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Turf Paradise Compromise: Open For Training Until Start of May

After the operators of Turf Paradise announced suddenly over the weekend that racing was suspended and that trainers stabled there had until March 28 to vacate the premises as a result of the coronavirus, a compromise has been reached keeping the track open to training until May 1, with the doors to shut May 9. As part of the negotiations between the Arizona Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) and Turf Paradise management, the HBPA will pay half of the expenses incurred for track maintenance while horses remain training there...

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Horse Wounded In Lexington

A horse suffered a nearly shattered jaw bone when it was struck by a bullet near the Jessamine-Fayette County border off Tates Creek Road in Lexington, WKYT, the CBS television affiliate in the city reported. A surgeon caring for the horse told the station that the shooting happened in the early morning hours of Feb. 3 when she was informed there was a horse with blood around its face. "If the bullet had been, say, four inches higher she would not be alive at this time," Dr. Liz Barrett told...

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Horse Health: How Common Are Heart Attacks in Horses?

In horses, humans and all other mammals, the heart is responsible for delivering oxygenated and nutrient-rich blood throughout the body and removing metabolic waste through a vast network of blood vessels, therefore any disruption in this process can have detrimental effects. In horse racing, and most other equestrian sports, the term "heart attack" has become a catch-all phrase for suspected fatal cardiac events, as was the case recently with the passing of G1 Dubai Golden Shaheen winner XY Jet (Kantharos), who died of an apparent cardiac event the morning of...

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Observations: Aug. 5, 2019

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. Today's Observations features a half-sister to GI Wood Memorial S. hero Wicked Strong (Hard Spun). 3.15 Kempton, Mdn, £9,000, 2yo, f, 8f (AWT) MISS YODA (GER) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) topped the Baden-Baden September Yearling Sale when purchased by Westerberg and starts out for the John Gosden stable on...

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Observations: Aug. 2, 2019

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. Today's Observations features a half-sister to MG1SW Alpha Centauri (Ire) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}). 5.20 Deauville, Mdn, €27,000, 2yo, f, 7 1/2fT BIONIC WOMAN (IRE) (Lope de Vega {Ire}) is a full-sister to the G3 Killavullan S. winner and G1 Irish 2000 Guineas third Blue de Vega (Ger) who cost Godolphin...

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Notable US-Breds in Japan: Aug. 3 & 4, 2019

In this continuing series, Alan Carasso takes a look ahead at US-bred and/or conceived runners entered for the upcoming weekend at the tracks on the Japan Racing Association circuit, with a focus on pedigree and/or performance in the sales ring. Here are the horses of interest for this weekend running at Kokura, Niigata and Sapporo Racecourses: Saturday, August 3, 2019 4th-KOK, ¥9,550,000 ($88k), Maiden, 3yo, 1700m MONUMENT KING (c, 3, Creative Cause--Overvalued, by Forest Grove) cost Shadai Farm $500K at Keeneland September in 2017, easily the most expensive of his...

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Tattersalls Ascot Yearling Catalogue Online

The catalogue for the Sept. 10 Tattersalls Ascot Yearling Sale, for which there are 167 yearlings catalogued, is online. Last year's Tattersalls Ascot Yearling Sale has thus far turned out 16 winners this season, headed by black-type winners Liberty Beach (GB) (Cable Bay {Ire}), Flippa The Strippa (Ire) (Outstrip {GB}) and Shadn (Ire) (No Nay Never). This year's class features yearlings by the hot young sires of both Liberty Beach and Flippa The Strippa, as well as accomplished stallions like Dandy Man (Ire), Dark Angel (Ire), Farhh (GB), Holy Roman...

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Keeneland Catalogues 4,644 for September Sale

Keeneland has released the catalogue for its upcoming September Yearling Sale. A total of 4,644 yearlings have been catalogued for the auction, which will run from Sept. 9-22. The sale begins with a three-session Book 1--190 yearlings have been catalogued for the first two sessions and 189 for the third session--beginning daily at noon. Book 1 will be followed by a dark day Thursday and the auction resumes with a two-session Book 2, with bidding beginning at 10 a.m. Friday and Saturday. A total of 569 yearlings are cataloged in...

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Sea of Class Euthanized

Arc runner-up and MG1SW Sea of Class (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}-Holy Moon {Ire}, by Hernando {Fr}) was euthanized after developing complications following colic surgery on Monday, Racing Post reported. The chestnut, who carried the same Sunderland Holdings silks as her sire to victory in both the G1 Darley Irish Oaks and the G1 Darley Yorkshire Oaks, was only four. She underwent colic surgery in early July. "The reason for colic surgery on Sea Of Class in the first place was to remove an abdominal mass sitting between the spleen...

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Pride Of Dubai Back On Track

Dual Group 1-winning juvenile Pride Of Dubai (Aus) (Street Cry {Ire}) has returned to the stable of trainers Peter and Paul Snowden after taking a winter spell. The Sheikh Khalifa bin Mohammed al Maktoum homebred broke his maiden in Victoria's most important 2-year-old race--the G1 Blue Diamond S.--in his third start, after which Coolmore bought into him. He was an eye-catching winner of the G1 Sires' Produce S. at The Championships Apr. 6 before being turned out. "This is his fourth week in from the paddock and he's come back in great...

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