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Smile Happy, Tiz the Bomb Work Toward 3-Year-Old Debuts

on 01/15/2022 3:18 PM
Lucky Seven Stable's Smile Happy and Phoenix Thoroughbred's Tiz the Bomb breezed sharply in company at Gulfstream Park Jan. 15 toward upcoming starts on the Road to the Kentucky Derby.
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Keeneland Postpones Shipping, May Delay January Sale

on 01/06/2022 7:58 PM
Keeneland has postponed the ship-in date for horses cataloged to the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale, and officials are monitoring the situation to determine whether the sale itself needs to be delayed.
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Edgeway Rebounds With Frontrunning Kalookan Queen Score

on 01/02/2022 7:21 PM
In the battle between two top-tier sprinting fillies, Edgeway parlayed her runner-up finish in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1) into a decisive wire-to-wire tally over Merneith in the $77,028 Kalookan Queen Stakes Jan. 2 at Santa Anita.
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Test Shortages Delay LFT Procedures for British Jockeys

on 01/01/2022 5:11 PM
The BHA has announced it will "temporarily defer" its requirement for anyone entering the weighing room in Britain to show a negative lateral flow test due to the nationwide difficulty in obtaining the rapid-result tests.
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Breeders' Cup Winner Tarnawa to Visit Frankel

on 12/28/2021 3:30 PM
Tarnawa, the Aga Khan's exceptional winner of the 2020 Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (G1T) at Keeneland, will be sent to champion sire Frankel for her first mating in 2022.
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F-T Midlantic Sale Topper Prevails in Santa Anita Debut

on 12/26/2021 7:17 PM
Shaaz, a 3-year-old son of Uncle Mo who topped the 2020 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale, got up in the final strides to win his debut over highly-touted Hopkins and Q B One in the fourth race at Santa Anita Park.
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Express Train Edges Hot Rod Charlie in San Antonio

on 12/26/2021 6:17 PM
On opening day at San Anita Park, Express Train provided his owners with some holiday memories by just edging classic-placed grade 1 winner Hot Rod Charlie in the $201,000 San Antonio Stakes (G2).
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Beyond Brilliant Carries Momentum Into Mathis Mile

on 12/21/2021 8:45 PM
Hall of Fame rider Kent Desormeaux has captured three past runnings of the Santa Anita Mathis Mile Stakes (G2T), formerly known as the Sir Beaufort Stakes. In this year's edition, he has a chance to win a fourth with C R K Stable's Beyond Brilliant.
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Flightline's Patient Connections Ready for Malibu

on 12/19/2021 8:26 PM
"Flightline, he's not our horse; I think he's going to be America's horse." That's what Kosta Hronis of Hronis Racing proudly said about the 3-year-old Tapit colt who will be saddled for the Malibu Stakes (G1) Dec. 26 on Santa Anita's opening day.
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Warmer Weather Requires Diligent Monitoring of Pastures

on 12/16/2021 9:00 PM
Unseasonally warm weather in Central Kentucky means monitoring for ergovaline in tall fescue grass.
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Organizations to Assist Tornado-Affected Horse Owners

on 12/16/2021 4:59 PM
Multiple equine organizations in the Commonwealth have joined forces to assist horse owners who have been affected by last week's tornado outbreak. Equine and ag-specific donations will be accepted at the Kentucky Horse Park December 18-20.
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C Z Rocket Back for More at Oaklawn Park

on 12/16/2021 4:59 PM
C Z Rocket was Oaklawn Park's top older male sprinter during the 2021 meeting that ended in May, and the millionaire multiple grade 2 winner returns to Hot Springs for a $120,000 allowance sprint Dec. 18
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TERF Awards $10,000 to MD Horse Industry Foundation

on 12/16/2021 4:59 PM
TERF is pleased to award $10,000 to the Maryland Horse Industry Foundation to be used for a work experience program, the returning of the Maryland Thoroughbred career program, and continued promotion of Marylandhorse.com.
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Warmer Weather Requires Diligent Montioring of Pastures

on 12/16/2021 2:58 PM
Unseasonally warm weather in Central Kentucky means monitoring for ergovaline in tall fescue grass.
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Two $500K NY Stallion Series Stakes Top Aqueduct Action

on 12/15/2021 7:52 PM
A pair of $500,000 races will put the spotlight on 2-year-olds by New York stallions Dec. 18 at Aqueduct Racetrack.
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Virginia Racing Commission Allots 27 Dates to Colonial

on 12/15/2021 7:52 PM
The 2022 Colonial Downs Race Meet will feature an expanded number of race days as well as an increase in daily purse money from $552,000 in 2021 to an expected $600,000 in 2022. The meet will run July 11 - September 7.
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Fasig-Tipton to Sponsor Chilean Oaks

on 12/15/2021 6:52 PM
Fasig-Tipton will expand its global reach Dec. 17 with a sponsorship of the Clasico Las Oaks (Chilean Oaks, G1), the auction house confirmed Dec. 15.
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Retired Jockey Nunez Wins First Race as Trainer

on 12/15/2021 6:52 PM
Eduardo Nunez, who notched 2,800 North American victories during a 34-year riding career, saddled his first winner as a trainer Dec. 15 at Gulfstream Park.
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Baffert Awarded $109K in Attorneys' Fees From NYRA

on 12/15/2021 6:52 PM
Trainer Bob Baffert scored a financial victory over the New York Racing Association Dec. 15 as United States District Court judge Carol Bagley Amon awarded him a total of $109,124.81 in attorneys' fees and expenses.
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All New Shooters in Second Leg of Japan Road to Derby

on 12/13/2021 3:31 PM
It's all "new shooters" as the "Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby" race series moves to its second of four legs Dec. 15 at Kawasaki Racecourse.
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