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CDI names Mike Ziegler Executive Director of Racing 6:00 pm

Churchill Downs Incorporated announced that Mike Ziegler has been named to its new post of Executive Director of Racing. Ziegler will assume his position on January 26 and will report directly to Bill Mudd, CDI's President and Chief Financial Officer.As CDI's Executive Director of Racing, Ziegler will focus on and support the company's commitment to the U.S. Thoroughbred racing and breeding...

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'Reynaldo' scores in Dubawi; Mubtaahij, Local Time take Guineas trials 6:00 pm

Reynaldothewizard, looking spry at the age of nine, will try to regain his title in the Golden Shaheen (Andrew Watkins/Dubai Racing Club) Nine-year-old Reynaldothewizard (Speightstown), unraced since finishing fourth as the defending champion in last March's Dubai Golden Shaheen (UAE-G1), proved that he's still got the magic with an emphatic 3 3/4-length victory in...

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Durkin joins West Point Thoroughbreds 6:00 pm

Tom Durkin has teamed up with Terry Finley's West Point Thoroughbreds (NYRA/Adam Coglianese Photography) Legendary race-caller Tom Durkin has joined the team at West Point Thoroughbreds, it was announced Thursday by West Point's founder and president, Terry Finley. The recently retired Durkin, a long-time Standardbred owner, will be an equity partner on horses within...

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Eaves to step down as WEG president, CEO 6:00 pm

Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) on Thursday announced that President and CEO Nick Eaves will be leaving the company on March 31.Eaves took on the role of CEO in 2010, with a mandate to establish a new and stable foundation for WEG, its role in the horse racing industry, and its future. With this now in place, this is the right time for the company to transition to new, long-term leadership....

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Voters take a shine to Chrome for Horse of the Year 6:00 pm

California Chrome put away the competition entering the stretch and rolled home in the Kentucky Derby (Jim Tyrell/Horsephotos.com) CALIFORNIA CHROME (Lucky Pulpit) rose from humble beginnings to become Thoroughbred racing's biggest star last year, captivating national audiences with his Triple Crown pursuit, and the dual classic winner was recognized with the...

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I'm a Chatterbox does all the talking in Silverbulletday 6:00 pm

I'm a Chatterbox put on a front-running show to enter Oaks calculations (Lou Hodges Jr./Hodges Photography) Saturday's $125,000Silverbulletday S. at Fair Grounds was supposed to be about even-money favorite Top Decile (Congrats) and unbeaten West Coast Belle (Tapit). Neither got a word in edgewise, though, as Fletcher and Carolyn Gray's homebred I'm a Chatterbox (Munnings...

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Texas Red gets unexpected company in six-furlong move 6:00 pm

Texas Red continues to build toward his sophomore bow in the San Vicente (Breeders' Cup Ltd. Photo) At Santa Anita on Saturday, Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) winner Texas Red (Afleet Alex) worked six furlongs from the gate as he prepares for his three-year-old debut in the San Vicente S. (G2) at seven furlongs on February 1.An Eclipse Award finalist for champion two-year-old...

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Sr. Quisqueyano upsets FSM Classic, Dame Dorothy takes FSM Distaff 6:00 pm

Sr. Quisqueyano proved a smart claim for his connections (Adam Coglianese Photography) Saturday's $250,000Florida Sunshine Millions Classic at Gulfstream Park was billed as a face-off between Wildcat Red (D'wildcat) and East Hall (Graeme Hall), as well as the return of Transparent (Bernardini).Loooch Racing Stables' Sr. Quisqueyano (Exclusive Quality) wasn't given...

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