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Bold Ruler: A Star On and Off the Track

To truly understand the importance of Bold Ruler, it should be pointed out that he is best known for his accomplishments in the breeding shed rather than the racetrack. As innocuous as that might seem, it actually speaks volumes because Bold Ruler enjoyed an exceptional career on the racetrack. He won the 1957 Preakness Stakes. He was a consensus Horse of the Year choice in 1957 as well as the year’s top 3-year-old. In 1958, he was voted champion sprinter. He set or matched four track records.

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Tuesday’s News & Sedgefield winner

After a couple of near misses ( Whoshotthesherrif a terrific 2nd at Carlisle, Tekibleu de l’Orme 2nd at Sedge and that agonising 2nd from ‘Oak Vintage’ at Sedge to  name a few ) the French import ‘Lord Torranago’ jumped well and led from pillar to post in the Novice Hurdle –  showing plenty of tenacity to keep his head in front for Tommy when the favourite came to him. This was a really likeable hurdling debut and we can look forward to a good winter with him – he broke the track speed record

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Cox Plate day allowed to have a crowd

The Victorian government has announced that up to 500 owners and connections will be allowed on course at Moonee Valley this weekend. The state government has given Moonee Valley Racing Club permission to allow 500 owners and up to 1000 participants on course this Saturday where the Cox Plate headlines... Read More » The post Cox Plate day allowed to have a crowd first appeared on Just Horse Racing. .

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Chris Waller confirms 2020 Melbourne Cup jockeys

Caulfield Cup-winning jockey Mark Zahra has retained the mount on Verry Elleegant in the Melbourne Cup with James McDonald to ride stablemate Finche. McDonald has been the Chris Waller-trained mare’s regular partner in Sydney but unable to travel freely due to COVID-19 restrictions, he has missed her past two starts... Read More » The post Chris Waller confirms 2020 Melbourne Cup jockeys first appeared on Just Horse Racing. .

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21/10/2020 Horse Racing Tips and Best Bets – Randwick

NSW metro racing this Wednesday heads to Randwick – Kensington where seven races have been set down. The weather is fine, the track is soft (5) and the rail is out four metres for the entire circuit. Race One: 3 Edmond Race Two: 7 Fortune Seeker Race Three: 4 Bethencourt... Read More » The post 21/10/2020 Horse Racing Tips and Best Bets - Randwick first appeared on Just Horse Racing. .

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21/10/2020 Horse Racing Tips and Best Bets – Ipswich

Ipswich is where the lone Queensland racing card takes place on Wednesday. The weather is fine, the track is soft (5) and the rail is out 9.5 metres for the entire circuit. Race One: 5 Hudoo Vudoo Race Two: 7 Good Soize Race Three: 1 Yulong Soldier Race Four: 1... Read More » The post 21/10/2020 Horse Racing Tips and Best Bets - Ipswich first appeared on Just Horse Racing. .

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21/10/2020 Horse Racing Tips and Best Bets – Ascot

WA racing on Wednesday heads to Ascot. The weather is fine, the track is good (4) and the rail is out twelve metres for the entire circuit. Race One: 1 Outback Jack Race Two: 9 Mightiness Race Three: 8 Express Time Race Four: 6 Angelic Miss Race Five: 1 Brave... Read More » The post 21/10/2020 Horse Racing Tips and Best Bets - Ascot first appeared on Just Horse Racing. .

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21/10/2020 Horse Racing Tips and Best Bets – Naracoorte

SA racing this Wednesday heads to Naracoorte for an eight race card. The weather is fine, the track is soft (5) and the rail is in the true position for the entire circuit. Race One: 7 Royal Mile Race Two: 2 Celtic Valour Race Three: 6 Bright Belle Race Four:... Read More » The post 21/10/2020 Horse Racing Tips and Best Bets - Naracoorte first appeared on Just Horse Racing. .

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Elizabeel ready for distance test in Bondi Stakes

Emerging filly Elizabeel is rock-hard fit and trainer John Sargent believes she deserves a chance on the big stage in the $1 million Bondi Stakes at Randwick. Sargent said the filly had recovered superbly from her narrow third to Forbidden Love in the Reginald Allen Quality (1400m) on Saturday and... Read More » The post Elizabeel ready for distance test in Bondi Stakes first appeared on Just Horse Racing. .

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Craig Williams confident in Humidor’s Cox Plate chances

Craig Williams compared Cox Plate veteran Humidor to another horse he had success on in the same race, Fields Of Omagh, saying both horses shared a love of the Moonee Valley track. Williams declared Humidor ready for Saturday’s Cox Plate after his impressive work at The Valley on Tuesday morning... Read More » The post Craig Williams confident in Humidor's Cox Plate chances first appeared on Just Horse Racing. .

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Talking Horses: Nicholls title hopes raised by Henderson Kempton doubts

Uncertainty over Champ and Santini in King George VI Chase has reduced the odds on another Nicholls championship win Sixteen winners and a 39% strike-rate in October have pushed Paul Nicholls to the top of the market for the 2020-21 National Hunt trainers’ championship and his prospects of claiming the King George VI Chase at Kempton for the third year running also improved on Monday, when Nicky Henderson, his perennial rival for the title, suggested that his leading chasers Champ and Santini ar

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IFHA: Owners A Chief Concern Internationally As COVID-19 Pandemic Continues

As racing jurisdictions around the world continue to wade through the complexities of the COVID-19 pandemic, international authorities agree that one of the biggest concerns they have is keeping owners engaged during this unpredictable time. The 54th International Conference of Horseracing Authorities concluded last week with its fourth and final digital session asking racing authorities to look to the future after a rollercoaster year that saw racing suspended or altered in most places. The b

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Whip Rule Debate Reaches New York As Commissioners Question Whether Change Is Needed

Whip rules have become a popular topic at racing commission meetings in recent months, with new restrictions in California and New Jersey drawing ire from jockeys there and changes coming soon in Kentucky. Now, gaming officials in New York are considering whether they need to take additional steps to restrict whip use in the state. At a commission of the New York State Gaming Commission held Oct. 19, officials invited several groups representing the interests of racing officials, jockeys, racet

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Hamm’s First Grade 1 Is Not ‘Beginner’s Luck’

Maybe it's a cliché, says Thoroughbred trainer Timothy Hamm, but success breeds success no matter the industry. So, yes, the 54-year-old was beyond thrilled to saddle the first Grade 1 winner of his career with Dayoutoftheoffice in the Oct. 10 Frizette at Belmont Park, but the adjacent reality is that Hamm's program has been quietly building up to that top-level victory since he purchased his first racehorse in 1994. An undefeated 2-year-old daughter of Into Mischief, Dayoutoftheoffice will be

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America's Best Horses for Oct. 19

Each week during the extended Triple Crown season in 2020, members of the media around the country voted on the nation's top contenders in the NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. Find out the final 2020 top 3-year-old rankings below. AMERICA'S TOP THOROUGHBREDS as of Oct. 19 Read More... .

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More Cancellations for Love as Breeders Cup is Off

Love, a winner of six of her 10 career starts will not be entered in this year’s Breeders’ Cup. (Photo credit: British Champions Series). Many had expected that Love would be contesting the Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe in Paris most recently, when heading in as the ante-post favourite. However, she was taken out of the race in a last-minute decision from her trainer, Aiden O’Brien. This was due to the unsuitable heavy conditions, which were set for Longchamp. That then appeared positive news for t

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Swiss Skydiver Jumps To Second In NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll

It has yet to be determined which Breeders' Cup race top sophomore filly Swiss Skydiver will enter. What is assured is that the Preakness Stakes winner will carry strong regard to any starting gate she enters as she continues to inch up the ranks in the latest National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top 3-Year-Old Thoroughbred Poll. In the wake of her victory over Kentucky Derby winner and poll leader Authentic in the October 3 Preakness, Swiss Skydiver remains under consideration for a

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Woodbine Winners: Betting Strategy, Luck Turn $336 into $202,000

Woodbine Winners is an inside look at how horseplayers and bettors – from novices to pros – strike gold when playing the races at Woodbine. As part of the ongoing Woodbine Winners series, we're going to show you tickets that result in life-changing scores, get insights into how the bets were made and learn more about the people who hit those winning tickets.  Read More... .

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Fan-Favorite Bodexpress Under Consideration For Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile

Following a triumphant, near track-record setting victory at Gulfstream Park West this weekend, fan-favorite Thoroughbred Bodexpress could be targeting the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile on Nov. 7 at Keeneland. Trainer Gustavo Delgado told the Daily Racing Form that the 4-year-old exited his allowance win in good order, and that either the Dirt Mile or the Grade 1 Clark at Churchill Downs on Nov. 27 may be his next targets. “The main thing about the Dirt Mile is that it's around two turns at Keenelan

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Canadian Triple Crown Contender: Breeders’ Stakes Draw To Be Streamed Live On Oct. 21

The post position draw for the 129th running of the $400,000 Breeders' Stakes, third and final jewel of the OLG Canadian Triple Crown, will be streamed live online next Wednesday, Oct. 21 at Woodbine Racetrack. The post draw show will be hosted by racing analyst Jason Portuondo live from Woodbine Racetrack's broadcast studio and paddock at 12 noon, with an appearance by Jim Lawson, President and CEO of Woodbine Entertainment. The connections of Mighty Heart will join the show to discuss the Qu

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Study: Diet Change Imperative For Ulcer Resolution In Horses

When a horse begins ulcer treatment, the way he is managed is often scrutinized; alleviating stress will hopefully mitigate ulcer recurrence. A new study out of Denmark shows that management changes alone may not be enough—adjustment to the horse's diet should also be investigated. A low-starch diet can be beneficial for a horse that has gastric ulcers, but diet as a whole is often overlooked when ulcers medication is prescribed. Dr. Nanna Luthersson created a study to highlight the necessity f

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USTA’s Williams: Time Has Passed For Standardbred Industry To Get A ‘Place At The Table’ With Federal Bill

U.S. Trotting Association President Russell C. Williams submitted the following letter to the editor to the Paulick Report this week. Williams wanted to share his thoughts on a letter we published Oct. 16 from USTA director David Siegel. Siegel urged the Standardbred industry to “extend an olive branch” to supporters of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act of 2020 with the hope of active participation in any forthcoming federal racing authority. My friend David Siegel urges the Standardbred

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