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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ring Weekend a Derby favorite

    Traditionally, the week after the Florida Derby is the time when Kentucky Derby hopefuls who have spent the winter prepping in Florida load into vans and head for the Bluegrass State. This year, that is not the case. On Saturday at Calder Casino & Race...
  • Keeneland becomes latest track to switch to dirt surface

    Keeneland becomes latest track to switch to dirt surface
    Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky., has become the latest horse-racing track to announce that it is replacing its synthetic surface and returning to dirt. The Polytrack surface will be discarded after the end of the April meeting, replaced by a...
  • Clancy's Call: Picking The Florida, Louisiana, UAE Derbies

    Bob Clancy's selections for three races Saturday on the road to the Kentucky Derby on May 3 (Derby points allotted on a 100-40-20-10 basis to first four finishers): Florida Derby (Grade 1) Site: Gulfstream Park, Hallandale Beach; Post time: 6:45 p.m.;...
  • We Miss Artie Noses Out Harry's Holiday At Turfway Park

    Weekend Review What a finish to the Spiral Stakes! We Miss Artie found another gear in the final 100 yards and beat Harry's Holiday by a nose for an exhilarating victory Saturday at Turfway Park in Florence, Ky. It looked like Harry's Holiday and...
  • Old Dude is still game in the Big 'Cap

    The deciding moment in Saturday's Santa Anita Handicap couldn't have been more perfectly scripted. The horses' names described the action. At the head of the stretch, a big-time challenger, last year's Eclipse Award winner as top 3-year-old in the...
  • Mucho Macho Man heads Santa Anita Handicap field

    If horse racing's newest star, Mucho Macho Man, could talk, the strapping 6-year-old horse would probably say, "I love Santa Anita." His trainer, Kathy Ritvo, concurs. "He is very comfortable, very happy," she said. Last year, Mucho Macho Man won...
  • Jockey Aaron Gryder is right where he wants to be

    Jockey Aaron Gryder's life is not just a story. It's an odyssey. When he climbs aboard Blingo on Saturday in the Grade I Santa Anita Handicap, the most prestigious race for older thoroughbreds west of the Mississippi, he will be an afterthought....
  • Two key stakes races at Santa Anita on Saturday

    Two of the stars in the barn of Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, the unbeaten 3-year-old Midnight Hawk and $5.7-million career earner Game On Dude, figure to be heavily favored Saturday in important stakes races at Santa Anita. The Grade II, $250,000...