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  • Notebook: Hereford's Napravnik sets record for female jockeys

    Notebook: Hereford's Napravnik sets record for female jockeys
    Jockey Rosie Napravnik (Hereford) closed out a career-best season Dec. 31, securing the highest spot ever for a female jockey on the North American leader board. Finishing the year with $12,451,713 in purse earnings and 193 wins with 191 seconds and 167...
  • Colt with Harford connection is a favorite in Saturday's Kentucky Derby

    Colt with Harford connection is a favorite in Saturday's Kentucky Derby
    Unless you are a farmer or a you deliver morning newspapers, Bel Air's Mike Pons probably woke up earlier than you did on Thursday. Pons, joined by one of his brothers, a son and a nephew, rose before the sun and was on the road by 4:15 a.m., on his way...
  • Facing long odds, Kevin Plank hopes to run Heat Press in Preakness

    Facing long odds, Kevin Plank hopes to run Heat Press in Preakness
    When Heat Press last ran in Maryland, he finished third in a three-horse race. Yet his owner — the same man who managed to turn the idea of quick-drying fabric into an athletic apparel empire that brought in nearly $2 billion in revenue last...
  • Animal Kingdom pointed toward $10 million World Cup in Dubai (again)

    Animal Kingdom pointed toward $10 million World Cup in Dubai (again)
    Team Valor International, owner of 2011 Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom, has announced that Maryland-based trainer Graham Motion is once again hoping to prep the horse for a run in the $10 million Dubai World Cup next spring. Animal Kingdom...
  • Five questions for ... Richard Golden

    Five questions for ... Richard Golden
    Richard Golden became a savior of the Maryland thoroughbred horse breeding industry in 1988 when he teamed with Allaire du Pont and later Tom Bowman to open Northview Stallion Station in Chesapeake City, eventually revitalizing farmland that had been home...
  • Md. thoroughbred trainer leaps into past with show jumping competition

    Md. thoroughbred trainer leaps into past with show jumping competition
    A growing number of thoroughbreds are being groomed for new roles following their days on the race track, including assignments as fox hunters, riding horses, pets and show jumpers. Maryland thoroughbred trainer Rodney Jenkins points to the...
  • Racing board proposes amending rules on use of whips by jockeys

    The California Horse Racing Board will hold a public hearing on Nov. 20 at Del Mar to consider a proposal to restrict how often a jockey can whip a horse. The proposed amendment would prohibit a jockey from using a whip on a horse more than "three times...
  • Let the debate begin: Shared Belief vs. California Chrome

    The $5-million Breeders' Cup Classic isn't until Nov. 1 at Santa Anita, but the debate has already begun over who's the better 3-year-old: California Chrome or Shared Belief. If all goes as expected, the two thoroughbred stars will meet at the Arcadia...
  • Shared Belief takes Pacific Classic by 2 3/4 lengths at Del Mar

    On a picturesque, weather-perfect Sunday afternoon at Del Mar, with a crowd of 28,290 roaring its approval, unbeaten Shared Belief proved he might be horse racing's next big star, accelerating when jockey Mike Smith asked on the final turn and pulling...
  • Jockey Mike Smith goes with Shared Belief for Pacific Classic

    Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith has ridden the top handicap horse Game On Dude in his last six races, but on Sunday for the $1-million Pacific Classic at Del Mar, Smith has called an audible. "It was a very hard decision," he said. "Game On Dude has been...
  • England's Euro Charline takes $750,000 Beverly D.

     England's Euro Charline takes $750,000 Beverly D.
    When trainer Marco Botti told Barry Irwin that he wanted send Euro Charline from England to run in Saturday's Grade I $750,000 Beverly D. at Arlington International Racecourse the principal owner of Team Valor International was shocked. "I thought he...
  • Hardest Core upset winner in Arlington Million

     Hardest Core upset winner in Arlington Million
    Winning a race like Saturday's 32nd running of the Arlington Million was the furthest thing from trainer Edward Graham's mind shortly after owner Andrew Bentley bought Hardest Core for $210,000 at last November's Keeneland Sale. He only hoped that...