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The Kenny Rice Horse Racing Show – Episode 54

On episode 54 of the Horse Racing Show, Kenny Rice covers the end of the 2019 horse racing season culminating in the Eclipse Awards and looks ahead to the 2020 season with the Pegasus World Cup. He brings in this year’s Eclipse Award-winning breeder George Strawbridge, one of the sport’s great renaissance men, and talks with Jack and Laurie Wolf of Starlight Racing about their shared experiences in the business…

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Brothers hired as strategic advisor for Thoroughbred Safety Coalition

Donna Brothers, the former jockey and NBC reporter, has been hired by the Thoroughbred Safety Coalition as a strategic advisor, the organization announced on Monday. The hiring of Brothers was announced four days after the coalition’s steering committee held its first meeting since the organization was formed in November of last year to devise strategies to reduce injuries at racetracks. According to the announcement, Brothers will “bring decades of rich experience in multiple facets of the industry” to the coalition’s…

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Authentic a Formidable Presence on 2020 Kentucky Derby Trail

Making the Grade, which will run through the 2020 Belmont Stakes, focuses on the winners or top performers of the key races, usually from the previous weekend, who could make an impact on the Triple Crown races. We’ll be taking a close look at impressive winners and evaluating their chances to win classic races based upon ability, running style, connections (owner, trainer, jockey), and pedigree. This week we take a closer look at Authentic, winner of the $100,500 Sham Stakes Jan. 4 at Santa…

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Authentic’s ‘timing is good’ on his way to Kentucky Derby 2020

On flashy 3-year-old Authentic’s way to the winner’s circle Saturday, trainer Bob Baffert joked with jockey Drayden Van Dyke: “Do you think he’s a little bit too much horse for you?” Van Dyke was quick to answer: “No, no, no — he’s not.” It was just another Saturday on the 2020 Kentucky Derby trail in California, and to no surprise that combination of jockey and trainer prevailed when Authentic took them all the way in the Sham Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita Park.

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Evolution of Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance: Founded in 2012 to Tackle Important Issue

When news broke early this decade of poor situations for multiple retired racehorses, concerned horsemen came together to create the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) to raise the standard of racehorse aftercare. Organized by Jack Wolf of Starlight Racing, the first meeting to start the process of creating the TAA took place during Belmont Stakes weekend in 2011 with the group then meeting again at Keeneland that fall. In February 2012, the creation of TAA was announced with some major names…

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2019 Fall Newsletter

Starlight Sales Update Starlight Racing has been active at the annual yearling sales and we are excited to have added some promising horses to the roster. We have teamed with  SF Bloodstock again this year and bloodstock agents Frank Brothers, Donato Lanni and Henry Field have worked together to select some rising stars–fingers crossed, of course! Their work is not done, however, as they will also be active at the upcoming Fasig Tipton October yearlings sale looking for the next best…

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Partnership Update: Last Chance for 2019 Season!

This is your last chance to join Starlight and/or StarLadies Racing for 2019! We are in the process of buying our 2019 yearlings and once we are finished, both partnerships are closed.  We  will be solidifying our partnerships between now and August 2019. If you are interested in becoming a Starlight or StarLadies Racing partner, please reach out to Donna Brothers with interest or inquiries as soon as possible. Interested in joining a winning team? Check out our FAQ page.

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Top 25 Things to Do in Saratoga

Everyone knows you go to Saratoga Springs for the horse racing but many of the best reasons to visit Saratoga Springs get lost in the drinking, the gambling and well… need I go into all of our sins? StarLadies Racing originally created our “Top 25 Things to Do in Saratoga” list in 2017. This is our update and revised version compiled with input from the Starlight and StarLadies Racing partners who live in Saratoga Springs either full or part time.…

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