1. Prayer for Relief Leads Louisiana Handicap

    Zayat Stables' Prayer for Relief, 6 1/4 length winner the $75,000 Tenacious Handicap at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots on Dec. 21, looms a strong choice despite shouldering top impost of 123 pounds in the $100,000 Louisiana Handicap on Jan...

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  2. Horse Racing's Richest People

    Known as the Sport of Kings, racing has always attracted the rich and famous. America's Best Racing takes a look at some of the richest people who have invested their fortunes in making a run at signature races around the world...

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  3. Unbeaten Champion Frankel Fathers First Foal

    The most eagerly anticipated new arrival for years in the horse racing world duly took place on Saturday when Frankel, arguably the world's greatest racehorse, fathered his first foal...

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  4. Nicholson Retiring from Kentucky Horse Park

    John Nicholson, executive director of the Kentucky Horse Park since June 1, 1997, announced his retirement effective April 30...

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  5. Revamped Strub Led by Baffert, Hollendorfer

    A revamped Strub Stakes (gr. II), moved forward on the Santa Anita Park schedule and shortened in distance to 1 1/16 miles, features two strong entrants apiece from Hall of Fame trainers Bob Baffert and Jerry Hollendorfer...

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  6. Del Mar Sets Dates for Two Meets in 2014

    The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club will hold a 15-day fall meeting this November in addition to its regular summer stand, it announced in a statement released Jan. 15...

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  7. Nominees for 2013 Eclipse Awards Are Announced

    Horse of the Year candidates Mucho Macho Man, Will Take Charge and Wise Dan head the list of finalists for horse racing's 2013 Eclipse Awards, which were announced Wednesday...

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  8. Early Triple Crown Nominations Close Jan. 25

    Early nominations are being accepted from owners and trainers of 3-year-old Thoroughbreds aspiring to compete in the 2014 Triple Crown, the coveted series of American classic races ...

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  9. Mucho Macho Man Huge in 'Millions' Classic

    Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Mucho Macho Man towers over the competition for his 2014 debut Jan. 18 in the Florida Sunshine Millions Classic at Gulfstream Park, a race that for him has alternately been a triumph and a debacle...

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  10. Impressive Finalists for Older Female Eclipse

    In the older female Eclipse Award category, two-time champion Royal Delta is the standout finalist, while other impressive mares Joyful Victory and Tiz Miz Sue attempt to make their cases with grade I accomplishments in 2013...

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  11. Brazilian Colt Nearly Sets World Record

    Bal A Bali (BRZ) one of the best 3-year-old colts in Brazil in recent history, nearly set a world record for a mile on turf when he won the Estado do Rio de Janeiro Stakes (BRZ-I) Jan...

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  12. Churchill Revises Derby Supplemental Nomination Policy

    Churchill Downs has adjusted its policy on supplemental nominations to the Kentucky Derby to make supplemental entrants eligible to make the field for the race if they have qualified on the "Road to the Kentucky Derby" point system...

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  13. Keeneland Schedules 16 Stakes for Spring

    Sixteen stakes worth a total of $3.725 million, boosted by purse increases for the Beaumont Presented by Keeneland Select (gr. II) and Elkhorn (gr. IIT), headline Keeneland's 2014 spring race meet, to be held April 4-25...

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  14. Will Take Charge Frontrunner for Eclipse

    In a year when the 3-year-old male leaderboard kept changing by the month, it should come as no surprise that a horse like Will Take Charge, who excelled from August to November, be the frontrunner for the Eclipse Award...

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  15. 2011 Breeder's Cup Turf - St Nicholas Abbey + Pre & Post Race

    Eighteen-year-old Joseph O'Brien rode St Nicholas Abbey to a driving win in the $2,727,000 Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) Nov. 5 at Churchill Downs for his father, trainer Aidan O'Brien...

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  16. Irish Star St. Nicholas Abbey Dies from Colic

    Six-time grade/group I winner St Nicholas Abbey died the morning of Jan. 14 due to complications from colic, Coolmore Stud reported...

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  17. Ramseys Lead Field for Outstanding Owners

    “We won 26% of our starts throughout the year,” Ramsey said. “We call that PDG. Pretty damn good.” .....

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  18. Baffert, Mott, Pletcher Vie for Eclipse Award

    Voters brought out the heavyweights for the 2013 Outstanding Trainer category, with finalists Todd Pletcher, Bob Baffert, and Bill Mott combining for 11 previous Eclipse Awards. ...

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  19. Boston Marathon Tragedy Inspires Horse Names

    The Boston Marathon bombings last April were rated by many news organizations as the top story of 2013, and now the New England connections of two 3-year-old colts named in tribute ...

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  20. NYSGC Appoints Palmer Equine Medical Director

    After an international search, the New York State Gaming Commission announced Jan. 13 that Dr. Scott Palmer has been appointed the equine medical director for the racing regulator...

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  21. Parx Officially Lifts EHV-1 Quarantine

    An almost two-month quarantine tied to equine herpesvirus at Parx Racing in Pennsylvania has been officially lifted, a track official said Jan. 13...

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  22. Aqueduct Cancels After the First Race Because of Fog

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  23. Remainder of Today's Race at Aqueduct Canceled Due to Heavy Fog

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  24. Tyler Baze Gets Initial Victory Since Return

    Jockey Tyler Baze earned his first win since returning from an alcohol-related suspension when he guided Changethechannel to a front-running tally in the featured $58,000 Venus Purse allowance Jan...

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  25. Mucho Macho Man Headed to Sunshine Millions

    Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner and Horse of the Year finalist Mucho Macho Man will make his 2014 debut in the same race he he used to open his campaign in each of the past two years, the Sunshine Millions Classic Jan...

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