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Racing Future 2015 Report to Patrons

Racing Future 2015 Report to PatronsOver the past year, Racing Future has enjoyed many successes and a few learning moments. In 2016, we are looking forward to continuing to solidify our presence while taking on an issue that we believe is critical for the sport’s survival. Our online presence continued to grow during 2015 especially in terms of our two largest social media channels, Facebook and Twitter. As the clock chimes over to the New Year, Racing Future is approaching 30,000 likes on Facebook, which also continues to draw comments from around the world. On Twitter we broke through the 4,000 follower barrier. Read more

Kentucky Derby Contender Profile - Mor Spirit

Kentucky Derby Contender Profile - Mor SpiritAstute Kentucky Derby handicappers often look past flashy early spring performances, instead preferring horses ready to peak on the first Saturday in May. Mor Spirit is firmly on the radar of those players.

Ken & Sarah Ramsey Targeting World's Biggest Races in 2016

Leading Owners Ken and Sarah RamseyAs the breeding season began earlier this week in chilly Kentucky for Kitten’s Joy, the Ramsey Farm’s foundation sire, Ken Ramsey was in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, where he could be heard via mobile phone flipping through the thick dossier of paperwork that keeps track of his worldwide bloodstock and racing prospects.

Mike Smith Reflects on Songbird & Other Fantastic Fillies

Mike Smith Wins Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies on SongbirdMike Smith let the question dangle, let it roll around in his head, let it swim like a whiskey over ice. Over the phone, it’s hard to see, but there’s no doubt, Smith looked up at the sky, squinted his eyes like mail slots and blew a kiss in the air.

Royal Delta, Zenyatta, Azeri, Sky Beauty, Inside Information, Heavenly Prize…

Study Confirms Horses Can Read Human Emotions

Sussex Study on Horses Reading Human CuesFor the first time psychologists from Sussex University have shown that horses are able to distinguish human facial expressions showing different emotions.

Inside Arizona's Race Track Industry Program

Arizona's Racetrack Industry ProgramWhen I meet someone for the first time and tell them that I go to graduate school for horse racing, the first few minutes of the conversation are filled with bewilderment as I explain that it is possible to get a degree in racetrack management.

Once this understanding is reached, the stranger usually becomes extremely interested in the University of Arizona’s Race Track Industry Program (RTIP).

Kentucky Derby Contender Profile - Mohaymen

Junior Alvarado and MoyahmenThe superlatives began flying around Gulfstream Park (and the internet) the second Mohaymen crossed the finish line in the January 30 Holy Bull Stakes (G2). And with good reason. The Kiaran McLaughlin pupil didn't have an easy go of it yet still drew off under a hand ride to score by 3 1/2 lengths.

Longines a Loyal Sponsor of International Thoroughbred Racing

Longines Watch on Kentucky Oaks DayThe connections of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah should have no trouble telling what time it is for the rest of their lives. Longines awarded commemorative watches to trainer Bob Baffert, owner Ahmed Zayat, and jockey Victor Espinoza when the colt picked up the title of the 2015 Longines World's Best Racehorse Award earlier this year in London.

Baffert Contemplating a Royal Ascot Invasion

Trainer Bob BaffertHollywood could hit Royal Ascot this summer as Triple Crown-winning trainer Bob Baffert intends to have his first runner at Flat racing's most prestigious fixture.

California-based Baffert enjoyed a fantastic 2015 thanks to the exploits of the brilliant American Pharoah, who became the first horse since Affirmed in 1978 to land the Triple Crown.

Stanford's 'Medicine & Horsemanship' Class Helps Doctors Connect With Patients

Since 2006, medical students at Stanford have been working with horses to develop a greater awareness of the subtleties of self-presentation and communication that are necessary for the physician-patient relationship. The class, titled “Medicine and Horsemanship,” draws on core principles of the Natural Horsemanship, a philosophy of training horses made famous by real-life horse whisperer Buck Brannaman.


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