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Charlatan and Nadal Make it Bob Baffert day in Hot Springs, Arkansas

It was Bob Baffert day in Hot Springs, Arkansas, on the first Saturday in May, and he won everything but the key to the city. His brilliant colts, Charlatan and Nadal, both unbeaten, took both divisions of the Grade One Arkansas Derby, and his precocious filly Gamine remained unbeaten as well in allowance company.

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It was Bob Baffert day in Hot Springs, Arkansas, on the first Saturday in May, and he won every....



Long Weekend: A Few of My Favorite Things

The most exciting race of Saturday, April 25 (not that there were a lot of contenders) was the Bachelor S. at Oaklawn, with Long Weekend and Echo Town battling all the way down the stretch. Long Weekend got his nose down on the wire, but it was one of those races that neither horse deserved to lose. Favorite Eight Rings remains the mystery of the century, following his brilliant two-year-old career with an utterly lackluster 2020 campaign, suggesting something out of “Invasion of the Body Snatchers.”

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The most exciting race of Saturday, April 25 (not that there were a lot of contenders) was the ....



Keeneland, Fasig-Tipton Announce Changes In Medication Policies For All Sales

Officials from Keeneland Association and Fasig-Tipton Company Inc. today announced restrictions on the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), corticosteroids and bronchodilators, including Clenbuterol, for all horses sold at sales conducted by these two major Thoroughbred auction houses effective immediately.

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Officials from Keeneland Association and Fasig-Tipton Company Inc. today announced restrictions....



The Connection Between G1 Apple Blossom Winner Ce Ce & 1993 Derby Winner Sea Hero

The April 18 Apple Blossom H.-G1 ended thrillingly in a photo finish between Ce Ce and Ollie’s Candy, with Ce Ce winning by the shortest nose, while favored Serengeti Empress faded badly and finished out of the money. But Ce Ce demonstrated enough tenacity to make her the sport’s newest Grade One winner.

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The April 18 Apple Blossom H.-G1 ended thrillingly in a photo finish between Ce Ce and Ollie&rs....



  • Tommy Town Farms
    Achieving Success Through Dedication To Excellence
    5699 Happy Canyon Rd, Santa Ynez, CA 93460

    Tommy Town Thoroughbreds is continuing to pursue their goal of becoming one of Californias premier breeding farms, as well as a top training facility. Tommy Town was named leading breeder in California for 2015, 2013 and 2009, and leading owner by California races won for 2014.The farm has 100 stalls, a custom equi-cruiser, a seven-furlong track & a 35-stall foaling barn. The farm offers pasture boarding for mares, foals & yearlings year-round.


  • Mr. Big News and the Legacy of Giant’s Causeway

    The “big news” of the past racing weekend, Saturday, April 11, in particular, was that a 46-1 shot, Mr. Big News, won the Oaklawn S. and secured a guaranteed place in the Arkansas Derby and in the Preakness S., whenever that may be held.

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    The “big news” of the past racing weekend, Saturday, April 11, in particular, was t....



    Donna Veloce: Uncle Mo’s Latest Superstar

    Donna Veloce catapulted herself to the top of the ranks of Kentucky Oaks contenders with her brilliant win in the Santa Ysabel S.-G3 on March 8. Despite a stumbling start and being behind four other fillies, she made her move around the clubhouse turn and took off, leaving the others in her dust.

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    Donna Veloce catapulted herself to the top of the ranks of Kentucky Oaks contenders with her br....