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The Interviews: Kentucky Derby and Multiple Stakes Winning Trainer Graham Motion

GrahamMotion Kentucky Derby, Dubai World Cup and multiple stakes winning trainer Graham Motion moved to the US from his native England in 1980. Since striking out to train on his own in 1993, Graham has won more than 2000 races and over $100 million in purses. Graham talked to Thoroughbred People about the Fair Hill training center where he is based, Animal Kingdom, Better Talk Now and some of his other good horses, and his training career so far.

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The Interviews: Top Rider Turned Broadcaster, Richard Migliore

MigliorefunnycideSince he started race riding in 1980 at the age of 16, Richard Migliore rode over 30,000 races and 4,450 winners for purse earnings of over $160 Million. Since his enforced retirement in 2010, Richard now works as a racing analyst for HRTV, New York Racing Association and Fox Sports 1. Nicknamed "The Mig," which is a type of jet fighter, for his tenacious style of riding Richard lives with his wife, Carmela, and children in Millbrook, New York.

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The Interviews: Renowned Thoroughbred Artist Thomas Allen Pauly

Thomas Allen Pauly & American PharoahAward-winning equine artist Thomas Allen Pauly has portrayed some of the finest horses and jockeys in the country. Born and raised in Chicago, Pauly's work encompasses Royal Ascot, the Hong Kong Cup, the Arc de Triomphe, the Dubai World Cup, the Velka Pardubicka Ceske Pojistovny Steeplechase in Prague and numerous Breeders' Cups, Preaknesses, Belmonts and Kentucky Derbies.

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Churchill Downs Forms Second Racing Club. All Other Tracks - Take Note!

churchill-downs-og Racing clubs, which have long been popular in certain international jurisdictions such as Hong Kong, have only begun to take root in the U.S. In addition to Churchill Downs, Canterbury Park, Emerald Downs and Hastings Park offer racing clubs. The purpose behind these clubs is to provide members with a low-risk, low cost experience with racehorse ownership.

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Ten Years On. Barbaro Remembered. The Triple Crown Winner That Should Have Been.

Barbaro1After seeing the stunningly handsome, big, bright bay Barbaro completely laugh at his competition in the Kentucky Derby as he trounced the field by a facile 6 1/2 lengths, it was clear that we had here a creature who was on a very different level to those three previous, gallant Triple Crown contenders. And Barbaro's running style and physique told me that the mile and a half of the Belmont Stakes would be a positive, not a negative. This fella had Triple Crown Winner stamped all over him.

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Betfair Launching Exchange Wagering On Horse Racing For New Jersey Residents May 10th

betfair_logo Finally - It's almost here. Exchange wagering, a fixed-odds, peer-to-peer form of pari-mutuel betting which is fantastically popular in other parts of the world, will be offered to residents of New Jersey on horse racing beginning May 10th. Unlike traditional “tote” wagering, where the odds fluctuate, are not determined until the start of each race and are the same for all customers, exchange wagering utilizes cutting-edge computer technology to allow players to take fixed odds by proposing or matching trades with each other via the exchange platform. It also allows bettors to ask for better odds than those available in the market at that time, to continue to wager during the running of a race and to “Cash Out” before a race is complete to ensure a profit or mitigate a potential loss.

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Slots, Slots, Slots... Why Does Horse Racing Continue To Build Itself a House Of Cards?

Decoupling Thoroughbred racing’s casino bedmates are restless, and they want out. Is this really a shock to anyone? As soon as the gold digging casino operators had their feet parked firmly enough under the table to be able to survive without having to deal with and attend to the horses and horsemen they used to get in business in the first place, they were going to make a play to legislators and government for a case to leave those horses and horsemen behind.

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Stud Notes: The Strange Case of the Vanishing Stallion

Majestic_WarriorRemember Majestic Warrior? A beautifully bred, precocious, grade one winning son of A.P. Indy, out of the millionaire, multiple grade one winning daughter of Seeking the Gold, Dream Supreme, he was the leading sophomore sire of 2013, thanks in part to his fantastic first crop daughter, Princess of Sylmar. She swept the Coaching Club American Oaks-G1, the Kentucky Oaks-G1 (defeating Beholder) and the Beldame Invitational S.-G1 (defeating Royal Delta), earning over $1.6 million.

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The Life and Times of Monarchos and Charles Nuckols III

Monarchos-&-CharlesNuckolsIIINestled among the rolling hills of Woodford County in Central Kentucky are some of the most prestigious Thoroughbred farms in the world. Farms like Lane's End, Three Chimneys, Airdrie Stud and WinStar all call Woodford County home. There are also many smaller farms that call Woodford County home, and as you drive the beautiful fence-lined back roads of the county you will see their horses grazing in pastures that stretch as far as the eye can see. As winter melts away and spring brings warmer weather, many of those...

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The Warriors Club: Salutos Amigos

Horse Racing 2015: Breeders Cup Preparations OCT 29Six years old. Thirty eight starts. Twelve wins. Eight stakes wins. In the money nine more times for career earnings - so far - of $1,542,406. And, as he won his first Grade 1 Stake when he won the Carter Handicap at Aqueduct, it looks like Salutos Amigos is actually getting better. After starting out his career at Santa Anita where he broke his maiden, the son of Salute The Sarge moved to the East Coast. After showing enough ability in the mornings to to persuade connections to run in several Graded Stakes, only to remain winless at that level, a gelding operation changed things.

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The Interviews: Leading Track Announcer Larry Collmus

LarryColmus1 Larry Collmus began his career as a track announcer in Maryland in the mid 1980s. After learning his trade from some of the best race callers in the business at tracks all over the USA, Larry has now become one of the leading and most recognized track announcers in the world. In 2011 he succeeded the great Tom Durkin as the voice of the Triple Crown and Breeders' Cup broadcasts on NBC Sports. He also succeeded Tom to become the voice of the New York Racing Association, calling the races at Aqueduct, Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course. Larry famously called American Pharoah home as he won the Belmont and Triple Crown in 2015.

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The Great Races: Phar Lap - The Agua Caliente Handicap, 1932

PharLap1On March 21, 1932, every major newspaper in the world ran a headline announcing the smashing triumph of ‘the Big Red Train from the Antipodes’ in Tijuana, Mexico. Not only was the purse $50,000, making it the richest race on the planet, but the Agua Caliente Handicap, contested at a mile and a quarter, was the North American debut of the Australian superstar Phar Lap. “Today he is the ‘big news,’ wrote Bert Wolfe on that day. “They are saying that Phar Lap and his connections made American trainers and jockeys look like ‘suckers.’ They are lauding Woodcock to the skies for his cleverness, Elliot is being described as the Tod Sloan of Australia and owners are being advised to send to Australia for a shipload of trainers and jockeys."

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