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Steve Haskin's Derby Dozen - February 13, 2018

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 13:53
How did results of last weekend's Derby preps affect the Dozen?

Phumelela Gaming, Kiron Expand Race Wagering in Africa

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 13:53
Kiron Interactive and Phumelela Gaming and Leisure have agreed on a partnership to launch a fixed-odds betting channel—Including top-class live British, Irish, and South African horse racing, and virtual racing—in betting shops throughout Africa.

Track Superintendents to Meet in March at Oaklawn Park

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 10:44
The agenda is set (see below), and the excitement is building for the Track Superintendents Field Day  March 25-27 at Oaklawn Park.

Midwest/Canada Regional: Standing Tall

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 10:44
Ivan Dalos will tell you his foray into Thoroughbred racing and breeding began purely by chance. He will tell you one of the first horses he bred, Victory Gallop—who stunned the racing world when he won the 1998 Belmont Stakes (G1)—was a “fluke.”

Turfway Park to Celebrate History With 'Latonia Days'

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 10:44
Turfway Park will celebrate its long and colorful history Feb. 23 and 24 with Latonia Days, two days of storytelling, special guests, memorabilia displays, films, and photos.

Kentucky House Approves Breeders' Cup Incentive

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 21:18
The Kentucky House of Representatives passed a measure Feb. 12 to make permanent the Breeders' Cup incentive, a move aimed at permanently attracting one of horse racing's biggest annual events. 

West Point's Finley Joins Water Hay Oats Alliance

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 21:18
Finley shared his thoughts on supporting the Water Hay Oats Alliance's call for legislation that would have the United States Anti-Doping Association oversee racing's drug testing. Finley's thoughts, provided in a WHOA release, follow:

NZ National Yearling Sale Reaches New Heights

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 18:14
New Zealand Bloodstock's Karaka Sale ring hosted a brand new format at the 92nd National Yearling Sales series Jan. 28-Feb. 4 with key figures over the six days of trading reaching phenomenal heights.

Courtney Reid New NSA Manager of Racing Operations

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 18:14
The National Steeplechase Association announced Feb. 12 the promotion of Courtney C. Reid to be its manager of racing operations effective immediately.

Flameaway Enters Top 10 in NTRA 3-Year-Old Poll

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 18:14
Week three of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top 3-Year-Old Poll shows slight movement and a new face in the top ten after the Sam F. Davis Stakes (G3) at Tampa Bay Downs Feb. 10. 

Pikulski to Leave Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 18:14
Diana Pikulski will leave her position as national director of major gifts, planned giving and endowment development at the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation at the end of February, the TRF announced Feb. 12.

Eastern Joy the Bluest of Blue Hens

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 18:14
The 12-year-old mare by Dubai Destination has produced five black-type winners from five foals to race.

World Approval to Bypass Dubai, Aim for U.S. Races

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 18:14
World Approval, 2017 champion turf male, will not head to Dubai to compete in the March 31 Dubai Turf sponsored by DP World (G1) but will stay in the U.S. and be pointed to grade 1 stakes going a mile, trainer Mark Casse said Feb. 12. 

Monomoy Girl, Wonder Gadot to Meet at Fair Grounds

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 18:14
After they both just missed victory in their most recent starts, Wonder Gadot and Monomoy Girl will each try to take care of business in the $200,000 Rachel Alexandra Stakes (G2) Feb. 17 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

The Week in Photos 2/13/2018

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 14:52
Gulfstream Park Turf, San Vicente, Santa Maria, Sam F. Davis, Tampa Bay, Lambholm South Endeavour, Suwannee River, Thunder Road, LA Bred Night Championship, LA Bred Night Distaff, Martha Washington, LA Bred Premier Night Sprint and more.

Littlemore Scores at National Handicapping Championship

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 11:40
Chris Littlemore, a retired autoworker from Whitby, Ontario, Canada, was never seriously threatened throughout the semifinals and the Final Table, cruising to an $800,000 first-place prize at the NTRA National Horseplayers Championship.

Positive Numbers for Inglis Classic Yearling Sale

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 11:40
In its first sale at the new Riverside Stables complex near Sydney, Australia, Inglis Bloodstock reported increases in all key year-to-year indicators for Book 1 of its Classic yearling sale that ended Feb. 12.

"All Other" 3-year-olds Favored in KDFW Pool 2

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 20:12
With the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) 12 weeks away, the pari-mutuel field of "All Other 3-Year-Olds" closed as the 5-2 favorite in Pool 2 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager.

Battle Station Game in Rego Park Win

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 20:12
Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Battle Station earned his second stakes win of his short career, fighting to the wire with Morning Breez in the Feb. 11 $100,000 Rego Park Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack. 

Ring Weekend Back to Winner's Circle in 2018

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 20:12
West Point Thoroughbreds' multiple graded stakes winner Ring Weekend had not visited the winner's circle since November of 2016, but he found his way back in his 7-year-old season opener Feb. 11 at Gulfstream Park. 

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