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Thoroughbred

Gal’s Feature: Upset by an Upset?

June 26, 2013

Rafael Nadal was eliminated from Wimbledon in the first round. No need to blink gals, you read that correctly. Fresh off his French Open championship win, fifth-seeded Nadal was knocked out during the opening day of the British tennis tournament by 135th-seeded Steve Darcis. Nadal succumbed to one of recent sports’ greatest upsets, having been…

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Horse Racing: Palace Malice, Prince of Belmont Park

June 10, 2013

In two minutes and thirty seconds, the last of the 2013 Triple Crown races had come and gone. But the look of happiness on jockey Mike Smith’s face was ever-present after he brought three-year-old thoroughbred Palace Malice across the finish line of the 145th Belmont Stakes. Palace Malice gave Preakness Stakes winner Oxbow a run…

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Horse Racing: Orb Glows at Churchill Downs

May 6, 2013

The horse and jockey pairing with the best odds to win the 139th Kentucky Derby was changing even up until moments before posting time. In the end, contender Revolutionary held the top spot, but not the title. It was Orb and jockey Joel Rosario who took home the coveted trophy at the ‘Run for the…

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Horse Racing: Off to the Races, Kentucky Style

May 3, 2013

On Saturday, May 4th, 20 horses will enter the starting gates for their chance to ‘Run for the Roses’ at the 139th annual Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. Considered to be he ‘holy grail’ of all horse races, horses placing first through fifth will receive a cut of the estimated $2.8 million purse. First will…

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“I’ll Have Another” wants the Triple Crown

June 8, 2012

The Canadian-owned thoroughbred “I’ll Have Another” will look to make racing history tomorrow when he lines up next to 11 others at the 144th Belmont Stakes. If “I’ll Have Another” wins, he will become only the 12th horse in history to win the Triple Crown- which means to all three of the win biggest races…

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