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Bolshoi Ballet gives Aidan O’Brien a 14th Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial

POSTED: May 13, 2021

Another Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial at Leopardstown Racecourse in Ireland, and an all too familiar result: a winner trained by Aidan O’Brien for the Coolmore...

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The Business of Racing: Florida Racing: The Threat of the Seminole Compact

POSTED: May 13, 2021

The Florida Legislature will meet in a special session May 17th to consider, and almost certainly approve, the agreement, or “Compact,” signed last month by...

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World Premiere takes Japan’s longest horse race, the Grade 1 Tenno Sho (Spring)

POSTED: May 3, 2021

World Premiere returned to action at Hanshin on Sunday with his second Grade 1 success, winning the Tenno Sho (Spring), the longest Grade 1 race...

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Mother Earth gives Aidan O’Brien a third consecutive QIPCO 1000 Guineas win

POSTED: May 3, 2021

Mother Earth was a third consecutive victory in the QIPCO 1000 Guineas for Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien, and a seventh in total, at Newmarket Racecourse,...

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Poetic Flare wins QIPCO 2000 Guineas for Jim Bolger and Kevin Manning

POSTED: May 2, 2021

The Jim Bolger-trained Poetic Flare caused an upset at Newmarket, England, on Saturday, when winning the QIPCO 2000 Guineas. The son of Dawn Approach, who...

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The Business of Racing: OBS Spring Sale

POSTED: April 29, 2021

The Ocala Breeders Sales Co.’s annual spring sale of two-year-olds in training is the largest thoroughbred juvenile auction in the world, regularly featuring more than...

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A Lasix-Free Triple Crown starting with the 2021 Kentucky Derby: Part Three

POSTED: April 29, 2021

Introduction of Lasix When pharmaceuticals became more prevalent after World War II more and more companies became competitive to find more and more new drugs. ...

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A Lasix-Free Triple Crown starting with the 2021 Kentucky Derby: Part Two

POSTED: April 28, 2021

Do all horses bleed? Does Lasix enhance performance?  The severity by which horses bleed is graded from zero to four. At zero, an endoscopic examination...

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A Lasix-Free Triple Crown starting with the 2021 Kentucky Derby: Part One

POSTED: April 27, 2021

When you look at the Kentucky Derby program this year you won’t see any “L’s” in the column marked M/E for medication and equipment—the medication...

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