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Brett Wiener Wins First DerbyWars $100000 Game! - Horse Racing Nation

3 hours 9 min ago

Brett Wiener Wins First DerbyWars $100000 Game!
Horse Racing Nation
He outplayed 132 others - including his wife, Sarah (swiener) - over the 2-day contest that spanned 30 races at Saratoga and Del Mar. First Prize was ... He scored with 2 modest-priced horses at Del Mar to wind up day 2 in 10th place. Day 2 started out ...

Handicapping the Del Mar Futurity - Horse Racing Nation (blog)

3 hours 41 min ago

Handicapping the Del Mar Futurity
Horse Racing Nation (blog)
American Pharoah—When a jockey plays musical horses right before an important race, I tend to sit up and take notice. Like Laurie pointed out, the rail draw and addition of blinkers is favorable, but his debut was anything but impressive. Baffert does ...

Curtain Closes on Memorable Saratoga Meet - Horse Racing Nation

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Curtain Closes on Memorable Saratoga Meet
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One of the more memorable on-track highlights of the 40-day meet was the thrilling return of reigning two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan, who carried top weight of 127 pounds to a narrow victory in the Grade 2 Bernard Baruch in near course-record time.
Saratoga Concludes Successful 2014 MeetPaulick Report
Tim Wilkin: 5-day racing weeks looking like safe betAlbany Times Union
NY Racing Officials Look Into Racehorse DeathsThe Epoch Times
TheHorse.com -Schenectady Gazette
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Pletcher, Castellano Repeat as Meet Leaders - Horse Racing Nation

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Racing Post

Pletcher, Castellano Repeat as Meet Leaders
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"At the same time you cannot not be grateful anytime you come to Saratoga and win 26, 27 races, win the Hopeful, Coaching Club, Alabama and Schuylerville. No matter how good you do, it could always be better, no matter how bad you're doing it could ...
Competitive Edge cruises to win at SaratogaSacramento Bee
Competitive Edge slams Saratoga rivalsRacing Post
Competitive Edge gets Hopeful winESPN

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Versatile Ring Weekend Tallies in Saranac - Horse Racing Nation

8 hours 21 min ago

Versatile Ring Weekend Tallies in Saranac
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"I rode some very nice horses today and they showed up at the right time and made me look good," Velazquez said. "There was not much speed other than the two horses that were on the lead here. I was a little concerned that I might be a little stuck ...

Scenes from a Sunday at Saratoga - Horse Racing Nation (blog)

14 hours 14 min ago

Scenes from a Sunday at Saratoga
Horse Racing Nation (blog)
My day began at 6 a.m. in heavy fog that denied the sun for hours despite a clear and hot forecast. A veil of history cloaks the old race course; thin at times, it was anything but on that Sunday morning. In watching the horses float through the mist ...

HORSE RACING: Jm Miracle wins All American Futurity - Midland Reporter-Telegram

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 18:42

HORSE RACING: Jm Miracle wins All American Futurity
Midland Reporter-Telegram
Sanchez won the 2009 All American Futurity on champion Runnning Brook Gal and the 2012 All American Futurity aboard world champion One Dashing Eagle. For trainer Belloc, he won the All American Futurity the first year he qualified a horse for the ...
JM Miracle Takes $2.6 Million All American Futurity at Ruidoso DownsPaulick Report

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Trainer Hippity Hop Derby Set for Wednesday - Horse Racing Nation

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 16:17

Trainer Hippity Hop Derby Set for Wednesday
Horse Racing Nation
The Hippity Hop Derby, a between-races staple of Del Mar racing days involving the kids of Camp Del Mar, will have a spin-off for the CARMA charity on Wednesday. Thirteen trainers have paid a $100 entry fee to sit astride the bouncy-balls between the ...

D'Amato Pleased With Del Mar Derby Result - Horse Racing Nation

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 16:04

D'Amato Pleased With Del Mar Derby Result
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But Phil knew the horse was that good, got him in the right race and got the right trip. I think Tyler is great on those types of horses. “I saw the (Midnight Storm) race before, and that was a good race. But to go to the Derby from there – that was ...

Is She's Complete the Next Clenor for Great Friends? - Horse Racing Nation

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 16:04

Is She's Complete the Next Clenor for Great Friends?
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I was very impressed with her first race here.” WHAT'S IN A NAME -- The Oak Tree Juvenile Fillies Turf, inaugurated in 2012, provides an opportunity for juvenile fillies to demonstrate their ability at one mile over a grass surface. The race honors the ...

Bejarano Wraps Up Del Mar Riding Title - Horse Racing Nation

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 15:35

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Bejarano Wraps Up Del Mar Riding Title
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Bejarano became the fifth jockey in Del Mar history to win six races in a day. Bill Shoemaker did it in 1954, Laffit Pincay, Jr. twice, in 1976 and '78, and Rudy Rosales in 1969. The all-time record holder is Victor Espinoza who won seven races on ...
Del Mar DerbyESPN
Midnight Storm big upsetter in Del Mar DerbyU-T San Diego
Midnight Storm wins Del Mar Derby at 171 oddsFOXSports.com

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Munirah Hugs the Rail in Boiling Springs - Horse Racing Nation

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 15:35

Munirah Hugs the Rail in Boiling Springs
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“I knew there were a couple good speed horses in there so I just sat behind them. She was so comfortable – really into the bit and just cruising. In the stretch, the inside opened and when they did that they gave me the race.” Trained by Larry Jones ...
Munirah rallies late to win Monmouth Park featureLexington Herald Leader
Boiling SpringsBrisnet.com

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Pirate's Trove Still Unbeaten After Etobicoke - Horse Racing Nation

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 15:04

Pirate's Trove Still Unbeaten After Etobicoke
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Al Shahania Racing's Pirate's Trove remained undefeated through three career starts with an impressive score in Monday's $111,800 Etobicoke Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by ... "When she made the lead, she waited a bit on the other horses. "You can put ...

Hattaash Makes Connections Proud - Horse Racing Nation

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 14:02

Hattaash Makes Connections Proud
Horse Racing Nation
... what he wants to do," Winebaugh continued. "We aren't aiming for a race in particular, immediately, but if he wants to keep being a racehorse we'll keep running him. He's a good horse. We were third last year, second this year - maybe we'll win it ...

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Racing Returns to Belmont Park Friday - Horse Racing Nation

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 13:48

Racing Returns to Belmont Park Friday
Horse Racing Nation
On track, TVG Super Saturday will feature six graded stakes, including five Grade 1 races, headed by the 96th edition of the $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup at 1 ¼ miles. Also on the day are the $600,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic, the $600,000 Flower ...

Scott Zeron Is Making All The Right Moves - Horse Racing Nation (blog)

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 12:47

Scott Zeron Is Making All The Right Moves
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"He's made the commitment, and he's been to the farm training and baby racing before qualifiers and he deserves the win." Zeron on Saturday night showed patience with the most heavily-favored horse on the card, moving him up gradually following the ...

Home / News / Saratoga Race Course Closing Day Pick 6 Tickets – September 1 - Horse Racing Nation

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 10:45

Home / News / Saratoga Race Course Closing Day Pick 6 Tickets – September 1
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Labor Day Monday's Saratoga Race Course program features the Grade I Hopeful for 2-year-olds, which is not part of the Pick 6 sequence. In the aforementioned Hopeful (4th race), flashy debut winner Competitive Edge squares off against Saratoga Special ...

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Lasix: the drug debate which is bleeding US horse racing dry - The Guardian

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 07:36

The Guardian

Lasix: the drug debate which is bleeding US horse racing dry
The Guardian
Few discussions surrounding the use of drugs in US horse racing arise without mention of the race-day medication Furosemide. An anti-bleeding medication, commonly called Lasix or Salix, it is arguably the principal drug that differentiates the US ...

Smarty Jones Day Draws Strong at Parx - Horse Racing Nation (blog)

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 05:03

Smarty Jones Day Draws Strong at Parx
Horse Racing Nation (blog)
The Argentinean-bred Ever Rider has had some of his best races come over longer distances and landed his first North American win last time out in an allowance at Saratoga after running second in a pair of classic distance stakes earlier in the year ...
Parx kicks off huge month with big Labor Day cardThe Intelligencer

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The Fans Decide: Let's Talk Vox Populi - Horse Racing Nation (blog)

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 19:26

The Fans Decide: Let's Talk Vox Populi
Horse Racing Nation (blog)
Secretariat's beloved owner created the award as a vehicle to recognize the horse that most resonated with, and created the most excitement for a nation of racing fans. As a new Vox Populi committee member in 2014, it is of paramount importance for me ...