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The Most Expensive Thoroughbred Ever Sold at Auction – The Green Monkey – Passes Away

The world's most expensive thoroughbred ever to sell at public auction has passed away. The Green Monkey succumbed to laminitis at his retirement home in Florida. He was fourteen. The Green Monkey brought $16m when sold to Coolmore in 2006 at the Fasig-Tipton Calder Select Two-Year-Olds In Training Sale. The colt was consigned by Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds. By Forestry out of the Unbridled mare Magical Masquerade, it was a red letter day for Hartley/De Renzo, as they had previously given $425,000 for The Green Monkey as a yearling at the 2005 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July Sale.

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The world's most expensive thoroughbred ever to sell at public auction has passed away. The Gre....



Twelve Years On. Barbaro Remembered. The Triple Crown Winner That Should Have Been.

Barbaro1Saturday May 6th 2006. It was the day I saw the Kentucky Derby won by the horse who was going to become the first Triple Crown winner in 29 years. The unbeaten, stunningly handsome, bright bay beauty Barbaro completely laughed at his Derby competition, as he trounced the field by a facile 6 1/2 lengths. It was immediately clear that this was a creature who was on a very different level to the three previous gallant Triple Crown contenders I had flown across the country from California to Belmont Park to cheer on. And Barbaro's running style and physique told me that the mile and a half of the Belmont Stakes would be a positive, not a negative. This fella had Triple Crown Winner stamped all over him.

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Saturday May 6th 2006. It was the day I saw the Kentucky Derby won by the horse who was going t....



Supreme Court Knocks Down PASPA, Monmouth Park Wins Right to Sports Betting

After nearly seven years of legal wrangling, Monmouth Park Racetrack has won its right to sports betting after the Supreme Court announced this morning that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) is unconstitutional. “This is the culmination of the hard-work and dedication of a large group of individuals, all of whom contributed to today’s victory and will undoubtedly contribute to our future success,” said Dennis Drazin, chairman and CEO of Darby Development LLC, operators of Monmouth Park. “We started this fight back in 2012 and are grateful that the Supreme Court has recognized that we’ve been right all along. We can now shift our focus on commencing sports betting, which will be off and running at Monmouth Park as soon as possible.

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After nearly seven years of legal wrangling, Monmouth Park Racetrack has won its right to sport....



No Nonsense Australian Racing Authorities Show Zero Tolerance for Cheating With Lifetime “Milkshaking” Bans

Upon reviewing one US jurisdiction's rules of racing, in this example, the California Horse Racing Board's rules, the penalty for a licensed trainer caught for a first "Milkshaking" event is a 30 day suspension plus a fine. A second offence - 60 days plus a fine. And if the trainer is found "Milkshaking" a third time? The penalty is a 90 day ban plus a fine - with a maximum imposable suspension of 365 days in the presence of "aggravating factors".

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Upon reviewing one US jurisdiction's rules of racing, in this example, the California Horse Rac....



Three Years On. Remembering The Triple Crown and Grand Slam Champ, American Pharoah

APZayat1It is hard to believe for this writer that almost three years have gone by since the countdown to American Pharoah's 2015 Kentucky Derby. Since then we have had the likes of Beholder, California Chrome, Arrogate, Songbird and Gun Runner grace us with their presence. But there was, and only ever will be, one American Pharoah. 

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It is hard to believe for this writer that almost three years have gone by since the countdown....



What The Next New Racetrack Needs To Be. Bigger & Better With Three Surfaces. Dirt, Turf & Tapeta.

Aqueduct_RacetrackThoroughbred People writer Victor Ryan recently penned a "What's Happening" piece on the initiative by the Georgia Horse Racing Coalition to build a brand new racetrack, and bring thoroughbred horse racing to the state. It is always uplifting to hear of a plan to build a new racetrack, and Thoroughbred People sincerely hopes it comes off for Georgia. What we also hope is that as a new track with a "21st century race track design", it is indeed built differently to current tracks, and that a golden opportunity is capitalized on.

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Thoroughbred People writer Victor Ryan recently penned a "What's Happening" piece on the initia....



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