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2009 Breeders’ Cup Classic: Zenyatta Beats the Boys

POSTED: October 28, 2020

By Peter Lee In 2009, the 4-year-old filly Zenyatta was riding a wave of publicity and popularity unseen since Cigar won 16 straight races in...

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Girl Power On The Racetrack, Remembering Nellie Morse

POSTED: October 26, 2020

"Keeneland Library Cook Collection." - Nellie Morse By Jennifer Kelly Swiss Skydiver made history in the 145th Preakness Stakes, beating Kentucky Derby winner Authentic in...

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Past the Wire's Live Interactive Breeders' Cup 2020 webinar

POSTED: October 22, 2020

Be With Us! Get a seat at the table! Are you ready to take a deep dive into the 2020 Breeders' Cup with Jonathan Stettin...

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World’s highest-rated horse, Ghaiyyath, is retired

POSTED: October 20, 2020

By Breandán Ó hUallacháin Ghaiyyath, the world’s highest-rated racehorse at 130, is to retire after exhibiting muscle soreness. The four-time Group 1 winner will stand...

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The 2003 Breeders' Cup Turf: Too Close to Call, How Rare are Dead Heats

POSTED: October 19, 2020

Breeders’ Cup Photo (c) By Peter Lee Dead heats are a rarity. According to Wikipedia, only 20 dead heats have occurred in major races worldwide...

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Australia’s Group 1 Caulfield Cup on Saturday attracts a top quality field

POSTED: October 16, 2020

A flight containing 29 top-class-class international horses touched down at Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport a couple of weeks ago, heralding the official start of the overseas...

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TRF Blackburn 2020 Horse Show: Goes Global!

POSTED: October 15, 2020

October 20, 2020 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm On October 20th, the TRF and Blackburn Correctional Complex invite the world to participate in a “Horse Show unlike any...

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The Nobel Prize and Thoroughbred Auctions – How Racing Got It (Mostly) Right

POSTED: October 15, 2020

Auctioneer: the man who proclaims with a hammer that he has picked a pocket with his tongue. - Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary By Steve...

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One year in, MARS Equestrian Fellow at UK’s Gluck Equine Research Center continues to help older horses

POSTED: October 13, 2020

By: Holly Wiemers Horses aged 15 and over make up between 20% to 30% of the U.S. equine population. An important milestone will be reached...

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