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Eclipse-winner, La Verdad, succumbs to colic after foaling Into Mischief colt

POSTED: May 11, 2020

ELMONT, N.Y. - Lady Sheila Stable, nom de course of Sheila Rosenblum, reported that Eclipse Award-winner La Verdad was humanely euthanized on Sunday due to...

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My Quest To Save Pimlico Race Course

POSTED: May 8, 2020

Pimlico Race Course I created a page on Facebook five years ago in May the week after the 2015 Preakness. It's called "Friends of Pimlico"...

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$389M Bill to Fund Pimlico and Laurel Park Rebuilding Becomes Law

POSTED: May 8, 2020

Iconic golden horses on the facade of Pimlico's clubhouse On Thursday, a long-awaited bill to reinvigorate the Maryland horse racing industry became law without the...

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Preakness Date Unconfirmed but Three Dates Being Considered

POSTED: May 6, 2020

Mounted on Bodexpress #9, jockey John Velazquez comes out of the saddle during the start of the 144th Running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico...

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Churchill’s 146th sports bet

POSTED: May 6, 2020

I have seen some highly circumspect ploys in the guise of ambassadorship at the racetrack in my days, but last Saturday, the first one in...

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The Race of the Century - According to the Computers

POSTED: May 3, 2020

Photo Credit: NBC Sports Saturday afternoon. NBC punished us with pre-race coverage of a horse race we'd already seen (Really, NBC? That cost  you less...

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Churchill Downs Inc.’s Annual Report:

POSTED: May 1, 2020

Can Racetrack Financials Tell Us Anything at All? A decade ago, the three largest US racetrack companies – Churchill Downs, Inc., the New York Racing...

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Designated Hitters' Colt 'My Friends Beer' Gets Big League At Bat

POSTED: May 1, 2020

My Friends Beer Photo Credit: Coady Photography When the Coronavirus hit and racing shut down in Maryland under governor's orders, Designated Hitters Racing, LLC (DHR),...

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The Horse; Herd Dynamics In-Foal

POSTED: April 28, 2020

Evaluating Foals One of the most frequent questions we get asked at THT Bloodstock is; “Can you get much herd dynamic information by evaluating a...

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