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Mar 24

Baffert hoping Arrogate gives him 3rd Dubai World Cup win (The Associated Press)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Arrogate has been winning one big race after another. The 4-year-old now goes after a big pile of money in the desert.

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Mar 24

66-year-old Maine harness-racing track up for sale (The Associated Press)

The owner of Scarborough Downs has a purchase agreement in place for the sale of the harness-racing track to a Massachusetts developer. David Perkins, attorney for the potential buyer, said the 483-acre property isn’t under contract and that he doesn’…

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Mar 24

Baffert hoping Arrogate gives him 3rd Dubai World Cup win (The Associated Press)

Having taken over the mantle as the world’s best racehorse from California Chrome, Arrogate will attempt on Saturday to wear another crown that last fitted his illustrious American compatriot, the Dubai World Cup. In both races, Arrogate defeated Chro…

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Mar 23

Horse racing-Number of new British jockeys to be cut to focus on quality (Reuters)

British jockeys will face tougher entry criteria after the governing body announced a significant overhaul of its development and licensing programme to focus on quality rather than quantity. A three-year review by the British Horseracing Authority (B…

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Mar 22

6 3-year-olds nominated late to Triple Crown series (The Associated Press)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Thunder Snow, winner of the UAE 2000 Guineas, is among six 3-year-olds made eligible to compete in the Triple Crown series during the late nomination period.

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Mar 22

Kentucky Derby to celebrate Man o’ War with exhibit (The Associated Press)

The Kentucky Derby Museum says it is planning a new exhibit next month on one of thoroughbred racing’s most famous horses: Man o’ War. The museum says in a statement that the interactive exhibit will open on April 8 and include information about Man o…

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Mar 21

Rail union to hold strikes across UK on Grand National race day (Reuters)

Britain’s RMT transport union said on Tuesday its members would go on strike on rail networks across the country on April 8, the day of this year’s Grand National steeplechase, in the latest action in a dispute over who should open and close train door…

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Mar 17

Ireland-trained Sizing John wins Gold Cup (The Associated Press)

CHELTENHAM, England (AP) — Ten years after winning the Grand National, jockey Robbie Power won the equally-prestigious Cheltenham Gold Cup when Sizing John galloped to victory on Festival Friday.

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Mar 17

Horse racing: Sizing John powers to Gold Cup glory (Reuters)

Sizing John, ridden by Robbie Power and trained by Jessica Harrington, surged to a three-length victory in the Cheltenham Gold Cup on Friday. The 7-1 shot from Ireland beat Minella Rocco (18-1) and Native River (7-2) in the flagship race at the four-d…

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Mar 17

Horse racing-Sizing John powers to Gold Cup glory (Reuters)

Sizing John, ridden by Robbie Power and trained by Jessica Harrington, surged to a three-length victory in the Cheltenham Gold Cup on Friday. The 7-1 shot from Ireland beat Minella Rocco (18-1) and Native River (7-2) in the flagship race at the four-d…

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Mar 16

Hall of Fame driver John Campbell leads Hambletonian Society (The Associated Press)

Hall of Fame driver John Campbell has been elected president and chief executive officer of the Hambletonian Society. The board of governors announced on Thursday that Campbell was elected in a unanimous vote of its directors this past weekend at its …

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Mar 16

Walsh, Mullins team up for 4 winners at Cheltenham Festival (The Associated Press)

Jockey Ruby Walsh and trainer Willie Mullins ended their drought at the Cheltenham Festival by teaming up for four victories on a day to savor for Irish racing on Thursday. Walsh and Mullins were at the forefront after failing to gain a single victory…

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Mar 15

Horse dies at Cheltenham Festival; Shock in feature race (The Associated Press)

The second day of the Cheltenham Festival was marred by the death of a horse in the first race Wednesday. Consul De Thaix, which was trained by Nicky Henderson and owned by J.P. McManus, suffered fatal injuries after falling at the sixth-last fence in…

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Mar 14

Henderson, McManus get landmark winner at Cheltenham (The Associated Press)

CHELTENHAM, England (AP) — Buveur D’Air won the Champion Hurdle on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival on Tuesday in a landmark victory for trainer Nicky Henderson and owner J.P. McManus.

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Mar 14

Horse racing: Record sixth Champion Hurdle for trainer Henderson (Reuters)

Buveur D’Air, the 5-1 second favorite ridden by Noel Fehily, won the Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival on Tuesday and handed trainer Nicky Henderson a record sixth triumph in the race. My Tent Or Yours, at 16-1 and also trained by Henderson, …

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Mar 14

Horse racing-Record sixth Champion Hurdle for trainer Henderson (Reuters)

Buveur D’Air, the 5-1 second favourite ridden by Noel Fehily, won the Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival on Tuesday and handed trainer Nicky Henderson a record sixth triumph in the race. My Tent Or Yours, at 16-1 and also trained by Henderson,…

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