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9 min ago | Blood Horse

Road to the Kentucky Derby Schedule Announced

The series of 35 select races, 19 "Prep Season" races, and 16 "Championship Series" races, is used to determine which horses qualify to the 141st running of the $2 million guaranteed Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at The 1 1/16-mile Los Alamitos Futurity, a race formerly known as the Hollywood and CashCall Futurity ... (more)

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Blood Horse

Shared Belief's Hidden Key to Greatness

Is Shared Belief on the threshold of greatness? From a visual standpoint, he is an anomaly.

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Blood Horse

Mine That Bird Movie Set for Wider Release

Oscar winner Jim Wilson's latest film, "50 to 1," the story of Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands winner and his New Mexico cowboy trainer and owners, is opening in dozens of new states in response to growing demand across the country.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Brattleboro Reformer

V.E. Day surprises in Travers

Hidden in the shadow of his more heralded stablemate, V. E. Day burst into the spotlight with a thrilling nose victory over Wicked Strong in the Grade 1 $1.25 million Travers Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.

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The New York Observer

'True Blood' Series Finale Recap: 'Thank You'

I've been through a lot of show ending finales. And for the really memorable ones, negative or positive, I always remember where I was.

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Examiner.com

Caim Hill wins Gigginstown House Midlands National Handicap Chase

On Friday, Caim Hill emerged victorious in the Gigginstown House Midlands National Handicap Chase at Kilbeggan.

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HarnessLink.com

Malcolm McPhail enters Dresden Hall of Fame

Long-time horseman and former OHHA director Malcolm McPhail was honoured at Dresden Raceway Sunday and became the first person inducted into the Dresden Raceway Hall of Fame.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Shared Belief wins $1 million Pacific Classic

Ridden by Hall of Famer Mike Smith, Shared Belief ran 1 1/4 miles on Polytrack in 2:00.28 and paid $4.40, $3.20 and $2.80 as the 6-5 favorite in the field of 10. Toast of New York returned $5.20 and $4.60, while Imperative was another 2 1/4 lengths back in third and paid $8.40 to show.

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Blood Horse

Goldencents in Track-Record Pat O'Brien Romp

Goldencents' time of 1:20.99 for the seven furlongs over the Polytrack lowered the mark of 1:21.12 set by Fed Biz when he beat Goldencents by a length in last year's Pat O'Brien.

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The Miami Herald

Wise Dan continues training for next start

Saratoga Springs, NY - Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan put in another workout Sunday morning at Saratoga Race Course.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

Examiner.com

Top horse racing owners in the U.K.

John Magnier is Ireland's leading thoroughbred stud owner, and the billionaire is considered one of the most influential people in horseracing and breeding worldwide.

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The Miami Herald

Fed Biz gets nod over Goldencents as Pat O'Brien favorite

Del Mar, CA - Defending winner Fed Biz has been installed as the 2-1 morning line favorite over Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile winner Goldencents for Sunday's $250,000 Pat O'Brien Stakes at Del Mar. The seven-furlong sprint, which precedes the Pacific Classic, has drawn a field of eight with Fed Biz getting post 2 and 5-2 second pick Goldencents starting ... (more)

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BleacherReport

Shared Belief Takes on Game on Dude in Pacific Classic

The grizzled seven-year-old gelding Game On Dude and the up-and-coming three-year-old Shared Belief share top billing for Sunday's Grade 1, $1 million Pacific Classic, the signature race of the summer meeting at Del Mar. Not only is there a $600,000 check to the victor, there is a free ticket to the Grade 1, $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic to the ... (more)

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

Times Observer

Bayern is fast and favored in Travers at Saratoga

He already knows Bayern is fast, and now Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert is going to give the 3-year-old colt a chance to see how far he can stretch his speed.

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Examiner.com

TVG Pacific Classic Preview

Del Mar , CA - Here is a look at the horses in post position order for the 24th running of the TVG Pacific Classic to be run Sunday, August 24 at Del Mar. Well traveled 4-year-old has shown the ability to run over a synthetic surface.

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HarnessLink.com

Busy day set for Dresden Raceway Sunday

August 22, 2014 - Dresden Raceway will be a hopping spot on Sunday afternoon as the local racetrack has something for everyone.

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MacLeans

10 surprising facts about Northern Dancer

Fifty years ago, Northern Dancer became the first Canadian-born horse to win the Kentucky Derby.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com

NBC Sports Announces Coverage of Breeders' Cup Challenge Series

Top horses in the Classic division will take center stage this weekend in two outstanding "Breeders' Cup Challenge Series" programs, featuring the $1.25 million Travers Stakes on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBC from Saratoga Race Track in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic on Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN from Del Mar, ... (more)

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USA Today

Bicoastal: Baffert horses set pace in Travers, Pacific

Bob Baffert said on a conference call promoting Saturday's $1.25 million Travers Stakes and Sunday's $1 million Pacific Classic that he now knows why he hasn't won the Breeders' Cup Classic Bicoastal: Baffert horses set pace in Travers, Pacific Bob Baffert said on a conference call promoting Saturday's $1.25 million Travers Stakes and Sunday's $1 ... (more)

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Blood Horse

'Chrome' Set for Pa. Derby Comeback

20. , who finished fourth in the June 7 Belmont Stakes after injuring his right front quarter leaving the starting gate, has been training forwardly at conditioner Art Sherman's since returning from a respite at Harris Farms July 17. The Belmont loss snapped a six-race win streak for the blaze-faced Cal-bred chestnut, who also took the Santa Anita ... (more)

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