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Tiz Midnight Beats Clock in Bayakoa Victory

Tiz Midnight Beats Clock in Bayakoa Victory | Racing News | Scoop.it

Odds-on Tiz Midnight proved a popular winner of the $200,000 Bayakoa Stakes (gr. II) at Los Alamitos for the former Quarter Horse trainer Bob Baffert when she battled back along the rail by a head over Warren's Veneda Dec. 6 (VIDEO).

It was like the good old days for the Hall of Famer Baffert, back in the Los Al winner's circle with his longtime client and pal Mike Pegram following Tiz Midnight's first stakes score in the 1 1/16-mile Bayakoa. Tiz Midnight accomplished the win in a track record time of 1:41.62 on a fast track.

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North American harness racing legend Mike MacDonald dies 

North American harness racing legend Mike MacDonald dies  | Racing News | Scoop.it

The Prince Edward Island sports community is mourning the death of North American harness racing legend Mike MacDonald, a native of Parkdale, who died overnight Tuesday.

MacDonald won a record-setting five Gold Cup and Saucer races over his
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How Dubai's Godolphin became a world leader in horse racing

How Dubai's Godolphin became a world leader in horse racing | Racing News | Scoop.it
Huge investments have gone into making Godolphin the largest stable in the world. But what's the motivation behind this commitment to the sport and the racing community in general? Arabian Business goes to Newmarket, the team's UK headquarters, to find out what explains this passion for horse racing
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Horse falls, jockey dismounts, and yet they rally to win

Horse Racing news: Horse falls, jockey dismounts, and yet they rally to win.
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Royal Ascot, a Crown Jewel for Racing and the Queen 

Royal Ascot, a Crown Jewel for Racing and the Queen  | Racing News | Scoop.it
The five-day thoroughbred race meeting, which takes place in England each June, has been attended by Queen Elizabeth II every year since 1945.
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Confirmed: Justify To Be Paraded At Churchill Downs Saturday Night

Confirmed: Justify To Be Paraded At Churchill Downs Saturday Night | Racing News | Scoop.it
Guests at Churchill Downs will be able to get a glimpse of horse racing's brightest star Saturday night when undefeated Triple Crown winner Justify is celebrated and paraded between races during an action-packed “Downs After Dark Presented by Budweiser” nighttime racing program. The first race Saturday is 6 p.m. and the 11-race card will showcase …
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Instead of heading straight to stud, Justify will make appearances and eventually race again. There's been some call for the industry to continue racing horses that have developed a fan base to add more interest in racing attendance.

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Suffolk Downs Opens For Summer Horse Racing Season | WBUR News

Suffolk Downs Opens For Summer Horse Racing Season | WBUR News | Racing News | Scoop.it
Suffolk Downs opens for its summer season this weekend with live horse racing. The location has been proposed as a possible site for Amazon's second headquarters.
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Losing owner calls for investigation into Belmont Stakes | Lexington Herald Leader

Losing owner calls for investigation into Belmont Stakes | Lexington Herald Leader | Racing News | Scoop.it
Mike Repole, co-owner of fourth-place finisher Vino Rosso and 10th-place finisher Noble Indy, said Sunday he hopes NYRA will look into tactics used by Restoring Hope's jockey in Saturday's Belmont Stakes. Restoring Hope is trained by Bob Baffert, who also trains Justify, the winner of the race.
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No saddle, no problem: French rider survives malfunction to claim incredible win

Jockey Elaura Cieslik showed off all her skill in the saddle at Salon de Provence on Monday when managing to get First Wood home in front – despite not having a saddle for the closing stages of the race.

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 A video was posted of this incredibly dangerous feat.

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NBC's 'Dark Horses' doc revisits Easy Goer vs. Sunday Silence

NBC's 'Dark Horses' doc revisits Easy Goer vs. Sunday Silence | Racing News | Scoop.it
Horse Racing news: NBC's 'Dark Horses' doc revisits Easy Goer vs. Sunday Silence.
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NBC is premiering a documentary about the 1989 Triple Crown rivalry between Easy Goer and Sunday Silence on June 2 at 5pm E.  

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Burned horse trainer Martine Bellocq finds love, hope among the ashes

Burned horse trainer Martine Bellocq finds love, hope among the ashes | Racing News | Scoop.it
Burns to 60 percent of her body from a Dec. 7 fire at San Luis Rey Downs left horse trainer Martine Bellocq in a coma for months.
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Hall Of Fame Jockey Edgar Prado Celebrates 7,000th Win On Tuesday

With a victory aboard Anthony Merlino's Thefundsarelow in the 6th race Tuesday afternoon at Parx, jockey Edgar Prado won the 7,000th race of his Hall of Fame career. Inducted into racing's Hall of Fame in August of 2008, the Peruvian native stands 8th all-time in career wins. A regular on the Maryland circuit, Prado came …
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Preakness will return to Baltimore's Pimlico in 2019. After that, the race's home is uncertain 

Preakness will return to Baltimore's Pimlico in 2019. After that, the race's home is uncertain  | Racing News | Scoop.it
The Preakness — Maryland’s largest and splashiest sporting event — will return in 2019 to the faded Baltimore horse track for one more year.
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Foreman: 'Spirit Of Cooperation' In Mid-Atlantic Led To Revival Of MATCH Series

Foreman: 'Spirit Of Cooperation' In Mid-Atlantic Led To Revival Of MATCH Series | Racing News | Scoop.it
The Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championship Series, which had a five-year run from 1997-2001, returns to the racing landscape in 2018. The MATCH Series kicks off on Preakness weekend at Pimlico racecourse in Baltimore, with the Skipat Stakes (for filly and mare sprinters) and Jim McKay Turf Sprint (3 and up, turf sprinters) contested on next Friday's …
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Disaster Planning, Racing Surfaces Among Topics At Annual Welfare, Safety Summit

Disaster Planning, Racing Surfaces Among Topics At Annual Welfare, Safety Summit | Racing News | Scoop.it
The eighth Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit, to be held on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky., will update the industry on findings in areas such as equine injury statistics and jockey safety as well as touch on other points of interest including the integrity of racing and the role of …
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Jockey Club's Gagliano Named Chairman Of American Horse Council

Jockey Club's Gagliano Named Chairman Of American Horse Council | Racing News | Scoop.it
James L. Gagliano, President & Chief Operating Officer of The Jockey Club, was elected as the next Chairman of the American Horse Council's (AHC) Board of Trustees during the AHC's Annual Meeting and National Issues Forum. Gagliano succeeds Dr. Jerry Black who served as Chairman the past three years. “I'm honored to lead the American …
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Watch: French harness horse, driver take dip into infield lake 

Horse Racing news: Watch: French harness horse, driver take dip into infield lake.
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Backyard Heaven Headlines Stephen Foster Field 

Backyard Heaven Headlines Stephen Foster Field  | Racing News | Scoop.it
The handicap ranks still have some sorting to do. To that end, the June 16 $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (G1) can bring a leading adversary to the forefront as a field of nine will try their collective hand in the 1 1/8-mile test.
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Restoring Hope’s role in the Belmont Stakes highly debatable 

Restoring Hope’s role in the Belmont Stakes highly debatable  | Racing News | Scoop.it
Horse Racing news: Restoring Hope’s role in the Belmont Stakes highly debatable.
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At 52, Mike Smith Has the Ride of His Life - The New York Times

At 52, Mike Smith Has the Ride of His Life - The New York Times | Racing News | Scoop.it
After a long career full of triumphs and tears, Justify’s jockey had the type of day that left even his rivals happy for him.
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View from the Rail: is the Triple Crown structured to serve racing’s best interests? 

View from the Rail: is the Triple Crown structured to serve racing’s best interests?  | Racing News | Scoop.it
Article by Charles Hayward: Bob Baffert is back at Belmont Park this week with the chance to win another Triple Crown through Justify. Yet, whatever the outcome, the Belmont Stakes, as the last leg of the Triple Crown at a mile and a half, has outlived its usefulness as the country’s signature 3-year-old Thoroughbred racing series.
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Belmont Stakes: 50 Questions for the 150th Running 

Belmont Stakes: 50 Questions for the 150th Running  | Racing News | Scoop.it
It's a historic running of the Belmont Stakes with a Triple Crown bid and an anniversary. Here's a complete guide to race day logistics, the history of the event and a bunch of horse puns.
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Horse Wins Race By Ten Legths, Tries To Run Out Of The Racecourse Through Carpark

Horse Wins Race By Ten Legths, Tries To Run Out Of The Racecourse Through Carpark | Racing News | Scoop.it
Most horses find it difficult enough to just land a win at the racecourse but one victorious runner at Ripon was still so full of running he tried to run all…
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Justify Emerges From the Fog to Win Preakness

Justify Emerges From the Fog to Win Preakness | Racing News | Scoop.it
In an intense, white fog at Pimlico Race Course, Justify and Good Magic, the top two finishers in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1), dueled for the second prize in the Triple Crown.
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Tragedy Brings Racing Community Together At Louisiana Downs

Tragedy Brings Racing Community Together At Louisiana Downs | Racing News | Scoop.it
The 2018 Thoroughbred racing season at Harrah's Louisiana Downs got under way on Saturday, May 5.  It was a bittersweet beginning of the meet for 2016-'17 leading trainer Joey Foster. The Vinton, La., resident topped all conditioners with 301 starters and a record of 68 wins, 55 seconds and 48 third-place finishes in 2017.  He …
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