Quebec Holds On to Win Marie G. Krantz Memorial

Connie and Richard Snyder’s Quebec opened her 6-year-old season on a high note Jan. 18, going gate-to-wire in the $100,000 Marie G. Krantz Memorial Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.  Read more: www.bloodhorse.com

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California panel detects no criminal activity linked to horse demises at Santa Anita Park

Los Angeles( CNN) A task force that looked into scores of horse deaths at California’s Santa Anita Park detected no animal brutality or criminal activity, Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey said Thursday. “Horse racing has inherent risks but is a legally sanctioned sport in California, ” Lacey, who led the panel of prosecutors and investigators, said. “Greater precautions are needed to enhance safety and protect both horses and their riders.” The task force looked into the 56 deaths that took place between July 1, 2018, and November 30,…

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Photographer of swinging 60 s Terry O’Neill dies aged 81

Man known for his pictures of Beatles, Stones, Bardot and Sean Connery had cancer Terry O’Neill, the photographer who chronicled London’s 1960 s culture by catch the celebrities and public figures who defined the era, has died aged 81. O’Neill, who was awarded a CBE last month for services to photography and was known for his work with the likes of Frank Sinatra, David Bowie and Elizabeth Taylor, died at home on Saturday night after a long illness, his agency said. He had prostate cancer. ” It is with a…

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Next Question, Cajun Beat Die at Old Friends Farms

Old Friends Farm, a Thoroughbred retirement farm with several locations, announced Jan. 17 the deaths of ex-racehorses and grade 1 winners Next Question and Cajun Beat. Read more: www.bloodhorse.com

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Maximum Security owneds sue for $1.86 m winner’s share from Kentucky Derby

The owners of Maximum Security have sued to reverse the horses disqualification from the Kentucky Derby earlier this month The owners of Maximum Security have sued to reverse the horse’s disqualification from the Kentucky Derby earlier this month. They are also attempting the $1.86 m winner’s share of the$ 3m purse, including $186,000 each for trainer Jason Servis and jockey Luis Saez. The lawsuit filed by Gary and Mary West on Tuesday says that stewards and the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission relied on insubstantial proof. The suit also questioned a”…

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Pletcher Sends Out Two in 149th Ladies Handicap

After taking on graded stakes rivals in their last few starts, a pair of distaff runners from trainer Todd Pletcher’s barn will seek black-type honors Jan. 19 when they top a field of seven in the $100,000 Ladies Handicap at Aqueduct Racetrack. Read more: www.bloodhorse.com

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Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed expends more than$ 4 million on a horse

( CNN) Buying the world’s greatest racehorses doesn’t come cheap, but even the industry’s most knowledgeable experts were “blown away” by the 3.6 million guineas( about $4,356, 000) spent on this year’s most expensive yearling colt. Much is now expected of the half-brother to Group One winner Barney Roy, and he certainly comes from an impressive bloodline — he is sired by prolific stallion Dubawi out of the mare Alina, whose parent is the great Galileo. “He is a really athletic pony, a really good mover, ” the Sheikh’s representative…

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