Retired Trainer DiMario Dies at Age 91

John DiMario, who saddled Runaway Groom to an upset victory in the 1982 Travers Stakes (G1) at Saratoga Race Course, died Feb. 13 in New York. He was 91. Read more: www.bloodhorse.com

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Invader Earns First Stakes Win in John Battaglia

Invader stole the show in the $95,150 John Battaglia Memorial Stakes Feb. 14 at Turfway Park, adding to his dam’s list of stakes winners. Read more: www.bloodhorse.com

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Horse suffers ‘sudden death’ at Santa Anita Park training track

( CNN) Another pony has died at Santa Anita Park, becoming at least the fifth to die at the Southern California thoroughbred racetrack this year. At least four other horses have died at the way this year, three of them in a span of three days in January. The year started with the death of 4-year-old pony Golden Birthday, who was injured in a January 1 race.

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Partial Interest Sold in Louisiana 3-Year-Old No Parole

Unbeaten Louisiana-bred 3-year-old No Parole will have an additional owner when he races next, perhaps on the Road to the Kentucky Derby. Majority owner Maggi Moss said Feb. 13 she has sold a minority interest in the colt to Greg Tramontin. Read more: www.bloodhorse.com

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Deaths have American racing at a low ebb on eve of the Breeders’ Cup | Greg Wood

The number of fatal injuries to ponies at Santa Anita this year is an unfolding catastrophe another in the Breeders Cup could conceivably spell the end of racing in California On 18 October 1973, I had a bet on a horse at a racecourse for the first time. Well, strictly speaking, my daddy backed the horse for me, as I was eight years old at the time. Moolahs Memory was an 80 -1 outsider and ran like it, though he did beat one of his 11 foes to the wire.…

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Walden Jr. Named COO of Royal Saint Lucia Turf Club

Ben Walden Jr., a lifelong fixture in the U.S. racing industry, has been named chief operating officer of the fledgling Royal Saint Lucia Turf Club. Read more: www.bloodhorse.com

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