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Lecomte Stakes 2020 Starting Field Announced

The starting field for the 2020 Lecomte Stakes is set. The race runs on January 18th. Many casual horse racing fans haven’t heard of the Lecomte Stakes. But it’s an important event because it’s one of the feeder races for the Kentucky Derby. Here’s the starting field with more information about each horse. The field […] Read More
Posted on: January 14, 2020 | Kentucky Derby | Randy Ray
International Trot

Thoroughbred Race Horse X Y Jet Dies of Heart Attack

On January 8, 2020 thoroughbred race horse X Y Jet died of a heart attack. X Y Jet was eight years old, and was foaled on February 7, 2012. The death followed the normal morning workout. X Y Jet is from the famous Secretariat bloodline. Secretariat and Priceless Gem produced Lady Winborne. Danzig and Lady […] Read More
Posted on: January 13, 2020 | Racing and Events | Randy Ray
Santa Anita Park

Golden Birthday Dies at Santa Anita

Golden Birthday was injured and euthanized in the last race of the first day of racing in 2020 in Santa Anita Park in California. It was a sad start for the Arcadia track. 37 horses died at the track in 2019, which led to many safety changes and outcry from animal rights groups. Golden Birthday […] Read More
Posted on: January 9, 2020 | Racing and Events | Randy Ray

Jonathan Thomas Replaces Catholic Boy with Xenobia

It was a truly emotional and eventful week for trainer Jonathan Thomas that thankfully ended on an optimistic note. Last week, Jonathan Thomas had to bid farewell to Catholic Boy, the two-time grade 1 winner, who was retiring prior to starting a stud career in 2020 at Claiborne Farm. Catholic Boy managed to earn a […] Read More
Posted on: October 24, 2019 | Industry News | Cheryle Kaus
International Trot

The Future of the International Trot with MGM Resorts

For the second time in a space of three years, an Italian-based horse is the champion of the Yonkers International Trot. During 2017, Twister Bi provided an extraordinary world record performance with a time of 2:22.1 around the half-mile track for 1 ¼ miles, and in 2019, Zacon Gio dominated the competition with a time […] Read More
Posted on: October 24, 2019 | Racing and Events | Cheryle Kaus
Belmont Park

Animal Kingdom Acquired by Japan

American classic champion and winner Animal Kingdom has recently been sold to Japan. The news was revealed as a tweet from Naoya Yosida, the owner of Winchester Farm, and confirmed by Darren Fox, head of stallion nominations, who stated that the stallion was purchased by the Japan Bloodhorse Breeders’ Association. According to Darren Fox, Arrowfield […] Read More
Posted on: October 19, 2019 | Industry News | Cheryle Kaus
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