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The Friday Show Presented By The Jockey Club: David O’Connor On Equine Sport’s Social License To Operate

The past several weeks have seen a rise in mainstream media coverage of racing fatalities in the lead-up to this year’s Kentucky Derby and Preakness. So far, nine horses have died at the Churchill Downs spring meet, while the Preakness undercard saw one fatality from the same barn as Preakness winner National Treasure. All this […]

Bloodlines Presented By No-No Cribbing Collar: Blum Does It Again (And Again, And Again) With Preakness Winner National Treasure

The family that produced the 2023 Preakness Stakes winner National Treasure has been owned by breeder Peter Blum since Moses was wearing diapers. Over the past seven generations of this family, from sixth dam Mono (by Better Self) to breeding and selling the Preakness winner through the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale consignment of Bridie Harrison, whose […]

Stallion Spotlight Presented By New York Thoroughbred Breeders Inc.: Venezuelan Hug ‘The Best-Kept Secret In New York’

Stallion Spotlight offers stud farm representatives a chance to address breeders and answer questions as they plan their future matings. In this edition, Anne Morgan of Mill Creek Farm discusses Venezuelan Hug, a Grade 3-winning son of Constitution whose first foals are arriving this year. Venezuelan Hug Gr. or ro. h., 2017, Constitution x Downtown […]

Pennsylvania Leaderboard: Weigelia Opens Up Early Lead In Stallion Awards Race

After a long reign by the late Jump Start at the top of the Pennsylvania sire ranks, it appears there is a new sheriff in town. After leading all Pennsylvania sires by stallion awards earned for the first time in 2022, Wyn Oaks Farm’s Weigelia is once again setting the pace through the first quarter […]

First-Crop Sire Watch Presented By Kirkwood Equine Advisory: 2023 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic May Sale

Following is a list of stallions whose first crops of 2-year-olds are represented in the upcoming Fasig-Tipton Midlantic May 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale, including the number of horses cataloged and the farm where the stallion is currently advertised. Offerings from the debut crop of a stallion are often met with a commercial premium from buyers […]

Weekend Lineup Presented By Del Mar Ship & Win: Mage Will Face Six In Preakness

Mage will be the only Kentucky Derby runner to contest the second jewel of the 2023 Triple Crown. Following the scratch of second choice First Mission on Friday morning, the favorite faces a small field of six new shooters in the 1 3/16-mile Preakness Stakes on Saturday at Pimlico. Of those six, the top betting […]

The Friday Show Presented By The Jockey Club: Mental And Physical Challenges Facing Jockeys

“The life of the jockey has always been difficult, but the recent death of jockeys Avery Whisman and Alex Canchari by suicide have the racing industry asking itself tough questions about why it’s so challenging – and who can help,” writes Natalie Voss, editor in chief of the Paulick Report, in her two-part series earlier […]