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Fahey Saddles 3,000th British Winner

10 hours 13 min ago
Richard Fahey has been responsible for group 1 winners Ribchester and Mayson among many others and reached the landmark with jockey Paul Hanagan in the saddle.

More Than Ready Colt Shines at Midlantic Breeze Show

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A More Than Ready colt consigned by Kirkwood Stables, agent, breezed the fastest quarter-mile May 11 to highlight the first of three days of the under tack show for the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale. 

ARCI Backs Smooth Implementation of HISA

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ARCI Chair Robert Lopez said today that the U.S. members of the Association of Racing Commissioners International are focused on a smooth and expeditious implementation of the newly enacted Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act.  

Medina Spirit Lands Post 3 at Preakness Draw

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A horse race intended to propel the Triple Crown along but has been overshadowed by the specter of picograms, cancel culture, and split samples finally took shape May 11 as a field of 10 was entered in the Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico.

Mother Earth Eyes English-French Guineas Double

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Mother Earth will bid to become the first filly since Special Duty in 2010 to do the English-French One Thousand Guineas double after Aidan O'Brien revealed she is set to take her chance in the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches (G1) at Longchamp May 16.

Medina Spirit, Concert Tour Permitted in Preakness

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Medina Spirit and Concert Tour have been permitted to race in the May 15 Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course after trainer Bob Baffert consented to blood testing, monitoring, and medical review of his horses by Maryland authorities. 

Sold Out Becomes Java's War's First Winner

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The 2-year-old colt out of Belle Soul won his May 8 debut by eight lengths at Camarero Race Track.

Restrictions Lifted for Horses Entering KY From MD

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Horses entering Kentucky from Maryland that meet standard health requirements are now allowed unrestricted entry, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture announced May 10. 

Thunderello Dies Due to Colic at 22

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The son of Montbrook was runner-up by half a length in the 2002 Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1). He went on to sire multiple graded stakes winner Monterey Jazz.

Medina Spirit, Concert Tour Get First Look at Pimlico

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About eight hours before the May 11 post position draw for the 146th Preakness Stakes (G1), it seemed like any other morning four days before the second jewel of the Triple Crown.

Baffert: Ointment Could Have Caused Derby Drug Positive

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Trainer Bob Baffert issued a statement May 11 suggesting Medina Spirit's post-race positive test for betamethasone in the Kentucky Derby (G1) may have been the result of an ointment used to treat the horse for dermatitis.

Obituary: Jockey Inocente Competed in Mid-Atlantic

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Retired jockey and exercise rider Daniel Inocente Sr. died April 26 at the age of 78. 

Plenty of Radio, TV Coverage Planned for Preakness Week

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This week's radio, television, and streaming schedule for racing.

Mott Seeks Second Pimlico Special Win With Modernist

Tue, 2021-05-11 03:37
No one could blame trainer Bill Mott if he takes a stroll down memory lane while Modernist is being saddled for the May 14 Pimlico Special Stakes (G3).

Miss Preakness Lures Fillies From Hither and Yon

Tue, 2021-05-11 03:37
Five fast fillies from Arkansas to Kentucky help make up the field of nine. Purple Martin Stakes winner Abrogate is the race highweight at 122 pounds.

Stage Raider to Step Up to Allowance Level at Belmont

Tue, 2021-05-11 03:37
John Gunther's homebred Stage Raider, the half brother to 2018 Triple Crown winner Justify, is set for his third career start May 14 at Belmont Park, where he'll stretch out to a mile in a $92,000 allowance optional claiming race.

KHRC Outlines Procedures Following Failed Drug Test

Tue, 2021-05-11 03:37
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission released May 10 a question and answer publication on its procedures in place following an initial failed drug test.

Shrager's Crump Bio Wins 2020 Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award

Tue, 2021-05-11 03:37
Veteran turf writer Mark Shrager has won the 15th Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award, presented by Castleton Lyons, for Diane Crump, A Horse-Racing Pioneer's Life in the Saddle.

Mandaloun Takes Over Top Spot in NTRA 3-Year-Old Poll

Tue, 2021-05-11 03:37
Following the report of a failed drug test by race winner Medina Spirit after the May 1 Kentucky Derby (G1) at Churchill Downs, there has been a shake up in the top five positions in the latest NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Thoroughbred Poll.

Midnight Bourbon Turns in Final Work for Preakness

Tue, 2021-05-11 03:37
Winchell Thoroughbreds' Midnight Bourbon had the easy workout typical of a Steve Asmussen-trained horse five days before a race, covering the half-mile distance in :50 1/5 at Churchill Downs May 10.

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