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California Chrome is Vox Populi Award Winner

California Chrome is Vox Populi Award Winner | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner California Chrome has been selected to receive the 2014 Secretariat Vox Populi Award.
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California Chrome Sparkles in Hollywood Derby

California Chrome Sparkles in Hollywood Derby | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
Dual classic winner California Chrome successfully debuted over turf in the $300,000 Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) Nov. 29 at Del Mar when he defeated Queen's Plate winner Lexie Lou by two lengths in a sterling performance.
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Frankel's foals ready to be sold at auction

Frankel's foals ready to be sold at auction | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
This week, the racing industry has been enjoying a good gawp as four of his ‘Frankelfoals’ have been the star attractions at the Newmarket stables of Tattersalls, the famous equestrian auctioneers.
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Jockeys will face fines for over-whipping in California.

Jockeys will face fines for over-whipping in California. | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
Horses won't be disqualified, but jockeys face fines for overwhipping in California.
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Alydar's Final Hours

Alydar's Final Hours | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
Tom Dixon, the insurance adjuster who gave the go-ahead to euthanize Alydar after he was found in his stall with a broken hind leg, provides his never-before-released recollections of Alydar's injuries, death, and the legal aftermath of the tragedy.
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A tragic story.

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Move into training no replacement for adrenalin-charge of riding

Move into training no replacement for adrenalin-charge of riding | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
Johnny Murtagh has been one of the few jockeys to successfully make switch
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Bayern Wins the Breeders’ Cup Classic

Bayern Wins the Breeders’ Cup Classic | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
Bayern won the Breeders’ Cup Classic, edging out Toast of New York and California Chrome in a tight finish. The start of the race was reviewed by stewards but no change was made.
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The Undefeated Shared Belief Is a Favorite in Breeders' Cup Classic

The Undefeated Shared Belief Is a Favorite in Breeders' Cup Classic | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
The undefeated Shared Belief is a 9-5 favorite in Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Classic, and it could be a defining race for the three-year-old gelding.
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The Passing of 14Z, “Z Princess”

Dear fans, We are deeply saddened to report the passing of Zenyatta’s filly, affectionately nicknamed Z Princess. She was a member of our family and
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How Jockey Mike Smith Stays in Shape

How Jockey Mike Smith Stays in Shape | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
His workout emphasizes cardio and core to develop reaction time, balance and agility
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The question racing doesn’t want to hear

The question racing doesn’t want to hear | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
ARE women jockeys dying to win? It’s the question no one in the racing industry wants to ask publicly, let alone answer.
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Christine A. Moore tops off Breeders' Cup with a millinery collection

Christine A. Moore tops off Breeders' Cup with a millinery collection | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
Hats seem to be as much a part of major horse racing meets as thoroughbreds, jockeys, trophies and flower garlands.
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How the Santa Anita Derby could be a Kentucky Derby preview

How the Santa Anita Derby could be a Kentucky Derby preview | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
ARCADIA >> Two of the past three Santa Anita Derby champions also went on to win the Kentucky Derby, and there’s a reasonable chance the trend could continue in 2015 if a talented crop of Southland 3-year-olds can avoid the usual pitfalls
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Chrome Diaries: Polishing the Chrome

Chrome Diaries: Polishing the Chrome | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it

"My Thanksgiving morning started early, just as every morning has for me this week.  While it’s an adjustment for me, and now my fiancé Scott, who arrived late Wednesday, it just another day for Team Sherman. While we all discussed what everyone was doing for dinner, focus remained on the work to be done this morning to ensure California Chrome was ready for his race on Saturday.

Being Thanksgiving,..."

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Fan Voting Open for Vox Populi Award

Fan Voting Open for Vox Populi Award | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
California Chrome, who won two legs of the 2014 Triple Crown, is one of the nominees for the 2014 Vox Populi Award. (Photos by Eclipse Sportswire)
While the Eclipse Awards have been in the spotlight since the 2014 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Eclipse voters aren’t the only ones who have a voice during this year’s award season.
For the fifth consecutive year, fans are able to vote for their...
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Fabulous nominees!

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Have rule changes led to real changes in NY corticosteroid practices? | Thoroughbred Racing Commentary

Have rule changes led to real changes in NY corticosteroid practices? | Thoroughbred Racing Commentary | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
Two years after a report on racehorse health and safety in New York State suggested critical changes in various policies and procedures, an important recommendation regarding corticosteroid treatments has been formally updated, but remains under-enforced.
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The top 10 most memorable moments from the Spring Racing Carnival

The top 10 most memorable moments from the Spring Racing Carnival | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
Spring Racing Carnival may just be the only event on the globe where glamour and the grotesque crossover. Many have lost their wages on bad bets, but what memories they made.
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Horse racing industry rejects Melbourne Cup cruelty claims

Horse racing industry rejects Melbourne Cup cruelty claims | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
The racing industry has rejected claims of cruelty after two horses died in the Melbourne Cup earlier this week
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Breeders' Cup Competitors Are Set Up for Big Showings in 2015

Breeders' Cup Competitors Are Set Up for Big Showings in 2015 | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
The Breeders' Cup is arguably the biggest event in horse racing with some of the largest purses in the world. However, it also works as an indicator for future success...
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Andrew Hoy unveils stunning new yard | Horse and Country TV

Andrew Hoy unveils stunning new yard | Horse and Country TV | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
Around 100 guests from the horse world attended the glamorous launch of Andrew Hoy's new yard, Somerby Stables in Leicestershire.
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Untapable wins Breeders' Cup Distaff

Untapable wins Breeders' Cup Distaff | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
Untapable wins Breeders' Cup Distaff; pregnant Rosie Napravnik announces impending retirement
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Quite a story: Shoes Off, On, and Off Again as Shoeless Senior Racehorse Tahoe Warrior is Claimed and Re-Claimed

Quite a story: Shoes Off, On, and Off Again as Shoeless Senior Racehorse Tahoe Warrior is Claimed and Re-Claimed | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
Spritely 11-year-old Tahoe Warrior started in 11 Thoroughbred races and won both with and without shoes on in 2014. As kingpin of trainer Wayne Rice's barefoot racing stable at Keeneland and Presque Isle Downs, he's a connoisseur of artificial surfaces who wants to run his way into the history books.
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Record 201 horses pre-entered for Breeders' Cup Championships set for Oct 31 and Nov 1

Record 201 horses pre-entered for Breeders' Cup Championships set for Oct 31 and Nov 1 | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
A record 201 horses, including 38 from overseas, have been pre-entered for the 31st Breeders' Cup World Championships set for Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at Santa Anita.
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