesse Owens in 100 meters at the 1936 Olympics. What about Christopher Chataway? He...

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Who Is Behind The Santa Anita Park Shutdown

POSTED: April 2, 2020

By: Fred Riecke Most people are under the impression that PETA was the driving force behind the closing of Santa Anita Park.  Surprisingly, that doesn’t...

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Why Horse Trainers Are Quitting The Game

POSTED: April 1, 2020

Kiaran McLaughlin Photo Credit: NYRA Amid all the rest of the chaos in racing over the past few weeks, two of New York’s leading trainers,...

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International Horseracing Is Beckoning

POSTED: March 31, 2020

Horseracing in North America is largely on hold thanks to the coronavirus COVID-19. The Keeneland meet was scrapped, Aqueduct is being used as a temporary...

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The Long and Winding Road to the Roses, with Detours

POSTED: March 24, 2020

Usually at this time of year, we are close to the end of the road for Kentucky Derby prep races, those offering the greatest points....

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A Lady of History and Heart: Genuine Risk

POSTED: March 23, 2020

Keeneland Library Featherston Collection- Genuine Risk The Kentucky Derby stands as America’s most celebrated race, an event that even people who do not regularly go...

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Singapore, Where Horse Racing is Business as Usual

POSTED: March 23, 2020

Mark Walker, who trains the New Zealand-based Te Akau operation’s horses there, has been impressed with Singapore’s handling of the coronavirus, which has meant racing has been...

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And they're off! Who's running and Who's not this weekend

POSTED: March 20, 2020

The situation with COVID-19 has been felt in every industry across the U.S. The horse racing industry has seen changes daily. Thursday, Aqueduct announced the...

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