Articles posted June 19, 2009

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Father Time, Times Two

There have been instances over the years with horses bred in different countries having the same name. But not often have the two won on the same day, and in this case, the same race number.

Pico Central Notches First Winner

Pico Central, who now stands in Korea, notched his first winner June 19 when the 2-yer-old filly Marquet Madness won the sixth race at Monmouth Park by seven lengths in her first start.

Rachel Alexandra to 'Race For a Cure'

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Rachel Alexandra to 'Race For a Cure'

Rachel Alexandra, who last month became the first filly in 85 years to win the Preakness (gr. I), will "race for a cure" for the remainder of her 2009 campaign. A $20,000 donation to a breast cancer nonprofit, the Susan G. Komen Race for a Cure, from the Jackson Family Fund at the Blue Grass Community Foundation, will be the inaugural contribution.

TVG to Broadcast Racing at Woodbine

TVG to Broadcast Racing at Woodbine

Woodbine Entertainment Group has reached an agreement with TVG to broadcast both its thoroughbred and Standardbred live racing products from Woodbine and Mohawk racetracks throughout the United States. As part of the deal, TVG will also offer online wagering on all WEG races through its TVG.com Web site.

Rachel Alexandra to Race for a Cure

Rachel Alexandra, who last month became the first filly in 85 years to win the Preakness, will "race for a cure" for the remainder of her 2009 campaign. A $20,000 donation to a breast cancer nonprofit, the Susan G. Komen Race for a Cure, from the Jackson Family Fund at the Blue Grass Community Foundation, will be the inaugural contribution.

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Poll: Majority of TheHorse.com Readers Vaccinate Against WNV

More than 1,270 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Do you vaccinate for West Nile virus annually?"

results of poll on West Nile virus

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