Arlington Million Stakes on the Horizon

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on August 4, 2014

Taking place on August 16 at Arlington Park, the Arlington Million Stakes is a prestigious event in its own right, as well as being a springboard for the winner to compete in the Breeders' Cup Turf – an event carrying a purse of $3 million and attracting equine athletes from far and wide. It was recently announced that both the 2013 Irish Derby winner, Trading Leather, and 2013 Breeders' Cup Turf winner, Magician, will be travelling across the Atlantic to compete in the Arlington Million Stakes.

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US Racing Industry Pursues Safer Racing Environment

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on July 14, 2014

Attended by owners, breeders, horsemen, trainers, jockeys, veterinarians, track managers and regulators, the recent two-day Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit held in Lexington, Kentucky, addressed a number of issues related to the topic. The first session of the event called for transparency of veterinary records and included an update on the National Uniform Medication Program...

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Untapable Wins Mother Goose Stakes

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on June 30, 2014

With four straight wins, including the Mother Goose Stakes at Belmont Park on Saturday, Untapable is under the spotlight as one of the season’s most promising racehorses. Ridden by John Velazquez and trained by Steve Asmussen, the three-year-old filly crossed the finish line nine-and-a-quarter lengths in the lead with a time of 1:41.48...

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A Tribute to the First Triple Crown Winner

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on June 16, 2014

The level of excitement generated for the Belmont Stakes was largely driven by the hope that California Chrome would become the first winner of the Triple Crown since Affirmed's victory in 1978, but to the disappointment of many, this was not the outcome. Tonalist crossed the finish line in first place, followed by Commissioner, Medal Count, and the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner finished the race in fourth place...

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California Chrome Aims for Triple Crown Title

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on June 2, 2014

Since Affirmed won the Triple Crown in 1978, becoming the eleventh Thoroughbred in history to achieve this honor, twelve competitors have come close to adding their names to the list by winning the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, but failed to win the third and final race of the series, the Belmont Stakes...

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California Chrome Wins Preakness, Belmont Up Next

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on May 19, 2014

With crowds cheering him on enthusiastically, California Chrome passed the winning post in first place by a length-and-a-half in the Preakness Stakes on Saturday. With a time of 1:54.84 he was just less than two seconds short of the track record of 1:53.00 set by Secretariat in 1973. Having won the Kentucky Derby, the next obvious goal for California Chrome would be the Belmont Stakes on June 7, with a shot at the Triple Crown title...

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