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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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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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Stud Notes: Selling a New Stallion

KarakontieUnless you're standing a horse with instant name recognition and a high profile career (think American Pharoah or Honor Code), getting mares booked to a freshman sire can be a daunting proposition. As lower end horses sell worse and worse at auction, while competition for the few mares, two year olds, yearlings and weanlings who are in foal to or by the hottest horses (think Tapit and War Front) and who tick all the boxes in terms of physical perfection heats up, stud farms must bring more and more creativity to their marketing of young stallions.

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Remembering a Champion: Gulch

Gulch-2aOn Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, news spread early from Old Friends, the Thoroughbred retirement farm in Georgetown, Kentucky, that Gulch, the oldest living Breeders' Cup winner, had been euthanized due to complications from cancer. He was 32 years old.

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The Interviews: Fairgrounds Leading Trainer, Michael Stidham

MichaelStidhamSince he started out in the '80s, much travelled trainer Michael Stidham's horses have won over 1600 races and $48 million dollars in prize money. A recent winner of the Trainer's title at Fairgrounds racetrack, Michael took time out of his busy schedule to talk to Thoroughbred People about his career to date.

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