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Grand National to Run on Schedule April 10

on 02/25/2021 4:05 PM
The Randox Grand National meeting will remain in its scheduled position of April 8-10 after the Jockey Club said there was not a "solid enough basis" for moving the dates.
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Short but Competitive Field Lines Up for Pasadena

on 02/25/2021 4:05 PM
Fresh off a big first-out maiden score sprinting, John Sadler's Rock Your World stretches out and rates top billing among six sophomores going one mile on turf in the Feb. 27 $100,000 Pasadena Stakes at Santa Anita Park.
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Get Her Number Breezes, Could Return in Rebel

on 02/25/2021 4:05 PM
Gary Barber's Get Her Number, unraced since winning the American Pharoah Stakes (G1) Sept. 26 at Santa Anita Park, is possible to return in the $1 million Rebel Stakes (G2) at Oaklawn Park March 13, trainer Peter Miller said.
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Indiana Grand to Offer 40 Stakes Worth $3.65 Million

on 02/25/2021 3:04 PM
The Indiana Derby (G3) and Indiana Oaks (G3) remain on a Wednesday card, which proved lucrative in 2020. The races will be run July 7.
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Mr. Buff Looms Large in Stymie Stakes

on 02/25/2021 3:04 PM
Chester and Mary Broman's New York-bred legend Mr. Buff will attempt to notch his 11th career stakes victory in the Feb. 27 running of the $125,000 Stymie Stakes contested at a one-turn mile at Aqueduct Racetrack.
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Del Mar Average Daily Purses to Increase to $700,000

on 02/25/2021 2:04 PM
Del Mar will implement a major purse increase for its summer race meet that begins July 17, in addition to boosted incentives meant to lure out-of-state horses.
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Jockey Murphy Reveals He Considered Leaving Riding

on 02/25/2021 1:04 PM
Champion jockey Oisin Murphy has admitted he contemplated quitting the saddle following the fallout to the three-month drug ban he received last year.
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Goffs February Weanling Sale Moves Online

on 02/25/2021 1:04 PM
Following the extension to the current Covid restrictions announced by the Irish Government, Part 2 of the Goffs February Sale will now be held as a live online sale on 11th March.
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MyRacehorse, Kumin Join Monomoy Girl Ownership Group

on 02/25/2021 1:04 PM
After Spendthrift paid $9.5 million for two-time Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1) winner Monomoy Girl at The November Sale, Fasig-Tipton's premier breeding sale, and decided to keep her in training, it didn't take long for prospective partners to pop up.
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CDI Updates Facility Plans for Turfway Park, Churchill

on 02/25/2021 1:04 PM
With HHR back on solid footing, Churchill Downs Inc. expects to complete a new Turfway Park grandstand by the summer 2022 and will move forward on capital project plans at its namesake track in Louisville, although revisions are expected there.
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Derby Museum Black Heritage Exhibit Expansion Underway

on 02/25/2021 10:03 AM
Construction is underway on the first floor of the Kentucky Derby Museum, where an expanded Black Heritage in Racing exhibit will open at the end of March. 
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Derby Museum Black Heritage Exhibit Expansion Underway

on 02/25/2021 10:03 AM
Construction is underway on the first floor of the Kentucky Derby Museum, where an expanded Black Heritage in Racing exhibit will open at the end of March. 
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Penn Vet Researchers Develop Test to Detect Gene Doping

on 02/24/2021 11:00 PM
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine have successfully developed a new test to systemically detect the local administration of illicit, gene doping therapies in equine athletes.
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My Racehorse, Kumin Join Monomoy Girl Ownership Group

on 02/24/2021 10:00 PM
After Spendthrift paid $9.5 million for two-time Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1) winner Monomoy Girl at The November Sale, Fasig-Tipton's premier breeding sale, and decided to keep her in training, it didn't take long for prospective partners to pop up.
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Monomoy Girl's Delayed 2021 Debut No Concern for Cox

on 02/24/2021 10:00 PM
Postponements can certainly be aggravating, but as far as Monomoy Girl is concerned, trainer Brad Cox sees a silver lining, perhaps even a golden one, in having to wait for the mare's 6-year-old debut.
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Delayed 2021 Debut Minor Concern for Cox, Monomoy Girl

on 02/24/2021 9:00 PM
Postponements can certainly be aggravating, but as far as Monomoy Girl is concerned, trainer Brad Cox sees a silver lining, perhaps even a golden one, in having to wait for the mare's 6-year-old debut.
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Greatest Honour, Fire At Will Top Fountain of Youth

on 02/24/2021 8:00 PM
Many of Florida's top prospects on the Road to the Kentucky Derby square off Feb. 27 in the $300,000 Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream Park.
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Trainer Walder Wins Seventh Consecutive Race

on 02/24/2021 8:00 PM
Trainer Peter Walder won his seventh consecutive race when Richard Perkins' High Heater ($15) scored a frontrunning victory in the second race Feb. 24 at Gulfstream Park for $12,500 claimers.
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Champ Vequist Makes 2021 Debut in Davona Dale

on 02/24/2021 8:00 PM
Vequist, by Nyquist, last year's champion 2-year-old filly, begins her march toward the April 30 Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) in the Feb. 27 Davona Dale Stakes (G2). Gulfstream Park's one-mile race is worth $200,000.
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Churchill Downs Inc. Optimistic Despite 2020 Challenges

on 02/24/2021 7:00 PM
As expected in a year that many of its facilities were forced to close or faced significant attendance restrictions because of protocols aimed to halt the spread of COVID-19, casino and track owner Churchill Downs Inc. reported losses for 2020.
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