Chasing a Dream in the Desert: ABR’s Isabella Leslie Trains to Become a (Camel) Jockey
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While the focus of many in the horse racing world will be on the $20 million Saudi Cup this Saturday, I find myself next door for a different kind of race – a camel race. And not just any camel race, but the C1 Championships, the UAE's inaugural all-women's camel race series. Read More ..read more
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Sierra Leone Moves Up in Triple Crown Rankings, Nysos Still No. 1
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Each week, members of the national media vote on the nation's top contenders on the Triple Crown trail in the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top Thoroughbred Poll. Read More ..read more
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Timberlake Should Say 'Bye Bye Bye' to Rebel Field
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The $1.25 million, Grade 2 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park drew a big field of 13 vying for glory on the Road to the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve and setting the stage for the Arkansas Derby on March 30. Read More ..read more
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2024 Kentucky Derby Trail: Three Heating Up, Three Cooling Down for Feb. 21
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This feature provides a capsule look at three horses who are heating up on the Triple Crown trail and three horses whose chances for the 2024 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve are not quite as strong as they were a few weeks ago. In this fourth edition of this blog for the 2024 run for the roses, the focus is on the key Derby prep races from the last two weeks of racing as well as a promising 3-year-old generating some buzz. Read More ..read more
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Fixed-Odds Wagering on Racing Launches in Colorado
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In a landmark move for United States race wagering, Bet365 in Colorado is the first mobile platform to offer fixed-odds betting on horse racing side by side with its other sports offerings. A Feb. 21 press release from Bet365 and content holder and distributor Sports Information Services confirms an agreement is in place with Colorado’s Arapahoe Park, state horsemen, and the racing commission that allows fixed-odds wagering on racing in Colorado. Read More ..read more
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Where to Watch/Listen: Horse Racing Coverage Feb. 23-25
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An active weekend lies ahead in for Thoroughbred racing, with an international component. One Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve prep race is scheduled, the $1.25 million Rebel Stakes Saturday, Feb. 24 at Oaklawn Park. Read More ..read more
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Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Success Stories: Long-Lost Partners
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Shannon Howerton had been out of the sporthorse competition world for a while and was looking to get back into it. When she decided to get back into the show ring, she did not have a horse and was unsure where to start her search for one. Shannon began talking to the trainers in her area. With no luck finding any horses to try from her area, it was suggested that she consider adoption instead of purchasing a new horse. Read More ..read more
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2024 Rebel Stakes Cheat Sheet: Get to Know the Horses
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Anticipation for the 2024 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve is ramping up as the calendar nears March, and all eyes will be on Hot Springs, Ark., Saturday, Feb. 24 for the 64th running of the Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park. Read More ..read more
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Just Steel Co-Owner Brian Coelho Chats Excitement for Rebel Stakes, D. Wayne Lukas’ Mentorship
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Tom Pedulla is interviewing prominent owners, trainers and jockeys as they travel the Road to the 150th Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve May 4 at Churchill Downs. Read More ..read more
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Keeping Them Safe in the Saddle: Jockey Safety Has Been a Century-Plus Quest
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Each race day, jockeys suit up with gear that echoes their predecessors. Those early riders wore a silk cap and jacket with the owner’s colors, but those caps offered no protection from injury and those jackets were no shield against flying hooves. With dirt, mud, and debris flying into their faces, these jocks faced any number of dangers on the racetrack: falling off their mounts and potentially being trampled; tearing muscle and breaking limbs hitting the rail; hurtling over a horse’s head or falling with their mounts only to be trapped underneath the thousand-pound animal. Read More ..read more
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