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Coolmore Acquires Top Seller at Inglis Chairman's Sale

on 05/07/2021 5:10 PM
Coolmore has continued its extraordinary spending spree with a view of mirroring a strategy employed to support unbeaten U.S. Triple Crown champion Justify on another high-profile shuttler, European star sire Wootton Bassett.
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A Visit With Protonico at Castleton Lyons

on 05/07/2021 5:10 PM
Anne M. Eberhardt speaks with Pat Hayes at Castleton Lyons about Protonico, the sire of 2021 Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Medina Spirit.
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Old Town Road Becomes Classic Empire's First Winner

on 05/07/2021 4:10 PM
The colt raced by Colonel Stable is first racehorse for four partners in North Carolina.
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By My Standards Could Join Knicks Go in Sexton Mile

on 05/07/2021 4:10 PM
Knicks Go is not the only multi-millionaire pointed to the $400,000 Steve Sexton Mile Stakes (G3) at Lone Star Park May 31.
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Brown Makes it a Double With Risk Taking in Preakness

on 05/07/2021 4:10 PM
In a late change of plans, the well-named Risk Taking will be entered for the May 15 Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course, trainer Chad Brown said May 7.
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Stakes Preview: Man o' War, Beaugay, and Peter Pan

on 05/07/2021 4:10 PM
Greg Wolf and Andy Serling preview three of the graded stakes at Belmont Park this weekend.
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Extension of Pimlico Meet Sought Amid Laurel Projects

on 05/07/2021 2:10 PM
Track officials reassured Maryland horsemen May 7 that all possible efforts to fully resurface the racing strip at Laurel Park and at the same time eradicate a rat infestation will be stepped up once the backside is vacated.
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KTA and KTOB Announces Officers and Directors for 2021

on 05/07/2021 1:10 PM
Joe Seitz was elected president of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association and Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders.
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NHK Mile Marks Important Step for Japan's 3-Year-Olds

on 05/07/2021 12:09 PM
The scramble that is Japan's 3-year-old division retreats to Tokyo Racecourse May 9 for the NHK Mile Cup (G1) with a pair of foreign-bred horses featuring prominently: Schnell Meister and Shock Action.
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Ward Records 2,000th Training Victory in North America

on 05/07/2021 12:09 PM
Days after starting his first horse in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1), 12th-place finisher Like the King, Wesley Ward experienced another highlight at Churchill Downs where he won his 2,000th race as a trainer May 6.
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Harvey's Lil Goil Returns vs. Classy Group in Beaugay

on 05/07/2021 12:09 PM
The $150,000 Beaugay Stakes (G3T) at Belmont Park May 8 will be a reunion of sorts for several top-level fillies and mares who last met in the fall when competing for a championship title in the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf (G1T). 
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Young Stallion Tiz the Law to Shuttle to Chile

on 05/07/2021 11:09 AM
The son of Constitution follows a number of successful U.S. stallions in Chile.
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Thinking Outside the Box in the Peter Pan

on 05/07/2021 9:08 AM
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the May 8 Peter Pan Stakes (G3) at Belmont Park.
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Daryl E. Parker Memorial Tall Stack Stakes: Brig

on 05/07/2021 7:07 AM
Daryl E. Parker Memorial Tall Stack Stakes
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Kona Gold Winner Cezanne Sidelined

on 05/06/2021 6:02 PM
Cezanne, an overpowering winner of the Kona Gold Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita Park April 18 in his 4-year-old bow, is sidelined with what trainer Bob Baffert describes as a "little setback."
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Armstrong Named Vice President of Culture at CDI

on 05/06/2021 6:02 PM
Churchill Downs Incorporated announced May 6 that Katherine Armstrong has been hired as Vice President of Culture (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion). The new role will report directly to Bill Carstanjen, CEO of CDI. 
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Knicks Go to Return in Steve Sexton Mile at Lone Star

on 05/06/2021 6:02 PM
Knicks Go, unraced since finishing fourth in the Feb. 20 Saudi Cup at King Abdulaziz Racetrack, is slated to return May 31 in the $400,000 Steve Sexton Mile Stakes (G3) at Lone Star Park, according to trainer Brad Cox.
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Racecourses Could Serve as Test Venues for Spectators

on 05/06/2021 5:02 PM
Racecourses have not hosted any pilots during the first phase of the British government's Events Research Programme, which has tested different scenarios involving getting people to, from, and around venues in a safe way ahead of reopening.
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Cox to Skip Preakness with Mandaloun, Caddo River

on 05/06/2021 5:02 PM
The May 15 Preakness Stakes (G1) lineup at Pimlico Race Course took a hit May 6 when trainer Brad Cox announced on a media teleconference that both of his prospects, Mandaloun and Caddo River, would skip the 1 3/16-mile race.
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Medina Spirit 'Feeling Great' in Training Since Derby

on 05/06/2021 5:02 PM
The Kentucky Derby (G1) winner began his early preparation for the May 15 Preakness Stakes (G1), training May 5-6 at Churchill Downs. Medina Spirit and his stablemate Concert Tour will van to Pimlico Race Course May 10.
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