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Art Collector runs down Defunded to win $3 million Pegasus World Cup

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HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — Art Collector made his way into the mainstream of horse racing after winning the Blue Grass Stakes in 2020. He was creating buzz heading into the Kentucky Derby, which was being run on Sept. 5 because of the pandemic. Then a minor foot injury sidelined him and he had to wait for the Preakness Stakes and finished fourth...Read more

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Santa Anita-based Flightline easily wins Eclipse Award for Horse of the Year

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LOS ANGELES — Flightline, whose brief two-year, six-race career drew comparisons to Secretariat, was given horse racing's highest annual honor on Thursday when he was given the Eclipse Award for Horse of the Year. He also was named top Older Dirt Male among the 17 horse and human awards announced at a ceremony in Palm Beach, Fla.

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Flightline heads list of finalists for Eclipse Awards, should win Horse of the Year

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LOS ANGELES — Southern California's grip on horse racing's Eclipse Awards continues to wane with only three horses and one person among the 16 groups of finalists that were announced Saturday. Though the number is small, the region does have the entry that should easily win the most important award, Horse of the Year.

Flightline, who is ...Read more

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Practical Move beats three Bob Baffert horses to win Los Alamitos Futurity

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LOS ANGELES — Trainer Bob Baffert has won some incarnation of the Los Alamitos Futurity 13 times and he had three of the five horses in Saturday's Grade 2 $200,000 race at the Orange County track. So, it makes sense he would up the number to 14, especially since he had the heavy favorite Arabian Lion in the race.

But, in spite of what ...Read more

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Horse racing trainer Jason Servis pleads guilty in doping scandal, faces four years in prison

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NEW YORK — Disgraced horse racing trainer Jason Servis pleaded guilty Friday to charges in a massive drug-doping scandal involving virtually all of his mounts across two years.

The New Jersey-based Servis, whose stable included speedy Saudi Cup winner Maximum Security, entered his plea in Manhattan Federal Court on two counts tied to “...Read more

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Breeders' Cup Classic champion Flightline retired to stud

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In the crazy business model of thoroughbred racing, a horse is more valuable not racing then they are on the track. So, with that in mind, the sport's latest superstar, Flightline, was retired on Sunday, one day after a dominating record-setting win the Breeders' Cup Classic at Keeneland Race Course.

It was expected that Flightline would never ...Read more