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Second Career for Italian Racehorses? How About as Movie Stars?

Reclaiming lives and starring in the movies are all part of a program for off-track Thoroughbreds in Italy. At Ippodromo Roma Capannelle in Rome, Italy, Standardbreds and Thoroughbreds pass each other on the many horse paths that cross the sprawling 345-acre facility. In between the training tracks, on large grassy areas, you will see Thoroughbreds being trained for the pleasure riding, the show ring and the cinema. Relived Horses, a rescue and retraining program located in an older barn at the edge of the stable area, exists because of the...

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RAVEN’S PASS IS THE BEST SIRE EVER

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History, Tradition Blend With A New Future At Montaigu

At the last two sales at Arqana, October and December, things got a little simpler at the former Haras de la Reboursiere et de Montaigu, or at least for those English-speaking salesgoers looking to remember the name of the popular French consignor. In October, the farm and consignment reverted to its original name and will now be simply known as Haras de Montaigu. Other changes are afoot as well at the century-plus owned family operation. Montaigu, long known for breeding its own and raising and selling for a select group...

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Claiming Crown Handle Tops $10M

The 17th edition of the Claiming Crown, held Saturday at Gulfstream Park, generated total handle of $10,118,000--up 0.57% from 2014 despite rainy conditions which caused four races to be taken off the turf. Gulfstream was hosting the event for the fourth year. "We're extremely pleased with the success of Saturday's Claiming Crown," said P.J. Campo, General Manager of Gulfstream Park and Vice President of Racing for The Stronach Group. "We had big fields and tremendous participation from horsemen throughout North America. We're confident the numbers would have been even more...

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TEST – Curlin Colt Lights Up Tote at FTKJUL

This is a fake post on dev TDN. NOT REAL! A St George Sales-consigned, Florida-bred son of Curlin--Franscat, by Stormin Fever was hammered down to Florida-based resellers Randy Hartley and Dean DeRenzo in partnership with Breeze Easy for $475,000 to take its place at the top of the sales sheets as the yearling section of the Fasig-Tipton July Sale continued at the Newtown Paddocks Tuesday afternoon. The February-foaled chestnut is a half-brother to MSW Swinger's Party (Medaglia d'Oro) as well as SW Hubba Shake (Street Sense) and GSP Powhatan County...

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One Starter, One Winner for Union Rags

1st-AQU, $92,500, Msw, 4-20, 2yo, f, 4 1/2f, :52.08, ft. +LADY STARDUST (f, 2, Union Rags--Hallelujah Trail {MSP, $187,430}, by Gilded Time), backed down to 2-5 for the nation's dominant barn with early juveniles, ran to the money and gave a good first push for her much-hyped freshman sire Union Rags, becoming the Lane's End resident's first winner from as many starters. Chasing longshot Holy Gold (Touch Gold) while well out in the track early, the bay confronted that foe in the lane, and eventually powered clear to score by...

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Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards
Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards

Watch the live stream of the inaugural TIEA, presented by Godolphin, honoring the unsung heroes of racing.

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Hong Kong Sprint Hopefuls on Track

North American contenders Mongolian Saturday (Any Given Saturday) and Green Mask (Mizzen Mast) took to the track at Sha Tin Monday morning to prep for Sunday's G1 Hong Kong Sprint. GI Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint winner Mongolian Saturday went 800 meters over the turf in :53.8. Trainer Ganbat Enebish was pleased with the move. "He behaved himself this morning and everything is good," Enebish commented. His Breeders' Cup victory is Mongolian Saturday's only graded stakes win to date, although he was runner-up in this year's GIII Turf Monster H., GIII...

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2016 China Equine Cultural Festival – Live Stream
2016 China Equine Cultural Festival – Live Stream

  Located in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, the China Equine Cultural Festival is the premier Thoroughbred racing festival and lifestyle event in mainland China. It is supported and attended by some of the most influential entities in the international Thoroughbred industry, and it is the only racing event in China to be endorsed by the International Federation of Horseracing Authority.

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