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TDN Wins Award as Top Equine Related e-Newsletter

HUNT VALLEY, Md.--The Thoroughbred Daily News won the award for best Publishing Media Equine-Related eNewsletter at the American Horse Publications Equine Media Awards Saturday night in Hunt Valley, Maryland. TDN also finished second in the Publishing Media Equine-related Website category and took home Honorable Mention in the category of Editorial Design for publications with circulation over 20,000 for Chris McGrath's TDN Weekend feature on photographer Zuzanna Lupa. The American Horse Publications' Equine Media Awards Saturday night at the Maryland Ballroom in Delta Hotels Hunt Valley wrapped up a three-day conference dubbed "The...

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Justify Parades Beneath Twin Spires

The careers of Triple Crown winners American Pharoah (Pioneerof the Nile) and Justify (Scat Daddy) will be inexorably linked due to their proximity in history and their shared trainer. Likewise, the celebrations for each respective horse at Churchill Downs following their Classic sweeps reflected the public personas each have established. American Pharoah's celebration was a release, allowing fans who had waited nearly four decades to heap praise on a horse that soaked in every camera lense pointed his way. Justify's parade on Saturday evening was, like the horse, more reserved...

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Insights: Sunday, June 17

1st-AP, $32K, Msw, 2yo, 4 1/2f (AWT), post time: 2:20 p.m. ET STRONG WILL (Strong Mandate), a $775,000 OBS March 2-year-old of this year after firing a :9 4/5 bullet at the breeze show, debuts for owner Carolyn Wilson and trainer Larry Rivelli. The even-money morning-line favorite worked a bullet three furlongs in :34 4/5 (1/10) at Arlington May 24. "I think we outbid a couple big shooters for that horse; he's the real deal," Rivelli said. "He was a man amongst boys at the sale and so far hasn't...

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NTRA Call For Fan Pictures of Justify

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced that it is asking fans and horsemen to submit their personal photos with Triple Crown winner Justify for inclusion in a video montage to be shown during the 48th Annual Eclipse Awards ceremony Jan. 24 at Gulfstream Park. Submissions can be made on Twitter by using the hashtag #JustifyandI or by tagging @NTRA or posting an image to the wall of the official NTRA page (Facebook.com/1NTRA). "Justify has inherited the mantle from American Pharoah as Thoroughbred racing's greatest four-legged ambassador," said Keith Chamblin,...

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Golden Gate Winter/Spring Meet Handle Up

For the fourth consecutive year, Golden Gate Fields Winter/Spring Meet concluded June 10 with total handle increasing 15.85 percent and daily average handle rising 20.73 percent over last season. Total handle was $302 million, up from $255 million last winter and spring, while daily average handle for the meet was $3.180 million, up from $2.634 million last year. "We're very pleased with the growing popularity of our racing program over the past year," said David Duggan, Vice President and General Manager of Golden Gate Fields. "We want to thank the...

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Observations on the European Racing Scene for Sunday, June 17

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Sunday's Insights features a daughter of G1 Prix Morny runner-up Magic America. 2.40 Doncaster, Cond, £5,800, 2yo, f, 7f 6yT LOOK AROUND (GB) (Kingman {GB}) debuts in George Strawbridge's silks and bids to uphold his first-season sire's record of 100% of runners in the frame so far. She is out of the...

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Painting To Be Auctioned At Goffs London

A Katie O'Sullivan painting of a mare and foal called Mother Love will be auctioned at Goffs London with proceeds from the sale going to World Horse Welfare. O'Sullivan said, "I'm delighted to be supporting World Horse Welfare through the sale of this original painting 'Mother Love'. The charity does so much fantastic work to improve welfare across all aspects of the horse world and I'm proud that my painting will be helping to raise funds for a cause close to my heart." World Horse Welfare Chief Executive Roly Owers...

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O’Donoghue Rises To New Challenge

It was only when he removed himself from the comfort zone that Colm O'Donoghue could discover quite how comfortably he operated in the sport's most challenging crucibles. He had been at Ballydoyle for two decades, literally since the day he left school. And if Europe's premier stable is scarcely lacking in intensity, the fact was that O'Donoghue--though amply qualified, in the view of many--was never going to experience either the benefits or burdens that go with appointment as its number one jockey. That had become still more obvious as a...

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Where Did They Come From: Prix De Diane Longines

Shahnaza (Fr) (Azamour {Ire}) From a family with strong roots in the Aga Khan Studs and which includes Shergar, a half-brother to this filly's third dam, Shahnaza is out of an unraced half-sister to G1 Prix de l'Opera winner Shalanaya (Ire) (Lomitas {GB}). B-The Aga Khan Studs Happily (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) Bred and raced by Coolmore associates, this dual Group 1-winning juvenile is a sister to Classic-winning milers Gleneagles (Ire) and Marvellous (Ire) out of a sister to Giant's Causeway. B-Orpendale and Chelston Ireland Laurens (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}) The top-priced...

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Head For Heights

Freddy Head has yet to train the winner of Chantilly's G1 Prix de Diane Longines, but it could be that is put right on Sunday when he saddles a formidable duo in With You (GB) (Dansili {GB}) and Luminate (Ire) (Lawman {Fr}). Both come here on the back of defeats, but their previous form entitles them to maximum respect in an open year. The former, a 'TDN Rising Star', captured the G3 Prix des Reservoirs for owner-breeder George Strawbridge at Deauville in October, while Highclere Thoroughbred Racing's Luminate was no...

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