nedjelja, 5. lipnja 2022.

Kentucky Derby Winner Nyquist Named Horse of the Year

Kentucky Derby Winner Nyquist Named Horse of the Year

For the second year in a row, the Kentucky Derby has resulted in a Horse of the Year winner. Nyquist, who also took first in the Preakness and third in the Belmont Stakes, was dominant this year on the racetrack and is now receiving accolades for his efforts.

Owner J. Paul Reddam became emotional when discussing Nyquist's accomplishments, saying "He just ran such an amazing race today - he's been so consistent all year." Trainer Doug O'Neill was similarly proud of his horse, attributing Nyquist's success to "his tenacity, his will to win." The 3-year-old colt proved himself both physically and mentally capable of winning some of the most prestigious races in America.

Nyquist's name was drawn from that of a former Detroit Red Wings player, Gustav Nyquist. The hockey player was gracious about having his name attached to such a successful racehorse, tweeting "So pumped my namesake Nyquist won horse of the year! Congrats to everyone involved!"

While it is still too early to tell what kind of career Nyquist will have as a stud, there is no doubt that he has already cemented himself as one of the greatest racehorses in American history.

Breeders' Cup Classic Runner-Up California Chrome to Retire

After a heartbreaking runner-up finish at the Breeders' Cup Classic, California Chrome has announced his retirement. "I'm not sure I've ever been as proud or as emotional as I am today," said assistant trainer Alan Sherman. "He just couldn't quite get there today."

The now-6-year-old horse had an illustrious career, winning the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes in 2014 and becoming the first California-bred horse to win the Triple Crown. He also won the Dubai World Cup this year.

California Chrome was syndicated for $6.8 million in 2016 and will now stand at stud at Taylor Made Farm in Nicholasville, Kentucky. "We are excited to have him here," said Taylor Made owner and CEO Paul Ramsey. "He's going to be a great sire."

Eclipse Awards: Gun Runner Biggest Winner, Arrogate 3-Year-Old Male Champion

The Eclipse Awards were handed out February 25, 2018 and while Arrogate was named Champion 3-year-old Male, Gun Runner was the biggest winner of the night.

Gun Runner was named Horse of the Year, beating Arrogate and seven other champions. He also won the award for champion older male horse.

This is Gun Runner's third season on the racetrack. In that time he has amassed five victories, including three Grade 1 races. He has earnings of over $8 million.

In contrast, Arrogate had a disappointing end to his season after winning the world's richest race, the Pegasus World Cup Invitational. He finished fourth in his last two races - the Dubai World Cup and the San Diego Handicap.

However, Arrogate's record still stands as one of the best ever for a 3-year-old male. In his short career he has won nine of 11 races, earning over $17 million in prize money.

Keeneland November Sale: Bob Baffert Sells Pair of Horses for $7 Million

The Keeneland November sale featured a strong lineup of buyers and sellers, including Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert. Baffert sold a pair of horses for $7 million, including the $5 million sales-topping mare American Pharoah.

Baffert has been training horses since 1978, winning over 4,000 races and 14 Triple Crown events. He was inducted into the Racing Hall of Fame in 2010 and is one of the most successful trainers in history.

Despite his impressive record, Baffert is always looking for ways to improve his operation. "You're always trying to get better," he said in an interview "You're always looking for that horse that can make a big difference."

With that goal in mind, Baffert has been selling more and more horses at auction in recent years. The results have been impressive, with several of his horses bringing top prices.

The biggest sale so far came at the 2016 Keeneland November sale, when Baffert auctioned off six horses for over $10 million. Included in that group was American Pharoah, who brought the highest price of the sale at $5 million.

Baffert isn't just interested in making money on his horses; he also wants to find good homes for them. "I want to sell them to people that are going to take care of them and love them," he said.

With the 2017 Keeneland November sale now in the books, it's safe to say that Bob Baffert is still one of the most successful trainers in racing history. Thanks to his continued success at the auction block, we can expect to see even more high-priced horses from him in the years ahead.

Reddam Racing's I'm a Chatterbox Tops $4 Million in Earnings

Reddam Racing's I'm a Chatterbox, who was bred in California by the late Allen Paulson, continued his ridiculous success on the racetrack by winning the Grade 1 $800,000 Humana Distaff at Churchill Downs on Saturday. The 5-year-old mare is now 13-for-16 lifetime and has earnings of $4,047,200.

Bred by the late Allen Paulson, I'm a Chatterbox is out of multiple graded stakes winner Desert Stormer, by Stormy Atlantic. She was sold for $525,000 as a yearling at the Keeneland September sale to Reddam Racing.

I'm a Chatterbox was coming off a runner-up finish in the Grade 1 Apple Blossom Handicap less than three weeks ago at Oaklawn Park. She also won her 2017 debut at Santa Anita Park and captured the Grade 1 Las Virgenes Stakes last February.

Reddam Racing's I'm a Chatterbox is just one of many high-earning horses for Doug O'Neill and his Reddam Racing stable. Doug O'Neill – Trainer of I'm A Chatterbox: "She ran incredible today. Down the backside she just had more horse than everybody. We thought she ran great in the Apple Blossom; we couldn't be happier with her today. Mike Smith did an unbelievable job; he always does with this filly. We look forward to whatever race pops up next for her."

subota, 4. lipnja 2022.

American Pharoah is crowned the Thoroughbred of the Year!

American Pharoah is crowned the Thoroughbred of the Year!

American Pharoah was bestowed with the Eclipse Award for best Thoroughbred of the year. The unanimous vote among the National Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association made him only the second 3-year-old in history to win the award, joining Seattle Slew who won it in 1977.

After making an impressive comeback this year, American Pharoah is definitely a force to be reckoned with!

The thoroughbred industry is worth $39 billion!

The thoroughbred industry is worth $39 billion, making it one of the most valuable in the world. The industry employs over 1 million people and supports businesses in every U.S. state.

Thoroughbred racing is a popular spectator sport, with over 90 million viewers annually in the United States. The Kentucky Derby is the most watched horse race in the world, with over 16 million viewers each year.

The Kentucky Derby is only one race of many that make up the Thoroughbred racing calendar. There are more than 37,000 races in North America every year, and fans can choose to bet on horses in races at all levels, from regional ($2 bets) to international ($100,000 bets).

Racing is a risky business, as any horseplayer will attest. But when you hit that big ticket payoff–like $8 million for a single bet at Saratoga Race Course this summer–the excitement is unmatched.

The thrilling sport of Thoroughbred racing is alive and well, thanks to the passion of owners, breeders, trainers, and jockeys who make it all possible. Let's take a closer look at this fascinating industry and its many exciting aspects!

A new study shows that thoroughbreds are more intelligent than we thought!

For centuries, we believed that thoroughbreds were among the most unintelligent animals on earth. But a new study has shown that this is not actually the case!

Through a series of tests, researchers found that thoroughbreds are able to think flexibly and solve problems. They can also understand pointing gestures and follow basic commands.

This news may come as a surprise to many people, but it is certainly good news for thoroughbred owners and trainers. It means that these animals can be taught tricks and complex maneuvers, and that they are capable of more than just running around a track.

So what does this mean for the future of thoroughbred racing? Well, it is clear that trainers will now have to work harder to get the most out of their horses. But with careful training, there is no reason why these animals cannot continue to compete at the highest level.

So next time you see a racehorse in action, don't be so quick to dismiss it as unintelligent. These animals are capable of far more than we thought!

Breeders are clamoring for the new thoroughbred stallion prospect!

The new thoroughbred stallion prospect is an amazing animal and breeders are clamoring to get their hands on him. With his pedigree that goes back to some of the best racehorses in history, this stallion is sure to produce offspring that will be just as successful on the track.

The new thoroughbred stallion prospect was born and bred for racing. His sire was a champion racer himself and has already passed on his talent and determination to his son. The new thoroughbred stallion prospect is already proving himself in the breeding shed, with his powerful build and impressive athleticism.

breeders are excited to see what this stallion can do on the track, given his bloodlines. With horses like Secretariat and Seattle Slew running in his veins, there's no doubt that he'll leave a lasting impression on the racing world. If you're interested in getting a piece of this action, be sure to contact your local breeder today!

Who will win the Kentucky Derby this year?

The Kentucky Derby, also known as the "Run for the Roses," is a horse race that is run annually in Louisville, Kentucky. The race is open to three-year-old Thoroughbreds and is 1.25 miles long. The Derby is the first leg of the United States Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, and attracts some of the best horses in the country.

This year's Derby will be held on May 3, 2014, and there are many contenders for the victory. Some of the top horses include California Chrome, Verrazano, and Orb. California Chrome has been on a hot streak recently, winning six races in a row, but he will face tough competition from Verrazano and Orb.

It will be interesting to see which horse comes out on top at this year's Derby. There are sure to be plenty of exciting moments and close finishes!

četvrtak, 2. lipnja 2022.

Could Racing's Most Famous Horse Finally be on the Verge of Breaking His Drought?

Could Racing's Most Famous Horse Finally be on the Verge of Breaking His Drought?

In the world of horse racing, there may be no name more famous than "Secretariat." The champion thoroughbred raced for just three seasons, but in that time he managed to win some of the most prestigious races in the world, including the Triple Crown. In his final race, Secretariat set a world record that still stands today.

Unfortunately, despite his phenomenal success on the track, Secretariat has never won the Breeders' Cup Classic - one of horse racing's most important races. The Classic is a mile and a quarter race that takes place at Churchill Downs, and it's one of the few races that Secretariat has never won.

This year, however, there's a good chance that he might finally break his drought. At age 36, Secretariat is getting up there in years, but he's still in great shape and is currently ranked as the second-best horse in the world. He'll be competing against some of the best horses in the Classic this year, but if he can stay close to the lead until the end, he has a good chance of winning.

There's no doubt that horse racing fans are anxious to see if Secretariat can finally break his Breeders' Cup Classic curse. If he does manage to win this year, it would be a fitting end to his legendary career.

Kentucky Derby Favorite arrived at Churchill Downs in Tip-Top Shape

Bob Baffert Believes American Pharoah is Ready to Win

This morning, the Kentucky Derby favorite, American Pharoah, arrived at Churchill Downs in tip-top shape. 77-year old trainer Bob Baffert expressed his belief that American Pharoah is primed to take home the roses on Saturday.

"He looks great," said Baffert. "I'm really happy with him."

American Pharoah was greeted by a throng of enthusiastic fans and media upon his arrival. He will be stabled near the track for the next few days in order to acclimate to the Churchill Downs environment.

Baffert is looking for his fourth victory in the Derby, and he is confident that American Pharoah has what it takes to get the job done. "He's got a lot of speed," said Baffert. "He can rate or he can run."

If American Pharoah does win on Saturday, he will become the first Triple Crown winner since 1978. Many are hoping that this horse will finally end the drought, and all eyes will be on him as he attempts to make history.

Local Horse Owners Aim to Breed and Race their own Successes

For many years, horse owners have been relying on breeders to supply them with quality racehorses. However, this is changing as more and more local horse owners are taking matters into their own hands and breeding their own successful racehorses.

One such horse owner is James Morgan from Oklahoma. After years of frustration with the quality of horses being supplied by breeders, Morgan decided to start breeding his own horses. His first foray into breeding was a success, as one of his horses, named Cutter, went on to win several races.

Morgan is not alone in his efforts; there are many other horse owners around the country who are breeding their own racehorses. Some of these include Joe and Becky Grimaldi from California, who bred a filly named Crescendo that went on to win several races. And then there is John Wayne Walden from Kentucky, who has bred numerous successful racehorses, including two-time Kentucky Derby winner War Emblem.

So why are more and more horse owners choosing to breed their own racehorses? There are several reasons: first, it allows them to have more control over the quality of the horses they are getting. Second, it allows them to form closer relationships with their horses, which can be beneficial both on and off the racetrack. Finally, it can be a more cost-effective way to get quality racehorses.

Of course, breeding racehorses is not without its challenges. It takes a lot of time and effort to do it correctly, and there is always the risk that you may not produce a successful racehorse. But for those horse owners who are determined and passionate about breeding their own racehorses, the rewards can be significant.

Trainer Believes filly has What it Takes to Take Home the Preakness

When asked why he chose to enter his filly in the Preakness, trainer Tom said, "I truly believe that she has what it takes to take home the Preakness. She ran an amazing race in the Kentucky Derby and I think she can do even better in this race."

Many people are skeptical of this claim, believing that the filly only had an easy race in the Kentucky Derby because most of the top competition was eliminated early on. However, Tom is confident that his filly has what it takes and is prepared to put in the hard work necessary to make sure she is at her best for the Preakness.

This attitude is refreshing in a sport where trainers so often rely on pure luck and good fortune to bring home a victory. Tom's dedication to his filly and willingness to put in the hard work necessary to win speaks volumes about his character as a trainer. He is clearly not afraid of a little hard work and is confident that his horse has what it takes to win.

It will be exciting to see how this filly performs in the upcoming Preakness race. If she can replicate her impressive performance from the Kentucky Derby, she may very well be taking home the trophy!

The Quest for the Triple Crown Continues

Since 1978, when Affirmed became the last horse to achieve the elusive triple crown, 37 horses have tried and failed to win all three races in a single year. In fact, no horse has even come close in the past few decades, with the last horse to win two out of three legs being Ill Have Another in 2012. So why is it so hard for a horse to win all three races?

The first leg of the triple crown is the Kentucky Derby, which is a 1.25 mile race at Churchill Downs. The track is very long and there are a lot of tight turns, which can lead to congestion and horses getting trapped on the inside. This can lead to favorites like Orb or American Pharoah getting boxed in and not having a clear path to the finish line.

The second leg of the triple crown is the Preakness Stakes, which is a 1.1875 mile race at Pimlico Race Course. The track at Pimlico is much shorter than Churchill Downs, which can favor horses that are better at longer distances. It can also lead to more speed horses winning, since they don't have as far to go before they hit the finish line. This was evident in 2014, when California Chrome won the Preakness after fading at Churchill Downs.

The third and final leg of the triple crown is the Belmont Stakes, which is a 1.5 mile race at Belmont Park. The track at Belmont Park is by far the longest of any of the triple crown tracks, and it's also uphill for the last quarter mile. This can sap energy from horses that have run well in previous legs and lead to them getting passed by late bloomers like Maximum Security or Tapwrit in the home stretch.

So will we see another horse achieve Triple Crown glory this year? only time will tell!

utorak, 31. svibnja 2022.

Saratoga Springs kicks off racing season with biggest thoroughbred event of the year.2. Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist won't race in Belmont Stakes, disappointing some fans.3. California Chrome eyes rematch with Arrogate in Dubai World Cup after dominating San Diego Handicap.4. Gun Runner primed for Triple Crown run after impressive win at the Whitney Stakes

Saratoga Springs kicks off racing season with biggest thoroughbred event of the year.2. Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist won't race in Belmont Stakes, disappointing some fans.3. California Chrome eyes rematch with Arrogate in Dubai World Cup after dominating San Diego Handicap.4. Gun Runner primed for Triple Crown run after impressive win at the Whitney Stakes

Saratoga Springs racing fans were dealt a major disappointment over the weekend when it was announced that Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist would not be running in the Belmont Stakes. The decision was apparently made in order to save the horse for races later in the year, but it still left some people feeling let down.

Nonetheless, there is still plenty of action to look forward to at Saratoga this year, including several big events in the next few weeks. On Saturday, California Chrome will take on Arrogate in the Dubai World Cup, while Gun Runner looks primed for a run at the Triple Crown after his impressive win at the Whitney Stakes last month.

There are also several other important races coming up in the next few weeks, so be sure to check out the Saratoga racing schedule and see if you can catch some of the action in person. It's sure to be an exciting season!

5. North America's top thoroughbreds heading to France for prestigious Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

  1. North America's top thoroughbreds are gearing up for an exciting race at the prestigious Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in France.

  2. The race, which is considered one of the most important in the world, will take place on October 1st.

  3. American horses such as Enable, Lady Eli and Ulysses are among those who are expected to compete.

  4. Enable, in particular, is a top contender, having already won 18 races this year.

  5. While there is no clear favorite in the race, many believe that Enable has what it takes to come out on top.

Kentucky Derby favorite Nyquist is a thoroughbred

Kentucky Derby favorite Nyquist is a thoroughbred

In horse racing, a thoroughbred is a breed of horse that is bred for speed and endurance. Thoroughbreds are used in horse racing, carriage driving, and other field sports.

Nyquist, the favorite for the Kentucky Derby this year, is considered a thoroughbred. Nyquist was born on December 26th, 2014, at Keeneland racecourse in Lexington, Kentucky. He is named after the Detroit Red Wings hockey player Gustav Nyquist.

Nyquist's sire is Uncle Mo, who was voted North America's Champion Two-Year-Old Colt in 2010. Uncle Mo was also second in the voting for Eclipse Award for Horse of the Year. Nyquist's dam is Leslie's Lady, who won four races before being retired to stud.

Nyquist made his racing debut on August 15th, 2015, at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York. He raced in a six-furlong maiden race and finished third behind Exaggerator and Swipe. In his next race on October 3rd at Keeneland Race Course he ran in a one-mile maiden race and finished first by two lengths.

After two wins in three starts as a 2-year-old Nyquist was made the 3-1 favorite for the 2016 Kentucky Derby. On May 7th he will try to win the first jewel of US Racing's Triple Crown.

American Pharoah is the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years; he's a thoroughbred too

In horse racing, the Triple Crown is an accomplishment that has been accomplished only by 12 horses in history. The term "Triple Crown" is used to describe a horse that has won three races: the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes. The most recent Triple Crown winner was Affirmed in 1978.

However, on Saturday, June 6th, 2015, American Pharoah became the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years when he won the Belmont Stakes. This thoroughbred colt is owned by Ahmed Zayat and was bred by Bob Baffert.

American Pharoah's victory at the Belmont Stakes was very exciting and historic. He overcame long odds of 6-5 to win while becoming the first horse to do so since Affirmed in 1978. In order to win the Triple Crown, American Pharoah had to win three grueling races in just five weeks.

The first race of the Triple Crown was the Kentucky Derby on May 2nd. American Pharoah started off as a favorite but did not have an easy time winning; he pulled away from the pack in the last few strides to cross the finish line first.

The second race of the Triple Crown was the Preakness Stakes on May 16th. This race is much shorter than the Kentucky Derby (just 9.5 furlongs), and many people believed that it would be an easy victory for American Pharoah. However, he ended up having to battle hard to win by a neck over Dortmund.

The final race of the Triple Crown was the Belmont Stakes on June 6th. Many people thought that American Pharoah would easily win this race since it was his third race in five weeks and no other horse had ever succeeded in winning all three races of the Triple Crown. However, American Pharaoh still had to run his heart out and barely managed to win by a margin of three-and-a-half lengths over runner-up Frosted.

After American Pharaoh's victory at Belmont Stakes, there was pandemonium among racing fans everywhere; this thoroughbred really captured everyone's hearts with his amazing feats! Ahmed Zayat even tearfully thanked everyone who had helped him achieve this amazing feat (including jockey Victor Espinoza).

The Breeders' Cup is coming to Del Mar Racetrack in November; it's the world's richest horse race and only thoroughbreds can compete

The Breeders' Cup, the world's richest horse race, is coming to Del Mar Racetrack in November. This year's event is especially significant, as it will be the first time that the Breeders' Cup has been hosted at a West Coast track.

Only thoroughbreds can compete in the Breeders' Cup; this means that all of the horses in the race must be registered with one of North America's two Thoroughbred racing organizations, Jockey Club or Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society.

There are a number of different races that take place as part of the Breeders' Cup, with varying distances and levels of difficulty. The Classic is the marquee event of the day, and is run over a distance of 1.5 miles. Other races include the Turf Sprint (6 furlongs), Juvenile Fillies Turf (7 furlongs), Juvenile (7 furlongs), and Mile (1 mile).

The Breeders' Cup is a high-profile event that attracts some of the best horses in the world. In order to qualify for this year's race, a horse must have earned at least $600,000 in winnings. As a result, only the strongest and most accomplished horses make it to the starting gate.

This year's edition of the Breeders' Cup looks to be particularly exciting, with several high-quality competitors set to compete. Ghostzapper, who won last year's Classic race, will be looking to defend his title, while other top contenders include Bayern and Shared Belief.

Del Mar Racetrack is an excellent venue for the Breeders' Cup, and I'm sure that fans from all over will flock to Southern California for this prestigious event. With so much money on the line, you can be sure that these horses will give it their all!

Eclipse Awards are given out every year to the best thoroughbred racehorses in America

The Eclipse Awards are given out every year to the best thoroughbred racehorses in America. The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) gives these awards out, and they are known as one of the most prestigious awards in horse racing. The Eclipse Awards were first given out in 1971, and they have been awarded every year since then with the exception of 1994.

There are a variety of different Eclipse Awards that can be given out, but the most prestigious award is the Horse of the Year award. This award is given to the best thoroughbred racehorse in America, and it is considered to be the highest honor that a racehorse can receive. The Horse of the Year award has been given out since 1971, and there have been a total of 33 horses who have won it.

The other major Eclipse Award is for Champion Male or Female Racehorse of the Year. This award is also given to the best thoroughbred racehorse in America, but it is only given to horses that are male or female. There have been a total of 23 horses who have won this award since it was first given out in 1971.

There are also a number of other Eclipse Awards that can be given out, including awards for top jockey, top trainer, and top owner. These awards are not quite as prestigious as the Horse of the Year award or the Champion Male or Female Racehorse of the Year award, but they are still seen as being quite important in horse racing circles.

The Thoroughbred by James Herriot is a must-read for any racing fan

In The Thoroughbred, James Herriot tells the story of two champion racehorses: Arkle and Mill Reef.

Arkle was an Irish thoroughbred who dominated the racing scene in the 1960s. He was undefeated in eighteen races, and is considered one of the greatest racehorses of all time.

Mill Reef was an English thoroughbred who had an even more impressive racing career. He was undefeated in twenty-one races, and won some of the most prestigious races in Europe.

Both horses were beloved by their fans, and their stories are sure to entertain any racing fan. If you're looking for a good read about some of the greatest racehorses of all time, then be sure to check out The Thoroughbred.

srijeda, 18. svibnja 2022.

Triple Crown Winner: American Pharoah

Triple Crown Winner: American Pharoah

The 141st running of the Kentucky Derby took place on May 2, 2015, and for the first time in 37 years, a horse won the race and went on to win the Preakness Stakes two weeks later, setting up a chance at the Triple Crown. That horse was American Pharoah, and he did not disappoint.

Journeyman jockey Victor Espinoza rode American Pharoah to victory in all three races, becoming just the 12th jockey in history to achieve the Triple Crown. Trained by Bob Baffert, American Pharoah was the betting favorite going into all three races, and didn't disappoint his fans, crossing the finish line first each time.

The final leg of the Triple Crown was by far the most exciting, as American Pharoah faced down some tough competition from horses like Frosted and Materiality. But in the end, it was American Pharoah who came out on top, becoming just the 12th Triple Crown winner in racing history.

American Pharoah's victory was celebrated by fans and horse enthusiasts alike, with many calling him one of the greatest racehorses of all time. He is sure to go down in history as one of the most impressive Triple Crown winners ever.

Racehorse Retires with Record-Breaking $100 Million Earnings

In a stunning turn of events, the racehorse Triple Crown winner Justify has announced his retirement from horse racing, effective immediately. The five-year old thoroughbred, who is the first horse in over thirty years to complete the famed Triple Crown, will now reside at a breeding farm in Kentucky.

"Justify has been an incredible horse to own and train," said his owner, Bob Baffert, "and we're obviously very sad to see him go, but we're also excited about his future as a stallion."

Justify's decision to retire comes as somewhat of a surprise, as most horses at this stage in their career would be preparing for a fall racing campaign. In fact, Justify's retirement means that no active Triple Crown winners currently remain in the sport.

The son of Scat Daddy was bred by John Magnier's Coolmore Stud and raced for WinStar Farm,China Horse Club International Ltd., Head of Plains Partners and Starlight Racing. He was undefeated in six races at age two before graduating to 3-year-old competition with three Grade 1 wins including the Santa Anita Derby and Churchill Downs' Run for the Roses - both prep races for the Kentucky Derby. In those two derbies he bested group rivals Bolt d'Oro (twice) and Hofburg.

After Justify swept the competition in Louisville, he then traveled cross-country to win another prestigious race - The Belmont Stakes - becoming only the 13th ever Triple Crown winner. In total, Justify has earned more than $14 million in prize money during his stellar career.

But it's not just on the racetrack where this champion shines; he is also touted as a magnificent sire. His first crop of foals are already making waves throughout North America and Europe.

When asked what his favorite memory of Justify was, trainer Baffert said it was "definitely just watching him trot around the barn during morning exercise...he always looked so happy." Justify will be sorely missed on both the track and in the breeding shed but we can rest assured knowing that this amazing racehorse will continue to bring success to all involved with him for many years to come.

Horse Racing on the Verge of a Revival?

For years, horse racing seemed to be on the decline. But in recent months, there seems to be a resurgence in interest, with more people getting involved in the sport. So what's behind this resurgence, and is horse racing really on the verge of a revival?

There are a few factors that have contributed to the resurgence in horse racing. One is that there have been some big recent wins by American horses, including Justify's victory in the 2018 Kentucky Derby. This has helped to generate renewed interest in the sport.

Another factor is technological advances. With better betting options available online, as well as high-definition television coverage of races, people can now follow races more closely than ever before. This has helped to attract new fans to the sport.

Finally, there are also some interesting new races being developed, such as The Saudi Cup which will take place in February 2019. This $20 million race is a sign that horse racing is starting to receive greater attention from major international investors.

So far, it looks like horse racing is on the verge of a revival. The sport has seen a recent increase in interest and investment, and there are exciting new races being planned for next year. If this trend continues, then horse racing could soon become one of the most popular sports in the world.

Breeding Farms Battle for Supremacy in Thoroughbred Racing

The breeding farms are some of the most important and wealthiest businesses in thoroughbred racing. The Kentucky Derby is one of the most prestigious horse races in the world, and the horses that compete in it are typically bred by one of the big breeders.

There are a few different types of breeders in thoroughbred racing. The first type is the commercial breeder. These breeders typically don't race their horses, but instead sell them to racehorse trainers. The second type is the stud farm. These farms specialize in breeding horses, and they usually don't race them either. The third type of breeder is the racehorse trainer. These trainers typically own a few racehorses that they train themselves.

The big name breeders in thoroughbred racing are often feuding with each other. In fact, there have been several lawsuits between different breeders in recent years. One of the most famous lawsuits was between Coolmore Stud and Darley, which was settled for $100 million.

The breeding farms battle for supremacy in thoroughbred racing by giving their horses the best care possible and by choosing the best mating combinations. They also try to sign up the best jockeys and trainers so that they can win as many races as possible.

The breeding farms also spend a lot of money on marketing their horses to potential buyers. They often hold auctions where they sell off some of their best horses. In fact, there have been several cases where a breeding farm has sold a horse for over $10 million.

The breeding farms are an important part of thoroughbred racing, and they will continue to battle for supremacy in the years to come.

Second Chance for Highway Robber: 20-Year-Old Racehorse

In the summer of 2017, a 20-year-old racehorse named Gun Runner was caught in the act of robbing aHumvee on a highway in Arizona. He was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole. However, thanks to the intervention of a group of horse-lovers and activists, Gun Runner is now getting a second chance.

Gun Runner was born in 1997 to a poor family living on a ranch in Arizona. At an early age, it was clear that he had a talent for running fast. When he was just 3 years old, he ran his first race and won. Over the next few years, Gun Runner continued to rack up wins, eventually becoming one of the most successful racehorses in the country.

In 2017, Gun Runner's luck changed when he was caught robbing a Humvee on a highway in Arizona. He was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole. However, thanks to the intervention of a group of horse-lovers and activists, Gun Runner is now getting a second chance.

Earlier this year, news broke that Gun Runner would be granted clemency and released from prison. His new home will be at Werth Racing Stables, where he will be trained to compete in races once again. Horse-lovers everywhere are celebrating this news and are excited to see what Gun Runner can achieve given another chance.

utorak, 17. svibnja 2022.

Thoroughbreds Dominate Steeplechase Racing!

Thoroughbreds Dominate Steeplechase Racing!

The Thoroughbred breed of horses have been bred for centuries for horse racing, and they dominate the steeplechase races. There are a variety of breeds used in steeplechase racing, but the Thoroughbred is the clear favorite.

Thoroughbreds are bred for their athleticism and endurance, and they are able to navigate the difficult terrain of a steeplechase course with ease. They are also fast and powerful, making them a formidable opponent in any race.

Steeplechase racing is a challenging sport that requires both horse and rider to be in top form. The Thoroughbreds have proven themselves time and again to be the best horses for this type of racing. If you want to see some truly impressive feats of athleticism, then be sure to catch a steeplechase race featuring Thoroughbreds!

The Top Ten Thoroughbred Racehorses of All Time!

There have been some amazing Thoroughbred racehorses throughout history, but which one is the best of the best? We're here to countdown the top ten!

10. American Pharoah

American Pharoah was a magnificent racehorse, winning 18 of his 21 career starts, including the prestigious Triple Crown in 2015! He was truly a horse for the ages.

9. Zenyatta

Zenyatta was an incredible mare, boasting an astonishing record of 19 wins from 20 starts! She was also the only female racehorse to win the Breeders' Cup Classic – a true champion.

8. Cigar

Cigar was one of the most successful racehorses ever, winning 16 consecutive races at one point! He was a dominant force in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

7. Man o' War

Man o' War is considered by many to be one of the greatest racehorses of all time. He dominated racing in the early 1920s, winning 20 of his 21 starts. He's a true equine legend.

6. Seattle Slew

Seattle Slew is another horse that needs no introduction – he's arguably one of the most famous racehorses ever! He won all but one of his 14 career starts and took home Horse of the Year honors in 1977. What an amazing athlete!

Australia's Thoroughbred Breeding Industry on the Rise!

The Australian Thoroughbred breeding industry is currently on the rise, with a strong focus on quality over quantity. Breeders are looking to create champions, and there is plenty of prize money on offer to incentivize them.

This was highlighted recently when Winx became the first horse in history to win $20 million in prize money. The mare has earned an amazing $22,682,800 during her career, with her owner Peter Vela already confirming that she will race again in 2019.

Winx's success has boosted the profile of Australian racing around the world, and this is likely to have a positive impact on the breeding industry as well. Foreign breeders are now taking a greater interest in Australian bloodlines, and this should result in more horses being sent Down Under for breeding purposes.

Australia has always produced some excellent racehorses, but the current boom in the breeding industry is really starting to pay dividends. Several stallions are currently enjoying strong demand, with average prices reaching new highs.

Casual Rambo is a prime example of this. He was recently sold for an impressive $570,000 at the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale, smashing his previous record price by $100,000. This demonstrates just how much confidence breeders have in Australian bloodlines right now.

So what is behind this resurgence in the breeding industry? There are several factors at work here, including:

  • The increasing popularity of Australian racing around the world
  • The high quality of our racehorses
  • The lucrative prize money on offer
  • The improving infrastructure and facilities across Australia

Thoroughbred Sales Numbers Reach Record High at Keeneland!

The Keeneland September auction ended with another banner year. The total amount of sales reached a record high of $306 million. This marked an increase of 14.7% from the previous year and was fueled by increases in all three segments of the market: horses selling for less than $20,000, horses selling for between $20,000 and $100,000, and horses selling for more than $100,000.

The number of horses sold also increased from the previous year. A total of 6,769 horses were sold at this year's auction, up from 6,532 in 2017. The average sale price increased by 12.6% to reach $45,561 per horse. The median sale price increased by 16.4% to reach $30,000 per horse.

The highest-priced horse at this year's auction was a filly named Playful Affair who sold for $2 million. She was purchased by Stonestreet Stables LLC and is a daughter of War Front out of the mare Playful Act. This was the first time that a horse has been sold at Keeneland for more than $2 million.

In addition to the record high sales numbers, there were also several other notable transactions that took place during the auction. Ben Glass purchased an incredible 23 horses for more than six figures each, including a colt named Llego who was purchased for $1 million. Shadwell Estate Company Ltd bought 19 horses while Coolmore America LLC bought 18 horses.

The success of this year's auction can be attributed to several factors: strong performances by equine athletes across all disciplines; increasing interest in Thoroughbreds from foreign buyers; and the overall strength of the U.S. economy. The market is expected to continue to grow in 2019 as more and more people become interested in buying Thoroughbreds as investment vehicles.

California Chrome Officially Named World's Top Thoroughbred Raceman

California Chrome has been named the world's top thoroughbred racer for the year 2017, by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA).

The announcement took place at a special awards presentation at Churchill Downs Racetrack in Louisville, Kentucky. California Chrome was represented by his co-owner, Perry Martin.

In making the presentation, Martin said: "This is a great honor for California Chrome and all of us who have been part of his career. We are very proud that he has been recognized as the top thoroughbred racer in the world."

California Chrome won six races from eleven starts in 2017, earning more than US$6.3 million in purses. His victories included the Dubai World Cup (G1), Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1), and Awesome Again Stakes (G1). In recognition of his outstanding achievements, California Chrome was also voted the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Older Male Athlete.

California Chrome is now retired from racing and enjoying a well-earned retirement at Taylor Made Farm near Nicholasville, Kentucky.

nedjelja, 15. svibnja 2022.

A Champion is Born

A Champion is Born

The air was electric. The crowd roared with anticipation as the two finalists stepped into the ring. This was it. The culmination of weeks of training, dieting, and sacrifices. The dream was about to become reality.

For one fighter, this would be the moment they etched their name in history. For the other, it would be a crushing defeat that would haunt them for the rest of their days.

In one corner was the incumbent champion, a hard-hitting heavyweight with a devastating right hand. In the other corner was an underdog challenger, a scrappy lightweight who had defied the odds to make it to this point.

The fighters sized each other up, looking for any sign of weakness. Then, without warning, they charged at each other like bulls in a corral.

It was a furious exchange, but soon the heavyweight began to take control. He landed powerful punches that sent the lightweight staggering back towards the ropes. It looked like only a matter of time before he would put his opponent away for good.

But then something amazing happened. The lightweight started to fight back! He countered with punches of his own, sending the champion stumbling backwards across the ring.

The crowd went wild as these two titans exchanged blow after brutal blow. It was anybody's fight now.

In the end, it was the underdog who emerged victorious. He knocked out the champion with a final flurry of punches and became champion himself.

What incredible story! What amazing heart and determination! This is what being a champion is all about.

5-Year-Old Wins Kentucky Derby

Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky - A 5-year-old thoroughbred named Mine That Bird won the 135th Kentucky Derby horse race on Saturday. The gelding, ridden by Calvin Borel and trained by Chip Woolley, beat out 18 other horses to win the $1.5 million first prize.

Mine That Bird was a 50-1 longshot in the betting odds, but managed to pull off an upset victory in one of the most famous horse races in the United States. It was the first time a Kentucky Derby winner had been ridden by someone from Louisiana.

"I don't know what to say," said Woolley after the race. "I'm just so happy for everybody."

The Derby has been run at Churchill Downs since 1875, and is now part of the Triple Crown of racing, which also includes the Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes. The winning horse typically goes on to compete in all three races.

The Sport of Kings

For as long as people have been around, they've looked for ways to amuse themselves. One such way is through the sport of kings. This ancient pastime has evolved over the years, but one thing remains the same: it's a way to test one's abilities against others in a fair and competitive environment.

There are many different types of sports, each with their own appeal. Some people prefer individual sports, like tennis or golf, while others prefer team sports, like football or basketball. No matter what your preference is, there's a sport out there for you.

However, not all sports are created equal. Some are more popular than others, and some carry more prestige. The sport of kings is one such activity that has been around for centuries and is still enjoyed by many today.

What is the Sport of Kings?

The sport of kings is a term used to describe a number of different sports that have been played by royalty over the years. These include activities like horse racing, archery, and jousting. While each sport has its own unique rules and challenges, they all share one common trait: they require skill and dexterity to play them well.

Horse Racing

One of the most popular forms of the sport of kings is horse racing. This involves two or more riders competing against each other on horseback to see who can reach the finish line first. There are many different types of races, including sprints, handicaps, and derbies. In order to win, riders must be skilled in both horsemanship and navigation.


Archery is another popular form of the sport of kings. It involves using a bow and arrow to hit a target from a distance. Archery contests have been around since ancient times and were often used as training exercises for soldiers. Today, archery is still enjoyed as a competitive sport by many people all over the world.


Jousting is perhaps the oldest form of the sport of kings,. It involves two mounted riders fighting one another with lances until one rider either falls off their horse or surrenders. Jousting tournaments were once popular among European nobles and were considered to be very dangerous sports.

Breeders Crown Winner Announced

The Breeders Crown is the most highly esteemed harness race in North America. Held annually, the race crowns the champion three-year-old male and female pacers and trotters. This year's event took place on October 26th at The Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

In the trotting division, Hambletonian champion Father Patrick was looking to take home his second Breeders Crown, but he was up against some tough competition. In the end it was Muscle Hill who emerged victorious, beating Father Patrick by a head.

In the pacing division, the favorites were Warrawee Needy and Captaintreacherous. But it was Captaintreacherous who took home the crown, beating Warrawee Needy by three-and-a-half lengths.

This year's Breeders Crown was an exciting event, and it definitely lived up to its prestigious reputation. Congratulations to all of the winners!

Horse Racing in the Spotlight Again

It's that time of year again when horse racing is in the spotlight. The Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont Stakes are all major races that take place throughout the spring and early summer. These races are watched by millions of people each year and can make or break a horse's career.

The Kentucky Derby is the first race of the Triple Crown and is run at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. This race is 1.25 miles long and usually features 20 horses. The winner of the Kentucky Derby often goes on to win the other two legs of the Triple Crown.

The Preakness Stakes is the second race of the Triple Crown and is run at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. This race is 1.1875 miles long and usually features 13 horses. The winner of the Preakness often goes on to win the other two legs of the Triple Crown.

The Belmont Stakes is the third and final race of the Triple Crown and is run at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. This race is 1.5 miles long and usually features 10 horses. The winner of the Belmont often goes on to win the other two legs of the Triple Crown.

petak, 13. svibnja 2022.

Kentucky Derby favorite dies during training

Kentucky Derby favorite dies during training

The favorite in the Kentucky Derby, Justify, died suddenly on Tuesday while training.

Justify was the potential favorite in this year's race after his impressive 3-year-old season that saw him win all six of his races, including the Santa Anita Derby and the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby.

Bobby Frankel, a Hall of Fame trainer commented on Justify's death: "He was one of the most magnificent animals I ever trained. He had everything. He was fast, he was brave, and he had a terrific mind."

Bob Baffert, who trained Justify said: "It's a heartbreaking day. I loved that horse. He was something special."

Horse meat found in grocery store meat department

A horse meat scandal is gripping the nation as it's revealed that horse meat has been found in grocery store meat departments across the country. Meat from horses is typically used for food products such as pet food and medicinal purposes, but it is not meant for human consumption.

The USDA is now scrambling to do tests on the affected meat to figure out where it came from and how it made its way into grocery store meat cases. In the meantime, they are advising consumers to check with their local stores to see if any horse meat has been identified.

This revelation is sure to cause a public outcry, as many people are appalled at the thought of eating horse meat. This comes just a few months after a massive beef recall due to concerns about mad cow disease.

It's unclear how long this horse meat has been making its way into grocery store meats, but officials say that they will get to the bottom of it. In the meantime, consumers are urged to be vigilant about what they're buying and to contact their local store if they have any questions.

Trainer banned for life after horse tests positive for steroids

A horse racing trainer has been banned for life after one of her horses tested positive for steroids.

44-year-old Jane F. has been training horses for over a decade, and had previously never had any issues with doping. However, in March of this year one of her horses returned a positive test for the banned substance stanozolol.

As a result, the trainer was immediately banned from all races by the authorities. She has also had her license to train racehorses revoked, and is no longer allowed to work with any equine athletes.

Commenting on the ban, a spokesperson for the racing authority said: "This sends a clear message that we will not tolerate doping in horse racing, and that anyone caught using prohibited substances will face severe penalties."

The horse in question, named Misty Morn, was sidelined from racing following the positive test. Jane F. has not commented on the incident.

Jockey dies after fall from racehorse

A jockey has tragically died after a fall from his racehorse.

The incident happened at a track in France, where the rider was competing in a race.

It is understood that the horse stumbled, unseating the jockey who then fell to the ground.

Emergency services were called to the scene but were unable to save the man's life.

This is just the latest in a long line of horse-racing fatalities and has prompted fresh calls for reform in the industry.

Critics argue that the sport is inherently dangerous and that more must be done to protect riders and horses alike.

Others maintain that racehorse-racing is a tradition that should be preserved, regardless of the risks involved.

Major bloodstock auction draws international buyers

The Keeneland January sale, one of the major sales of thoroughbred yearlings in the world, has just ended with a record-breaking result. The sale, which took place from January 9 to 17, saw international buyers compete fiercely for the best horses, spending more than ever before.

Among the top sellers was a filly by Medaglia d'Oro who was bought for $4 million by Shadwell Estate Company, making her the most expensive horse sold at this auction in its 78-year history. Other notable purchases include a colt by leading sire Tapit who was bought for $3 million by Canadian breeder John Sikura, and a filly by War Front who was snapped up for $2.8 million by Japanese bloodstock agent Katsumi Yoshida.

This year's sale set many other records as well, with an overall average price of $443,811 per horse and a median price of $325,000. These figures easily surpassed last year's averages of $382,721 and $290,000 respectively. Commenting on the success of the sale, Keeneland president Bill Thomason said "the strong market is a reflection of the international confidence in both our product and our industry."

The Keeneland January sale is one of four major sales held annually in Lexington, Kentucky. The others are the September yearling sale, the November breeding stock sale, and the February mixed sale. Together they form what is known as the "Lexington Sales Series", and they attract some of the biggest names in international racing and breeding.

četvrtak, 12. svibnja 2022.

Kentucky Derby Winner Justify Sold for Record $75 Million

Kentucky Derby Winner Justify Sold for Record $75 Million

The owner of Kentucky Derby winner Justify has sold a stake in the colt for a reported record $75 million.

WinStar Farm announced Tuesday that China Horse Club, Head of State, Starlight Racing and WinStar each sold a 25 percent interest in the horse.

Justify is the 13th horse to win the Derby and Preakness Stakes and is expected to run in the Belmont Stakes on June 9.

"We are excited to have such a great partnership going forward with China Horse Club, Head of State, Starlight Racing and WinStar," said Elliott Walden of WinStar. "This group has the racing experience, knowledge and resources to take Justify to new levels."

The sale price would eclipse the previous record of $60 million paid for a share in 2015 in American Pharoah.

Racing Champion Zenyatta Retired to Breed Stardust

The racing industry was rocked Tuesday when news broke that Zenyatta, one of the most successful racehorses in history, had been retired to breed Stardust.

"This is a bittersweet day for all of us at Zenyatta Farms," said John Shirreffs, trainer of Zenyatta. "On the one hand, we are excited to see Zenyatta continue her legacy by producing world-class foals. On the other hand, it is hard to say goodbye to such an amazing horse."

Zenyatta was undefeated in 19 races and won more than $7 million in prize money. In 2010, she was named Horse of the Year and voted American Champion Female Turf Horse.

"Zenyatta has been an amazing horse to work with," said Shirreffs. "She is a true champion in every sense of the word. We are confident that her offspring will inherit her athleticism, intelligence and good looks."

Zenyatta is expected to foal in late 2012.

From War Horse to Racehorse: Vicki's Top Thoroughbred Picks

Forget about the Triple Crown. When it comes to horseracing, the Breeders' Cup is where it's at. Held every year in November, the Breeders' Cup is a series of races where the best thoroughbreds from around the world compete for a fortune in prize money.

This year, I'm putting my money on Vicki's Top Thoroughbred Picks. Here are my top three picks:

1) Enable

Enable is an English thoroughbred who has been tearing up the turf track this year. In her last race, she comfortably won the $4 million Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, Europe's most prestigious horse race. With wins in some of the world's top races under her belt, Enable is sure to give any horse a run for its money at this year's Breeders' Cup.

2) Accelerate

Accelerate is an American thoroughbred who has had an impressive year on the racetrack. Heading into the Breeders' Cup, he is currently ranked as the number one horse in North America. With a win in this year's Breeders' Cup Classic under his belt, Accelerate will be looking to cement his place as one of the best thoroughbreds in the world.

3) Yoshida

Yoshida is a Japanese thoroughbred who has made quite a name for himself on the international racing scene. This year, he won several major races including the Japan Cup and Dubai Sheema Classic. With his impressive track record and seasoned racehorse experience, Yoshida is definitely a contender to watch at this year's Breeders' Cup.

Zupic transferring thoroughbreds to new owner

Zupic Thoroughbreds, a well-known and highly respected breeder of champion thoroughbred racehorses, is transferring its entire breeding operation to new ownership. The transition is set to take place on January 1, 2019.

The new owner, who has chosen to remain anonymous, is a longtime horse racing enthusiast who has been involved in the sport at the highest levels for many years. He already owns several successful racehorse breeding operations and is excited to add Zupic Thoroughbreds to his portfolio.

"I am very impressed with the quality of horses that Zupic Thoroughbreds has produced over the years," said the new owner. "I am confident that we can build on that success and create even more champions together."

Zupic Thoroughbreds' founder and former owner, John Zupic, is sad to see the business go but is confident that it is in good hands.

"My wife and I have been involved in horse racing for over four decades now," said Zupic. "And it's been our life's passion. We're so grateful for all the amazing horses we've been able to breed and bring into this world. We're really excited about what the future holds for them under this new ownership."

Trainer switches from Standardbreds to Thoroughbreds

When I decided to switch from training Standardbreds to Thoroughbreds, the first thing I did was consult with my veterinarian.

I had been successfully training and racing Standardbreds for years, but I had always been interested in trying my hand at Thoroughbreds. I knew that there were some big differences between the two breeds, especially when it came to conditioning and race preparation.

So before making the switch, I wanted to be sure that my veterinarian agreed with my plan and could help me make the transition as smooth as possible. Thankfully, he was on board and gave me a few tips to get started.

The first step was to gradually increase the distance of my workouts with the Standardbreds. This would help prepare their muscles and joints for the longer distances required by Thoroughbreds. I also needed to start feeding them a higher quality diet that would provide them with the necessary energy and nutrients for racing.

The final step was to Condition Myself Properly as well not just the horses…..something i kinda forgot about in the beginning…..which is very important if your looking to compete in races against thoroughbreds…. you need to be eating healthy, getting plenty of rest, and most importantly (for me anyways) drinking lots of water!!!

After following these steps, I felt confident that my horses were ready for the challenge of racing against Thoroughbreds. And thankfully, they performed well too – we even won a few races!

srijeda, 11. svibnja 2022.

Thoroughbred Racing to Appeal Ban on Race-Day Medication

Thoroughbred Racing to Appeal Ban on Race-Day Medication

The Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) will appeal the recent decision by the California Horse Racing Board to ban race-day medication.

"We are extremely disappointed with the decision of the California Horse Racing Board to ban race-day medication," said ARCI CEO Alan Foreman in a statement. "This will have a devastating impact on the sport not just in California, but nationwide."

The ARCI is planning to file an appeal with the state's Attorney General's office in hopes of overturning the CHRB's ruling. The ban, which goes into effect on December 14, will prevent trainers from using Lasix and other medications on race day.

"This ban is based on emotion, not science," said Foreman. "It will do nothing to improve horse safety and will only serve to further cripple our industry."

In a letter addressed to the CHRB, the ARCI outlined its case against the ban, stating that it would "result in increased rates of fatal injuries, make it more difficult for North American horses to compete in international races, and reduce economic activity at racetracks throughout California."

The CHRB voted 3-2 in favor of the ban after hearing testimony from both sides. Supporters of the ban argue that race-day medication puts horses at risk and that they would be safer without it. Detractors say that there is no scientific evidence to back up this claim and that banning race-day medication would destroy the racing industry.

What do you think? Is banning race-day medication necessary for horse safety or will it destroy the racing industry? Let us know in the comments below!

Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association Supports Ban on Race-Day Medication

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) released a statement today in support of a ban on race-day medication. "TOBA supports the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission's proposed regulation to prohibit the administration of all medications on race day," said TOBA president James L. Toner, Jr. "This is an important step forward for the sport of Thoroughbred racing and for the welfare of our horses."

The proposal, which was announced last month, would require that all medications be given to horses at least 24 hours before they race. The change would apply not just to Kentucky but to all horse racing in the United States.

"We are confident that this regulation will protect the welfare of our horses while preserving the integrity of our sport," Toner said. "We urge all jurisdictions with racing programs to adopt a similar approach."

The regulation is currently under public comment and is expected to be adopted later this year.

Equine Advocates Applaud Race Horsespain's Decision to Ban Race-Day Medication

The use of medication on race day is a controversial issue in the equine industry. While some people believe that using medication on race day gives horses an unfair advantage, others argue that it is necessary to protect the welfare of the animals.

Earlier this month, Race Horsespain announced that it will ban the use of all race-day medications starting in 2020. This decision was applauded by equine advocates, who believe that it will benefit the welfare of horses in Spain.

"This is a very important step forward for horse racing in Spain," said Eduardo García Escobar, President of the Association of Spanish Racehorse Trainers. "We are proud to be leading the way in Europe with this measure, and we hope that other countries will follow suit."

The ban on race-day medications will apply to all categories of racehorses, including thoroughbreds, harness racing horses, and quarter horses. It will include all substances that are currently allowed for use on race day, including anti-inflammatory drugs, analgesics, and shock absorbers.

Supporters of the ban argue that it will improve the health and welfare of horses by reducing the risk of injury and illness. They also point out that there is no evidence that using medication on race day improves a horse's performance.

Critics of the ban argue that it could lead to an increase in injuries and deaths among racehorses. They say that without the use of medication, horses will be at greater risk of injury or illness due to their strenuous activity levels.

Dozens of Thoroughbreds Rescued from Kentucky Breeder

Dozens of horses have been evacuated from a breeder in Kentucky who is facing potential foreclosure.

Rescuers arrived at the farm to find roughly 80 Thoroughbreds, many of whom were malnourished and in poor condition. The horses were transported to a nearby rescue facility, where they are being assessed and treated.

"We are grateful to be able to help these horses," said one of the rescuers. "Many of them were in very bad shape, but we're doing everything we can to get them back on their feet."

The breeder is believed to have been neglecting the horses for some time, and it is hoped that they will be able to recover and be put up for adoption.

Please consider donating to your local horse rescue center to help care for these animals!

Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation Receives Grant from Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation announced that it has received a grant from the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund. The grant will be used to support the work of the TRF in its mission to retire and care for Thoroughbreds who have outlived their racing career.

"We are grateful for the support of the PDJF in our efforts to provide retired racehorses with a safe and comfortable home," said TRF president Janeen ONeill. "This grant will help us continue our important work in caring for these animals."

The PDJF was created in 2006 as a means of providing financial assistance to jockeys who have been permanently disabled as a result of injuries suffered while riding. The fund has distributed more than $2 million in grants to jockeys and their families.

"We are proud to partner with the TRF and support their work in retirement, welfare, and adoption of Thoroughbreds," said PDJF president Linda Gannon. "The horses deserve nothing less than our best effort when their time on the track is over."

ponedjeljak, 9. svibnja 2022.

Thoroughbreds Shine at the Races!

Thoroughbreds Shine at the Races!

The Kentucky Derby is the biggest horse race in the United States, and it always draws a star-studded field of Thoroughbreds. This year's race is no exception, with some of the top horses in the country set to compete for the famed Churchill Downs trophy.

One of the favorites to take home the win this year is Justify, who has already demonstrated his brilliance on the racetrack. The three-year-old colt has won all of his races so far, and he is expected to give Justify a run for his money.

Another top contender in this year's Kentucky Derby is Magnum Moon. This colt has also won all of his races so far, and he is considered to be one of the most promising young horses in the country. With a strong performance at Churchill Downs, he could easily become one of the favorites to win the Triple Crown.

Other top horses set to compete in this year's Kentucky Derby include Bolt d'Oro, Flameaway, and Mendelssohn. All of these horses have shown remarkable talent and promise on the racetrack, and they are sure to provide plenty of excitement on Derby day.

So who will come out on top at this year's Kentucky Derby? Only time will tell! But one thing is for sure: The Thoroughbreds are sure to shine at Churchill Downs on May 5th.

Thoroughbreds are Versatile Race Horses

Thoroughbreds are a type of horse that is bred for racing. They are considered a versatile breed because they can adapt to a number of different racing disciplines.

One reason why Thoroughbreds are so versatile is that they have stamina. They can run long distances without getting tired, which makes them ideal for races like the Kentucky Derby.

Another reason why Thoroughbreds are so versatile is because they are fast. They can reach high speeds in a short amount of time, which makes them perfect for sprint races.

Overall, Thoroughbreds make excellent race horses because they are able to perform well in a variety of different races. This makes them a valuable breed for horse racing enthusiasts and owners alike.

Thoroughbreds Excel in Other Sports, Too!

In addition to their prowess on the racetrack, thoroughbreds often excel in other sports. Most notably, they often make great jumpers and many have gone on to become top-level event riders.

For example, take a look at 2017 Rolex Kentucky winner, McCraken. He is by far one of the most successful Eventing horses in the United States. He has competed at the Olympic level, and his resume also includes wins at prestigious events like The Hampton Classic and The American Gold Cup.

Then there's another top jumper, Neville Bardos. This stallion has excelled in everything from show jumping to three-day eventing. In fact, he was even a member of the Australian Eventing Team that competed at the 2008 Beijing Olympics!

Clearly, thoroughbreds are not just limited to racing – they can be successful in many other disciplines as well!

How to Train a Thoroughbred

There is no doubt that thoroughbreds are some of the best athletes in the world. They are bred for speed and endurance, making them perfect for racing. Training a thoroughbred is not an easy task, but with the right knowledge and tools, it can be done.

One of the most important aspects of training a thoroughbred is to develop a good foundation. This means starting with basic exercises and gradually increasing the intensity and complexity over time. When training a horse, you should always keep in mind its age, physical condition, and experience.

A good way to start training a horse is by teaching it to walk correctly. You can do this by gradually introducing pressure on the reins and rewarding the horse when it responds correctly. Once the horse has learned how to walk correctly, you can start teaching it more complicated commands, such as trotting and galloping.

In order to maximize your horse's potential, you will also need to provide proper nutrition and care. Thoroughbreds need plenty of exercise and room to run, so make sure you have enough space for your horse to roam. You should also provide quality hay and grains along with clean water at all times.

If you are willing to put in the time and effort required to train a thoroughbred, you will be rewarded with one of the most amazing animals in the world.

The Perfect Horse: Thoroughbreds Prove It Again and Again

In the world of horse racing, there are many different types of horses that can compete. From Quarter Horses to Arabians, each breed has its own unique set of talents and abilities. But when it comes to pure speed and athleticism, there is no breed that can touch the Thoroughbred.

Thoroughbreds have been competing in races for centuries, and they continue to dominate the competition today. In fact, the Kentucky Derby, one of the most famous horse races in the world, is always dominated by Thoroughbreds.

So why are Thoroughbreds so successful at racing? There are a few different reasons. First, they are bred for speed and athleticism. They are also incredibly healthy horses, which means they can race for longer periods of time without getting tired. Finally, they are incredibly well-trained, thanks to the thorough breeding process that takes place before they are even allowed to race.

Overall, Thoroughbreds are some of the best racing horses in the world. If you want to see some serious speed and athleticism, be sure to watch a race dominated by these amazing animals!

subota, 7. svibnja 2022.

Thoroughbreds Rule the Racetrack

Thoroughbreds Rule the Racetrack

The Thoroughbred racehorse is the pinnacle of horse racing. These animals are bred for speed and endurance, making them the stars of the track.

Thoroughbreds are said to have descended from Arab horses, brought to England by the crusaders in the 12th century. Arabs were known for their endurance and speed, and it is thought that these early horses were crossed with native stock to create the Thoroughbred.

Today's Thoroughbreds are some of the most expensive horses in the world. They are bred for speed and stamina, and can run up to 56 miles per hour. They compete in races all over the world, from small country tracks to premier venues like Ascot and Churchill Downs.

One of the most famous Thoroughbreds is Secretariat, who won the Triple Crown in 1973. He set a new record at Ascot, running 1 1/4 miles in just 2 minutes and 24 seconds.

Thoroughbreds are often used as show horses, as well as racehorses. They are popular with horse enthusiasts all over the world, and continue to dominate the racetrack.

The Fastest Horses in the World

There are many different types of horses in the world, each with their own unique abilities and talents. But which horse is the fastest? And what makes them so fast?

Horses have been used for transportation for centuries, and their speed and agility has made them perfect for racing. There are many different breeds of horses, but some are faster than others.

The fastest horses in the world come from the Arabian breed. These horses are known for their speed and agility, and can reach speeds of up to 45 miles per hour. They are also very agile, making them perfect for racing.

Other breeds of horses that are known for their speed include the Thoroughbreds and the Quarter Horses. The Thoroughbreds are bred for racing, and can reach speeds of up to 40 miles per hour. The Quarter Horses are bred for sprinting, and can reach speeds of up to 55 miles per hour.

So what makes these horses so fast? It mainly comes down to their physiology. Horses have a number of adaptations that allow them to run quickly. Their legs are long and slim, which helps them cover distance quickly. They also have a large heart and lungs, which allows them to take in more oxygenation and therefore run for longer periods of time. Their hooves are also adapted for running, as they are rounded and have a thick sole that provides cushioning when running on hard surfaces.

So if you want to see some of the world's fastest horses in action, be sure to check out a horse race near you!

Unbelievable Horse Racing Stories

It's hard to believe that some of the most amazing horse racing stories ever happened. From unlikely come-from-behind victories to horses running a mile in under a minute, these are some of the most incredible tales in the sport of kings.

The very first horse race in history is said to have taken place in Ancient Greece in 600 BC. Since then, the sport has evolved into an internationally popular pastime, with millions of people around the world turning out to watch races every year.

Along with the excitement and pageantry of horse racing comes a number of unbelievable tales and stories. Here are just a few of the most amazing ones:

In 1873, Seabiscuit was born a runt and faced numerous obstacles throughout his life, including being rejected by his original owner and forced to race in Mexico. However, he came back to the United States and made history by winning 38 races from 72 starts, including six at prestigious Grade 1 level. His underdog story was turned into a movie in 2003 starring Tobey Maguire.

In 1998, Frankie Dettori became one of only seven riders in history to win all four British Classic Races in a single season. This impressive feat was made even more incredible by the fact that he did it on different horses each time.

In 2006, Zenyatta became the first undefeated champion in North America harness racing history when she won her 19th consecutive race. She eventually retired with a record of 20 wins and 0 losses.

Perhaps the most astonishing horse racing record is that of Phar Lap, who is said to have run a mile in just 1 minute and 10 seconds. This would have been equivalent to a human running a marathon in just over two hours! Unfortunately, Phar Lap met an untimely end soon after setting this record – but his legacy lives on as one of the greatest horses ever raced.

How to Train a Thoroughbred

If you're lucky enough to have a Thoroughbred in your life, it's important to know how to properly train and care for this high-energy breed. Here are a few tips to get you started:

  1. Start with basic obedience training. A well-trained Thoroughbred is a happier, healthier horse.

  2. Be consistent with your training and rewards. Thoroughbreds thrive on routine and like to know what is expected of them.

  3. Provide plenty of exercise. Thoroughbreds need plenty of exercise or they will become restless and destructive. A good hour of riding or running each day should be enough.

  4. Feed them a quality diet. Thoroughbreds need plenty of protein and minerals to support their active lifestyle. A good commercial feed can provide all the nutrients they need.

  5. Make sure they have shelter from the elements. Thoroughbreds are very prone to colic, so it's important to provide them with a warm, dry shelter at all times.

With proper care and training, your Thoroughbred will be an excellent companion for many years!

What Makes a Thoroughbred so Special?

There are a few things that set thoroughbreds apart from other horses. In fact, these horses have been selectively bred for centuries to create the ideal racing animal. So what makes a thoroughbred so special?

There are many factors that contribute to the unique characteristics of a thoroughbred. They are bred for speed and stamina, which allows them to outperform other horses in endurance races. They also tend to be more agile and responsive than other breeds, making them better racers.

In addition to their physical abilities, thoroughbreds are known for their strong character and endurance. They are often used as racehorses because they can handle the stress of competition and the rigors of training. They are also known for being good companions, making them popular choices for recreational riders.

If you're looking for a horse that is bred for speed and athleticism, a thoroughbred is the ideal choice. These horses are known for their high performance in both races and recreational activities. So if you're looking for something special, a thoroughbred is sure to impress.

četvrtak, 5. svibnja 2022.

'Thoroughbred' named Horse of the Year for third consecutive year

'Thoroughbred' named Horse of the Year for third consecutive year

For the third consecutive year, the Thoroughbred racehorse has been selected as Horse of the Year by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA).

This prestigious title is awarded annually to the top horse in North American racing, as voted on by a panel of experts in the industry. The Thoroughbred was also honoured with this award in 2016 and 2017.

The three-year-old colt Justify, who is owned by WinStar Farm and trained by Bob Baffert, was a clear favourite to take home the title this year. Justify successfully completed a sweep of all three races in Triple Crown history – the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes – making him only the 13th horse in history to do so.

Justify's impressive racing record also includes six other wins from seven starts, including two Grade 1 events. In addition to being named Horse of the Year, he was also awarded Champion 3-Year-Old Male and Eclipse Award Winner for Outstanding 3-Year-Old Male Athlete.

"It's always an honour to be recognised by such a distinguished panel of experts as Horse of the Year, but it's particularly gratifying when it's for a record third time in a row," said Elliott Walden, President and CEO of WinStar Farm. "Justify is a once-in-a-generation racehorse and we are so proud to have him as part of our stable."

The Thoroughbred has proven himself to be an exceptional breed time and time again, with some horses going on to achieve even greater success after winning this prestigious award. For example, in 2009 Rachel Alexandra became the first filly in more than a century to be named Horse of the Year.

Triple Crown winner Nyquist to retire

Nyquist, the horse who won the 2016 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, has announced his retirement.

"After careful consideration with my team, I have made the difficult decision to retire from racing," Nyquist said in a statement. "I am proud of all that we accomplished together – from my Kentucky Derby victory to my runner-up finish in the Breeders' Cup Classic."

The eight-year-old Nyquist retires with an impressive record of 14 wins and 2 places from 18 starts, earning over $5 million in prize money.

"As much as I would love to run again, I know that it's time for me to hang up my bridle," Nyquist said. "I couldn't be happier with how things ended for me and I'm so grateful for the fans who have supported me along the way."

Eclipse Awards: Gun Runner leads thoroughbreds with seven wins

The Eclipse Awards are the most prestigious honors in United States horseracing. They are named for the Eclipse, a racehorse who won 18 out of 19 races in 1808.

This year's Eclipse Award winners were honored at a ceremony on January 21, 2018. Gun Runner was the big winner, taking home seven awards including Horse of the Year.

Other top winners included champion 2-year-old filly Champagne Room and 3-year-old colt West Coast, who each won three awards. In addition, Javier Castellano was named Champion Jockey, Chad Brown was named Champion Trainer, and Mike Smith was named Champion rider.

Here is the full list of 2018 Eclipse Award winners:

Horse of the Year: Gun Runner

Male Sprinter: Good Magic Female Sprinter: Lady Aurelia Male Turf Horse: Enable Female Turf Horse: Hyblaean Steeplechase Horse: Tiger Roll Owner: Godolphin Racing LLC
Jockey: Javier Castellano Trainer: Chad Brown Assistant Trainer: Antonio Sano

Dubai World Cup: thoroughbred Arrogate beats California Chrome

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Arrogate gave trainer Bob Baffert his third consecutive Dubai World Cup victory on Saturday, coming from well back to beat California Chrome by a nose.

It was an amazing comeback for the 4-year-old colt, who had not raced since finishing second in the Breeders' Cup Classic last November.

"He just ran a great race," said Mike Smith, who rode Arrogate. "I can't believe it. I'm over the moon."

The $10 million Dubai World Cup is the world's richest horse race.

Baffert also trained American Pharoah to win the 2015 Triple Crown and last year's Dubai World Cup.

Oregon's Scotty Nguyen clinches first Thoroughbred Tour win

Oregon's Scotty Nguyen secured his first win on the Thoroughbred Tour with a victory at the season-ending Ping Identity Championship.

Nguyen, who started the final round two strokes off the lead, carded a 1-under 71 to finish at 10-under 278 and claim the title by three strokes.

"I'm really happy," Nguyen said. "It was a long day and it feels great to finish with a victory."

A four-time winner on the PGA Tour, Nguyen entered the final round of the $1 million event in second place after rounds of 68-68-72. He got off to a hot start on Sunday, making birdie on the first hole to pull within one of leader Harold Varner III.

However, Nguyen gave back that shot on the next hole and then bogeyed No. 4 to fall two back. He would stay within striking distance, however, thanks to five consecutive pars from Nos. 5-9.

With Varner faltering down the stretch – he made bogey on four of his last six holes – Nguyen made his move, picking up birdies on Nos. 13 and 15 to get within one. He then safely parred No. 18 to clinch the win.

"I didn't play my best golf today but I was able to make some putts when I needed to," Nguyen said. "I hit some really good shots down the stretch and that's what you need to do in these tournaments."

srijeda, 4. svibnja 2022.

Triple Crown Winner Just Announced!

Triple Crown Winner Just Announced!

The much anticipated Triple Crown Winner has finally been announced! Clayton, the chestnut colt with a white blaze on his face, is the new champion!

This morning, trainer Art Sherman and jockey Victor Espinoza were all smiles as they paraded the victor around the track. "He's such a beauty," Sherman said of the three-year-old horse. "I always had faith in him."

Clayton's victory comes as a surprise to many racing experts, who considered California Chrome to be the favorite going into the Belmont Stakes race on June 7th. But Clayton proved them all wrong, crossing the finish line ahead of the pack.

"It feels fantastic," Espinoza said after winning his second consecutive Triple Crown. "I'm so happy for this horse and for his owner."

Despite his impressive win, Clayton won't be going down in history as one of the greatest race horses ever. That honor still goes to Secretariat, who achieved a record time in 1973 when he won The Triple Crown. Nevertheless, Clayton's victory is sure to make headlines and thrill racing fans everywhere.

Horse Racing Thrills Millions of Fans Every Year

Few sports can match the excitement and thrill of horse racing. From the Kentucky Derby to the Belmont Stakes, fans around the world tune in to watch some of the most prestigious races in the world.

What makes horse racing so captivating? Perhaps it's the ever-changing prospects of each race. Or maybe it's the beauty and power of a finely tuned horse crossing the finish line.

No matter what draws you to horse racing, there's no denying that it's a thrilling experience. Whether you're watching at home on TV or at the track in person, there's nothing like being part of the excitement as horses race by.

The Sport of Kings

There's something special about horse racing. The Sport of Kings, as it has long been called, has a mystique and allure that is hard to replicate. From the thundering hooves of the thoroughbreds to the excited chatter in the stands, horse racing is a unique experience.

Horse racing began centuries ago, with people betting on which animal would cross the finish line first. Today, horse racing is a popular sport all over the world, with races taking place in countries including Australia, the United States, Dubai, and Japan. While there are many different types of horse races, the most famous is certainly the Kentucky Derby, which takes place each year in Louisville, Kentucky.

The Kentucky Derby is one of the oldest sporting events in America and is also one of the most prestigious. Run over a distance of 1 ¼ miles, it is open to three-year-old thoroughbred horses who have not won a race of more than $20,000. The race usually attracts about 150,000 spectators, who are treated to a day of high-class horseracing action.

The Derby is preceded by a number of other races, including the Wood Memorial Stakes and the Arkansas Derby. The field for this year's race was finalised earlier this month when Omaha Beach was scratched due to injury. The new favourite for the race is Maximum Security, who will be looking to become only the second horse in history to win both the Derby and Preakness Stakes – an event that takes place two weeks before the Derby. Other contenders include War Of Will and Code Of Honor.

While horseracing can be thrilling to watch, it can also be frustrating if you're backing a losing horse. If you're looking to make some money on horseracing then you need to understand how odds work – something that can be difficult for beginners. In general, however, you want to back horses that are at least 2/1 chances or better as these offer good value for your money.

If you're looking for somewhere to watch horseracing in person then head down to Churchill Downs in Louisville or Saratoga Race Course in upstate New York – both venues offer top-class racing action throughout the year. Alternatively, you could watch one of the major international races on TV – just make sure you have access to an At The Races subscription!

A Rich Man's Sport

Although golf is considered a rich man's sport, it can be enjoyed by anyone who has an interest in the game. Golf is a challenging and fun sport that can be played by people of all ages.

Golf is unique in that it can be enjoyed both on an individual level and as part of a group. Playing with friends or family can make the game even more enjoyable. Golf is also a great way to get outside and enjoy some fresh air.

Since golf is a physical sport, it can help improve your fitness level. Playing a few rounds of golf each week can help to improve your endurance and cardio health. Golf can also help to improve your strength and flexibility.

If you are looking for a new hobby, or just want to get out and enjoy some fresh air, consider picking up a golf club and hitting the links. Golf is a great way to spend time with friends or family, and it is a challenging and enjoyable sport that everyone can enjoy.

The Beauty and the Beast

The story of the Beast and his true love has been told and retold many times. The tale of a cursed prince who is turned into a terrible creature unless he can find someone to love him for who he is inside has captured the imaginations of people for centuries.

The new Disney movie version of the story brings a fresh take on the classic tale. The beautiful Belle falls in love with the Beast, and helps him break the curse that has held him prisoner for so long.

The cast of this movie is amazing, with Emma Watson in the lead role of Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast. This movie is sure to be a hit with audiences young and old.

utorak, 3. svibnja 2022.

Study Shows 40% of Thoroughbreds Retire With Chronic Injuries

Study Shows 40% of Thoroughbreds Retire With Chronic Injuries

A study by the University of Edinburgh has shown that 40% of Thoroughbreds retired from racing are suffering from chronic injuries. The study, which was published in the journal "BMC Veterinary Research", involved taking x-rays of the limbs of 706 racehorses that had been retired from racing. The horses were from eight different countries, including Britain, Ireland, and the United States.

The results of the study showed that horses that had raced for more than three years were more likely to have chronic injuries than those that had raced for shorter periods. The most common types of chronic injury were arthritis and joint problems. Other common injuries included soft-tissue damage and stress fractures.

Study author Dr. Abi Ismael said that the findings highlighted the need for better welfare provisions for Thoroughbreds after they retire from racing. She added that it was important to find a suitable post-racing career for these horses in order to prevent them from becoming lame or developing other health problems.

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has said that it will be looking into the findings of the study in order to see what can be done to improve the welfare of Thoroughbreds after they retire from racing. A spokesperson for the BHA said: "This is an important piece of research which we will be studying in detail. We always strive to improve welfare standards for all our equine athletes and this study provides us with further information to help us do so."

Horse Racing Industry Facing Financial Struggles

The horse racing industry is currently facing some difficult financial struggles. This is largely due to the fact that many people are now choosing to gamble online instead of going to the track. In addition, the cost of maintaining and caring for horses is also on the rise. This has led to a number of race tracks around the country either closing down or reducing the amount of races they offer.

Despite these difficulties, there are still a number of people who are passionate about horse racing. There are also a number of ways to get involved in the sport, even if you don't live near a race track. For example, you can bet on races online or participate in fantasy leagues. You can also watch races on television or take a trip to one of the more popular tracks around the country.

Even with the current struggles that the horse racing industry faces, there is no doubt that it will continue to be a popular sport for many years to come.

Are Thoroughbreds Dumb? Science Says No

For years, people have speculated whether or not Thoroughbreds are smart. After all, they are often used for racing, and it's assumed that the best racers must be quick thinkers. However, a new study published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B has finally put this question to rest.

The study found that Thoroughbreds are just as smart as any other horse breed. They can learn tasks quickly and remember them for long periods of time. In one test, Thoroughbreds were able to learn how to open a sliding door in order to retrieve food from inside a box.

So why do people think Thoroughbreds are dumb? It may have something to do with their physical appearance. They are often smaller than other horse breeds and they have a very regal look about them. This may make people assume that they aren't very bright.

But don't let appearances fool you – these horses are just as smart as any other!

Thoroughbred Mares More Likely Than Stallions to Have a Career Horse Racing

In any thoroughbred horse racing stable, the mares outnumber the stallions by far. There are several reasons for this, but chief among them is the fact that female horses tend to have longer careers in the races than their male counterparts.

A recent study by the Equine Injury Database looked at race records from 2003-2012 and found that while mares made up only 43 percent of all racehorses, they accounted for 58 percent of all starts. Further, while the average career of a stallion was just 4.7 years, the average career of a mare was 7.4 years.

There are several reasons for this disparity. For one, female horses tend to be more robust than males and can withstand the rigors of training and racing better. They are also less likely to suffer from conditions such as tying-up or bone and joint problems. Additionally, female horses often have more stamina than males and can run faster for a longer distance.

However, there are some disadvantages to being a female racehorse. For example, female horses typically reach their peak racing ability at a later age than males, and they are more prone to being injured in a collision with another horse.

Despite these risks, it is clear that when it comes to having a successful career horse racing, thoroughbred mares have the edge over stallions.

Working to Keep the Sport of Kings Alive

The horse racing industry has been in decline for years. Despite this, there are still people fighting to keep the sport alive. Here are three ways they are doing so.

  1. Developing New Racing Forms

One way racehorse owners are keeping the sport alive is by developing new forms of racing. This includes everything from races that take place over a distance of miles to those that are run on synthetic surfaces. In addition, there are now races that allow more than three horses to enter, which makes the competition more exciting for spectators.

  1. Offering lower prices for entry

Another way racehorse owners are keeping the sport alive is by offering lower prices for entry into their events. This helps make horse racing more accessible to the average person and encourages them to come out and watch the races. It also allows people who may not be able to afford to own a racehorse themselves to enjoy the excitement of horse racing.

  1. Holding Online Tournaments

Another way people are keeping horse racing alive is by holding online tournaments. This allows people from all over the world to participate in horse races without having to leave their home. It also allows people who may not be able to afford to go to a brick and mortar racetrack to enjoy some of the excitement that comes with horse racing.

Fish a la Duchesse: A Classic French Dish Reborn

Fish a la Duchesse: A Classic French Dish Reborn

The dish known as Fish a la Duchesse is a classic French dish that has been around for centuries. But what is it, and how can you make it?

Fish a la Duchesse is made up of fish fillets that have been cooked in white wine and cream, then topped with a cheesy bechamel sauce. It's a rich and creamy dish that's perfect for a special occasion.

If you're looking to make Fish a la Duchesse at home, here's what you'll need:

  • 1 pound fish fillets (white fish such as cod or halibut work well)
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • Salt and pepper to taste

To prepare the dish, start by cooking the fish fillets in the white wine until they are cooked through. Then, remove them from the pan and set them aside. In the same pan, melt the butter and then whisk in the flour until it is smooth. Add the cream and Parmesan cheese, and whisk until the sauce has thickened. Add salt and pepper to taste. Finally, spoon the sauce over the cooked fish fillets and serve immediately.

End of an Era: Fish a la Duchesse Replaced by New, Trendy Cuisine

Fish a la Duchesse, a classic French dish that has been enjoyed for centuries, is no longer popular. It has been replaced by new, trendy cuisine.

The origins of Fish a la Duchesse are unknown, but it is believed to have originated in the 1600s. The dish is made with fish fillets that are cooked in white wine sauce and served with bearnaise sauce.

Fish a la Duchesse was once a popular dish among the French aristocracy. However, in recent years, it has fallen out of favour. It has been replaced by new, trendy cuisine such as molecular gastronomy and deconstructed food.

Why has Fish a la Duchesse fallen out of favour? There are several possible reasons. One reason may be that the dish is no longer seen as glamorous or sophisticated enough to compete with newer and trendier cuisine. Another reason may be that the dish is seen as old-fashioned and outdated.

Whatever the reason, it is clear that Fish a la Duchesse is no longer popular among chefs or diners. It has been replaced by new, trendy cuisine such as molecular gastronomy and deconstructed food.

Fish a la Duchesse: Time-Tested Recipe Still Popular After All These Years

There are some dishes that have been around for centuries and are still popular today. Fish a la Duchesse is one of them. This dish is said to have originated in the 1800s and remains a popular dish today.

So, what is Fish a la Duchesse? It is essentially fish that has been cooked in a white wine sauce and then served with mashed potatoes. The potatoes are often mixed with butter, milk, and cheese and make a delicious topping for the fish. There are variations of this dish, but the basic recipe remains the same.

Why is this dish so popular? One reason is that it is simple to make and can be prepared in less than 30 minutes. It is also a relatively healthy dish, which is another reason why it continues to be popular. In addition, the flavors of the fish and potatoes pair well together, making for a tasty meal.

If you are looking for an easy-to-prepare yet tasty dish, give Fish a la Duchesse a try. You won't be disappointed!

The Best Way to Make Fish a la Duchesse: Your Guide to the Perfect Meal

The best way to make fish a la duchesse is to pan-fry the fish in some butter until it's cooked through. Then, you'll need to make a bechamel sauce and mix it with some cooked spinach. Finally, you'll put the fish mixture in an oven-safe dish and bake it for about 10 minutes.

Some people like to add some bread crumbs on top of the dish before baking it, but this is optional. When it's finished cooking, you'll have a delicious and nutritious meal that everyone will love.

How to Enhance Your Fish a la Duchesse with Creative Side Dishes

One way to enhance your fish a la duchesse is by adding creative side dishes. For example, you can add roasted vegetables or a salad. If you want something a bit heartier, you could also add mashed potatoes or rice. By adding creative side dishes, you can make your fish a la duchesse more interesting and satisfying.

If you're looking for roasted vegetables, any type of vegetable will work well. Simply slice the vegetables into thin pieces and then roast them in the oven. You can either use olive oil or butter to roast the vegetables, and then season them with salt and pepper. Once they are roasted, they will be tender and flavourful.

If you're looking for a salad to go with your fish a la duchesse, any type will work well. Try using different types of greens, such as romaine lettuce or baby spinach leaves. You can also add in some other ingredients, such as cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, and crumbled goat cheese. Lastly, add in your favourite dressing and you're good to go!

If you're looking for something heartier to go with your fish a la duchesse, try mashed potatoes or rice. Mashed potatoes are easy to make – just boil some potatoes until they are soft, then mash them with some butter and milk until they are creamy. You can also add in some shredded cheese or chopped chives for extra flavour.

For rice, all you need is a pot and some water. Bring the water to a boil, then add in the rice. Reduce the heat to low and let the rice simmer until it is cooked through – this should take about 20 minutes. Once it is cooked, fluff it with a fork and serve it alongside your fish a la duchesse.

Kentucky Derby Winner Nyquist Named Horse of the Year

Kentucky Derby Winner Nyquist Named Horse of the Year For the second year in a row, the Kentucky Derby has resulted in a Horse of the Year...