Let’s hope the Preakness is less dramatic than the Derby

Preakness stakes

After all the chaos surrounding this year’s Kentucky Derby — the scratch of Omaha Beach, the torrential rains and muddy track, the near collision between War of Wills and Maximum Security, and the ultimate disqualification of the winner — the lead up to the Preakness has been quiet. The biggest controversy has been about Pimlico […]

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Serengeti Empress Wins the Kentucky Oaks

Front runner Serengeti Empress broke well, took an early lead and didn’t let go until she won the 2019 Kentucky Oaks. For Serengeti Empress, it was all about lucky 13. She started in post 13 and ran at odds of 13-1. Many had minimized her chances of running well after she suffered an episode of […]

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Omaha Beach out of the Derby – Who’s the Favorite Now?

Omaha Beach

Omaha Beach, the morning line favorite for the Kentucky Derby, was scratched today, after trainer Richard Mandella discovered the colt had an entrapped epiglottis. An entrapped epiglottis occurs when a fold of tissue called the aryepiglottic fold becomes stuck and blocks the epiglottis, which covers the horse’s larynx to prevent food from going down the […]

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The Fatalities at Santa Anita — is it the Lasix?

One of the potential culprits identified for the cause of the breakdowns at Santa Anita are the drugs that proliferate among horse trainers. Not illegal drugs, but “medications” that prevent horses from bleeding or drugs that mask pain to the point where the horse is at more danger of injuring itself. After all, some pain […]

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How fatalities at Santa Anita are changing racing

Santa Anita Racecourse

As the Kentucky Derby approaches on May 4th, the most talked about issue in horse racing is not who will win the prestigious race. Rather, it’s what’s been happening at Santa Anita. Twenty-three race horses have died at the Santa Anita racetrack since the end of December 2018, mostly due to injuries from racing or […]

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