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Catching up with the fabulous Zenyatta, horse racing's queen

Catching up with the fabulous Zenyatta, horse racing's queen | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
Zenyatta is enjoying her retiremement. The thrills she provided on the track still linger.
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Rack ’em: One on One with Sports-Talk King, Racehorse Owner Jim Rome

Rack ’em: One on One with Sports-Talk King, Racehorse Owner Jim Rome | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it

"Sports personality Jim Rome and his wife, Janet, celebrate a win by Shared Belief in the 2014 Pacific Classic Stakes. (Photo by Penelope P. Miller/America's Best Racing). 


Jim Rome, who owns early Breeders’ Cup Classic favorite Shared Belief in partnership, is one of the most respected voices in the world of sports broadcasting and leading opinion-makers of his generation. A television and radio sports...."

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Wise Dan will miss Breeders' Cup Mile after injury

Wise Dan will miss Breeders' Cup Mile after injury | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
Wise Dan , the two-time Horse of the Year, won't be able to run in the Breeders' Cup Mile because of a non-displaced fracture at the bottom of the cannon bone of the right front fetlock, the Breeders' Cup announced on Monday.
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O'Neill Response

O'Neill Response | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it

"STATEMENT in response to suspension decision October 9, 2014

Dear owners, friends and horse lovers,

The good news is it’s settled.

It’s settled with the New York Gaming Commission, the California Horse Racing Board, and the Breeders’ Cup.
The short version is I’m suspended starting now through December 18th, which will take me past the Breeders’ Cup.  

A couple things I would like to share: ...."

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Continue reading Mr. O'Neill's Statement here.

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Breeders' Cup Official Recipe: Blueberry LemonDrop Cupcakes

Breeders' Cup Official Recipe: Blueberry LemonDrop Cupcakes | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
Yes, we know, it’s Halloween. (Boo!) But if you—like us—are too old to go trick-or-treating, there’s yet another event this week worth dressing up for. The Breeders’ Cup World Championships take place this weekend, where some of the fastest thoroughbreads alive will speed around the track at Arcadia’s Santa Anita Park. Even if you can’t …
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Declining equine fatality rates in California tell a complicated story | Thoroughbred Racing Commentary

Declining equine fatality rates in California tell a complicated story | Thoroughbred Racing Commentary | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
Decades of necropsy data from California tracks show an evolving landscape in Thoroughbred racing.
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Why racing professionals flock to the equine 'beauty contests' of rural France | Thoroughbred Racing Commentary

Why racing professionals flock to the equine 'beauty contests' of rural France | Thoroughbred Racing Commentary | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
Why racing professionals flock to the equine 'beauty contests' of rural France to find their next jumpers.
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In Pennsylvania Derby, a Record Run Upstages the Return of California Chrome

In Pennsylvania Derby, a Record Run Upstages the Return of California Chrome | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
Bayern set a track record at the Pennsylvania Derby as the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome, in his first race since June, finished sixth.
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Tapiture's owner expects to test California Chrome in Pennsylvania Derby

Tapiture's owner expects to test California Chrome in Pennsylvania Derby | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome, ready to race Saturday for the first time since his ill-fated bid for the Triple Crown in the Belmont Stakes, is the even-money favorite in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby.
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Anticipation!

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'No 1 jockey Jamie Spencer has not been forced out of his job'

'No 1 jockey Jamie Spencer has not been forced out of his job' | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
The man responsible for managing Sheik Fahad Al Thani’s racing empire insisted No 1 jockey Jamie Spencer has not been forced out of his job.
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Reporting on Horse Racing, With Love Beyond Words

Reporting on Horse Racing, With Love Beyond Words | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
For two brothers with a lifelong attachment to horse racing, The Saratoga Special, a free trade tabloid, is a family business and a labor of love.
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Zito climbed the ladder rung by rung to become Hall of Fame trainer

Zito climbed the ladder rung by rung to become Hall of Fame trainer | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
Nick Zito has been around horse racing all his life. The two-time Kentucky Derby winning trainer has become a master at his craft.
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Rachael Finch arrives in Sydney on horseback with the Melbourne Cup

Rachael Finch arrives in Sydney on horseback with the Melbourne Cup | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
Rachael Finch has figured out a unique way to arrive in style, jumping on a horse to trot into Sydney's Martin Place on Monday morning.Dressed in an equestrian ensemble the 26-year-old proudly held onto the Melbourne Cup as she met with fans and celebrated the race that stops the nation.
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Noble Mission delivers an emotional victory for Lady Cecil

Noble Mission delivers an emotional victory for Lady Cecil | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
Even the greatest stage needs a memorable performance to bring it alive and Noble Mission produced the most thrilling and emotional victory of the 2014 Flat season.
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What a great victory for Lady Cecil.

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Space-age racehorse training track set for construction

Space-age racehorse training track set for construction | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
Planning permission has been approved for the construction of a space-age mile-long monorail system just outside the Berkshire training centre of Lambourn.
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Keeneland shows fans, farms, community what to expect at Breeders' Cup 2015 | Kentucky.com

Keeneland shows fans, farms, community what to expect at Breeders' Cup 2015 | Kentucky.com | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
If you look carefully at Keene-land this fall, you will notice folks practicing how to put on next year's Breeders' Cup World Championships.
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Starting from scratch, Breeders' Cup boosts mainstream TV coverage | Thoroughbred Racing Commentary

Starting from scratch, Breeders' Cup boosts mainstream TV coverage | Thoroughbred Racing Commentary | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
After starting from scratch and leaving ESPN in 2011, the Breeders' Cup is infiltrating network TV through a partnership with NBC Sports.
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Breeders' Cup Unveils 2015 Keeneland Logo

Breeders' Cup Unveils 2015 Keeneland Logo | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
The Breeders' Cup and Keeneland Oct. 2 unveiled the official event logo for the 2015 Breeders' Cup World Championships, to be held next year at Keeneland.
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Chef Masaharu Morimoto headlines the Breeders' Cup's Inaugural Taste of Napa Valley

Chef Masaharu Morimoto headlines the Breeders' Cup's Inaugural Taste of Napa Valley | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
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Another reason to attend the Breeders' Cup!

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Star stallion Sebring scores date with Black Caviar

Star stallion Sebring scores date with Black Caviar | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
A Golden Slipper winner will be the next stallion to serve Black Caviar...
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California Chrome, Rested and Renewed, Returns to His Blue-Collar Roots

California Chrome, Rested and Renewed, Returns to His Blue-Collar Roots | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
There is some poetry to choosing the Pennsylvania Derby on Saturday for California Chrome’s return to the racetrack; the colt was built on a blue plate budget, boasts blue-collar roots and has thrived in middle-class ZIP codes.
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What an exciting race the Pennsylvania Derby will be!

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Chuck Bartok's curator insight, September 19, 2014 11:39 AM

Will be  a great story for years to come. Fun for me fact that he was born in the MDBarnmaster Foaling Barn we built for Harris Farms

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Arc champion Treve set for first run since Ascot in Prix Vermeille

Arc champion Treve set for first run since Ascot in Prix Vermeille | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
Last season's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe heroine Treve looks like returning to action in the Prix Vermeille at Longchamp next month.
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A horse for the ages: Catching up with the remarkable Lava Man

A horse for the ages: Catching up with the remarkable Lava Man | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
What started out as a $50,000 claim turned into a magical ride for trainer Doug O'Neill and connections of Lava Man
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Big hats and goose bumps take centre stage at York Races

Big hats and goose bumps take centre stage at York Races | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
Ladies wearing short skirts and skyscraper heels arrived at the course in a bid to take the best-dressed racegoer prize and win a trip to Dubai.
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National horse-breeding industry has contracted, but demand at auction for NY bred horses has grown dramatically

National horse-breeding industry has contracted, but demand at auction for NY bred horses has grown dramatically | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
Demand at auction for New-York bred horses has grown dramatically in the last four seasons, even as the national horse-breeding industry has contracted.
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