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Horse of the Year vs. the Breeders' Cup Classic

Over the last four years, the Breeders' Cup Classic winner has failed to win the Eclipse Award for Horse of the Year. A look at the relationship between the Classic and Horse of the Year.

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Name The Curlin-Rachel Alexandra Foal

The late Jess Jackson's Stonestreet Farms is holding a contest to name the Curlin-Rachel Alexandra colt born on January 22nd. The winner receives a stay at the guesthouse Stonestreet, along with a...

Red Smith & The 1978 Triple Crown

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Since 1919, when Sir Barton became the first three-year-old to capture the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes in a single year; only ten other horses have duplicated the elusive...

Havre de Grace Named 2011 Horse Of The Year

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Havre de Grace named 2011 Horse of the Year at the Eclipse Awards.

Jockey Club Gold Cup, Goodwood and Super Saturday Preview

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A preview of the Super Saturday stakes races across the country, including the Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont and the Goodwood at Santa Anita.

2011 Horse of the Year? It's a wide-open affair

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Can Havre de Grace make is three fillies in a row? A look at the contenders for the title of 2011 Horse of the Year.

DRF.com: Jess Jackson Passes At The Age Of 81

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Sad news in the world of horse racing as Jess Jackson, owner of Curlin and Rachel Alexandra, passed away due to complications from cancer. He was 81.

Apple Blossom 2011: Havre de Grace Seeks Her First Grade 1 Win

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A look at the entries for this Friday's Grade 1 Apple Blossom Stakes at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Super Breeding

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Last week I wrote about the foal produced by Sea The Stars and Zarkava over in Europe. This week has seen the mating of Rachel Alexandra to Curlin, and Zenyatta to Bernardini. For those keeping score, those matings involve the last four winners of Horse of the Year (Curlin - 2007, Curlin - 2008, Rachel Alexandra - 2009, Zenyatta - 2010), and the HOY runner-up in 2006 (Bernardini).

Big Drama, Blind Luck and Sidney's Candy lead weekend stakes races

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Big Drama, Blind Luck and Sidney's Candy lead weekend stakes races.

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