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Champion Royal Delta – Dead at Age Nine

First reported by the Paulick Report, Three-Time American Champion Filly & Mare Royal Delta has died earlier this week due to foaling complications.  She was carrying a live foal by Galileo, who has survived.  Royal Delta was trained by William Mott and captured the Black-Eyed Susan, Alabama, and her first Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic under… Continue reading Champion Royal Delta – Dead at Age Nine

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Kentucky Downs 2015 Preview

Throughout the year, there are so many important boutique meets, Oaklawn Park, Keeneland Spring, Saratoga, and Del Mar, just to name a few.  But none are as interesting and unique as Kentucky Downs.  This Franklin, Kentucky track hosts only a few days of racing a year, but brings out some of the best turf horses… Continue reading Kentucky Downs 2015 Preview

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Fixing America’s Racetracks: Solving the Drug Problem Part 3

Now that a proposed plan has been established, it is time to deal with the feasibility of not only getting this plan enacted, but also how successful it would be in limiting medication use.  One of the big problems with current drug regulations is the limited testing.  The Texas Legislative Council did a study on… Continue reading Fixing America’s Racetracks: Solving the Drug Problem Part 3

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Fixing America’s Racetracks: Solving the Drug Problem Part 2

            Yesterday, we saw that not only is now the time to act on this issue, but also that there is substantial backing by leaders in the sport.  Today, it is time to propose a plan that would help solve many of the issues that Ogden Mills Phipps brought up. … Continue reading Fixing America’s Racetracks: Solving the Drug Problem Part 2

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Fixing America’s Racetracks: Solving the Drug Problem Part 1

Within the past year, horse welfare has become one of the most talked about issues in the sport.  Around Kentucky Derby time last year, trainer Steve Asmussen was a topic of conversation when PETA falsely accused him and his assistant trainer of animal cruelty.  The Breeders Cup continued talks about making some of the races… Continue reading Fixing America’s Racetracks: Solving the Drug Problem Part 1

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“Fixing America’s Racetracks: Solving the Drug Problem” to Debut Next Monday

With the announcement this past month that the US Anti-Doping Agency director general will be speaking in New York City the day of the Belmont Stakes to racing delegates, it is time to address the issue of drug use in the sport.  Starting Monday, a three part series on drug use and a possible plan to… Continue reading “Fixing America’s Racetracks: Solving the Drug Problem” to Debut Next Monday