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Blanc Set to Return to the Saddle Monday - Horse Racing Nation

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 14:48

Blanc Set to Return to the Saddle Monday
Horse Racing Nation
Jockey Brice Blanc, out since July 25 with a shoulder injury incurred in a spill, is set to return Monday to ride Miss Serendipity in the Grade II $200,000 Yellow Ribbon Handicap, which goes as the ninth race on the 11-race program. “It's good to be ...

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Del Mar Meet Concludes With Futurity - Horse Racing Nation

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 14:18

Del Mar Meet Concludes With Futurity
Horse Racing Nation
The 75th summer season of Thoroughbred racing at Del Mar comes to a rousing conclusion Wednesday (Sept. 3) with a 10-race program topped by the traditional closing-day feature, the ... Three horses parlayed victory in the Del Mar Futurity to success in ...

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Avanzare Pleased With Himself - Horse Racing Nation

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 13:49

ChicagoNow

Avanzare Pleased With Himself
Horse Racing Nation
The race was also win number 3,500 for jockey Chris Emigh - a 25-year veteran who has called Arlington International Racecourse home for much of his career. Interestingly, Avanzare also gave Proctor a milestone earlier in the year when the trainer ...
Washington Park Handicap: Jockey Chris Emigh Takes Avanzare Gate to Wire ...ChicagoNow (blog)

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El Kabeir Sets Sights on Champagne - Horse Racing Nation

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 13:49

El Kabeir Sets Sights on Champagne
Horse Racing Nation
Second-time starter El Kabeir turned heads on Saturday at Saratoga with an explosive win in a seven-furlong maiden race for trainer John Terranova and owner Zayat Stables. ... If there's a fast horse in there, he'll get a little dirt kicked back at him ...

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Romans has Lofty Goals for Prayer for Relief - Horse Racing Nation

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 13:33

Romans has Lofty Goals for Prayer for Relief
Horse Racing Nation
After the race, Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez said Prayer for Relief "hung" before galloping out strongly. "I think Johnny learned a little bit about him," said Romans. "It'd be nice to get [Velazquez] back next time. This is a good horse. It's ...

Rice Says Vosburgh Next for Palace - Horse Racing Nation

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 13:17

Rice Says Vosburgh Next for Palace
Horse Racing Nation
"I just trained [Palace] into the [Forego after his Vanderbilt win], and he was training really well, and on the morning of the race he was bucking and playing," said Rice. "I knew right then I was going to have to try him ... There are other people ...
Palace dazzles with Forego Stakes victoryRacing Post

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LoPresti Still in Awe of Wise Dan - Horse Racing Nation

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 13:02

LoPresti Still in Awe of Wise Dan
Horse Racing Nation
"But if you think about what this horse has been through, why wouldn't he be Horse of the Year? He's undefeated. One thing I don't ever want to get into is any kind of match race or anything like that. I'm going to stick to the plan. He'll have two ...

Itsmyluckyday, Moreno Well After Slugfest - Horse Racing Nation

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 12:45

Racing Post

Itsmyluckyday, Moreno Well After Slugfest
Horse Racing Nation
"My thinking is I don't want to run four races in a row that are going to be that tough; that would include if we're going to run in the Breeders' Cup," said the Monmouth Park-based trainer. "I like to give my horses a little bit of a break. If the ...
Horse Racing: Preview of the 2014 Woodward Stakes at Saratogaisportsweb.com
Up the Backstretch: Finding a price in the WoodwardThe San Luis Obispo Tribune
USA: Itsmyluckyday claims tough Woodward winRacing Post
Sacramento Bee
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Mary n' Eileen, Lucky Rag Doll Ready for Monday - Horse Racing Nation

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 12:31

Mary n' Eileen, Lucky Rag Doll Ready for Monday
Horse Racing Nation
“Both horses are doing great, training real good,” said McBurney from his headquarters on the Monmouth Park backstretch. “We were looking for a race for Mary n' Eileen and we figured maybe we would try her on turf. If it rains and comes off, she'll ...

Thanks, Tom - Horse Racing Nation (blog)

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 10:51

Thanks, Tom
Horse Racing Nation (blog)
The sport of horse racing is one of the greatest passions of my life, thanks to my father introducing me to the sport at an early age (like many). A big part of that passion was built on the great race calls of Tom Durkin day in and day out. Everyone ...

Old Guys Rule at Del Mar - Horse Racing Nation

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 08:34

Old Guys Rule at Del Mar
Horse Racing Nation
Forty seven riders have been given a leg up on horses through Friday's 32nd day of racing at Del Mar's 2014 summer season. Twenty eight of them have won at least one race. If you draw a line at the age 40, a further cataloging of the jockeys at the ...

Flamboyant Plays Role of Spoiler - Horse Racing Nation

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 08:34

Flamboyant Plays Role of Spoiler
Horse Racing Nation
Flamboyant is co-owned by California Horse Racing Board Chairman Chuck Winner, who is committed to getting an in-person look at every horse he buys and, when time allows, travels the world to do so. “He's always been good to train for and we've been ...

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Science and Racing: The Humble Horseshoe - Horse Racing Nation (blog)

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 00:22

Science and Racing: The Humble Horseshoe
Horse Racing Nation (blog)
Recently, Brian Zipse wrote a blog about the lack of technology used in horse racing, both with regards to the animals well being and to information available to the general wagering public. His article is something I have been giving thought for quite ...

The going's good: horse racing in Ireland - The Guardian

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 22:00

The Guardian

The going's good: horse racing in Ireland
The Guardian
There was John, Benedicte, Des and Angus, the last of whom used to run an Irish racecourse and who suggested we watch the football World Cup final in an Irish pub, then go horse racing. “Killarney has the most beautiful course in Ireland,” he said ...

Words of wisdom: 'Nothing guaranteed in horse racing - Youngstown Vindicator

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 21:44

Words of wisdom: 'Nothing guaranteed in horse racing
Youngstown Vindicator
At 10:30 a.m. Saturday, just a half-hour before the Canfield Fair's harness- racing post time, Heasley was on hand to share some advice gleaned from a quarter-century's worth of involvement with the sport. About 20 fairgoers had gathered at the ...

Sunset Glow drives to victory in the Del Mar Debutante! Posted 1 hour ago - Horse Racing Nation (blog)

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 19:22

San Francisco Chronicle

Sunset Glow drives to victory in the Del Mar Debutante! Posted 1 hour ago
Horse Racing Nation (blog)
The only other blacktype in the first three generations is owned by the third dam, ANDESTINE, winner of the Modesty Handicap (G-1). So far, Sunset Glow hasn't disappointed over any surface. Very good horses can run over anything and so far, she is a ...
Sunset Glow wins Grade 1 Del Mar DebutanteFOXSports.com

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Avanzare Gives Emigh 3500th Win - Horse Racing Nation

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 17:01

Avanzare Gives Emigh 3500th Win
Horse Racing Nation
... 1 1/8-miles race timed in 1:52.76. The score was notable as it gave veteran jockey Chris Emigh win number 3,500 in his career while an interesting side note is that earlier this year the same horse gave conditioner Tom Proctor his 1,000th training ...

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Stonetastic Dominates Prioress - Horse Racing Nation

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 16:45

Stonetastic Dominates Prioress
Horse Racing Nation
"I think we are [looking toward the Breeders' Cup] today," said Terri Burch, racing manager for Stonetastic's owner, Stoneway Farm. "We shelved her for a little while in January and brought her home to grow up. This is her second race back for us. But ...

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Snake Pit Strikes at Monmouth Park - Horse Racing Nation

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 16:16

Snake Pit Strikes at Monmouth Park
Horse Racing Nation
Navarro, leading trainer at Monmouth Park last year, took the first race with Bamboo Stick ($6.20), the second with Someday on Sunday ($10.40), the third with Upon Reflection ($6.60) and the sixth with Lasso ($5.40). The record of four wins on a card ...
Snake Pit wins feature at Monmouth ParkHilton Head Island Packet

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AP's Glory Leads Lassie Nominations - Horse Racing Nation

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 16:16

AP's Glory Leads Lassie Nominations
Horse Racing Nation
Curtis Green's well regarded A. P.'s Glory leads the nominations for next Saturday's Listed $100,000 Arlington-Washington Lassie - a race which could function as a stepping stone to a possible Breeders' Cup bid for the talented daughter of Mineshaft.