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Why Astros Fan Jim McIngvale to Name a Horse in Honor of Red Sox

A bet's a bet, and I'm calling on Mattress Mack to pay off. During my recent TDN podcast with Jim McIngvale I got him to agree to a friendly wager. McIngvale is a huge Houston Astros fan and there is no bigger Red Sox fan than myself. With the American League Championship Series tied at 1-1 at the time, I offered to have my picture taken and printed in the TDN wearing an Astros jersey if Houston won the the ALCS. He asked that it be the jersey of Alex...

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Littles Carry On With Brains and Class

When Marvin Little, Jr. passed away in July of 2017, the legendary horseman left one goal unfulfilled. The breeder of 1991 GI Preakness S. and GI Belmont S. winner Hansel wanted that missing jewel in the Triple Crown. A year plus later and Little's daughters Teresa and Marilyn hope to accomplish that dream on behalf of their late father. The sisters will take a first step in their mission with their first consignment under the Little's Bloodstock banner at the Fasig-Tipton October Sale. "The one dream my father had, he...

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Four Supplements to Keeneland November Sale

Officials at Keeneland have announced the addition of four supplemental entries to its upcoming November Breeding Stock Sale. Eaton Sales will consign a filly by Tapit that is the second foal produced by champion La Verdad (Yes It's True) (see Before the Hammer) as hip 116A. Vinery Sales, agent, will offer hip 245A, Peruvian broodmare of the year Almudena (Per) (Silver Planet {Arg}), the dam of Peruvian champion and MG1SW Cascanueces (Smart Strike), as well as Group 3 winner More Than Words (More Than Ready). Almudena sells in foal to...

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State-Of-The-Art Lab Opens in Argentina

Demonstrating its commitment to the fight against doping in Argentina, a new chemical services area has been opened at San Isidro Racetrack in Buenos Aires. Professional staff at the lab belong to the Association of Official Racing Chemists (AROC) and regularly take part in the proficiency testing program, designed to check and detect the use of prohibitive substances in horses. The Argentinian Jockey Club has invested about US$1.4 million in equipment and facilities over the last two years as it works towards certification from the International Federation of Horseracing Authority...

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FTBOA Board Announces New Directors

GoldMark Farm owner T. Paul Bulmahn, bloodstock agent Nick de Meric and Laurine Fuller-Vargas have been named to the board of directors of the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association, while Richard Kent remains on the board for a second term. Past president George Russell returns as an ex officio director. Each will serve three-year terms that run through 2021. Jacks or Better Farm's Fred Brei and Joe O'Farrell III will leave the board according to the by-laws of the FTBOA. Brent Fernung was re-elected president of the Association. The...

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Moonshine Memories Looks to Recall Top Form in Raven Run

Coolmore and Bridlewood Farm's Moonshine Memories (Malibu Moon) looked well on her way to a divisional championship after back-to-back Grade I wins last September, but a disappointing seventh in the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies put a stop to that, and the 'TDN Rising Star' will look to make a mark for the first time as a sophomore as the favorite in Saturday's GII Lexus Raven Run S. at Keeneland. Taking the GI Del Mar Debutante wire-to-wire in her second career start, the $650,000 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga buy stretched out to...

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Letter to the Editor: Colm Dougherty

In response to the article in today's TDN (Sikura: Surface Tension Is Superficial), I feel that Mr Sikura and Mr McGrath are both slightly missing the point. Many of us in the European racing world have great admiration and respect for the history of the North American Thoroughbred--without it things would look distinctly different here. What we find hard to accept however is the extremely lenient view taken on raceday medication. This is the fault of the horsemen not the horses themselves clearly. Until American racing's participants come together to...

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Oct. 19 Insights

8th-SA, $50K, Msw, 2yo, 6 1/2fT, 7:44 p.m. ET Mrs. Jerry Amerman is represented by a blue-blooded homebred in this spot in first time starter OUT OF BALANCE (Kitten's Joy). The bay is a daughter of MGISW and millionaire Balance (Thunder Gulch), who is a half-sister to beloved Hall of Famer Zenyatta (Street Cry {Ire}). This is also the family of GSW & GISP Long Island Sound (War Front). TJCIS PPs. [email protected]

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Euros Marooned Outside in Valley View

Godolphin's Poetic Charm (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) and West Point Thoroughbreds, Hubert Honore and Robert Masiello's Chipolata (Fr) (Muhtathir {GB}) appear to be the class of Friday's GIII Pin Oak Valley View S. at Keeneland, but the playing field was leveled at least somewhat by the draw in the 1 1/16-mile turf event when that pair pulled the two widest posts in a 14-horse affair. Poetic Charm has come to hand over the summer in Great Britain and especially France, running second in the G3 Prix de Lieurey Aug. 15 at...

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TDN Podcast Q & A: Jim McIngvale

Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale has been known for his innovative nature, his enthusiasm, his philanthropy, and for owning some fast horses. Now he's about to make his mark as a stallion owner. Runhappy, the brilliant champion sprinter he owned who won the GI 2015 Breeders' Cup, will be represented for the first time at this fall's breeding stock sales as 23 of his weanlings will go through the ring. Mattress Mack was our guest on this week's TDN podcast, brought to you by Taylor Made. Below are excepts from that...

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