Foal Patrol Tops 1M Views, Round Two Next Season | TDN | Thoroughbred Daily News | Horse Racing News, Results and Video

Friday, June 22, 2018 at 7:03 pm | Back to: Shared News Arravale and her foal | National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame The wildly popular National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Foal Patrol has surpassed one million views across various media platforms. The project put live cameras in foaling stalls at multiple farms in Kentucky, New York, and Florida, allowing fans to follow specific mares throughout the end of their pregnancies, through foaling, and in the early weeks of bonding with their foals. It launched…

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Churchill Downs Earmarks $100K for KY Derby Museum Expansion | TDN | Thoroughbred Daily News | Horse Racing News, Results and Video

Friday, June 22, 2018 at 6:45 pm | Back to: Shared News Churchill Downs announced Friday a $100,000 donation toward the Kentucky Derby Museum expansion project. Ground was broken on the $6.5-million renovation and expansion of the Derby Museum in March. In addition to over 11,000 square feet of new space, another 5,000 existing square feet is currently being renovated. The expansion is slated to be completed in late October, prior to the Breeders’ Cup, which will be hosted at Churchill Downs this year. The Derby Museum will remain open throughout…

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Letters to the Editor: Super Trainers Series | TDN | Thoroughbred Daily News | Horse Racing News, Results and Video

Friday, June 22, 2018 at 6:27 pm | Back to: Shared News Chad Brown | Eclipse Sportswire/Breeders’ Cup In response to Bill Finley’s series regarding “Super Trainers” (Part I and Part II). In response to Bill Finley’s article and Maggie Sweet’s rebuttal, Ms. Sweet presented a few “facts,” but provided no context that invalidate Mr. Finley’s point that “these trainers rarely participate in the claiming races that make up the bread and butter of our sport.” He said “rarely,” not “never,” so providing some counter-examples doesn’t mean he “failed to…

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Artie Schiller Colt Scores in Santa Anita Debut | TDN | Thoroughbred Daily News | Horse Racing News, Results and Video

Friday, June 22, 2018 at 6:05 pm | Back to: Shared News Updated: June 22, 2018 at 6:18 pm Artie Schiller | Louise Reinegal 4th-Santa Anita, $60,035, Msw, 6-22, 2yo, 5f, :59.79, ft. CAROTARI (c, 2, Artie Schiller–Soother, by Rahy), sent off at 8-1 in this career bow, broke sharply from the outside post in this eight-horse affair and tussled with Hartel (City Zip) on the front end through a sharp first quarter in :21.99. Gliding clear entering the far turn, the bay had daylight on the field in the…

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Letters from Ascot: Donnacha Comes Close to First Royal Win | TDN | Thoroughbred Daily News | Horse Racing News, Results and Video

Friday, June 22, 2018 at 5:59 pm | Back to: Shared News Donnacha O’Brien aboard Wednesday’s Aidan O’Brien-trained G2 Queen Mary S. runner-up Gossamer Wings | Racing Post Photo By Dave Johnson If you don’t think blood is thicker than water, you should have been in the paddock at Royal Ascot on Friday afternoon. Aidan O’Brien trained three of the nine-horse field in the G2 King Edward VII S. They were Delano Roosevelt (Ire) (Gallieo {Ire}), who many thought was the best of the three, along with Giuseppe Garibaldi (Ire)…

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Lasix Dominates Congressional Drug Reform Hearing | TDN | Thoroughbred Daily News | Horse Racing News, Results and Video

By T. D. Thornton Thoroughbred industry witnesses representing both pro and con sides of a federal bill requiring a uniform anti-doping and medication control program testified before a Congressional subcommittee on Friday, marking the first time that proponents and opponents of HR 2651 have been able to voice arguments while facing questioning from politicians who will decide if the measure advances. No clear-cut “winner” emerged from the June 22 proceedings before the Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection subcommittee. The most salient points of the two-hour debate came near the end,…

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‘Lean’ Werther To Have His Admirers at Hanshin | TDN | Thoroughbred Daily News | Horse Racing News, Results and Video

Friday, June 22, 2018 at 4:44 pm | Back to: Shared News By Alan Carasso It has been fully 11 years since trainer John Moore has sent a horse from Hong Kong to Japan, and fate has played a role in the fact that one-time Horse of the Year Werther (NZ) (Tavistock {NZ}) has made the relatively short trip into Osaka for Sunday’s G1 Takarazuka Kinen, a ‘Win and You’re In’ qualifier for the 2018 GI Breeders’ Cup Turf at Churchill Downs in early December. Second in the G1 Longines…

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Curlin Filly Goes Wire-to-Wire in Belmont Unveiling | TDN | Thoroughbred Daily News | Horse Racing News, Results and Video

Friday, June 22, 2018 at 4:22 pm | Back to: Top News Updated: June 22, 2018 at 5:41 pm 3rd-Belmont, $73,500, Msw, 6-22, 3yo/up, f/m, 1m, 1:37.04, ft. TIGALALU (f, 3, Curlin–The Winged Venus, by Rock Hard Ten), a bit overlooked at 7-1 in this debut, seized the early advantage, ticking off early fractions of :23.21 and :46.63. Challenged by a pair of rivals entering the far turn, the chestnut found another gear in the stretch, easily cruising clear of her rivals under a motionless Jose Lezcano to win by…

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Tapizar Filly Graduates on Debut at Churchill | TDN | Thoroughbred Daily News | Horse Racing News, Results and Video

Friday, June 22, 2018 at 2:21 pm | Back to: Shared News Updated: June 22, 2018 at 2:24 pm 1st-Churchill Downs, $50,735, Msw, 6-22, 2yo, f, 5 1/2f (off turf), 1:06.46, my. FIGHTRESS (f, 2, Tapizar–Wild Bout Tiffany {SW, $238,505}, by Wildcat Heir) was sent off at 9-2 in this off-the-turf unveiling for young trainer Norm Casse. Away slowly, she quickly got her hooves beneath her and moved up to challenge the leader through an opening quarter in :22.49. Shaking free of the pacesetter in early stretch, the dark bay…

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Mastercraftsman’s Alpha Centauri Hammers Coronation Rivals | TDN | Thoroughbred Daily News | Horse Racing News, Results and Video

Friday, June 22, 2018 at 11:45 am | Back to: Europe, Top News Updated: June 22, 2018 at 12:31 pm Alpha Centauri and Colm O’Donoghue | racingfotos.com By Tom Frary    Coming of age when winning the G1 Irish 1000 Guineas at The Curragh May 27, TDN Rising Star Alpha Centauri (Ire) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}) progressed again to provide trainer Jessie Harrington with a first Royal Ascot success in track-record time in the G1 Coronation S. Confidently-backed into 11-4 favouritism, the Niarchos homebred travelled with ease in behind the early leaders…

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